Saturday, April 1: April began in fine fashion with a record-breaking 116 treadmill minutes split over two sessions separated by a shower and half a protein bar. (Cumulative Total: 116)
Sunday, April 2: My first home workout in years consisted of push-ups, shoulders, and calves. Continue reading “April 2017 Fitness Diary!”
A big thank you to the Irish Association of Korea for allowing my band to partake in Saturday’s musical festivities by Shindorim Station. It was the most fun I’ve ever had playing music, and we really gelled as a band after practicing like crazy to get ready despite all our different schedules, Maggie’s overseas business trip, and Tim’s move to the coast. We also played the night before and later that night, making for one of my busiest and musicest weekends ever! The icing on the cake was me winning third prize in the raffle which is a dinner for two at the Sheraton Hotel. 🙂
Continue reading “St Patrick’s Day in Seoul!”
Wednesday, March 1: March began with a bang with 81 treadmill minutes, core, calves, forearms, another 28 treadmill minutes, and a little more weights. (Cumulative Total: 109)
Thursday, March 2: At the gym by 7:30 am! Just biceps, traps, and calves to begin the session. Twenty-0ne treadmill minutes followed, and they ended with a sprint. A short but intense lats and back workout ended the session. (Cumulative Total: 131) Continue reading “March 2017 Fitness Diary!”
Wednesday, February 1: I had planned to exercise today, but, well, the “but” explains it. Looking on the bright side, I will start February’s fitness campaign tomorrow fully rested.
Thursday, February 2: Seventy cardio minutes accompanied by the end of two movies set on Mars: Red Planet and John Carter.
Continue reading “February 2017 Fitness Diary!”
My heart stopped on the night of Thursday December 2, 2016 when I saw on Facebook a promotional post for Joe Satriani’s first and sole Seoul concert on February 10, 2017. For the first time in my life, I thanked God for Facebook’s creepy, spooky algorithms.
My initial jubilation lasted barely seconds before turning to mortification as I learned that tickets had gone on sale two weeks earlier. Continue reading “Welcome to Seoul, Joe Satriani!”
I received a nice surprise in my email box last night in the form of this link to an article about the rejection by the UK’s Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) of a complaint filed by the JMS cult about a recent article concerning them. The nice surprise was the inclusion of my name in the piece. The “alternative facts” put forward by the cult weren’t a surprise at all.
My goal for the year is to weigh X kilograms by the end of 2017. That will require a monthly weight loss of 1.1 kilograms. That is an achievable goal if I increase treadmill minutes, exercise regularly, AND watch what I eat. Put like that, it sounds so easy! The exercise part won’t be a problem. And I do always watch what I eat, I just don’t “watch” what I eat. That’s the trick.
Sunday, January 1: A rest to start the year after a fun night performing music. My gym was closed anyway.
Monday, January 2: Sixty and three treadmill minutes to begin the year. (Cumulative Total: 63)
Continue reading “January 2017 Fitness Diary!”
JANUARY TO APRIL
Th year 2017 came into existence while I was reading for the second time Wolves of the Calla, the fifth book of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower saga. I decided to revisit The Gunslinger, the first in the series, to refamiliarize myself with the story ahead of the upcoming quasi-sequel film. That odd phrase “quasi-sequel” makes sense of you’ve read all the books. The first book led me to the second, and now here I am on January 1 nearing the end of book five with 25% of it remaining. I finished it at around 12:30 am on the morning of January 3.
Continue reading “2017 Reading Diary Part 1!”