Another month, July — inarguably the best month of the year, comes to an end. July was another month of this year dashed by injury and subsequently I am more of a man than I desire to be.
I look forward to tomorrow, the start of August, as I hope it will be the month where all things start to head in the right direction. I also look forward to tomorrow because the Jackmobile and I will be headed in a northeasterly direction as we make our way to Raleigh for an extended weekend of rest and relaxation (well, as much rest and relaxation as can be had around two young boys).
Work is a bit on the hectic and stressful side currently — we are trying to support a new product as well as “sunset” the one I worked on for 2.5 years to get it out the door in January. Because of these I spent the majority of my day sitting in meetings, only to leave the office around 7:30pm after sending out my last email.
Because of my late departure I wasn’t very active last evening — getting home in time to gather up some things for my upcoming trip before passing out on the bed.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Take two minutes to think about a good deed you did for someone else.
Doing good deeds or performing random acts of kindness releases feel-good hormones, also known as the “helper’s high.” Even better, kind acts can also help to manage stress and depression, as well as lessen feelings of isolation. Recalling a good deed can help you re-live that happy moment, and it may also inspire you to do another good deed today!
I Know Insects Are Important
I just wish that they’d stop trying to inhabit my house.
This morning I swear I saw a spider run from a bag I placed onto the head my bed to the stack of clothing I had at the foot of my bed. Unfortunately I didn’t get any closure on this issue as my complete tearing apart of my stack of clothes revealed nothing.
Ever get the feeling that you are losing it???
Final PT Today?
I have a morning PT appointment, the last one officially scheduled for my tendonitis recovery. I won’t go back to the podiatrist until next Tuesday, and I suppose then I will be instructed whether or not I am to continue with PT.
Therapy has been helping, but as with the hip injury I think my course of therapy will run out before the pain is completely removed.
Today’s Personal Project
Today’s plan was to go to the Braves game tonight. However, weather may put the kibosh on that. I still need to pack for my weekend tonight as I plan to beat the rest of Atlanta onto the roadways tomorrow.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fat, and concerned that my eyesight is started to decline at a seemingly rapid pace; I might need to start wearing glasses full-time.
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – I shouldn’t think about food as much as I do, but it’s hard when you know of cool blogs like Food52.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – will check on my home scale tomorrow morning
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 6 (0 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 3
Vegetarian Meals – 27
Carnivorous Meals – 48
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– 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
- 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