I still need to have my brother drive me to the airport tomorrow. 😉
Actually, I am having a really good time.
Today’s Personal Project
Relax some more, maybe see about getting a Mr. Softee ice cream cone from one of their trucks.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Learn the warning signs of Type-2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes (sometimes also called adult-onset diabetes) is the most common form of diabetes, affecting millions of people worldwide. Because symptoms can develop slowly (and even be mistaken for everyday illnesses), the disease can go undetected for some time. By reading up on the warning signs, you can know what to look out for â€“ either in yourself or someone close to you.
You’d think that they would have posted the symptoms…
ITP Flickr Pic
On Friday my brother and I walked Manhattan’s High Line — an elevated railroad track turned into a park.
This is some of the art seen along the High Line.
According to my brother’s quick calculation we actually walked about four miles in Manhattan on Friday. We walked past Ground Zero and around Battery Park before hoofing it over to the High Line. I should have kept the walking going over the weekend because I’m eating and drinking a lot of calories while I am here.
Another ITP Flickr Pic
On Saturday afternoon my brother and I headed to CitiField to take in a Mets game. R.A. Dickey was pitching and the Mets were playing the Astros so there was a scant chance that Mets would be able to win.
And they did!
My Newest Running Shoes May Get To The Finish Line Before I Do
Yesterday I decided to order another pair of Brooks Ghost 5 running shoes (note to self: START RUNNING!) so that I can wear two pair alternately. This time I bought the shoes from Zappos, who have already shipped them. There is a good chance that these shoes will arrive in Atlanta before I do this week.
We’re headed back into Manhattan. The plan is to head to the American Museum of Natural History; I’ve not been there in about forty years. I’m not sure what else we’re going to get to do today, but whatever happens, happens.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – good
Current Music – silence
Website Of The Day – You can find out the warning signs for Type-2 Diabetes at the International Diabetes Foundation.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – Friday = walking, ~7.8 miles (~3.8 miles in the morning + ~4 miles in the city); Saturday = nothing; Sunday = nothing
Morning Weigh-In – too far away fro my scale
Foot Mileage – ~55.1 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Days Of Bed-Making – 1
Vegetarian Meals – 40
Carnivorous Meals – 28
Pancakes Eaten – 4
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