Today’s Daily Challenge
Stand with feet wide, go into a squat, and slightly move your torso up and down for a count of eight.
This challenge is a triple threat for legs! It helps to strengthen and stretch the muscles in the hips, thighs, and glutes. Stronger muscles in the legs help you with everyday activities like walking, running, climbing stairs, and exercising. Leg muscles that are more toned also help to prevent injury in the hips and knees.
It might also help with playing racquetball!
You Take The Good
Facing another shitty traffic commute home I instead drove over to the LA Fitness near the office and toiled on a recumbent stationary bike for an hour. I was going to use a conventional stationary bike at first but the two available each had problems. The recumbent bike I took also had some issues. I really need to go to different LA Fitness locations because they all seem to have better equipment than the one near the office.
If you believe the bike I expended nearly 650 kCalories during my sixty-two minute (adding two minutes of cool-down).
You Take The Bad
What’s the one thing you expect me to do after a workout? Go to Taco Mac? WRONG!
Because traffic had subsided by the time I exited LA Fitness I drove down to East Atlanta and ruined my workout by eating at Argosy instead. I wasn’t too sure that I was going to eat at Argosy last night as no one seemed to wanted to wait on me, but eventually someone came by and I had the tri-tip sandwich with fries, and chased those with a side of curried Brussels sprouts and a beer.
More and more I wonder if any of the multitude of couples/groups see me eating alone and feel sorry for me. Eh, who am I kidding, they pay no attention to me at all.
ITP Flickr Pic
“Trade-In Value $15”
Alternate title “Imperfections” because in this photo you can easily see one of the two imperfections in my iPhone 5’s camera sensor (or perhaps shit that’s under the protective glass and in front of the lens) as well as the obvious imperfection in the iPod’s screen.
This is my second iPod, a 60GB “iPod with Video” which replaced my original 20GB model. I’ve long-since moved on from using this often and have considered trading it in (aka “recycling it”) for a more modern iPod.
If you look closely at this photo you can see two things.
1. Yes Virginia, that is a Firewire 400 connecter on the power wort.
2. My iPhone 5’s camera sensors is appearing to die just like the screen on this iPod did
I didn’t get an opportunity to take the bad to the Apple store yesterday, today perhaps.
Look Ma, I Have $8.28 In Kindle Kredit
Sorry, even though I hate alliteration I just couldn’t resist.
Timing is a funny thing. During one of the many times I awoke last night (side note: Do you find when you exercise you dream more, or at least wake up enough to remember your dreams? I’ve had some doozies the past two nights.) I cleaned out one of my electronic mailboxes (well, not really but I did manage to remove some of the cruft). In doing so I came across an email from Amazon from at least six-eight months ago telling me that I was to receive some Amazon credit as part of the “eBook price fixing” lawsuit filed against Apple a year or so ago. I chuckled and wondered when, or if, I’d ever see this credit appear.
Lo and behold that day is today. On my drive in to work this morning I received an email from Amazon alerting me that I now have $8.28 in Amazon book credit. Not bad for a guy who has a lifetime-and-a-half backlogged books to read already.
Today’s Personal Project
Get some sleep.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay, but I have a feeling that I will be very tired afternoon.
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – I was awake so much last night that I found time to read this article about the rise and fall of professional bowling.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – stationary bike, ~1 hour
Morning Weigh-In – Arg, I keep forgetting to jump on the scale
Foot Mileage – ~10.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 8 (8 cardio)
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– have Austin CocoaConf trip plans in place (new)
– exercise no fewer than twenty days (new)
– ride my bike no fewer than five times (new)
– 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
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