One fat geek's SUCCESSFUL 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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Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice, and somewhere else the tea's getting cold!

Mar 12 2018
Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice, and somewhere else the tea's getting cold!

I ain't gonna lie: I teared up a bit at 7:37 am when I reached the closing credits of the final episode of the Classic Who era. In one way it feels like I have been doing this ridiculous project forever, and in another it seems like only yesterday that I stepped on the Time Treadmill and said hello to Susan, Ian, Barbara, and the Doctor for the first time. I still have about another four months to go before I complete the entire project, but to day was a huge milestone. As of this morning I can say with absolute certainty that I have watched every single episode of Doctor Who that has ever been broadcast (including the lost episodes, in the form of reconstructions). Along the way I have completely transformed my body and my health. That's no small thing.

As for this last story, well, it was a bit of a disappointment. So let's talk about that.

Warning: Dangerous Undercurrents

Mar 11 2018
Warning: Dangerous Undercurrents

Wow. Just... wow. I couldn't treadmill this morning because Reasons, and so I had to put it off until this evening. I just finished, and I am completely stunned by the ending to The Curse of Fenric. Honestly, I could never watch another episode of Doctor Who again and I would be perfectly satisfied with this as my last memory of the show. It was really that good.

So let's talk about that.

Let the Chains of Fenric Shatter

Mar 10 2018
Let the Chains of Fenric Shatter

Two weeks ago I added pushups to my workout routine, using an app called 100 Pushups. I had tried using it a couple years ago, but couldn't even do a regular pushup. I had to do modified pushups with my knees on the ground. It was pathetic and embarrassing, and I gave up (probably too quickly). Oddly enough, losing sixty pounds makes doing regular pushups quite a bit easier. Even so, on the first day of this new attempt I could barely do three. This morning I did thirty four. It remains to be seen if I will achieve the 100 pushups in six weeks promised by the program, but so far it is going well. As I told my wife this morning, give me four months and a Hollywood budget and I'll go all Chris Pratt on you.


From zero to hero only takes a few months, a few million dollars, a squadron of personal trainers and nutritionists, and no day job or other responsibilities...

Anyway, I also started watching the next-to-last Classic Who story this morning. It's a good'n. Let's talk about that.

Scratch the Victorian Veneer and Something Nasty'll Come Crawling Out

Mar 09 2018
Scratch the Victorian Veneer and Something Nasty'll Come Crawling Out

Today was a longer-than-usual day on the treadmill. The next story was a three-parter, but where last season had the two three-parters back-to-back so I could just watch them together in three days, this season goes 4-3-4-3. So I decided to watch today's story in its entirety, and I will do the same on Monday. That means today I went for 80 minutes, and walked nearly six miles. Oh, and then I did 28 pushups. So, a bit of a workout today.

As for for the story, it was a good one. So let's talk about that.

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