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

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Days 312 – (AD 1,474) – 21.3 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled my Schwinn 170 21.3 miles. I now calculated that I have pedaled, to this date, 31,397.7 miles; 50,529.8 kilometers.


And I have completed 25.5% of the distance to my next destination and goal point. To date I have pedaled 6,496.1 miles on the Red Planet.

Jim’s Gotta Eat –

Guess who’s struggling? It is the Holiday Season. And I just can’t say no. Why should I say no? The food, the cakes, the cookies, the candies. Why should I say no?

Of course, my blood sugar tells me so. My early morning count recorded in at 33 points less than yesterday morning.

Supper last night was a Moroccan Fish with Green Olives, Potatoes, and Chickpeas Tagine. I used Cod and added the Chickpeas. On the Jim’s Gotta Eat “would-I-or-won’t-I” make it again. This one, yes!


Well the DNA has hit the fan so to speak.

I just received an Ancestry.com email which includes the following -

"Dear Smith This information is very important and we have been trying to locate you before we contacted ancestry.com who is our locator’s partner in locating next of kin to any diseased client of us. Please this letter is regarding a relation of you that died years ago and we have been trying to contact this individual before we received information’s that he is dead. we are sorry to inform you that this family member of yours bought shares from our company Allianz Insurance company a long time ago and the shares has earned him a very good dividend to the tune of £3.787.000.00 and we are sorry to receive information that the individual is deceased and cannot be able to receive this money and we have looked into the form which the individu-al filled when buying the shares and noticed that you're the next of kin to this individual this is the reason we are contacting you now to make arrangements on how to pay this funds to you as the next of kin to our diseased customer... "

This is the sender -

from: Ancestry
to: jsmith58@gmail.com
date: Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 11:59 AM
subject: New message from Allianz Insurance on Ancestry.com: important infor
mailed-by: sm.ancestry.com
signed-by: ancestry.com
security: ancestry.com did not encrypt this message


Quilting –



Check out "OUR SHOW 2017", featuring 8 Fabric Artists and 50+ works of art at the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater Octagon Arts Center, 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater, Dec. 8, 2017 - Jan. 10, 2018.

Times: Tues - Fri - 9 am - 12 Noon; Sun - 10 - 10:30 am & 12 Noon - 1 pm.

Soapbox -


This is my 1,569th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 186,060 Pageviews.

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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Days 310 & 311 – (AD 1,473) – 22.6 + 22.6 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Yesterday morning I pedaled my Schwinn 110 22.6 miles. This morning I also pedaled another 22.6 miles. Totals now – 31,376.4 miles; 50,495.5 kilometers.


And I have completed 22.8% of the distance to my next destination and goal point.

DNA –

The results from Living DNA have just returned. There’s a lot of data that I will have to go through to understand. From an autosomal DNA perspective, I’m seeing very close and similar results as per the other tests that I have had done.

My Overview – 94.9% European; 3.9% African; and 1.1% Near East. My mitochondrial DNA or mtDNA – My Haplogroup: H1; My Subclade: H1a1. And my Y-DNA – My Haplogroup: R-M269; My Subclade: R-Z2109. (No new surprises.)

I now cannot wait until Living DNA sets up their matching algorithm(s).


Soapbox –

Yesterday the 538 Popular/Unpopular algorithm is just wavering above the all-time previous record of 36.9%. This morning the Popular rating is 37.1%. What are the odds that it just keeps moving on a downward trend?



Quilting –

Check out "OUR SHOW 2017", featuring 8 Fabric Artists and 50+ works of art at the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater Octagon Arts Center, 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater, Dec. 8, 2017 - Jan. 10, 2018.

Times: Tues - Fri - 9 am - 12 Noon; Sun - 10 - 10:30 am & 12 Noon - 1 pm.

This is my 1,568th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 186,009 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

Friday, December 8, 2017

Days 309 – (AD 1,471) – 21.4 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled my Schwinn 170 21.4 miles. Totals are now recorded at 31,331.2 miles; 50,422.8 kilometers.


And I have now completed 17.1% of the distance to my next destination and goal point. All told I have completed 6,429.6 miles on the Martian surface. (In my mind, of course. the pedaling part is the real thing.)

Question –

I was listening to one of the local radio stations in my car yesterday. It is that time of year, obviously the holiday season time, when certain radio stations conduct their “funds-donation” campaign(s).

The announcer then, in the solicitation and “begging” for callers to call in, stated blatantly, that it was the onus of the listening audience to make their financial donations “more faster”.

Say what? Even my check-speller in my PC programs wants to correct the phrase.4

Am I wrong to say that if I chose a radio station to enhance my listening, and maybe even enhance my learning should I not also expect that the ones that I listen to have at least some modicum of correct grammar usage?

Another question –

If the sides of a pentagon are approximately 7 inches each, what would be the diameter of a decagon that could be fitted within the perimeter of the pentagon?

Quilting –

Check out "OUR SHOW 2017", featuring 8 Fabric Artists and 50+ works of art at the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater Octagon Arts Center, 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater, Dec. 8, 2017 - Jan. 10, 2018.

Times: Tues - Fri - 9 am - 12 Noon; Sun - 10 - 10:30 am & 12 Noon - 1 pm.

This is my 1,567th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 185,913 Pageviews.

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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Days 306, 307 & 308 – (AD 1,470) – 21.6 + 22.0 + 21.5 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Today I decided to post, (I forgot), 3 days of my Jim’s Trek. The day before yesterday I pedaled my Schwinn 170 21.6 miles. Yesterday I pedaled 22.0 miles. And today I pedaled 21.5 miles. Totals now stand at 31,288.3 miles; 50,353.7 kilometers.

Adding on the 3 days’ distances I have now completed 14.4% of the distance to my next destination and goal point.


Struggling with my printer – Yuch!

Soapbox –

Why bother? At present it is such a Comedy of Errors.

An interesting FiveThirtyEight Chat – “Was Trump’s Endorsement of Roy Moore A Mistake?” Dec. 5, 2017.

natesilver: The simplest answer is that Trump supports Moore because birds of a feather flock together. And then the RNC backtracked so as to stay on the same page as Trump. Also, the GOP brand was already going to take the PR hit once Trump endorsed Moore, so why not drop a few bucks on him?”
Just remember the 45th.


Question -

Why do the Fembot recorded messages from certain medical offices conclude their messages "We look forward to seeing you on..." the specific date? One of these days I think, when I attend my appointment, I will ask to meet the Fembot.


Jim’s Gotta Eat –

Cheese. Cheese. Cheese.

“Overall, people who consumed high levels of cheese had a 14% lower risk of developing coronary heart disease and were 10% less likely to have a stroke than those who rarely or never ate cheese.”

Eating Cheese Every Day May Actually Be Good for You”, Time, Amanda MacMillan, Dec 5, 2017.

“There is some evidence that cheese—as a substitute for milk, for example—may actually have a protective effect on the heart,” says Stewart. “No one’s saying you should definitely go out and eat 40 grams of cheese a day. But on the upside, a bit of cheese on a cracker doesn’t sound unreasonable.”

Quilting –


Check out "OUR SHOW 2017", featuring 8 Fabric Artists and 50+ works of art at the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater

Octagon Arts Center, 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater, Dec. 8, 2017 - Jan. 10, 2018.

Times: Tues - Fri - 9 am - 12 Noon; Sun - 10 - 10:30 am & 12 Noon - 1 pm.

This is my 1,566th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 185,850 Pageviews.

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Day 305 – (AD 1,467) – 20.9 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Today I began my 6th year pedaling my Schwinn 170.

This morning I pedaled 20.9 miles. Totals – 31,244.7 miles; 50.283.6.


And I have completed 6.1% of the distance to my next goal point.


Received one of my lab-results back. My A1c has been recorded at 5.4%.

All-things-being-equal "Less than 5.7%" means "Normal (minimal Risk for Type 2 Diabetes)". Guess what?

One could say that I am controlling my diabetes; exercise, diet, and medication.


Quilting –

Check out "OUR SHOW 2017", featuring 8 Fabric Artists and 50+ works of art at the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater

Octagon Arts Center, 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater, Dec. 8, 2017 - Jan. 10, 2018.

Times: Tues - Fri - 9 am - 12 Noon; Sun - 10 - 10:30 am & 12 Noon - 1 pm.

This is my 1,565th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 185,765 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