7 Things for 7 Days No. 3

So my publishing has been a bit irregular with the challenge of taking care of two feral children and attempting to work from home taking precedence. Here are a few things that made the last week special. NOT QUITE MURDER HORNETS A few months ago in the midst of corona we all got a momentaryContinue reading “7 Things for 7 Days No. 3”

Carrots, Apples and Pears, Oh My! Weight Watchers, Part 1

Grapefruit, kale, strawberries, lemons, limes, chia seeds, protein bars, tofu, almond milk, coffee with skim, sugar free jello. Mmm, that’s pretty much my diet these days. You might notice the distinct lack of anything fun or indulgent or even that satisfying. Welcome to Weight Watchers. On the last Saturday of August I made a commitment toContinue reading “Carrots, Apples and Pears, Oh My! Weight Watchers, Part 1”

Lessons Learned Running a 100 Mile Relay Race

Seven years ago I took part in GE Training at their Crotonville, NY campus. Much of our time was dedicated to navigating corporate politics and developing large-scale, effective teams. According to the curriculum, building a functioning group could take months or even years. There are four levels in a team’s life cycle according to Bruce Tuckman’s model of groupContinue reading “Lessons Learned Running a 100 Mile Relay Race”

All Hail the 97 Pound Weakling

I am the 97 pound weakling, perhaps not the original, but I have always been super scrawny. Like the kid in the Charles Atlas ads that peppered the back pages of comic books for decades, I am a skinny. Even when my weight topped 240, I was a slight man under a concealing layer of flab. PeelContinue reading “All Hail the 97 Pound Weakling”

Ten Days with Fitbit Charge HR

Two weeks ago I chronicled the sad, but long expected demise of my Nike FuelBand (Fuelband #4 to be exact). It was a poorly made wearable with limited capabilities. Over time I learned to accept my Fuel Points and use the data as a barometer for my general state of fitness. If I made my goal, IContinue reading “Ten Days with Fitbit Charge HR”

Goodbye FuelBand, Hello Fitbit

Last Friday I received an email with the subject line, “Legal Notice – Nike+ FuelBand Settlement.” It further went on to say that Nike and Apple “engaged in violations of consumer protection laws and warranty obligations in connection with the Nike+ FuelBand. Nike and Apple deny Plaintiff’s allegations and deny that they did anything wrong.Continue reading “Goodbye FuelBand, Hello Fitbit”

A Few Thoughts On Spotify Running

Let’s talk about Spotify Running. About a month ago Spotify announced a new musical experience specifically designed for runners (all part of a larger fitness initiative). They created non-stop soundtracks that use your smartphone’s accelerometer to determine your tempo and provide the perfect beat to match your stride. The desired effect is a motivated runnerContinue reading “A Few Thoughts On Spotify Running”