Jim's Trek V, my exercise journey now on my Schwinn 170 from Tampa to parts unknown...

Monday, June 20, 2016

Day ¼ – (AD 1,162 ¼) – TBD Miles – Jim's Trek Part V – I know that RH will be pleased with me, on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Yesterday after 1,162 days of pedaling my Schwinn Fitness cycles I am now in a period of denouement. And yes for those etymologists denouement may not be the exact word the I should be using…but where else can I use my 25₵ words.


Yesterday I completed, after 1,162 days, my goal of pedaling the equivalent number of miles that are considered the same distance as the circumference around the equator.

Here are my recorded stats as of my 1,162nd day of pedaling on my Schwinn Fitness cycles.

Location – Home, Tampa, Florida
Start Date – 2 December 2012
End Date – 19 Jun 2016
No. of Days Pedaling – 1,162
No. of Days Not Pedaling – 134
Trek Distance Part I – 4,257.1 miles
Trek Distance Part II – 4,360.0 miles
Trek Distance Part III – 10,362.4 miles
Trek Distance Part IV – 5,912.1 miles
Trek Distance Part IV – TBD miles
Grand Total Miles – 24,901.6

Did you notice that Jim’s Trek V does do not record or have any mileage?

This morning that new goal just came to me. Of course I do have to reach the 25,000-mark. (Of course, JK and BB.)

Assuming that I do not want to go back on any diabetic medication, (I’ll never say die), and I need to keep my heart and cholesterol levels at reasonable numbers, (for someone of my young age), and I need a good sleep at nights, and I do not want to become weight bound, and as I am a wee bit beyond the age requirements to make a long, long, long, long journey, I think I have settled on the target number of miles I need to complete.

I’ve got it.

I will be taking at least this week off. And then I will begin Jim’s Trek V. I figure my new targeted goal will take about 737 pedaling days. I wonder if my Schwinn 170 will continue on?

Here’s the clue – I can use my first degree. (I know that RH will be pleased with me.) why the hell not.



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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Day 257 – (AD 1,162) – 3.7 Miles – Jim's Trek Part IV – 24,901.6 Miles On My Schwinn Fitness Cycles

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 3.7 miles on my Schwinn 170. That is all I had remaining.



Today I completed 1,162 days pedaling my Schwinn Fitness cycles and I have cycled the mileage equivalent of circumnavigating the globe. 24,901.6 miles!!!


I have reached my ultimate destination and goal, and the benefits include no more diabetes medications and a reduction of my tummy gut. My early morning blood sugar count this morning clocked in at 92 mg/dL. My calculated A1c and eAG are 5.37 and 107.3, respectively.

This is the end of Jim’s Trek Part IV. I complete Part IV in 257 pedaling days. The distance was 5,912.1 miles; 9,514.6 kilometers.

I began at Porto, Portugal. According to Google Maps I am somewhere in France, located at D69E1, 39400 Longchaumois, France.



Here are my recorded stats as of my 1,162nd day of pedaling on my Schwinn Fitness cycles.

Location – Home, Tampa, Florida
Virtual Location – D69E1, 39400 Longchaumois, France
Start Date – 2 December 2012
Today's Date – 19 Jun 2016
No. of Days Pedaling – 1,162
No. of Days Not Pedaling – 134
Trek Distance – Today 3.7 miles
Trek Distance Part I – 4,257.1 miles
Trek Distance Part II – 4,360.0 miles
Trek Distance Part III – 10,362.4 miles
Trek Distance Part IV – 5,912.1 miles
Grand Total Miles – 24,901.6
Miles to Go to complete goal – 0.0%
Avg. Miles per Day – 21.4
Calories Burned Today – 113
Number of Sit-ups Today – 0 (Hell, I keeping saying I really have to get back to this.)
Weight –168.1 lbs; Total Loss – 10.6 lbs
BMI – 23.5
Fat – 20.1%
Belly Measurement – 32”; Total Loss – 12”
Blood Sugar - 92 mg/dL
A1c – 5.37%
eAG – 107.3 mg/dL
Blood Pressure – 123/70
Age – 64 yrs, 6 mths

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Stay tuned for Jim's Trek Part V.

I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Day 256 – (AD 1,161) – 23.6 Miles – Jim's Trek Part IV – And Now France On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Two points to make, as I continue to hack and sputter with this sinus infection. 1. Doctor cleared me of the possibility of pneumonia. Lungs are clear. Good news. 2. I am still able to pedal.

Yesterday I wrote that I was puzzled that even though my calculations stated that I had only one pedaling day left in my crazy trek and journey, I actually have 1.36 days remaining. Today is the next to last day…according to the formatting of decimals.



This morning I pedaled 72 minutes on my Schwinn 170 and I clocked 23.6 miles. My totals are now at 24,897.9 miles; 40,069.4 kilometers. And now I have less than 5.0 miles remaining.

And this morning I completely changed my heading at Geneva, Switzerland. I am now headed in a northeasterly direction and I crossed over to France.



Continuing on, I am now located at Route de Longchaumois, 39310 Lamoura, France.



Tomorrow I complete the Jim’s Trek Part IV. And yes there will be a virtual ribbon and a virtual crowd cheering me as I cross my finish line…

Yes it will be an amazing new era when a woman finally breaks through the glass ceiling, stands at the portico, walks through the doors at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington and proudly accepts the title as President of the United States of America.

Reading for today - "The most thorough, profound and moving defense of Hillary Clinton I have ever seen" as relayed by NewDealer at Daily Kos, June 11, 2016.

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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Friday, June 17, 2016

Day 255 – (AD 1,160) – 22.4 Miles – Jim's Trek Part IV – Geneva, Switzerland On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,



When is 1 day remaining not equal to 1 day remaining?

Today. I have now completed cycling 99.9% of my fixed goal. And even though my calculations say that I have 1 day left, I know that I can see that I will need 2 more pedaling days to cross the line.

This morning I pedaled another 22.4 miles on my Schwinn 170. My totals to date – 24,874.3 miles; 40,031.4 kilometers.

On the positive note I will be going for the next mile mark. And that will take me one more week. If you think that I will not try for the 25,000 mile you must be crazy.



Today I made it to another goal and destination point, Geneva, Switzerland. I am located at Rue de Lausanne 67B, 1202 Genève, Switzerland.

I made my 137th loaf of No-Knead Bread this morning. It looks great. And fresh out of the oven it’s still crackling.



Only one thing about this damn sinus infection, I can’t smell a damn thing. I cannot take in the amazing odor of fresh baked bread wafting through the house.

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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Day 254 – (AD 1,159) – 23.2 Miles – Jim's Trek Part IV – Laussane, Switzerland On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

I have not cycled for the past 5 days, and with only 3 days remaining you would have to figure that something really stopped me from getting on my Schwinn Fitness cycle.

Yes something did. It was a bloody drastic bout of a sinus infection that kept me coughing and hacking almost all hours around the clock. And today I still have four more days on the antibiotics but I did give in to my feelings of remorse that I had not got on my Schwinn 170.

So here goes.  And I did.

And now I only have 2 pedaling days remaining.

This morning I pedaled 23.2 miles, (hack, hack, sputter, hack), on my Schwinn 170. My totals are now at 24,851.9 miles; 39,995.3 kilometers.



This morning I began the virtual part of my journey at Les Troncs, 1083 Mézières, Switzerland. I continued on my trek through my next destination and goal point of Laussane and I am now located to the west at Route Suisse 5, 1165 Allaman, Switzerland.

Soapbox –

I am a registered Democrat. I am a moderate Democrat. I always vote. And I do not vote along the party lines. I vote for the politician; it is not a matter of which side of the aisle that politician chooses to represent. I vote for politicians that I hope that I can rely on to not be hypocritical… and concerning politicians I am not sure whether I can count that number on my one hand, right or left. (Yes, I am ambidextrous.)

My logical choice was not to vote for Pamela Jo “Pam” Bondi as Attorney General of Florida.

I will stand and I will definitely voice my irritation at politicians who are hypocritical. And today’s choice is, as has been in the past, Florida’s Attorney General Pam Bondi. Ms. Bondi speaks from both sides of her mouth and is a deviant in her role as an elected official. She is of the same mold (and in this case I would attribute this word to the definition of slime and fungus) as Ronda Storms, Michelle Bachmann, and Sarah Palin.

I can only hope that the electorate, whatever her future intentions are, wake up to the degrees of ambiguity and opacity that she has mastered as one hypocritical and contemptible politician.

I have to admit, I like vodka… I am not a connoisseur, but some brands definitely leave an unpleasant after-taste in my mouth.



My morning’s read from Fast Company – “Meet The Man Who Designed Trump’s Vodka Bottle of “Envy and Status”.

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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim