Archive for May, 2008

Ba Boom! Monday, May 26th, 2008

I haven’t posted anything terribly exciting lately, so I took matters into my own hands.

Picasa Web Albums – Michael – 20080526-Kaboom

I was reading lst week on how to clean BBQ grills. We had a party this weekend for Andrea’s bday (which went super well!! YAY!).. so the grill was all grimy. I decided to use one of the methods I read about. It is to put aluminum foil, shiny side down, on the grill, and cook on high for 10-15 minutes. Supposedly that bakes everything off. So I got the foil in place, close the lid, and lit the burners (or so I thought)….

I went about my business, cleaning up other party stuff, taking lights down, etc…. I came back to the grill to check. Lifted the foil and peaked underneath. It looked no different. I felt the grill with my hand and it was slightly warm. I thought that maybe the propane had run out. My next move was an absolutely brilliant one… I hit the ignitor button and KAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABOOOOOOM! A fireball probably as big as me got launched straight at my face and arms. Apparently I yelled because Andrea came running out, and after I told her what happened, she remembered hearing the boom too.

So my hair got fried, my arms got COMPLETELY fried, eyelashes, eyebrows, etc. All crispy critters. I totally lucked out. Could have been a lot worse. I have a little burn on my arm, but it really kinda feels just like a light sunburn. What a smell! Burned hair. Pretty gross.

A shower, and now I am as good as new, ready for the next adventure.

Back with more soon! Hopefully without bodily harm, but you know I’ll do whatever it takes for my dedicated readers.

dunno why Sunday, May 25th, 2008

damnit. I ran 2 miles tonight. But the iPod acted up at the end and froze and I had to reboot it.

Damn thing. Luckily it wasn’t anything exceptional. I did bump my distance up to 2 miles though. That’s a first. If I remember correctly, my pace was about 8:53. I’ll pull the data off of my Polar watch and it will have to do.

NIKE+ : Runs Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Got my fastest mile tonight 🙂 8:00!!! That rules. Now just gotta work on building that ol’ distance up and my endurance.

No good title found Friday, May 16th, 2008

Nothing really much to talk about. It’s late and I gotta get up early.
I will say that I have felt more productive lately. Mostly work stuff, but other stuff a bit as well. Trying to get more into the habit of doing it TODAY. Hard habit.

So I did the Daily15 workout from week before last where I had to do squats and pushups. I ended up doing something ridiculous like 225 squats. My legs hurt for a week. Seriously. And what did I do tonight? Well, AFTER running 1.5 miles (with .5 mile warmup and cool down), I did 220 squats (and 165 situps). Bring on the burn!!!

Here’s my run:

Movin along Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Just got back from a run. I won’t say “I’m back into running” quite yet… but I’m getting there.

Tonight was a bit frustrating. I was trying to calibrate the Nike Ipod+ sensor. I did the walking calibration (1.25 miles which is the max, for more accuracy), and that worked just fine. I was a little tired b/c I was walking at a quick pace that whole time (while listening to The Killers’ Hot Fuss). So I decided I would just do the 400m running calibration. One lap around the track, right? So I do one lap. I tell it I am done with the lap and it says something like “Error: Distance ran does not equal calibration distance”. Ummmmmm isn’t that MY job to tell the frickin sensor how long 400m is?!?!?! I figure it was a fluke. I was ready to stop for the night, but I want to get it calibrated. So I switch from the middle lane on the track to the outer lane. I run another lap. SAME DAMN ERROR! I was pissed. I began to doubt whether I was correct in thinking that one lap = 400m. So I just got home, I check online and the INNERmost lane is 400m. I’m pretty impressed that the sensor could tell the middle lane versus the inner lane. In fact, I’m not totally convinced, but I’ll give Nike the benefit of the doubt. I’m going to try to do the running calibration tomorrow.

So, total distance tonight 1.75 miles (1.25 walk, .5 run). Not bad. A good start to get back into it.

I’m working on a nifty idea that I’ll share within the next few weeks.

Oh… and we booked a vacation to Hawaii last night! Andrea is going on July 2nd for a girls trip to Honolulu, Oahu. I am flying to Maui (different island) on the 5th, and then she is flying to meet up with me on the 7th. We’ll have the whole week and fly back on the 13th. I am SUPER excited 🙂 Can’t wait. We booked everything last night. Except car. I will book that tomorrow through priceline. Gonna read through a book my friend Chris lent me. I’ll post on here the stuff that I wanna see/do. It is definitely going to be a chill vacation though. As much fun as we had in Ireland last year, we packed too much into that week and we were exhausted by the time we came home. Not this time. Anyway, I’ll post more soon.

Other things to post about:

  • Tuesday – shittiest day ever
  • Physical therapist appointment