PRIM8PHD's SparkPeople Blog PRIM8PHD's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community So, I got a new toy... The bad news: the gym I go to is closed until mid-September for maintenance. Grrrr. A week off would be nbd and I'd just commit to spending more time exercising outdoors...but I'm also going to the UK and France as of next Wednesday (!!!) to visit family. <BR> <BR> Enter fitbit. <BR> <BR> I know I'll be walking a LOT in London and Paris at least, and I'll try to make some hikes through the relevant archaeological sites in the southwest of France where I'll be spending a few days, but stayin... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 00:32:21 EST If I start training now... I could make it a goal to run the Death Valley Ultramarathon for my 40th birthday. <BR> <BR><BR>ace-through-hell-death-valley-ultramar<BR>athon-20130710 <BR> <BR> Ha! Just kidding, that sounds awful...but it is amazing to know that some people actually do. 135 miles. 120 degree heat. 13000' elevation gain. Aaaagh! I'm sweating just thinking about it. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 00:31:15 EST Benefits of Grant Writing Huh. Kinda surprised I haven't posted any kind of blog here yet, as it is yet another thing that I could use as a mind-break from grant-writing. I'm finding I need a lot of those, and I'm trying to make the best of the distractibility that writing causes to acquire healthy habits. <BR> <BR> Case in point: exercise. I'm on a really good schedule with getting my workouts MWF, because it is sweet release from the shackles of a desk-bound life. I don't know how people whose jobs are desk-based d... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 15:44:17 EST