Another “Day Off”

I’m sitting alone at the office spending another of my “days off” listening/watching the Tour de France, shaking my head at some of the coding decisions made by one of the junior developers on my team, downloading WWDC videos for my own personal training, and trying motivate myself to do the coding that needs to be completed by next week.

It could be worse, the weather could be perfect but it’s not

Today’s Daily Challenge
Wash and cut up fresh vegetables, then put them front and center in your refrigerator.

When you’re hungry and looking for a snack, you may grab whatever is right in front of you – whether it’s good for you or not. By getting veggies ready to eat ahead of time, you’ll have a healthy snack right at hand. You can also use your cut-up veggies to speed up salad-making at the end of a long day.

Probably a good idea.

It Tears Me Apart
I met with ITP-Readers Barb, Steve, Debbie, Bob, and Laura (along with some non-ITP-Readers) yesterday for a lovely lunch at Tasty China. The meal was fantastic and the camaraderie equally stimulating. I ate a lot.

As much as I love Tasty China’s Sichuan spices the amount I consume always sends my body into a tizzy in the hours that follow. Yowza!

We all went our separate ways after lunch and I returned home where I remained for the rest of the day. The weather yesterday unmotivated me so there was no way that I was going to go anywhere for fireworks (photography).

ITP Flickr Pic
“I Wish I Could Be Practicing For Cheddarhead”
I Wish I Could Be Practicing For Cheddarhead
While visiting my mother in Florida we ate breakfast at the local bowling alley. This is the bowling alley I used to frequent when I was a teen. I wish that my foot would have allowed me to roll a few games.

I’m Back From Florida, It’s Time To Change My Life
Of course exercise is still a bit of a distant goal as my foot continues to struggle to heal itself. 🙁

I have some fairly significant changes in mind, none of which I can reveal at the time because they are all in a germination state.

Today’s Personal Project
Do laundry tonight.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – could be better
Current Music – listening to the Tour de France
Website Of The Day – Further proof that every conceivable domain name is already taken — 5th of July is a band’s website.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – I think if I am to check any time soon I will get severely depressed

Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 0 (0 cardio)

Days Of Bed-Making – 0

Vegetarian Meals – 2
Carnivorous Meals – 5

Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0

July Goals
– get my foot to stop hurting
– return ITP-Reader Martha’s coffee percolator to her

- return ITP-Terri’s crutches to her

- not get sick

- finish at least two of the books I am reading

- take at least one box of things to Goodwill

- post at least ten photos in the blog

- drink a lot less alcohol

- prepare a house repair plan and budget

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

  1. Pages 1.7 for iPad (Timestompers Guide) — by Sean Wells
  2. 60 Mountain Lion Tips — by David Sparks and Brett Terpstra
  3. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business — by Charles Duhigg
  4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy — by Douglas Adams
  5. Amazing Things Will Happen: A Real-World Guide on Achieving Success and Happiness — by CC Chapman

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7 Responses to Another “Day Off”

  1. Jenka says:

    Ran my first Peachtree yesterday! It was pretty great, that course is fairly easy and, with the enormous scale of the thing, well-organized. The rain miraculously stopped just before the race start and didn’t start again until long after we’d had post-race beers at the finish line. Excellent temperature! Now, that said, I probably won’t run it again simply because the logistics of getting there at the asscrack of dawn were just ridiculous. I ran a total of 10 miles, 2 getting to MARTA in the morning, 6.2 race, and another 1.5-ish getting home afterwards. CAKED in mud from Piedmont Park. Meh.

    The joys of being single on a rain-tastic 4th of July. I stayed home and watched the rain all afternoon/evening, too. It was really, really nice, actually. I needed the downtime!

  2. Well done, Jenka!

    It’s been a long time since I ran the Peachtree, perhaps ten years. If possible I’d like to run one more before I move on, although this tendonitis has me seriously doubting that running will once again be a part of my exercise routine.

  3. Barb says:

    I gave up on even the Peachtree pub crawl a few years ago because of the logistics of it all. And, I don’t like to get up so early.

    We heard fireworks going off, so I guess Marietta did do their fireworks, but we were watching Elementary on the DVR, so no fireworks for us.

    We went to Ironman 3 yesterday afternoon, the AMC 24 movie theatre parking lot was packed with cars, but since Ironman 3 has been out quite a while, our theatre was full, but not packed. Ran into some other friends there, it was almost like we planned to meet for a movie.

    Went & wandered around Total Wine after the movie to get supplies for our roadtrip to FL. Our friends wanted some Red Hare, and of course we found other things to buy.

  4. Jenka says:

    The only irritating thing is that the t-shirt this year is HIDEOUS. Like, SO ugly. I might run again just to get a better f-ing t-shirt.

  5. Steve says:

    Congrats Jenka!!

    That’s the problem with the Peachtree- there are just so many people, to get there for the start, you have to get up early.

    Lovely to see everyone at lunch yesterday- TC is always worth the trip. We were scheduled to attend a party last night, but the house is small, and couldn’t hold everyone last year when the weather was nice and most folks were outside.

    Debbie broke up a fight between Maggie and Farley and was slightly injured in the process- a few puncture wounds from her favorite son, but nothing serious. Children.

    I’m about over all this rain- especially on my mini-staycation. No riding today.


  6. This rain is the only thing that makes this stupid injury/boot bearable for me.

    I just got off the phone with the pharmacy in Florida from which I ordered some prescription compound cream for my foot. They told me that it was delivered to my house by USPS.
    a) I was having my mail held.
    b) It was supposed to be delivered to my office — I specifically requested this.

    Ouch! I hope that Debbie heals quickly.

    Barb, have a safe and enjoyable trip. I’m in the process of planning a few three-day weekends away during the rest of 2103.

  7. bob says:

    Great seeing you all yesterday, TC is always good times. Paulie, I think I forgot to thank you for the beers, sorry about that. They were quite tasty, I’ll have to return the favor.

    I picked up the wheels Allan built for my single speed, now the Unit is all set. I love that bike! Can’t wait for some nicer weather so I can actually ride it.

    Poor Travis, you guys know how active he is so rainy days are really difficult. Yesterday we decided to go bowling, apparently so did all of Roswell because there was a 2 hour wait. No thank you. Next stop, movie theater to see Despicable me 2. No go as the movie was sold out. Travis was a very unhappy camper coming back home to just hang out and make dinner.

    Barb have a great trip! sounds like fun.

    Debbie, water hose or spray bottle next time 🙂 don’t put yourself between angry dogs.

    Paulie, ice your foot! I know it hurts but ice it for 30 seconds at a time if that is all you can do.

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