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

Monday, August 29, 2016

Day 27+22 – (AD 1,188) – 20.2 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I cycled 20.2 miles on my Schwinn 170. Current totals – 25,433.1 miles; 40,930.7 kilometers.

I really like my new schedule of cycling: 60 minutes 3 times a week and Sunday a flex day for pedaling. I am also now doing 200 sit-ups 3 days a week.

Like I said I love to eat and I do not want to reinstate a diabetes medication/chemical regime. My early morning blood sugar count was 96 mg/dL.

Last night’s supper was Butter Chicken, all cooked in the Instant Pot. Found the recipe at My Heart Beets. I didn’t have any Ghee or Clarified Butter in the house so I substituted Bacon Drippings. I also added Kale, Carrots, and Celery to the recipe.

I have now completed 531.5 miles on my virtual Trek on Mars. This morning I have completed 68.6% of the next leg of my journey to the next destination and goal point.



Overall I have now completed 4.0% of my Mars’ Trek and journey.

Reading –


Some food for thought, apart from the garbage of the current political campaign ads, “Science Shows How Piano Players’ Brains Are Actually Different From Everybody Else’s”, Music.Mic, Jordan Taylor Sloan, June 2014.

Work continues on our newest quilt, NPCF… and it has a new name “Hope Cures!”.

Hope Cures! - JS AB - 2016

This is my 1,292nd post. According to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 100,217 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, August 26, 2016

Day 26+21 – (AD 1,187) – 19.8 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – Yes I Am Still Using My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I did NOT feel like getting on my Schwinn Fitness cycle. But I knew that if I didn’t I would have let that thought take me to where I did not want to go. I started a bit later than usual but I did cycle 19.8 miles this morning on my Schwinn 170. My totals – 25,412.9 miles; 40,898.2 kilometers.



On Day 26+21 of Part V on my Trek I have cycled 511.3 miles on Mars. I am have completed 50.3% of the distance to Taxco Crater.

And my blood sugar this morning is holding steady at 100 mg/dL

The mail has just arrived.

Andy and I have been informed that our 2 quilts - Diamonds and Elation - have been selected by jury "to be judged and displayed in the Evolving quilt competition at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza from September 15-18, 2016."

Diamonds - JS AB - 2014

Elation - JS AB - 2016


The Extravaganza will be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks (GPEC), 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA 19456; (GPS Address: 1601 Egypt Road, Phoenixville, PA 19456)

Also our 2 quilts - Light Bringer and Sea and Sky - will be judged and on display at the 2016 Cabarrus Quilters Guild, Splash of Color September 30 and October 1, 2016.

Light Bringer - JS AB - 2014

Sea and Sky - JS AB - 2014

Splash of Color show will be held at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 Highway 49, North Concord, NC 28025.

If you get a chance to attend either show definitely search out our quilts. For details please visit our site Quilts SB at https://quiltsb.blogspot.com/

This is my 1,291st post. According to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 100,126 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

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Day 25+20 – (AD 1,186) – 18.7 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – Over 100,000 Pageviews On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,



Today Jim’s Trek Blog celebrates hitting and going over 100,000 Pageviews.

This morning I pedaled another 18.7 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals to date – 25,393.1 miles; 40,866.3 kilometers.



On the virtual part of my journey I have completed 491.5 miles on Mars.

Question –

Suppose that one is incarcerated, one does have to eat. And when one is imprisoned under the auspices of our tax dollars, is it really newsworthy to be reporting on the various alternate ways one can gastronomically concoct dishes de fare as “Cooking with ramen: Prisoners get creative”? BBC News, Marysia Nowak, Aug 24, 2016.

And yes I read but stopped at the mixing of orange Kool-Ade and Pork Rinds.



Bathing in Ramen?

NPCF Quilt Update - 6 small (11 ¾” diameter) and 5 medium coronas (17" diameter) completed.

NPCF Quilt - JS AB - Under construction

This is my 1,290th post. According to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 100,039 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

Monday, August 22, 2016

Day 24+19 – (AD 1,185) – 19.5 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 19.5 miles on my Schwinn 170. (I can virtually hear the yawns.) Totals now stand at 25,374.4 miles; 40,836.2 kilometers.



Day 24+19 on Mars and I have reached, on my Schwinn 170 the Belz Crater.



This Viking 1 Orbiter image shows Belz Crater in Chryse Planitia, Mars. Belz is a typical rampart crater, showing a raised ridge or rampart around the inner ejecta layer. These ramparts may be the result of ejecta being emplaced as a debris flow rather than ballistically as is the case for craters on the Moon. North is at ~1:30 in this image. The frame is about 50 km wide. (Viking Orbiter 010A56)

I am continuing on to the Taxco Crater. The distance between the Belz and Taxco craters is 110 miles, per WolframAlpha.  I have now completed 15.3% of that journey.



My reading list – Currently I am reading A Natural History of Dragons – A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan. A very interesting twist on a fantasy fiction work tweaked as a memoir.


NCPF Quilt update – All rays have been created. Now begins the construction of the wreath-like structures. There are 6 small, 5 medium, and 1 large. The diameters of the small one has been calculated at 11 ¾”.



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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Day 23+19 – (AD 1,184) – 19.7 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

A great day, even with the Tampa humidity to have the house open and breathing. Orchids are blooming. Yellow is the chosen color.




Yes that is the pool behind.  Be-damned the humidity and heat, all I have to do is walk out and plunge in.

And a truly classic way to see and listen to the spirit of song and people, and the joy of diversity soaring.



This morning I cycled 19.7 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals: 25,354.9 miles; 40,804.8 kilometers. Part V – 453.3 miles.



I now have another 2.7 more miles to go to arrive at the Belz Crater. And it appears that I have found my next destination and goal point. According to WolframAlpha my new goal point is the Taxco Crater. It is 110 miles sort of east from the Belz crater.

Congratulations to A&L.  Christmas Packages II has found a new home.

Christmas Packages II - JS AB - 2010

This is my 1,288th post. According to Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 99,913 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