I could get used to this, especially if all of my other maladies would subside.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Give your neck an assisted side stretch for ten seconds on each side.
If you stand for long periods or spend most of your time at a desk, it’s likely that your neck needs some TLC. This stretch can prevent injuries and help relieve pain, stiffness, and soreness. Another bonus? It can help you de-stress.
I’m back to standing at my desk (I sat yesterday because I was tired) so I will try this.
Foot, Stop Failing Me!
Yesterday morning I arose early and left the confines of The Perimeter to do something I’ve not done in far too long, take a long pre-work walk. My hope was that I could kickstart my fitness by walking again before chilly temperatures returned. Unfortunately my quest ended before it even started.
At a traffic light near the office I instinctively flexed my foot and experienced a sharp and bothersome pain (see also: the past four months), convincing me that going out for a long walk would probably be a bad idea. Sucks.
I am fielding suggestions for awesome podiatrists who take Cigna health care. So if you know of any, please shoot me an email.
Winner, Winner Pizza Dinner
Eschewing laundry I played the good friend role and took a coworker who has no car home last night. Our coworker with whom she normally commutes is currently out of town and this city’s public transit is abhorrent (unless you are near a train station) so I drove her home.
My good deed also allowed me to head south on I-75 so I could join ITP-Readers Stacy and Barb along with Aaron for team trivia at Mellow Mushroom in midtown. The team with which Barb and I sat in are quite good so I was not surprised that we finished first last night. My sole contribution was knowing the names of the four Gordon Ramsay television shows aired by Fox.
Barb and I shared a pizza which was large enough for us each to take leftovers. My two slices will be lunch, or perhaps lunch and dinner. Stacy and Aaron were generous enough to allow Barb and I to profit from some of the past victories so my evening of pizza and a beer cost me a mere $6.
I had much fun and hope to join them again occasionally in the future.
ITP Flickr Pic
I should have taken a photo of the pizza ITP-Reader Barb and I ordered at Mellow Mushroom.
Bye, Bye, Dick
For the past few years I have been listening to, and contributing to (financially) to “The Story” with Dick Gordon. Though I admit to having trouble keeping up with a fifty-minute podcast that is produced five days a week I have done my best. Unfortunately I won’t have to try so hard starting some time this fall.
Yesterday Dick Gordon announced via email that he will be retiring from the show soon and moving back to his native Canada. This is a loss to all of the listeners of “The Story” but Gordon’s decision is for all the right reasons, and aging mother and two daughters, all of whom live in Canada.
I am certain that Dick Gordon is not an ITP-Reader, but if for some reason this post lands onto his desk I wish to thank him for all of his work and wish him well.
Today’s Personal Project
Tonight I shall conquer laundry!
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay, though I want to be better (health-wise)
Current Music – listening to a CBC Radio 3 podcast
Website Of The Day – BuzzFeed? I’d never heard of it until last night. Thanks, Stacy!
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – Checking on Sep 1
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 0 (0 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – ?
Carnivorous Meals – ?
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– still TBD
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
- Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life — by Steve Martin
- Who Am I: A Memoir — by Pete Townshend