On The Stove

Currently I have shredded potatoes boiling on the stove. The plan is to make homemade hash-browns for a meal. I’ve done it once before, but I tried to use honey as a means to make them brown better when fried. This time I’m just going for the straight potato without any additives for browning. I’ll just fry them with butter. Picture to follow if they turn out!

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Her Majesty

Her Majesty sitting on Her Throne surveying Her Kingdom.


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Just A Taste Of The Genius

This is what will be missed.

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Damn! 3.5 miles in 46 minutes wiped me out! After doing the run this morning I decided to go do laundry and get shopping done. My legs feel like they are going to fall off! Still, I know it’s doing me good. I am woefully out of condition and over weight. I’ve had nothing but sputtering starts to exercising. If it isn’t a cold, it’s my shoulder, or my lower back. However, I persevere.

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2014 Tour De Rook – Leg #12

To the stats!

  1. Temperature: 77°FTour_Rook
  2. Wind: Calm
  3. Humidity: 61%
  4. Miles: 10.87
  5. Time: 00:43:48
  6. Max Speed: 19.0 mph
  7. Average Speed: 14.8 mph
  8. iPhone: Fleetwood Mac – Rumours | Melissa Etheridge – Brave & Crazy
  9. Temperature: 79°F
  10. Wind: Calm
  11. Humidity: 58%

All things considered, not a bad run. I had to stop once to walk off a side ache. Of course, the side ache showed I was pushing myself just past my limit. It also shows I’m pitifully out of shape. But, considering the shape of many my age, I still consider myself lucky.

Alright, enough of this; it’s time for me to go do laundry.

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2014 Tour De Rook – Leg # 11

To the stats!

  1. Temperature: 64°FTour_Rook
  2. Wind: N 10
  3. Humidity: 83%
  4. Miles: 14.10
  5. Time: 00:56:02
  6. Max Speed: 19.2 mph
  7. Average Speed: 15.0 mph
  8. iPhone: None
  9. Temperature: 68°F
  10. Wind: NW 15 G 25 mph
  11. Humidity: 78%

Okay, that was surprising. I guess the jogging/running made a difference in my cardiovascular conditioning because I found I could push myself harder and feel the burn in my legs before the burn in my lungs. So, alternating between jogging and biking is going to continue. Seriously, 15 mph average with an additional 3 to 4 miles! That’s way cool.

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2014 Tour De Rook – Hiatus Over!

So, I repaired my rear tire, and think I might have found the culprit that kept causing the flats. I believe I’ve a fix that should keep the inter-tube from getting a hole puncture. That means I’m going to hit the trail and see how things go. No music though, today, as there is the threat of storms. So, I’ll simply wrap my phone in a plastic baggie in case of emergencies.

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2014 Tour De Rook – Hiatus

Yeah, so, I’ve put the bike aside and I’ve taken to jogging/walking. Honestly, it’s more walking than jogging, I can assure you. But the biking thing was just not getting my heart rate up. Nor was it helping me to lose weight. So, I’ve done a few things. One, obviously, is take up jogging. The second thing I’ve started is doing push up and crunches.

For the record; I’m miserably out of shape! Seriously. My form is good doing push ups, but I’m embarrassed to say I can’t do many. Crunches? Oh hell, I can’t get my damn shoulder blades off the ground I’m so miserable. I will admit, thought, that I’m feeling a better burn from jogging and doing push ups/crunches than from biking.

Don’t despair, though, for I shall return to biking soon enough. Indeed, once I get the flat fixed I’ll start working my bike back into the workout routine. I figure jog, rest, bike, rest, jog, rest, etc., etc., etc. Oh, but with push ups and crunches with both jogging and biking.

Anyway, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

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Change Of Plans

Initially I was going to finish cleaning the house, then do laundry. However, it was just way too beautiful to pass up hitting the bike trail. Now that I’ve showered, I don’t feel like doing the laundry or going shopping. I’ve a meal for tomorrow (I only ate half the frozen pizza I made myself for lunch) and I’ve one day of work cloths still left in the closet. So, I’m going to skip the shopping and laundry and just take it easy for the rest of the day.

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