Making lemonade

Note: I wrote this Monday night before going to bed and woke up this morning with this song in my head.  Maybe that’s a good sign even though it’s not what I’d call a good song.

MUSCATINE, Iowa — What good is losing your job with the company for which you had worked 21 years if you can’t get at least one cycling class play list out it?

I used this list Sunday afternoon and Monday evening at the Muscatine Community Y.  The main part of the workout consisted of intervals: 30 seconds of moderately heavy seated climbs, 30 seconds of pushing watts on bike to at least 300 and 60 seconds of recovery, repeating until end of the song.  After each interval, we did mostly rolling hill climbs and a couple of out-of-the-saddle sprints.

Cant speak for anyone else, but I had fun.

And even better than that:  It’s supposed to be 61 degrees and sunny tomorrow afternoon. If it is, I’ll be riding outside.

The List:

Something to Talk About — Bonnie Raitt. Warm up.

9 to 5 — Dolly Parton. Rolling hills/warm up.

Pink Houses — John Mellencamp. Intervals.

Soon As I Get Paid — Keb Mo.  Rolling hills.

Working For The Weekend — Loverboy. Intervals.

Working For a Living — Phil Vasar and Huey Lewis. Standing sprint.

Oney — Johnny Cash. Intervals.

Takin’ Care of Business — BTO. Rolling hills.

Couple Days Off — Huey Lewis & The News. Intervals.

Take This Job And Shove It — Johnny Paycheck.  Jog out of saddle.

Turn The Page — B0b Seger & The Siver Bullet Band. Seated heavy hill.

Big Time — Big & Rich. Cool down.

Quote of the day: In the land of the skunks he who has half a nose is king. — Chris Farley, American comedian (1964-1997)

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