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

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Day 188 – (AD 1,350) – 20.2 Miles Today – Jim’s Trek Part V – On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Today I cycled 20.2 miles on my Schwinn 170. I just compared today’s distance to my overall goal and I am sort of astounded. Today’s 20.2 miles is just 0.05% of my total expected goal. But I have completed 75.08% or 28,683.2 miles or 46,161.2 kilometers.



And this morning, on Mars, I have now completed 86.9% of the distance to my next goal and destination point.

Last night, I made, from scratch Chicken Shrimp and Andouille Gumbo. I decided to follow the recipe I found online from Epicurious.



As I started to gather the ingredients to complete my mis-en-place I noticed that that was one hell of a lot of ingredients. And then I read the “Yield”. “Makes 16 servings”. No, I was not going to make enough for the neighborhood. Nor was I going to be eating Gumbo for the next 2 weeks. Yes, I reduced the ingredients to my norm, 4 servings. That I can manage.

And it was so bloody good that I had two bowls full.

Update and progress on our new OPOY. One needle broken to date; multiple layers of strips. The scrunching while quilting is softening the canvas.



And we begin the design of our next new one - TTTEOTW. Will be transferring drawing design to our muslin strip background.

Soapbox –

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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Day 187 – (AD 1,349) – 21.1 Miles Today – Jim’s Trek Part V – On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Today I pedaled 21.1 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals: 28,663.0 miles; 46,128.7 kilometers.


And I have completed, on Mars, 82.0% of the distance to Lambert Crater.

Thoughts –

Something a wee bit dated.  Really?

NASA releases actual sound recordings from space – and they-re spine chilling” Techly, Tristan Rayner, Oct 21, 2014.

“The sounds are interpretations of non-sound vibrations, and you’ll hear that they’re complex and strange and fascinating all at once. And some of them are downright spine-tingling; the rings of Uranus are weirdly ambient, Earth itself is almost romantic, while Uranus sounds like strong wind passing through a crack. We’re not even joking!”




I wonder if there are any alternate beings out there somewhere recording what currently is being discussed, debated, and spun at our Nation’s capital?




Definitely, something that will sky-rocket my FBS count in the early morning, a regular Culver’s Caramel Cashew Concrete Mixers at 8 o’clock at night. Somewhere near 145 carbs. Will have to eat lean and exercise today to eliminate the extra 27 mg/dLs today.

And while I’m on the topic of my diabetes, I decided to include as a part of my daily medication regime the supplements Gymnema Sylvestre and Full Spectrum Bitter Melon. My recommendation, don’t bother. They may work for you but neither did anything to help me maintain a low glucose count recording over a period of 90 days. Period.

And speaking of food, there is a Tahini No-Knead Bread just baking in the oven. Oh, the aroma of freshly baking bread.

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Jim

Monday, May 8, 2017

Day 186 – (AD 1,348) – 22.1 Miles Today – Jim’s Trek Part V – On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled my Schwinn 170 22.1 miles. My totals now stand at 28,641.9 miles; 46,094.8. And today I have completed ¾ or 75% of my overall Trek goal. I still have 9,559.7 more miles left to go.


Also, while on Mars, I have completed 76.9% of the distance to my next destination and goal point.



Homemade Chocolate Strawberry White Cake! I wanted Neapolitan.  Yes, I made it.  Yes, I ate it. Yes, of course, FBS is up this morning.



Soapbox –

All things being equal, can we as Americans take a page from the French electorate?

"It was a striking moment when Emmanuel Macron, newly elected president of France, torchbearer of a new politics, strode onto a courtyard of the Louvre to celebrate his victory: As the crowd cheered, waving the tricolor French flag, the choice of music was “Ode to Joy,” the anthem of the European Union. Some people even waved the bloc’s flag, with its circle of golden stars."

Emmanuel Macron Embraces E.U. to Put France ‘Back in the Picture’” – The New York Times, Steven Erlanger, May 8, 2017.



Grandeur and outstanding.

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Jim

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Day 185 – (AD 1,347) – 20.6 Miles Today – Jim’s Trek Part V – On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Today I cycled 20.6 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals 28,619.8 miles; 46,059.2 kilometers.



And I have now completed 71.5% of the distance to my next destination and goal point.

This weekend, Andy and I have 5 quilts on display at the Utah Quilts & Sewing Marketplace, at the South Towne Expo, S. State Street, Utah.

Our pieces include Wings; Elation; and our 3 Apollo 1 The Beginning; Betwixt and Between; and Cosmo's Moon 2.5 which are also a part of the Fly Me To The Moon collection.

And the quilting has begun on our newest and latest quilt OPOY.



Andy and I certainly appreciate the positive comments and likes that we have received regarding our work. We both like to experiment with new, old and different techniques, and we will be continuing with several new designs as we continue. We have a list of 35 new and old designs that are in the works. One would say that our worlds revolve around creative quilting.

Scroll down on any page to see our complete portfolio at our site Quilts SB. (http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/) Click on the "Q#" to link to a summary of a specific quilt.

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Day 184 – (AD 1,346) – 20.1 Miles Today – Jim’s Trek Part V – On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

And for today’s exciting, and consistent but boring news, I pedaled my Schwinn 170 another 20.1 miles. Totals – 28,599.2 miles; 46,026.0 kilometers.



I have also now completed 66.4% of the distance to Lambert Crater.

Soapbox –



My apologies to the Cercopithecinae, not to the ones currently seated.

What if?

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