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Paleo Diet, Day 14

Monday, July 27th, 2009

My stanard breakfast, give or take the avocado

Estimated number of eggs I’ve eaten in the past two weeks: 48+

Estimated strips of bacon: 40+

Am I tired of this breakfast: not yet ūüôā

Paleo Diet, Day 13

Monday, July 27th, 2009
oh nuts

oh nuts

First an update on what I’ve been up to: looking for a house, buying a house, moving into that house, planning a wedding, playing in a band.¬† These things (along with a day job) can make it quite difficult to find time to blog.

I’ve also been continuing to do CrossFit– I even convinced my beautiful fiancee to get into it.¬† Starting Tuesday July 14th, however, I decided to kick things up a notch.

Every once in a while, my gym throws down challenges, or lockdown challenges.¬† The first of these was simply to follow the CrossFit HQ workout scheulde to the T for around a month.¬† That means performing¬† the Workout of the Day posted on the HQ website in the perscribed intervals: 3 days on, one day off.¬† It’s great motivation to help you focus on working out for a little while.

Then the challenges moved on to include diet, and this challenge is no exception.¬† CrossFit’s succinct dietary recommendation is: “eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar.” ¬†That description is also often referred to as the Paleo Diet. ¬†Since the 14th, that’s the diet I’ve been trying to follow.

I’ve actually got lots of commentary on how the first two weeks have gone (including lots of pictures), but for now, I’ll just leave it at that. ¬†Let this post whet your appetite, and I’ll deliver on the pics and the stories soon…

10 Things I learned (or remembered) while changing a tire this AM:

Friday, May 1st, 2009

I got a flat tire on the way to work this morning.  Here are my lessons from the tire-changing experience:

  1. If you’ve seen the movie A Christmas Story, it’s hard to not think about the tire changing scene
  2. It is possible, but extremely difficult to keep your clothes clean while changing a tire
  3. It is also possible, but extremely difficult to not put your knees on the ground while changing a tire (a necessary ingredient in #2)
  4. Don’t forget to loosen the bolts before you jack up the car – otherwise you’re likely to use too much force and tip over the jack
  5. In 68 degree weather, you will sweat while changing a tire – even in the shade
  6. Your hands will get extremely dirty when changing a tire
  7. The soap in the office bathrooms is not well suited for getting tire grime off your hands
  8. It is VERY convenient to have a full-sized spare tire – removes the urgency about getting the bad tire repaired.
  9. It is very satisfying to change your own tire – likely the most satisfying thing I’ll accomplish all day. ¬†
  10. Still, if you have AAA, you should consider just letting them do it.  I remembered this option when I was about halfway done.