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Holding Pattern
2006-11-16, 11:31 a.m.

Day 816 Holding Pattern

NaBloPoMo #14

Want to get this in here as a place holder for todayís entry at least. Since last nightís late update, not much note worthy has happened. What can I say? Mundane is the word of the week.

Did make some significant progress at work, found a nasty little bug in my program that was causing some weird timing issues. Now I can go through and do clean up stuff, try to suck out a few clock cycles here & there, generally tighten things up for efficiencyís sake.

Finally updated the mileage stats. Really have about 83 miles to go to make the goal. Not going to count those miles accumulated while cooling down (generally, 5 minutes at more of a walking pace), only counting the ones where Iím moving like Iím trying to get somewhere.

Itís kinda funny, I see folks grunting along on what ever piece of cardio equipment, and there are people at all sorts of fitness levels getting in some work. But I wonder about those folks that are mid life or younger, going at the elliptical at pace & resistance settings some folks are doing in their cool down. Pretty sad state of affairs when they canít or wonít exert themselves a bit and actually work up a sweat. I wonder if theyíre actually doing any good at all sometimes. Hope they arenít wondering how they got themselves into such poor share to begin with. Like I should talk. 20 months ago, I was one of them.

Ya know, I think Iím going to take a half day today. Iím kinda burnt on work lately, my stomach feels like crap, and my attitude stinks. Besides, I want to go shopping and get some new jeans & work out shoes. D1ckís Sp0rting G00ds was running a sale on some jeans - $10 a pair on some close out, N0rtheast 0utfitters or something I think. I need to go score me some of those, in a 34 waist thank you. And my cross training shoes are getting a little worn. 1000 miles will do that.

Know what else I can do with a half day? Sneak in a call to Serena and pester her to update. Might have to plot another trip to the east to rejuvenate her some. Zach is moving again soon Ė it may just all come together. One can hope.

Updated stats:

Weight start: 206.5 on 1/1/06 (265.0 on 1/15/05)
Current weight: 188 on 11/4/06 (Out of the rut, but in the wrong direction)
Next weigh in: 1/18/06 (if I dare)

New target Ė Aim is 180, by Christmas. Better get it in gear.


The Keep on Truckin goal: (miles piled up on elliptical trainers and/or running)
Miles at speed 11/16/06: 917.25
Miles with cool down: 1009.03
Target for 2006: 1000 miles at speed (cool down miles donít really count)


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