Or not. I managed to hurt myself (hopefully only slightly) today in the gym. DANGEN! I was trying to replicate an exercise the trainer showed me on Thursday and something around the left groin went wonky.
Today’s Personal Project
Recover. Do laundry.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Improve muscle flexibility in your legs and backside by sitting and stretching in an L shape.
Long live the L! This stretch improves the flexibility of the muscles in your back, buttocks, legs, and feet. It even helps work your hamstrings (the muscles at the back of the thighs), meaning you’ll be at lower risk of back and sciatica pain. Finally, stretching lengthens muscles, improves your range of motion, lowers blood pressure, and reduces stress.
Because I am fairly flexible I enjoy stretching. Maybe this will help with my wonky groin?
Hope That Taco Mac Treated You Well
It was a long and stressful four-day workweek for me. By Friday afternoon I was in a funk and all I wanted to do was rest.
My new Nikon 1 V1 arrived on Friday so I swung by Target to get a new memory card for it, and then decided to skip both the Dave Attell concert and the hash happy hour afterward. Instead I went up to Dunwoody Tavern where I knew that I could slink into a comfortable chair and sip a few beers with coworkers.
I also knew that I had to be in Stockbridge by 7:15am to meet my Flickr friends for breakfast before driving down to Warner Robins.
HC? Oh, That’s Very Different
After getting home on Saturday afternoon and taking a good, long nap I decided to pull the morning’s photos from my cameras (see how I suffer for you?).
I pulled off the thirty or so shots that I took with my Nikon D300, sorted through them, and worked on the few that I thought were decent.
I then turned to pulling the shots off the new memory card I had inserted into the new Nikon 1 V1. I inserted the card into my trusty old multi-format card reader and plugged it into a USB port.
I switched to another trusty old SD card reader.
The card I bought at Target is the first SDHC flash memory card that I have ever purchased, and all I can assume (for now) is that I bought these card readers before SDHC cards were introduced. I’ve ordered a new multi-format memory card reader from Amazon and will have to wait until it arrive before I can see the photos that I took with my new camera.
Kinda reminds me of the old film days.
The Downside Of Joining LA Fitness (While Living In East Atlanta)
I thought about going to the gym on Sunday morning, but the nearest LA Fitness to East Atlanta is located on 5th Street near Georgia Tech (also not an area known for its free parking, though LA Fitness may have a deal with the parking garage), and it doesn’t open until 8am Sunday.
Sunday, Organizational Sunday
I woke early on Sunday morning (as I do) and started a loaf of bread in my bread machine. While the machine churned I performed my first data backup of the year and planned my day.
This being January I decided to do what I do every January, get rid of old paperwork. I pulled now-irrelevant financial documents out of their respective folders and made a nice pile of paperwork targeted for a shredder.
I didn’t stop there, I started rounding up items for Goodwill and the next electronics recycling day. Throughout the day I made tough decisions about the things I once bought to make me happy, and more tough decisions await me in the future.
I am determined to improve my life in 2013.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – hurtin’
Current Music – silence
Website Of The Day – If 2012 was my “Year of the Pancake” then 2013 might shape up to be my “Year of Overprice ‘Special’ Dinners (hopefully someday with female companion again).” I’ve already signed up for a pork dinner with Kevin Gillespe and others (around Valentine’s Day) and am looking at TableNow’s Supper Series.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing but a little walking on Saturday
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check; was supposed to, but didn’t
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 1
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 9
Carnivorous Meals – 9
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– lose five pounds
– walk/run no fewer that 100 miles
– read at least one book
– dissolve Sharpened Stone, LLC
– take at least one box of things to Goodwill
– post at least ten photos in the blog
2013 Goals: Measurable
– Get my weight down to 190 pounds so that I can wear a 36″ waist pants comfortably
– Completely read ten books, audio books permissible
– Dissolve Sharpened Stone
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Completely run at least on 10k
– Fix all (or at least most) of the things which are wrong with the ITP Estate
2013 Goals: Unmeasurable
– Simplify, simplify, simplify
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– 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)
– Take two real vacations, perhaps one abroad
– Take a more proactive approach to meeting women (read “stop being such a pussy”)
Books I’ve Read/Heard In 2013