Monday, July 24, 2006

Pics from Chicago

Blowing up rotten apples is the best way to kill time.

Don't think this is legal anywhere.

Is it blue from the pollution?

One of the many critters I saw at the aquairum.

Mental stress

I have taken on the task of redesigning our website at work. Currently we use the Mambo software to manage all the pages for all the contributers, but it didn't work out the way we planned. So I have been charged with building it up from the ground. Now I know how to make web pages but my skills sit back in 2001 and well, times have changed. I bought a new book and trying to teach myself how to use the new XHTML standard that has been put in place. It is really frusting when the layout could have been done in twenty minutes and it took me two days to do in in CSS. Oh well, I need to learn.

Still Running

Well I have been trying to run every other day except on the weekends. I'm to the point now that my leg muscles are sore the next day, which is great. My knees are a bit sore, but I read a bunch online on how to help that. I even broke down and went to GNC and bought a After Workout recovery aimed at running. It taste like a weird fruit punch with a nasty aftertaste, but I figure anything I get would taste like crap. I am due to run tomorrow night, I will think I'll limit it to just a mile so I can heal up my knees.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Day One

Using this blog to record my efforts in getting in better shape. I weigh a bit more than 184 lbs.(Don't have access to a scale at the moment.) and not really active like I use to be. So hopefully I can log some info here and keep me pattern of working out. We'll see.

Back in town

I was on vacation last week up in the Chicago area, glad to live in a smaller town. Traffic wasn't that bad, but it wasn't peachy either. I drove straight through, 13 hours, with the help of a friend talking to me. My car [Toyota Matrix] averaged 38 miles to the gallon, so I was stoked about that. I still can't believe people drive Hummers (for casual driving), just insane. My garden survived but I need to do some picking tonight or tomorrow to keep it nice. The only two things to report is that I starting working on my novel again and I started running again.