Saturday, January 15, 2005

A Weekend Fly-By

My posts the last few days were kind of somber, but I had a very pleasant drive home last night so I'm in a better mood, thought I'd say so. The front moved past, the sun was out, and I drove through the Harmony fields and forests into an amazingly beautiful sunset. Since the front passed it's been pretty cold, so we now have plans to ride tomorrow at French Creek; hopefully the ground will be frozen. I had a good time out last night, today's workout went well, and I feel good -- life is good!

Friday, January 14, 2005


Morning weigh-in (Thursday): 181.5#, 13% BF
Morning weigh-in (Friday): 181.5#, 10.5% BF

No running, no gym, no biking. It's raining, the ground is mush, and I've been staying up every night past midnight, just messing with the computer -- just reading books and web pages I find, nothing other than wasting time. Maybe I'll go out tonight. Meantime, that's all for now.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005


Morning weigh-in: 181#, 12.5% BF (so much for suppression)

No exercise last night or this morning. Instead I played with the computer, tweaked some of the style sheets for my web page, attempted to start up a gopher site, put some scripts and some early writing stuff up over there (stay tuned). I also was listening to some of the soundclick radio channels, downloaded a few MP3's that I liked... anyway, I was up late, therefore had trouble waking & so skipped the run, sigh.

Probably going to the gym tonight, no ride unless I go on the road (trails are too mushy), and there's supposed to be some serious ice in places.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005


Morning weigh-in: 179.5#, 15.5% BF

I took that spinning class last night, then had dinner (& didn't go overboard) at Which Brew, then ran this morning (before the weigh-in, not my usual order for doing things); low weight may reflect dehydration and other "suppression weight loss" effects, though that usually shows up in the body fat number as well, and it's not here today.

Just read an article in the latst Outside magazine, said I should drop 10 lbs -- shut up shut up shut up!! -- I mean, I knew that. Good points though: drop the weight now, better performance in the summer, yadda yadda.

Monday, January 10, 2005

Another Monday

Morning weigh-in: 181#, 11.5% BF

Here I sit on my lunch break in my new Christmas clothes... went down to visit the folks yesterday, belated Christmas visit, very nice, very low-key.

Reading: I just finished Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer, about some fundamentalist Mormon murderers and the world that produced them -- I bought that Saturday, along with Fortress of Solitude. For Christmas I got Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis II, Bob Dylan's Chronicles, V for Vendetta, and Art Spiegelman's In the Shadow of No Towers. Schweet! I finished V for Vendetta last night.

Listening: To Eric's gift, his annual Christmas compilation of songs -- not Cmas songs, just stuff he likes. Don't know the name of it but one song has me totally infatuated.

Pretty pretty, be my eyes,
See through me if you love me at all,
The boat of love has been capsized,
In sight of land but we're cold and drifting.

And if I seem, to be yawning,
The restless sea, must be my yearning...
I'll find out the name.

Exercise: Hitting the gym tonight for Colette's spin class.

Anti-exercise: It's Mug Club Night at Which Brew.