One thing I haven’t mentioned is riding home from Wilmington. I’ve been doing this once to twice a week for 6-8 weeks now. In the darker days I find myself going straight down route 4. Not the best route, but there is actually a decent shoulder most of the way.
Once the weather gets nicer I might try a different way. This is a good way for me to burn extra calories. Work has been a bit stressful recently so the junk food intake has gone up.