Reluctantly Biking today

Legs were very tired today. I didn’t do any cardio or leg strengthening yesterday, so the soreness must be from Tuesday. Amazingly, biking was my choice for a cardio workout. Equipment: Stairmaster BikeResistance: 20Distance: 11.20 milesTime: 30 minutesProgram: Intervals

Lotus revived? On Linux? To compete with Microsoft?

IBM targets Microsoft with desktop Linux initiative This really made me do a double-take: IBM announced a new partnership with Red Hat, Novell, and Canonical to offer “Microsoft-free” personal computers with IBM’s Lotus Notes and Lotus Symphony software. Lotus… as in Lotus 1-2-3 vs. Quattro Pro… partnering with Canonical… as in Ubuntu Canonical. The mind […]

Courtesy of Let’s Run

You might be a runner if… …your toenails are black.…your shoes have more miles on them than your car does.…you need a magnifying glass to see your name in the paper.…you have chafing in strange places.…people say, “You run three miles…at once?”…all your socks are either stained or torn.…your underwear covers more than your uniform […]

I laugh so that I don’t cry

Actually, the drama is diminished for me today. I believe I have found a mostly acceptable workout routine while recovering: 30 minutes of hard biking on the StairMaster bike downstairs twice per week.45 minutes of 180 cadence elliptical work twice per week. Maybe I can work in 2 hours on Saturday morning as well. I […]


I’m testing out ScribeFire, after finding out that the blogger bar for Firefox does not work in Linux. So far, this has been a pretty exciting experience. The setup wizard works great with Blogger… all you need is your blog URL and Blogger login to set up. Will I ever use the interface for […]

Hard day of nothing

At 7 am, I got on the elliptical @ 13 and 15 resistance on the “weight loss” program on the elliptical. 1.88 miles in 20:02 minutes. Then, at 7:30 am, I got on the treadmill for 2 miles, starting at 3.8 mph… 22:55 (11’28” miles). Back jacked up all morning from the workout. This afternoon […]

Physical Therapy is Okay, But…

I would much rather be running, and now that I have a “conscience” to guide me away from stupidity, the return to running may be slow. Learned some valuable strengthening exercises, though. Hopefully these will keep me running for longer than without.