One fat geek's attempt to regenerate into a not-so-fat geek by watching the entirety of Doctor Who while walking on a treadmill

He Used to Be the Fastest One-Handed Typist in the Galaxy

Feb 13 2018
He Used to Be the Fastest One-Handed Typist in the Galaxy

I ain't gonna lie, I was pretty frustrated when I got on the scale this morning and was back over 250. I hadn't actually been on a scale since the morning I left for Denver last week, I expected some backsliding, but not quite that much. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. Still and all, as long as it is not a trend that continues then it is all good. I took more than half a week off without any serious exercise, the numbers will start moving back in the right direction shortly. This isn't the end.

But it almost was for Doctor Who. Let's talk about that.

Knight of the Woeful Countenance

Feb 12 2018
Knight of the Woeful Countenance

Today was my first day back on the treadmill after a weekend in the Rocky Mountains where I had no access (and, frankly, no desire). I expected it to be a rough go. but overall it wasn't bad. I still went for just over four miles, which wasn't half bad. Unfortunately, I spent it watching another damn Dalek story, and a weird one at that.

So let's talk about that.

Vacation Day Three

Feb 11 2018
Vacation Day Three

My time in Colorado is rapidly coming to a close. As I type this I am sitting at the Denver airport waiting for my flight home. It has been an amazing week. Work-wise, I got a lot out of the conference I attended. Satisfaction-wise, my past year spent on the Time Treadmill paid of in spades as I was able to go out adventuring in the snow and walking up and down steep icy slopes without even being winded. Fun-wise, I got to go snowmobiling at 12,000 feet (that's about ten feet of altitude for every mile I've walked on the Time Treadmill since I started this ridiculous project), and it was incredible. I felt like a James Bond super-villain all dressed up in my snowsuit, balaclava, goggles, and helmet.

Tomorrow I will be back to the daily grind. And back on the Time Treadmill with another damned Dalek story. So I guess I have that to look forward to.

Vacation Day Two

Feb 10 2018
Vacation Day Two

I am ten days shy of the one year anniversary of starting this ridiculous project. But the real motivation for it began just over a year ago, in January of 2017 when I visited Colorado for a work conference. This weekend I am back in Colorado, and the difference is like night and day. This video will explain what I mean. (I'm sorry for the wind noise, there was a definite Freezy Breeze blowing.)

Vacation Day One

Feb 09 2018
Vacation Day One

No treadmill for me today. We are about to head up to Winter Park, Colorado for the weekend. A few hours from now I will be playing in the snow. But in the meantime, here's a photo of a restaurant near our hotel in Denver that caught my eye for some reason.

I Didn't Realise Dying Heroically Was Such a Strain on the Nerves

Feb 08 2018
I Didn't Realise Dying Heroically Was Such a Strain on the Nerves

Today has been an epic day. I started out with an hour on the Time Treadmill down in the hotel fitness center (were I garnered a few raised eyebrows from other folks working out, seeing my very-80's science fiction television program on the screen). Then I walked over to a place called Syrup for breakfast, and had the crack bacon (if you are ever in Denver, I highly recommend it). Then I attended the second day of my software development conference, an during my lunch break I recorded the new song I wrote for the show - When the Avalanche Comes. I wound up being invited to sing it during the closing session, and it was a rousing success. Then i had a lovely evening socializing with other developers, and then going out do dinner with my wife and a co-worker. All in all a very successful day.

So, about that very-80's science fiction program, let's talk about that.

Cultural Learnings of TARDIS for Make Benefit Glorious Planet of Karfel

Feb 07 2018
Cultural Learnings of TARDIS for Make Benefit Glorious Planet of Karfel

So, the good news is that my arm continues to improve. Today, for the first time in nearly a week, i could go for hours at a time without consciously noticing my right arm, aside from ongoing numbness in my right index finger. And let me tell you, it's really difficult to finger pick on the guitar when you can't feel your fingertips. Anyway, the muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatories seem to be helping, and that's nice, but I am still a bit worried. I am out of state at a conference in Denver this week, but next week I will be seeing my primary doctor. I presume I will be referred to a physical therapist. Oh, joy.

Speaking of my primary Doctor, I finally got back on the treadmill this evening after missing two days in a row. Let's talk about that.

Traveling Yeti

Feb 06 2018
Traveling Yeti

Today was a traveling day for work, flying from Orlando to Denver for a software development conference. It involved one mised flight, a malfunctioning plane on the second flight, and eventually a third flight that made the journey. I, on the other hand, did not make the journey to a treadmill. Sorry. There's always tomorrow.

Ouch

Feb 05 2018
Ouch

My arm is still bothering me today, so I went to Urgent Care. The doctor took x-rays and says I have cervical radiculopathy. He gave me a prescription for muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatories. I am taking the day off from the treadmill today, and probably tomorrow. Possibly longer. We will see how the week proceeds. The Sixth Doctor will have to wait.

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My arm is marginally better today. If I wasn't traveling to Colorado in two days I wouldn't be worried at all, but as it is I am probably going to go see a doctor tomorrow just in case. I don't want to be stuck in the Rocky Mountains for a week wishing I had seen a doctor before I left. Then again, I guess if I need something to help me relax in Denver...

Anyway, I also watched the last part of The Two Doctors today, so let's talk about that.

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I Didn't Realise Dying Heroically Was Such a Strain on the Nerves
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Ouch
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