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

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Day 12+8 – (AD 1,174) – 19.5 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Today I pedaled 19.5 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals – 25,135.9 miles; 40,452.4 kilometers.



My Mars adventure continues. On Day 12+8 I have completed 234.3 miles or 1.76%. I still have 13,065.7 more miles to go.

Reading –


From Space.com “Mars Colonists Must ‘Live Off the Land’: NASA Report”, Leonard David, July 27, 2016


Question – Are not weather people supposed to forecast? I hope the new information helps with their prognosticating skills? Does it make a difference that “10 New Tropical Storms Discovered in NOAA Reanalysis of 1956-1960", The Weather Channel, July 21, 2016.


Soapbox –

Well, it happened, finally the political glass ceiling has just about been broken. It is cracking Here’s a thought, if the US elect a woman as President in 2016 it makes one think how many others currently are leaders of their countries. As of January 2015 there were 22.

Could a President Clinton create a ‘critical mass’ of female world leaders?”, PRI.org, July 26, 2016.


And then the Republican candidate calls upon support from the Russians. Say what? “It’s Hillary Clinton’s show, but Trump does his best to steal the spotlight” Chicago Tribune, July 27, 2016.

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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Day 11+8 – (AD 1,173) – 19.8 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – Yesterday On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Yesterday morning I pedaled another 19.8 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals – 25,116.4 miles; 40,421.0 kilometers. Completed 1.62% of Jim’s Trek Part V. And my Two Hundred Sit-ups regime continues; today is Day 1 of Week 3. This is Day +8. This morning was 120 sit-ups, à la Smith; sum to date 713.

Maybe you are wondering why I didn’t write-up my Jim Trek’s blog these past couple of days… (and then maybe you couldn’t care less). But the fact is that our Bright House cable box and router were zapped out of existence by an almost direct lightning hit.

Yup, while I was sitting in the living room; flash, boom. And this is the 7th time that lightning has hit this house in some devious and electrifying way. (Sorry for the play on adjectives.) One would think I should now, after 35 ½ years of living in Florida, be use to the summer thunderstorms. Nope, I’m not…but I am certainly glad that it was only the Bright House items that were destroyed.



My Mars adventure continues. On Day 11+8 I have completed 214.8 miles or 1.62%. I still have 13,085.2 more miles to go.

Soapbox –

Lightning hasn't stopped me from tweaking a reminder.


Register to Vote.

Just got notice from USPS that our Wings has crossed the US, Tampa, FL to Mission Viejo, CA.

WINGS - JS AB - March 2016
Wings has been chosen as a finalist in the 2016 Hoffman Challenge.

It will be on the road until September 2017.

https://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2016/07/my-quip-our-new-triptych-wings-finalist.html

Our URL address for Quilts SB has become a more secure. All visitors are now able to view our blog over an encrypted connection by visiting - https://quiltsb.blogspot.com/ Just a reminder to change your bookmarked link address.

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Jim

Friday, July 22, 2016

Day 10+6 – (AD 1,172) – 19.9 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – Rejoicing On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled another 19.9 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals – 25,096.6 miles; 40,389.1 kilometers.

I definitely prefer the pedal 1 day, rest/sit-ups the next, and rest on Sunday schedule. My 64 ½ year-old body seems to be adapting well to this format.

And now I have to rethink my diet. My early morning blood sugar count has been slowly, ever so slowly creeping upward. I’m still in the normal range and I am still not taking any medications for my Type II diabetes…but I do not want to get back to the chemical dependency to normalize my blood sugar.



My Mars adventure continues. I have completed 195.0 miles or 1.14%. I still have 13,105.0 more miles to go.

I am rejoicing. Good-bye Cleveland, the RNC is over and done for another 4 years.



Soapbox –

In keeping with the tenets of the principal speech of the now-nominated candidate of the Republican Party, (hell, I feel some shades of Harry Potter and of the unnamed-you-know-who), it looks like the cyber warfare has been increased. So far, since 6 am today, my Norton defense team has captured, locked up and blocked 95 viruses and unauthorized attempts to enter my PC. I need to panic. I need to check out the conspiracy theories that this dubious real estate magnate and nominee did forthtell.

Thank you Norton Internet Security and Malwarebyte Anti-Malware. Period.

As I have stated previously if anyone posts to my Facebook or Google+ pages any dissertation, response or thought expressing his/her views without using a coherent form of grammar or spell check regardless of which side of the aisle s/he is most comfortable I will immediately delete and/or block said post and/or connection. Period.

This morning the baker’s oven was in full-form while I cycled quietly on my Schwinn 170. Today’s fare – Flax Seed Sourdough.

Sourdough Flax Seed - Before

Sourdough Flax Seed - After

And this one was delivered.

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Jim

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Day 9+5 – (AD 1,171) – 19.8 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – New Schedule On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning, and yes it is Wednesday because I thought it was Thursday; I pedaled 19.8 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals: 25,076.7 miles; 40,357.1 kilometers. I have completed 1.32% of my Trek Part V.



I seem to have progress beyond the halfway point on my way to the Charleston Crater. Total Mars miles – 175.1.

And today is the 47th anniversary of Neil Armstrong stepping on the Moon.




Soapbox –

Plagiarisms, pointing-finger-politics, and turn-back-the-dial platforms. It’s a wonder that I am beginning to see where my leanings are angling from the center of the road.



Yesterday evening I made myself busy baking: Mini-Banana and Raisin Muffins; White Chocolate Chip Coconut and Peanut Blondies; and Loaf #142 No-Knead White Bread.




House smelled like a bakery. Pleasant fragrance to fall asleep to.

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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Monday, July 18, 2016

Day 8+4 – (AD 1,170) – 19.5 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – Changing Schedule On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Today I pedaled 19.5 miles on my Schwinn 170. Overall total – 25,056.9 miles; 40,325.2 kilometers.

And I decided that I need to change my exercise schedule. I am now moving to a 1 day pedaling for 60 minutes and next day sit-ups. I think I will do this for 6 of the 7 days each week.



On Day 8+4 it doesn’t seem that I am moving too far along on my Trek. But from the high up vantage point, what do you expect? I have now pedaled on the surface of Mars’ a total of 155.3 miles; 249.9 kilometers. And I am still headed to the Charleston Crater.

Soapbox –


If what we are hearing and listening to from the media and from the mouths of the would-be and current politicians it would appear that there better be some way to pull ourselves out of this downward spiral that this country is headed. Intelligent thought and action seems to be gone…gone by the side of the road.

It is a wonder that the intelligent world is not doubled over and blue with laughter.


And I am just getting more and more frustrated when I listen to the inane platitudes and realize the amounts of monies that are being wasted for advertisements, camera-time, stickers, and… and… branding irons.


Andy and I received notice yesterday evening that our Wings triptych has been juried as a finalist to the Hoffman Challenge 2016. We’re excited. All-things-being-equal our Wings will be on the road from this August until September 2017.

Wings - JS AB - 2016
Check our Quilts SB for progress and updates.

This is my 1,273rd post. According to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 97,632 Pageviews.

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