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

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Don't Do the Crime (But Still Do the Time)

Aug 22 2017
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Don't Do the Crime (But Still Do the Time)

So, that concern about padding and spinning in place during the middle of a six-parter? Yeah, that totally came true today. It was done reasonably well, but still. The middle part of Frontier in Space pretty much turns into a prison drama. But at least the Master shows up to liven things up a bit.

Let's talk about that.

Here There Be Dragons

Aug 21 2017
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Here There Be Dragons

Happy Great North American Eclipse Day, everyone! I assume that you were all smart enough not to look directly at the eclipse without proper precautions, lest you end up blind like the Twelfth Doctor (spoilers!). I enjoyed a luxurious day off from work today, spending a fair chunk of time working on a LEGO Saturn V rocket. I only made it through the first four (out of twelve) bags of parts, so it will be a while yet before I am finished. I also watched the first two episodes of Frontier in Space this morning.

So let's talk about that.

Six Month Checkin

Aug 20 2017
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Six Month Checkin

Today marks the six month anniversary of the day I started this ridiculous project. In that time I have walked 570.98 miles on the treadmill while taking 1,158,042 steps, watching 338 episodes and 66 stories of Doctor Who, and losing 42.80 pounds in weight. It's been a frustratingly static month, with only about 2 1/2 pounds lost since my last checkin a month ago. Then again, I spent literally half of the month living in a luxury hotel in Las Vegas helping to execute the greatest luxury travel conference in the world. Not only did I miss two days on the treadmill because of it, but I also ate quite a few amazing-but-very-rich meals. I don't even feel bad about that.

The other significant thing that happened in just the past few weeks is that I found out I have bone spurs in my knees. That knocked me back a bit, and made me question this project in its entirety. Fortunately I have found that with a combination of a topical analgesic ointment applied to the knees twice per day plus wearing knee braces while walking on the treadmill, my knee pain has almost completely vanished. I will have to keep a close eye on it, but it seems like as long as I take sensible precautions I can keep right on walking through the entirety of Doctor Who.

Speaking of which, I watched the second half of Carnival of Monsters today. Let's talk about that.

Roll Up, Roll Up!

Aug 18 2017
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Roll Up, Roll Up!

Well, today is my last day in Las Vegas. I am up bright and early tomorrow to catch a flight back home, and I am more than ready to get there. I am actually pleased and surprised that I managed to get on the treadmill for eleven out of my twelve days here, I  honestly thought I would have more days where I just couldn't fit it in. I just did the math, and between my treadmill time plus just generally walking around working this convention I walked a total of 266,001 steps and 138.71 miles. You would think I would have lost weight while I was here, but all of that walking was more than counteracted by so many amazing meals. I am sure it will take me a month to recover from this trip, but it was so worth it. As for today, I watched the first half of Carnival of Monsters, which is hands-down my favorite Third Doctor story.

Let's talk about that.

The World Is Not Enough

The World Is Not Enough

This is going to be brief because I'm in Vegas, the conference I have been helping to run is over, and I have a party to go to. But dang it, I still managed to squeeze in an hour on the treadmill and two episodes of Doctor Who because you all matter so much to me, my dear Imaginary Readers. So let's talk extremely briefly about The Three Doctors.

I am He and He is Me

I am He and He is Me

After missing my treadmill session yesterday, I was bound and determined to get it in today. I barely managed it between my main work shift and a working dinner tonight (poor me, I had to go to a fantastical catered dinner with amazing food and live entertainment at the Bellagio, I am sure you are weeping for my plight). That being said, I am truly on my last legs right now. But as I said, I did manage to watch the first two episodes of the very excellent The Three Doctors.

Let's talk about that.

In Which Sergeant Benton Tries On a New Suit

In Which Sergeant Benton Tries On a New Suit

I have been in Vegas now for eight days. I could try to convince myself that the scale here is wrong, but... it isn't. So that's depressing. But I am still hitting the treadmill every day, and today was a particularly difficult day to squeeze that in. I am exhausted and ready to fall into bed but I know that you, my dear Imaginary Readers, would be sorely disappointed if I didn't tell you all about the end of The Time Monster.

So let's talk about that.

Sorry 'Bout Your Coccyx, Jo

Aug 13 2017
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Sorry 'Bout Your Coccyx, Jo

I love Vegas, I love coming here every summer for Virtuoso Travel Week, but the huge downside is food. It's just so good, and there are so many dinners with so many friends and co-workers it is nearly impossible to eat light. Which is awesome, but even with all of the walking I do it is almost impossible not to put on some weight while I am here. This past month has been a struggle anyway, and this really isn't helping on that front. But hey, I will surely get back on track when I get home, right? Right?!? I also watched two more episodes of Doctor Who today.

Let's talk about that.

In Which Sergeant Benton is Brighter Than He Appears

In Which Sergeant Benton is Brighter Than He Appears

I almost missed using the treadmill today, because although I thought I set my alarm it was only programmed for weekdays. I woke up with barely enough time to get to work down in the hotel conference center and then was beset by unexpected issues right away. I didn't even manage to get any breakfast at all until nearly 10am, and it was a struggle to be pleasant when I was both hungry and missing my morning workout. Fortunately I was able to draw upon my prodigious acting skills and behave like a decent human being until I was later able to both get some food and to work in two episodes of Doctor Who on a treadmill in the hotel's fitness center. So I guess it all worked out okay, and the new story was even pretty good.

What the Caterpillar Calls the End of the World, the Master Calls a Butterfly

Aug 11 2017
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What the Caterpillar Calls the End of the World, the Master Calls a Butterfly

In the last day I have discovered the beauty and wonder of knee braces. Remember last week when I had my knees x-rayed? (I'm sure you do, because I know that all of my Imaginary Readers are nothing if not faithful.) Well, it turns out I have bone spurs which are compressing the nerves in my knees and causing the burning sensation. Anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen help, but adding some moderately firm knee braces when I am walking has made a huge difference. My wife tells me they also make me look hardcore, so that's cool too. So this morning I took my first spin on the Time Treadmill with braces on, and finished up watching The Mutants.

Let's talk about that.

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Don't Do the Crime (But Still Do the Time)
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Roll Up, Roll Up!
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The World Is Not Enough
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I am He and He is Me
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In Which Sergeant Benton Tries On a New Suit
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Sorry 'Bout Your Coccyx, Jo
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