I took advantage of yesterday’s unseasonably warm weather and went for a walk after work. It has been far too long since I’ve exercised. Along the way I had a pleasant surprise by seeing “Lick-Hole-A” out running; more accurately she saw me since I walk without wearing my glasses. In the end I walked ~6.7 miles, at a leisurely pace, taking me nearly two hours. While I much enjoyed myself I need to return to exercises that burn a similar amount of calories (or more) in a shorter time period since I know that I’ll rarely have two hours to spare.
My walk was more than needed since I ate way too much food at lunch. Even with the two-hour walk under my ever-expanding belt I did not have any hunger last night so I skipped dinner. My only calorie intake at home last night was a large glass of cranberry “juice”.
I failed to mention in yesterday’s blog that it was my dad’s birthday, had he made it this far he would be 92 years old. Wow.
Knowing this significance of the day I made sure to call my mother last night, who I am happy to say is sounding much healthier than she was last week during her birthday.
Seven days from today I’ll be taking the M6 on its maiden voyage to Florida to visit her. It’s been a crazy world for me these past four or so months, I’m really looking to get away not matter how briefly.
Speaking Of The M6
I’ve somehow managed to clock 2400 miles in two months without taking it on any long drives.
Project: Transcribe Twenty A Day
In the process of cleaning up last night I rediscovered the box of 1000 German/English flashcards that I purchased last year. Purchased with all good intentions they’ve sat virtually untouched. Starting tonight I will be undertaking a daily routine of selecting twenty cards and transcribing them into a database that will source the flashcard app that I plan to write. If I can be a diligent soldier I can complete this effort in fifty days which, calculated by convertunits.com tells me is April 24th. Wunderbar!
Well, I better start getting some work done. A quick check of my calendar shows that starting at 1:00pm I will be in meetings until 5:30pm, with the exception of about two thirty-minute blocks. Weeeeee!