And now I continue in Australia Jim's Trek III. My exercise journey on my Schwinn 150 from Tampa to parts unknown...

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Day 51 - (AD 481) – Jim's Trek Part III – 21.2 Miles – South Australia On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,


This morning I pedaled 21.2 miles on my Schwinn 170. I crossed the 9,700 mile mark; actually 9,704.3, a converted total of 15,617.6 kilometers. One hundred more sit-ups and my blood count at an even 100.

On my virtual Trek, I am located on Dukes/National Highway somewhere between Cooke Plains and Tailem Bend.

Now just follow how my links and my mind work while I continue on Jim’s Trek.

About 70% of Australia’s gypsum is mined in South Australia.  Cooke Plain’s Gypsum Deposit is one on the largest producers. Gypsum is a smuggling source of the cause of the Plaster War of 1812 between Canada and America pinpointed in Passamaquoddy Bay which in turn leads me to the 1977 Disney movie “Pete’s Dragon” which of course, was filmed in Morro Bay, California. Which of course leads me to the near fact that I have pedaled on my Schwinn cycles to where I am virtually located the distance of just about the same mileage that I am currently located from my home in Tampa. Bring out the MRIs.

I have now gone 275 days without taking any of my diabetes medications.

Enjoy your chocolate rabbits and thousand year old eggs. And down-under there is an Australian alternative to the Easter Bunny; the Easter Bilby.

If you are reading this blog and just so happen to be somewhere along my route in Australia please feel free to drop me a line at jsmith58@gmail.com. Certainly would welcome it.

Trying to be healthy,

And enjoy,

Jim

Friday, April 18, 2014

Day 50 - (AD 480) – Jim's Trek Part III – 22.1 Miles – Ki Ki, South Australia On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Well this morning I was back on my Schwinn 170 and I pedaled another 22.1 miles. My grand total miles cycled since 2 December 2012, 9,683.1.

And I as pronounce to SG, I should say that this is not a wasted effort for a 62-year old. This is and has been the real part of my daily, minus 22 days, routine including 100 sit-ups. This morning I burned 642 calories on my Schwinn 170. I’m still working on trying to reduce my Fat Percentage.


Today on my virtual Trek I am located on Dukes Highway in South Australia. I am just a wee bit northwest of the small village of Ki-Ki. (Population about 190+).


The arrow marks my spot on Dukes Highway. I have about 95 miles to go to reach my next destination and goal point.

Okay I guess I have been removed from the work force for too long. Today is Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day. What happens when one sleeps in the buff? And Miss LD, this day is Pet’s Owners Independence Day. Role reversal for the Crazy Cat Lady?

Gonna try my hand at making a Mac and Cheese Carbonara. Yes I know that it packs the calories and the carbs, (serving size of 211.2 grams contains 385 calories, total fat 16.7 grams, and 36.9 grams of carbohydrates). But it is so good. Period.  I just have to pace myself, and yes I know that I am in contradiction of my fat percentage reduction goal… But it is so, so good!

All the kaleidoscopes have been completed for our new H-3 quilt and wall hanging. Now follows the steps of positioning and appliqueing. Work continues on crocheted Afghan #5. Keeps my hands and fingers working while I am sitting watching TV. I am still working on the quilting pattern for our Equality quilt. It looks like it may be another hit.

If you are reading this blog and just so happen to be somewhere along my route in Australia please feel free to drop me a line at jsmith58@gmail.com. Certainly would welcome it.

Trying to be healthy,

And enjoy,

Jim

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Day 49 ½ - (AD 479 ½) – Jim's Trek Part III – 0 Miles – South Australia On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This one is for DO. I am taking the day off from cycling on my Schwinn 170 today.  Virtually I am resting in South Australia...in reality, I am still in Tampa.

This day is now the 22nd day I have not cycled since I began on December 2nd, 2012.

Okay, okay. I did NOT plan this but does it not seem strange that I have rested 22 days since 02/12/2012.  Maybe I am grasping for straws but that is a lot of twos.

And thank you IV. My question - Can the new Muppet Christ Superstar be considered sacriligious when some segments of society consider the original Jesus Superstar sacrilegious?  The songs are almost brilliant.  It is sort of creepy, but I am smiling and I''m laughing.

And following along with Kermit and Miss Piggy, today is Nothing Like A Dame Day. Thank you Dame Edna.

 It is also Blah Blah Blah Day. Don't ask me. I just find them and I shake my head.

Guaranteed I will be back on my Schwinn 170 tomorrow.

If you are reading this blog and just so happen to be somewhere along my route in Australia please feel free to drop me a line at jsmith58@gmail.com. Certainly would welcome it.

Trying to be healthy,

And enjoy,

Jim

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Day 49 - (AD 479) – Jim's Trek Part III – 21.2 Miles – Culburra, South Australia On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I cycled 21.2 miles on my Schwinn 170. I am getting closer and closer. Once I reach this goal I will have completed 40.2% of another major goal, but I’m not going to think about that one yet. But just think about the possibility that I could be trying to record such a goal pedaling on my Schwinn 170.

Oh and this is my 501st posting to my blog since I began Jim’s Trek.


Today’s virtual Trek has me located at the Settlement of Culburra in South Australia. When checking the population on Wikipedia it is either recorded as 10 or 304. As always, one must certainly take what’s inscribed in Internetland with a small grain of salt.

I visited Trader Joe's for the first time in my life yesterday. I was taken aback as I think I expected a lot more based on all the press it had recently received and the fact that so many people rushed to the opening of the new one in Tampa.

Yesterday, I was able to get a parking space with no problem. All-things-being-equal it appeared that I was able to manipulate my cart through the very few aisles of persons who were adamant of being there and securing Trader Joe's treasures from the counters and shelves. No one seemed to be smiling; they seemed to be just blocking and creating a maze of wire basket aisle runs. But the staff was pleasant. Thank you, Stefano. My own personal observation and comparison: a compact version of Whole Foods and The Fresh Market… with a much less variety and offering of products. I think I will reserve the extra 24 miles return trip and go with the shorter one to the WF and TFM near my home.

This morning’s viewing and pedaling companion of Fringe Episode 56, I experienced another instance of synchronicity. (Thank you, Julia Cameron.) A character at a bar in the Alternate Universe mentions the names of Drs. Crick and Watson. (See my Jim’s Trek posting on Monday, April 14.) I have been considering and working through a design of a new quilt and wall hanging inspired by a portion of Dali’s work Galacidalacidesoxyribonucleiecacid. (Try saying that three times fast, let alone saying it once.) Oh and by the way the Fringe Alternate Universe seems to have got rids of bugs, sort of.

Andy and I received notice that our Blumish Two quilt has been chosen to be included in the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum's third biennial Quilt Challenge in Golden, Colorado, July 31 through October 28, 2014. Check Quilts SB for our Blumish Two details


If you are reading this blog and just so happen to be somewhere along my route in Australia please feel free to drop me a line at jsmith58@gmail.com. Certainly would welcome it.

Trying to be healthy,

And enjoy,

Jim

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Day 48 - (AD 478) – Jim's Trek Part III – 21.1 Miles – Similar Landscape in South Australia On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Well this morning I cycled another 21.1 miles on my Schwinn 170. Only 360.2 more miles, 576.3 kilometers to go. I am quite thrilled that I have stuck to my guns and set some real goals to accomplish as I pedal at an appropriate time of the day. Let’s face the facts; I could have been headed to be a proficient couch potato.


My virtual Trek now has me north of the Town of Keith. I am still following Dukes/National Highway in South Australia and I am coming up on Snoswell Road. I have about 137 more miles to go to get to my next destination and goal point.

Wrote my Morning Pages and I have now completed 280 days.

Errands today. Three things that do not go together well. Woman somewhat tipsy, leggings pants, and depends. I will reserve my comment, but I had to buy and restock The Pack’s food.

If you are reading this blog and just so happen to be somewhere along my route in Australia please feel free to drop me a line at jsmith58@gmail.com. Certainly would welcome it.

Trying to be healthy,

And enjoy,

Jim