October Fitness & Health Thoughts

Last night I spent about an hour in the gym, mostly focused on cardio. It’s been a bit since I focused like that. Miss it. Yet I was pleased at my performance. My intermittent workouts haven’t been too detrimental. I noticed my weight creeping back up, though. Probably a function of a dreadful diet. So Read More …

A Haiku About The BC Fires

I guess I’m lucky. My major impact from these fires has been increased sneezing. It might also play a part in the migraines I’m fighting these past few days. There are many folks for whom this is seriously debilitating. I’m glad that’s not me.  Any way, as I’m want to do, here’s a haiku for Read More …

Seattle vs The Heat 

I’m not excited by the expected high temperatures over the next few days. Sure, for much of the world, these temperatures are not considered hot. In western Washington, though, this is near inferno.  This region is often described as “temperate”. Our relatively narrow band of temperatures makes those of us adapted to it very uncomfortable Read More …

Seattle’s narrow comfort band

It’s pretty funny. Seattleites have a very narrow band of comfort, temperature-wise. Looks like the range is about 65 to 72. Today hit about 75 in places, with complaints about the heat ensuing. 80 brings about fears of heat stroke, and 85 is the realm of demons.  For me, I’m delighting that I’m finally able to Read More …

Wacky weather and fitness 

The notion of micro-climates solidly describes Seattle area weather. Marysville, today, had the occasional flurry of snow, several moments of rain dumping hard, intermixed with moments of sun. Just a few miles east was pretty heavy snow. Wacky…. Our crappy weather impacts my activity levels. Getting outside and the requisite motivation became depleted when buckets of Read More …