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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Komen Race for the Cure and Lora Williams

Carroll's cousin, Lora has asked for help in her entry into the Race for the Cure. You can either pledge money by clicking on the "Support Lora" link or you can "Join Lora's Team." Even though you don't know Lora, odds are that you know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. In these hard economic times it's hard to donate money, so even if you can't do that, please pass this page on to someone else so that they might also make a difference.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Perfect Morning

A brisk morning walk, a light rain for a few hours and some blogging. Perfect.

I've finally decided to get off my behind and walk off my behind. Well, I've decided before but never enough to get up and do it. Well, let's see if I can keep it going all week. This week has really shown me my age. Not being able to perform certain tasks, having recurring dreams of running, then waking and knowing that it really was a dream, and the constant back and knee pain. Yep, definitely time. After Carroll left for work, I got dressed and took off. It's .8 miles around the apartment complex. I know that it's optimal to walk at least 30 minutes, so I decided to do two laps and figured that was a good start. Half-way through the second lap, my hips starting to ache. I finished the lap and saw that I did 25 minutes. Not too bad. I figure that I'll keep doing 2 laps for the first week and then I'll up it a lap at a time until I'm doing 6 laps. That will be just under 5 miles. Then, I plan to slowly up my pace. Maybe, I'll run again. I've often thought of at least running one race in my life.

I used to not be this way. In high school I was a chunky kid, but I wasn't fat. I was called fat, but if you look at my photos, I wasn't. Kids can be so cruel. Mom says that when I was little, she heard that the kids were picking on me. She asked me what did when they did that to me, and I told her that I would just laugh at them. I don't remember my feelings being hurt very badly, but it wasn't a happy memory.

I weighed 203 when I joined the Navy. That didn't last long. My military id that I received in boot camp said that my weight was 167. 36 pounds in 13 weeks. I had an instructor that took it upon himself to follow me around the grinder (the workout area) and "motivate" me. At electronics school, I remember running alot. I even enjoyed it. On the ship, I got into lifting weights and the rowing machines. I wasn't ripped or cut, but I had a pretty good physique.

I still have that physique but it's been covered by a hundred pounds of extra weight. Right now, I weigh about 325 and am 44 inches in the wast. That's not around my stomach, we won't go into that. Needless to say, I need to do something. It's a given. So, I've put it out here so that you can keep me honest.

I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Local radio stations on your desktop

Over 12,000 online radio stations can be had with this simple download. Check out the link below from the How-To Geek. I the download took longer than it took to get the program up, running and listening. 26 locations in the Dallas, Tx area from 70s/80 to variety and all your favorites in between. If you have more eclectic tastes you can listen to stations around the world. This little gem also allows you record while you listen. Check out the link and let me know what you think. Oooh, that rhymed!

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

V V Brown - Crying Blood

I can't explain it. There is just something about her and the song that I love. What do you think?