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The battle of wounded knee

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

1) Think I just lost my 3 month blog a day streak. Even though, literally, I am scribbling this at 11:22 pm where I sit, I changed my SP setting to eastern time zone when I moved to Michigan, and as such, I'm sure it thinks it's already Tuesday in my world. Given the fact that I've spun the wheel for Tuesday, I know it does. I'm curious how the site would react if I were to reset my personal setting to the central time zone, both in terms of whether it'd grant me credit for a 3/11 blog post, and whether I might get to spin again, and do better than the measly 2 points I was awarded. As for the streak, it was bound to end at some point. At least I have good excuses, like "Lousy central time zone!", or "Stupid hotel, not setting their fitness room clock forward, making me think I had another hour after using it to shower, relax, etc. Of course, not realizing the clock was wrong also means I'm getting an hour (or some portion thereof) less sleep than I was planning on tonight.

2) The title, of course, refers to the last major mass murder of native Americans by the United States, the decimation of the remnants of a Lakota tribe in South Dakota in the dying days of 1890. I'm using it in a far far more frivolous manner, to describe how I scraped my knee by failing to push the seat of stationary bike I used tonight far enough away from the console. I also did 20 minutes on a treadmill, which, as ever, I hated. I thought I'd give it a try, on the basis that the last time I used one, it was before I started jogging, and after all, I just did a sub 10 minute mile last week, so surely I could handle the treadmill now? In short, no. I got the speed up to 5 mph, a 12 minute mile pace, or 1 minute per lap in the rec center track, a pace I consider relaxed when on the track. I couldn't hack it at that pace for any more than a minute on the treadmill. I slowed it down, and wogged a mile and change for the remainder of 20 minutes, and it just felt weird. Felt dizzy, again, after I stepped off the machine.

3) I'm happy enough with the fitness room in this hotel, a couple of elliptical, a couple of bikes, a trio of treadmills, full dumbbell set, and a stability ball and medicine ball rack, that's better than I expected. 24 hour availability means I can wander down at 9 or 10, just before getting ready for bed (although, I'm really failing at that latter task, listening to my friends' metal show streaming. I really miss the community radio station we had in Madison, and am glad it's programming is available over the internet). One quibble, the placement of the TVs in the angle room makes it difficult to watch anything unless using the treadmill. That said, Duck Dynasty did make that 20 minutes on the treadmill pass by more amusingly.

4) off to sleep with me. Hope this bandaid I put on my knee does its intended job, and keep these sheets from getting bloody!
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    I say bleed all over the sheets and let the staff figure it out! It's not like it would be the first time they had to wash blood or other bodily fluids out of the bedding!!!!
    1923 days ago
  • PRIZM96
    Hey! You can always download some Skid Row to your Ipod to pass the time!! hehehe

    However, you can't beat Duck Dynasty! I'd workout with Jase any day!! Did I just say that outloud? ooops!

    Forgo that stupid treadmill anyway and focus on those FREE WEIGHTS! Go BIG, or Go Home, Baby! ;-)

    Stupid seat on the stupid bike anyway..... :-(

    Time change and time ZONE change..... I'd be freakin' confused! LOL
    1924 days ago
    Glad to hear the fitness center is decent. Should make sticking with your goals easier.

    I've been to Wounded Knee. Very moving.
    1924 days ago
    time zones do funny things to our bodies! LOL
    1924 days ago
    Well, I can tell you that the wheel became available to me at 11 pm and I'm on the west coast - so I think they may have adjusted early for some of us.

    And at least if the sheet gets bloody, you don't have to deal with washing it out.
    1924 days ago
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