And now I continue in Australia Jim's Trek III. My exercise journey now on my Schwinn 170 from Tampa to parts unknown...

Monday, December 22, 2014

Day 280 ½ – (AD 710 ½) – Jim's Trek Part III – 0.0 Miles – My Leg Muscles Seem To Be Speaking To Me

Good Day,

Today my legs and my four posterior thigh muscles sort-of recommended that I just take the day off from pedaling on my Schwinn 170. It seems to me like I am beginning a routine of a rest and recovery day every 14-day cycle (no pun intended). I cycled a total of 304.0 miles on the past 14 days…and today zero.

Okay.

Wrapping Christmas presents.


First draft of our new Chopsticks quilt design completed. I am going to try a couple more iterations.

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Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Day 280 – (AD 710) – Jim's Trek Part III – 21.9 Miles – Still Pedaling On My Schwinn Fitness Cycles

Good Day,

And this morning I cycled 21.9 miles on my Schwinn 170. My totals are now – 14,654.8 miles; 23,584.7 kilometers.


This is my 280th Day cycling in Australia. At some point this morning I switched onto National Highway 87. As you all know I have been on the Highway 1 for some time now. And the scenery still looks the same. I am still in Northern Territory and I am headed south. There’s now 552 more miles to pedal to get to my next destination and goal point.

New York – Food delivery service expense – Rack up $11,000 a year. (New York Post, Tim Donnelly).

And do not say, CCL, well that’s because that is New York City. I just calculated a similar service in Tampa that would deliver from the Cheesecake Factory to my home. The total delivery cost nears about $21.00 once you start adding in the associated service charges. That's about $1,100 a year at just one delivered meal a month and that doesn't include the cost of the received lukewarm, possibly late food.

Hell for the same convenience and a good tip to the serving staff I’ll drive the 20 minutes to Cheesecake Factory. Oh and I just picked Cheesecake Factory as it there was an equivalent write-up on Yelp.

And I just got educated about chickens… “Every chicken you see on Earth is the descendant of the red jungle fowl…” (National Geographic, Simon Worrall)


This is my 750th Jim’s Trek post. And according to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this morning, 57,507 Pageviews.

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Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Day 279 – (AD 709) – Jim's Trek Part III – 21.5 Miles – 6,015.8 Miles in Australia On My Schwinn Fitness Cycles

Good Day,


Thank you.

I received a 6-inch Eggnog birthday cake this morning. 4 inches never made it to my plate.

The house is open and some new orchids are just about ready to bloom.

Today I have pedaled a total of 6,015.8 miles; 9,681.5 kilometers in my Jim’s Trek III. Overall, since I began I have used my Schwinn Fitness cycles I have cycled a grand total of 14,632.9 miles; 23,549.4 kilometers. This morning it was another 21.5 miles.

57.32% of my virtual Trek in Australia is now finished. I am located on Stuart Highway heading south to my next destination and goal point. Oh yeah, that’s another 574 miles. Landscape still consistent, not necessarily awe-inspiring, but definitely flat.


My early morning blood sugar count dropped by 24 points this morning…and I got a good night’s sleep. Last night’s supper was a simple small shell pasta dish. (How’s that for alliteration?)

Why does this whole incident appear to be such a "Comedy of Errors". I can only imagine Sir William turning in his grave...

First you have Dennis Rodman and then you have an “unidentified spokesman”…


It quoted the unidentified spokesman as saying that any joint inquiry would prove that the North was not behind the cyberattack. “The U.S. should bear in mind that it will face serious consequences in case it rejects our proposal for joint investigation and presses for what it called countermeasures,” the spokesman said in the statement, the A.P. reported. (The New York Times, Martin Fackler)

Something to think about - The Internet is changing how much you pay: We expect to get a better price when we buy in bulk. but in the data-driven economy, the more you buy, the more you may end up getting charged. Loyalty means nothing nowadays, too. (USA Today - OZY, 5 surprising trends that could change the future.

This is my 749th Jim’s Trek post. And according to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this morning, 57,427 Pageviews.

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Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Friday, December 19, 2014

Day 278 – (AD 708) – Jim's Trek Part III – 22.6 Miles – Late To Write On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

I am late, I’m late… I’m very, very late. Thank you M&D for lunch… and I just remembered that I needed to update my Jim’s Trek journal.

I did cycle this morning 22.6 miles on my Schwinn 170. I can count the odometer at passing 14,600 – 14,611.4 miles; 23,514.8 kilometers.


I think the virtual scenery is getting somewhat boring and I almost definitely forgot that I am still travelling south on National Highway 1.

I cannot stop munching on the Holiday goodies and treats. Period. And yes my blood sugar count this morning spiked up 32 points. And of course I panicked. I do NOT want to start up again on my diabetes medications.

I calmed down when I read from Hope S. Warshaw’s article “Why Are Fasting Blood Glucose Numbers High?Diabetic Living -

“If you have high fasting blood glucose numbers, it may be because of how your body is using the hormones involved with glucose and diabetes -- not the nighttime snack before bed.” 

And this means that I just need to keep on doing what I am doing – monitoring my blood sugar, eating well (my normal routine), and exercising.

Question - Did Kim John-un win an alternative and strategic chess game against Sony Network Entertainment International?


This is my 748th Jim’s Trek post. And according to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this morning, 57,396 Pageviews.  Oh and I just noticed that December seems to be the month the Jim's Trek receives the lowest number of Pageviews.  'Tis the season to be jolly.

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Be healthy and enjoy your holidays.

Jim

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Day 277 – (AD 707) – Jim's Trek Part III – 21.2 Miles – On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

And the First Day of Christmas is a small week away.

This morning I pedaled another 21.2 miles on my Schwinn 170. There is now just 41.41% remaining of my overall cycling goal. I have pedaled 14,588.8 miles; 23,478.5 kilometers since the 2nd of December 2012.

Nothing interesting but quiet at my current location on National Highway 1 in the Northern Territory in Australia. I do have another 618 miles remaining to reach my next destination and goal point.


Oh to be just a tad bit younger today. I just read an article by George Dvorsky on io9.comHow NASA Could Build A Cloud City Over Venus.

“Owing to the extreme conditions on the Venusian surface, it's going to be quite some time before a human ever steps foot on that planet. That's why NASA is developing a plan to deploy human-occupied airships in Venus's upper atmosphere. And yes, permanent occupation is the ultimate goal.”



Obviously a future possibility. Obviously a good thought. I can only fantasize.

This is my 747th Jim’s Trek post. And according to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this morning, 57,346 Pageviews.

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Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim