Prior to the cycling accident two years ago and the tendonitis suffered this year “running” (with a lot of walking) a “short” (three miles or so) “hash” (it really wasn’t a hash because it was not affiliated with any hash) wouldn’t be headline material.
But now? Hell yeah.
While running/walking my foot did fairly well though I did suffer some expected pain yesterday.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Take five minutes of transition time between work and home, or in between big tasks.
Transition times during the day can be filled with stress, because even though we’re physically in a different place than we were earlier, we may not be there mentally. By taking a few moments to unwind, you’ll be better able to take on whatever part of your day or evening comes next.
My life seems to be “on” 24/7 these days and I don’t allow myself enough downtime. I should attempt to do something like this.
I did manage to catch up on a lot of lost weekend sleep yesterday afternoon, and allowed myself to watch three episodes of “Good Eats” (for free) via Amazon Instant Video.
Interesting Weekend, Not Much Sleeping
With the exception of a smattering of light rain on yesterday morning the weekend’s weather was perfect for both camping and trail running.
It should come as no surprise that at a campout consisting of hashers that little sleep was had. On both Friday and Saturday nights there was a copious amount of consumption followed by late-night antics (the latter of which did not include me because I was in my sleeping bag before 10:30pm each night).
ITP-Reader Martha: I have your coffee mug; unlike your percolator this will be returned well before ten months pass.
ITP Flickr Pic
I have nothing.
In the photography-related realm I think I know understand why so many of my photos appear darker when I post them on the blog. Apparently the placement of my monitor at home is at an angle that makes everything appear brighter than when you look at it straight on. Therefore when I adjust exposure, brightness, and the like I am overcompensating. So when I look at the photo on o different monitor, say my laptop at work, the image appears much darker.
Steps will be made to rectify this very soon.
It’s Veterans Day
You really shouldn’t say “Happy Veterans Day,” should you? Though I’m sure if today is one of your paid holidays from work you are probably pretty happy. Today is not a paid holiday for yours truly, so I am just happy that traffic wasn’t a mess.
I am thankful for all of those who have given their time, effort and lives to make this country what it is. And I am more thankful that I was born during that window of opportunity that didn’t force me to serve in the military.
Today’s Personal Project
Make a few necessary stops for supplies that I need. I should also decide whether or not I am going to give the critter removal company a second-chance or I should just move on.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – sore, in the physical way
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – On Thursday and Friday I will be attending CocoaConf Atlanta. WARNING: There is a good possibility that there will no blog posts on Thursday or Friday of this week.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – Saturday = hashing, ~3.0 miles
Morning Weigh-In – 214 pounds (November 11)
Foot Mileage – ~7.5 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 0 (0 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 11
Carnivorous Meals – 16
Marta Rides To Work – 5
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– clean my basement to the point where I could have people over
– hire a plumber, an animal ridder, and a tree person to work on the ITP Estate
– dissolve Sharpened Stone, LLC
– follow up on some critical life details
– walk no fewer than 75 miles
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
- Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? — by Billy Crystal
- Unstuff Your Life!: Kick the Clutter Habit and Completely Organize Your Life for Good — Andrew J. Mellen