Being Flexible

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.

ITP Flickr Pic
The final shot that I will post from last Saturday’s trip down to Warner Robins.
I like the detail and shadows in this shot (taken with the Nikon 1 V1, btw).

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

January Goals
– 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

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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13 Responses to Being Flexible

  1. Stacy says:

    I do not understand this question mark thingy after mention of the Packers game!

  2. I am uncertain when the partying will stop on Saturday, and no one has mentioned watching the Packers game together. I suppose that I can watch it at home, but it’s not a certainty.

  3. Barb says:

    I’m sure we can have people over to our house to watch the Packers, since we are right down the street. But – with the game not starting until what – 8:30pm?, I’m not sure who all will want to stay around that long.

    Go do the 15K Sunday morning, you will be happy you did. I will bet you lunch that you won’t be last.
    I’ll be getting a massage & facial Sunday morning, so you can be jealous of that.

  4. Steve says:

    The foster puppy is on hold- actuallly in quarantine- she wasn’t feeling good and Debbie just dropeed her at the vet on the way home. Running a fever is not how you want to be introduced to our pack.

    Tomorrow, Debbie’s friens Meg and her kids are coming down to help burn the debris pile- glad we waited until it’s cold out!!! Tomorrow, I may get kilted and go to my all classes HS get together at Manuals- always good to see some of those folks.

    If the weather holds nice for Sunday, a road ride would be in order…

    Go Pack!


  5. Jenka says:

    For the record I really think you should do the Hot Chocolate, and I’m with Barb, I bet you won’t be last by a long shot. HOWEVER, bibs for that particular race are a hot commodity, you could probably sell it for whatever the face value is.

  6. Well, if it’s that hot of a ticket perhaps I should try. I guess I can ask my friends who live in Summerhill if I can park at their house, or I can take MARTA since I don’t think it’s right to charge $10 to park for the event.

  7. Debbie says:

    We’ve got a (temporary) puppy!! Farley is displeased, but hopefully he’ll get over it. Talk her up to any of your big dog loving friends. She’s four months old, black with a white cross on her chest. She’s going to be big, but no where near Farley big. She also has dry flews/lips so she shouldn’t be a big slobberer. Very smart, quiet and sweet. The breeder requires that she be spayed and that she must be an inside dog.

    Go do Hot Chocolate Paulie; if you’re cursing us all by mile 8 then think of the blog fodder for Monday. 🙂

  8. Laura says:

    Paul, I’m doing the Hot Choc 15k, too. I’ve already forked out the $10 for parking so I would be happy to swing by your house to pick you up. Oh, and it’s $10 to pick up your packet at the Georgia World Congress Center…ugh. This is getting to be an expensive race. It better be worth it – i.e. as much chocolate as they are advertising plus more.

  9. Barb says:

    Laura – find somewhere on the street tp park for the GWCC? Sure, it might be a little hike, but hey – you are a runner – right?

  10. Laura says:

    Barb, good point. Is there on street parking? And, I’m sure I’m not the only one looking for it during the expo. Oh well, I’ll look around.

    Paul, now tell me this isn’t your app, is it?’-Interference-CNET’s-“Best-CES”

  11. Laura says:

    Nevermind, I see you are “Transfer” not :with Sling”…which really is a terrible name, IMHO. It does rhyme with dingaling.

  12. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Ha! The “Hopper with Sling” is the box my app talks to. CBS’ refusal to give it “Best of CES” honors is great advertising for DISH.

    I’ll take a ride on Sunday morning and split the parking fee with you. Warning: you may be waiting awhile for me to finish…

    I will pick up my packet tomorrow.

  13. Stacy says:

    Yay! I love how these things work out. I’ll be looking forward to hearing Chocolate recaps from both of you on Monday!

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