250 By Turkey Day - Day 1 of the "Jumpstart Your Workout Challenge"
Ok, so it took me 5 days to actually get to day one, but I'm in it now. Yay! It was a great day for a walk at lunchtime, so that made my cardio. The strength training was a little challenging, but I only had 5 pound dumbbells. Well, I also hav... Read more
Back in the groove
So, the weekend was kind of a bust. I spent all day New Year's Eve in my car. Never saw midnight. I was so tired by 10, I just called it a night. I battled off a head cold the rest of the weekend, and just didn't have what it took to move. E... Read more
Getting a baseline
So, today it was time to break out the tape measure. I've always found it vital to have more than the scale to go by, especially since it varies so much. In fact, I was up 3 pounds since yesterday.I don't fret the scale. 'Official' day at the ... Read more
250 by Turkey Day - Not a New Year's Resolution
I know...if it walk like duck. As a general rule, i don't do New Year's resolutions. Everyone I know who makes them has forgotten them by mid-February. I've made them in the past and had the same experience, so I don't bother with them. That... Read more
19 Days To Go
Baby Girl talked me into walking an untimed 5K this month. Of course, she talked me into it months ago, but time is getting short, and with the weather, I’ve not been walking. No excuses. I have a gym membership and I could easily have taken ... Read more
What a boost
If I'd been blogging regularly, I 'd have followed up on lots, I suppose. My team completed our Virtual Appalachian Trail Walk. And we did it with some miles to spare. It was kind of fun, but I knew none of my teammates, and none of them were... Read more
Easy does it, or, what I learned when I didn't know my limits
A couple of weeks back, I set out to ride the Schuylkill River Trail from Valley Forge east, just to explore somewhere new to me. I had a nice 5.5 mile ride when I noticed my front tire was a bit low. I stopped to pump it up and head back to th... Read more
Virtual Appalachian Trail redux
Before the big accident last year, I was planning a virtual bike ride of the Appalachian Trail. This Spring, my employer/insurance company/benefits department are sponsoring a virtual walk. So, I'm part of a team of 11 people who will be measu... Read more
New job, new shoes
What more could you ask for in one week, I guess. The new job isn't really new. It's the exact same job, with a commute that is 26 miles shorter. I can remember when I would have thought a 26 mile commute was excessive, but now 41 is shorter.... Read more
Ooh looky. Two days in a row.
So, two days into tracking everything I eat, and I discover that my food choices are all out of whack. OK, honestly that really wasn't much of a surprise. Even without tracking, I know pretty much what I eat. I met my calorie goal, but that's... Read more
I'm back! Not another year to waste.
Not a New Year's resolution. I don't really do them. But, I did kind of take a big, lazy weekend off, to kind of build a barrier between last year and this. Some new things. I've never been good at keeping a journal, but I'm a bit into one, ... Read more
Checking in and catching up
OK, bloggers. Do you ever go back and reread your past blogs? I just did, and it's kind of depressing. Not if I go back far enough, but for the past year. Obviously, I've been MIA (Missing in Action, for the uninitiated). Or perhaps UA (Una... Read more
One Things - Day 77 - Back on track
Started my team walking challenge today. I intentionally walked 1.2 miles in just under 20 minutes. For the whole day, I walked 3.5 miles. Not a bad start, considering it was like walking in a sauna.
For the job, I spent the whole day in... Read more
One Things - Day 76 - Reboot
This seemed like such a good idea. Pick a few things. Do one thing for each area of my life that needs work each day. make regular progress. It is a good idea. Unfortunately, I never really made a plan of it. I just got through the day, ca... Read more
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One Things - Day 8 - Friends Don't Let Friends Shop Sleep Deprived
First thought: I needed to do a little quick shopping last night, while severely sleep-deprived. (See below) Being very tired, my body was feeling the need for some quick energy. As I've sworn off caffeine (also below), it wanted sugar. Lot... Read more