Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Erratic post behavior

Last Wednesday I weighed in at 210.0 on the dot.  I wasn't super happy, but at least it was down and not up.  Tonight is breakfast for dinner since Penny is out of town, and hopefully I'll be mindful and not mow down too much since tomorrow is weigh-in-Wednesday.

I've been terrible about working out.  Either it's been raining, I've been lazy, or I've been busy.  I ran yesterday for a short stint, and wanted to run again today but work has me by the sensitive bits right now.  It'll be over soon.  I keep telling myself that.

I thought since I didn't really have any super important stuff to say I'd post up a quote I'm rather fond of.  It is from Teddy Roosevelt, and it is a brief quote out of a speech he delivered in Paris, France, just over 115 years ago.  The entire speech is here (PDF).  What strikes me about reading through the speech is how far the quality of our speech has fallen.  I cannot not possibly fathom a President using such beautiful verbiage today.  I guess the speech writer's are trying to cater to the lowest common denominator these days.  Seems to be an American trend...anyway before I get started on that, here's the quote.  I hope you enjoy it.

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. 

Actually, if I look at that closer, that's one helluva run-on sentence.  For shame!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Kieran pics

I had a few pics of the big cheese in my life from when we went to the Museum of Natural History at Prairiefire, and also from his kindergarten musical.  I thought I'd share them out to the family...


Time flitting by

Weigh-in Wednesday revealed a 210.2 to me.  That's pretty good.  It's not massive, but it's a trend, and I like weight-loss trends.

I haven't been very good about working out this week.  My legs have been pretty sore for some reason, but I'll get some mileage in this weekend.  I had a nice lunch ride on Tuesday, and decided to do my hill climbing route for some stupid reason.  Within the first 10 minutes of the ride I was tasting the blood from burst capillaries in my lungs.  I guess competitive cycling does give you the ability to push pretty hard, sometimes I forget how far off back I fell off the wagon.

Ah well, I'm still young-ish enough.  At least I feel that way.  I wonder why that is.  I'm not *that* active, but I still love running around with the kids like I'm 16.  Probably a little slower and jigglier than 16, but you get the idea.  Maybe I just refuse to get old.

I hope to die "with my boots on" and with a completely broken-down, worn out body.  That might be optimistic, but I think it's something to shoot for.

That's it for now.  I gotta get back to the real world for a bit.