I listened to NPR Music’s “The Worst Songs Of All Time” podcast yesterday; Simon & Garfunkel’s “Feeling Groovy (59th St Bridge Song)” was not included.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Improve balance and increase ankle mobility with twenty ankle circles.
This challenge packs a one-two punch! It helps increase the mobility in your ankles and gives them a nice stretch. It also calls on you to balance for a moment as you isolate the rest of your leg and do the ankle circles. As we get older, our sense of balance becomes less strong, so this quick exercise can help you improve it.
Given my recent history of injury I’ve done quite a lot of these over the past three years.
Once A Workaholic, Always A Workaholic
Like shingles, workaholic(ism) never quite exits the body. At night’s end last night I realized that I had been working on a work project for over ten hours, not including breaks for lunch and dinner. And what’s worse? I was supposed to work on a second work-related project and never found the time to work on it.
I should have shut down my work at 5pm and started relaxing by watching the Olympics, any of the many unwatched movies or tv shows I have, or read a book. But I didn’t, I fought and fought with my code until I was too tired to do much else.
Here’s To Fantastic Customer Service
Remember a couple of weeks ago when I mentioned joining the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild as an “Enthusiast” member? Well, I didn’t realize it at the time but I submitted my membership for with a t-shirt size of “Small” selected. I realized my error when my shirt arrived the other day.
You don’t have to have listened to me complain about my weight to correctly guess that I don’t wear a “Small” t-shirt; hell, I might have started wearing sizes larger than that forty years ago.
If you follow me on Twitter you’d know that I did a virtual face-palm mentioning my guffaw of shirt size selection. In my tweet made sure that it was evident that the error was completely of my doing.
Yesterday I received an email from GCBG (which, being a New Yorker of a certain age I always see as CBGB) telling me that if I wanted to mail back the small shirt they’d send me another in my actual size. I just might do this, once the post office reopens after this ice/snow fall.
Odds And Ends
I hope everyone is still doing okay, with ample food and heat to make life bearable.
ITP-Reader Ronnie, I owe you a phone call; expect to receive a call from me later today.
Laundry sorted. Wondering if I’ll make the effort tonight or spend my solo Valentine’s Day doing laundry (which seems fitting to me).
Today’s Personal Project
Get out of the house, even if it is for no other reason than going out for a long walk.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay, though I’m ready to get out again
Current Music – listening to the latest “iDeveloper Podcast”
Website Of The Day – Twice in a week someone has referenced SilverSneakers — Fitness For Older Adults. Waaaaait a minute…
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car (when the roads are accessible)
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – I continue to fail to check.
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 3 (3 cardio)
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– have European trip plans in place, if not carved in stone
– clean my basement to the point where I could have people over
– hire a plumber to fix all of the sinks at the ITP Estate
– walk no fewer than 75 miles
– publish an app to the iOS AppStore (new)
2014 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
– 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
– Sell the ITP Estate (tentative)
2014 Goals: Unmeasurable
– Continue to 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)
Books I’ve Read/Heard In 2014
- “Johnny Carson” by Henry Bushkin
- “Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative” by Austin Kleon