I am blessed with having good physical flexibility, I’m working on the rest.
Not to get all hippy dippy, but I am trying to listen to my body more. So when I awoke after getting six hours of sleep and the muscles I worked out on Wednesday morning were still sore I easily convinced myself that I should skip the gym. I will go tomorrow afternoon, effectively making it impossible for me to muddy mountain bike ride with ITP-Reader Bob’s group and providing me with the satisfaction of having worked out prior to eating/drinking at Rocco’s in Marietta.
Today’s Personal Project
Today’s Daily Challenge
Incorporate fruit into one meal today.
Fruit isn’t just delicious, it’s also nutritious! Adding fruit to a meal means that you’ll be taking in important vitamins and minerals. You’ll also get your fill of fiber, which helps you feel full longer and keeps your blood sugar level steady. Finally, a plate that contains fruit has less room for foods that may not be as healthy (such as those that are higher in fat).
Is pork a fruit?
Testing, 1, 2
I didn’t just spend the morning being lazy just because I skipped the gym. No, I returned to what I used to do prior to joining the gym
running walking and jogging five miles.
The secondary reason for using this morning’s unseasonably warm temperature for running instead of going inside of a gym was that it was going to be my test to decide whether or not I should attempt this Sunday’s “Hot Chocolate 15k” for which I signed up months ago (August if memory serves me correctly).
The short answer is “No.”
The not-so-short answer is “If I feel that I want to walk/run nine miles Sunday morning in order to use the money I spent for signing up, receive the pullover and enjoy the post-race activities, then I just may show up anyway. Certainly I can’t finish last…”
My attempt at running, which for me is barely more than a fast walk, was not a good one. My cardio-vascular system is shit these days and I want to do more things to improve it again (and to work off the inner-tube of fat which makes my clothes tight).
Regardless of my inability to run I am proud of myself for going out and getting some exercise this morning.
Busy Saturday Ahead
Early breakfast at The Majestic
Photography, weather permitting
Drop off unwanted electronics at the Electronics Recycle Day in the Old Fourth Ward
Partying for ITP-Reader Bob’s birthday
Watching the Packers game (?)
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay, feeling fat, but okay
Current Music – silence
Website Of The Day – Man, why didn’t I hear about the Popcake pancake machine last year?
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – checking again on Sunday
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 3
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 15
Carnivorous Meals – 15
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 one 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