But most of us are, aren’t we.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Spend a few moments thinking about an experience or period of time when you were resilient.
Resilience is the quality that allows us get back up again when something in life knocks us down. Taking a few minutes to recall an experience when you were resilient may help you see it in a different light, one that helped you grow and become stronger. It may also highlight how your own level of resilience has changed over time.
I have been knocked down and kept down seemingly my whole adult life. On occasion I’ve even let myself down.
Out And Back
Holy hell that was some rain we had last night! As I tried to wait it out before getting my haircut I realized that I was parked at a low spot on the street. After cars passed me splashing copious amounts of water I decided to see if it would be smart to move. I opened the car door to find the water nearly at door-level, so I did. By the time I moved to my second parking space the rain started to let up.
From Virginia-Highland I decided to execute my plan to attend the GigaOM Mobility Meetup as planned. I drove over to midtown only to find that there was no nearby parking remaining. As I passed Club Opera I saw many people in suits (I was dressed in jeans and a crew-neck shirt) which, with my desire not to walk far in the sketchy weather, convinced me to return to Virginia-Higland and go to George’s. At George’s I wished ITP-Reader Barb an overdue “Happy Birthday” and consumed two beers and two orders of fried cheese curds for dinner. I did mention that I am own worse enemy, didn’t I?
While not as highly attended by “old time hashers” as previous Third Wednesdays the night was fun for me.
I am headed to physical training again today, this time at 10am. While this time conveniently gets me out of a couple of morning meetings it also interrupts my morning completely. Hell, I’ll probably miss the end of today’s double Alp d’Huez stage at the Tour de France, which means I only get to hear/watch the commercial-filled portions.
ITP Flickr Pic
I Will Probably Hurt My Weight Loss Again Tonight
There is talk of a happy hour tonight after work. I will probably partake, but I need to limit my intake in order make reading my iOS book without passing out (see also: last night) and be ready for a morning trip to LA Fitness tomorrow.
Today’s Personal Project
Do all of the iOS training I am scheduled to accomplish today.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh, things need to change for the better
Current Music – listening to today’s stage of the Tour de France
Website Of The Day – I am late to the High Road Ice Cream party. I only heard about the Chamblee-based business recently on “The Alton Browncast.”
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – weight training
Morning Weigh-In – 219 pounds yesterday, check again tomorrow morning
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 5 (0 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 16
Carnivorous Meals – 26
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– get my foot to stop hurting
– return ITP-Reader Marthaâ€™s coffee percolator to her
â€¨- return ITP-Terriâ€™s crutches to her
â€¨- not get sick
â€¨- finish at least two of the books I am reading
â€¨- take at least one box of things to Goodwill
â€¨- post at least ten photos in the blog
â€¨- drink a lot less alcohol
â€¨- 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
- Pages 1.7 for iPad (Timestompers Guide) — by Sean Wells
- 60 Mountain Lion Tips — by David Sparks and Brett Terpstra
- The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business — by Charles Duhigg
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy — by Douglas Adams
- Amazing Things Will Happen: A Real-World Guide on Achieving Success and Happiness — by CC Chapman
- So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love — by Cal Newport