If you can call what I did “running.”
Today’s Personal Project
Figure out how to centralize all of my exercise data. I think MapMyRide (or its parent MapMyFitness) will win out, so I just need to figure out how to export my Garmin data in a format which can be imported by MapMyWhatever.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Stand, inhale deeply, and raise your arms up to the sky; exhale, lower them, and repeat two times.
Stretching your arms above your head while breathing deeply is often part of a warm up in aerobics classes because it starts preparing the body for activity by increasing blood flow and heart rate. It also serves as a cool down to slow your heart rate back down before you stop moving. And since this move increases the amount of oxygen in your body, it’s a perfect perk-up activity you can do anytime!
Trying to stretch more. Honestly, I am.
Run Paulie, Run!
For the first time since July 2011 I can say that I have moved on foot faster than at a walking pace. Yesterday I met up with a couple of coworkers and we walked, and then ran, and the walked again. I managed to run 1.3 miles sandwiched between two walks totaling 3.2 miles. Not bad for a starter.
The new running shoes performed well, my knees, not as well. The initial plan is to run(/walk) every other day for awhile, slowly incrementing my distance as time marches on. The ultimate goal is to lose weight and improve my health, with the side effects of feeling more confident and being able to run that Hot Chocolate 15k in January 2013.
A Decent Night Of Music
After wolfing down a bbq brisket burrito at the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club I wandered down to Variety Playhouse for the Brian Jonestown Massacre show. The crowd was decent, and a little older than ones at the shows I’ve been attending of late. I’d not seen Brian Jonestown Massacre before and enjoyed what I heard, but was not so much in love with their sound that I decided to stay until the end. At about 10:30pm I decided to cash in my chips and head back to the ITP Estate.
Why Must Decisions Be So Hard?
For the third time in as many days I changed my plans for the weekend of September 22/23. Initially I was going to go on the gonzo double century ride. Then, as of yesterday morning I decided that I was going to make my return to hashing by attending the Lake Hartwell hash. And now, work willing, I will be camping that weekend with ITP-Readers Lisa, Randy, Bob, and Laura (and their sons).
Weather permitting I’ll tote my bicycle and will be bringing some running clothes so I can enjoy the best of both worlds.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – anxious, in a bad way
Current Music – silence
Website Of The Day – Tonight I’ll be attending the monthly meetup of iOS developers. Starting next month I will also start attending [CocoaHeads:@”Atlanta”] meetups. Go ahead, say it with me — NERD!
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – walking, ~1.8 miles; jogging, ~1.3 miles; walking, ~1.4 miles; totaling ~4.5 miles
Morning Weigh-In – will check again tomorrow
Foot Mileage – ~42.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 30
Carnivorous Meals – 20
Pancakes Eaten – 2
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– Eat no fewer than forty-five vegetarian meals
– Take at least one load of stuff from my house to Goodwill
– Take unused electronics to recycling center
– Post at least ten new photos during the month (let’s try this again)
– Lose at least two pounds (net weight loss)
– Finish two books (audio or otherwise, comic books do not qualify)
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Exercise for thirty minutes no fewer than twenty days
– Ride no fewer than 150 miles (might be hard given the amount of travel scheduled this month)
– Walk (or run) no fewer than 75 miles
– Do no fewer than 750 sit-ups
– Do no fewer than 300 push-ups
2012 Goals [will be a little less fluid than last year]
– Get my weight under 200 pounds, or at least whittle myself back down to where wearing a 36″ pant size is comfortable
– Completely read ten books, audio books permissible
– Run Sharpened Stone as a real business
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Ride in no fewer than five 50 mile or 50K bike rides
– Run in no fewer than one one 10K
– Submit at least one application under the name “Sharpened Stone” to Apple’s iOS store
– Restore the ITP Estate to a condition where it can be put up for sale at any time
– Buy a new iPhone (iPhone 5?),
a new iPad (iPad 3?), and MacBook Air [look, not all goals have to be altruistic]
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient and profitable programmer in Objective-C
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem
– Eat smaller portions
– Start, and continue, to make my own bread using my bread machine as well as using the technique outlined in Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking
– Read and discard magazines during the month in which they arrive (even digitally)
– See more live concerts than I did in 2011
– Eat more pancakes
– Drive/Fly somewhere for a real vacation
Books I’ve Read/Heard In 2012
- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me — Mindy Kahling
- Flotsametrics and the Floating World: How One Man’s Obsession with Runaway Sneakers and Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science — Curtis Ebbesmeyer
- God, No! — Penn Jillette
- The Elephant to Hollywood — Michael Caine
- Here Comes Trouble — Michael Moore
- How We Decide — Jonah Lehrer
- Steve Jobs — Walter Isaacson
- Death of a Salesman (Penguin Plays) — Arthur Miller
- Fahrenheit 451 — Ray Bradbury