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Not quite there yet


Not where I wanted to get to; not at all. And it even got worse.

Stats 2009 as of today: Completed runs: 0
Completed other workouts: 0
Engaged in other sweaty activities whatsoever: 0
Overall accomplishment: 0

At least some of those stats I should be able to do something about, shouldn’t I?

At the end of 2008 I really needed to find a new place to live(leaving me little time besides work), plus there was snow everywhere, so I believed myself to be excused from doing something useful with my body. 2009 began as a disaster – after not partying at all and reading in my bed when everyone else was having a blast, I awoke on 01.01.2009 completely out-of-order – neither could I speak, nor could I do anything but moan where this lapse might have come from. In the weeks to come, I still suffered the consequences of I-Don’t-Know-What.. while today, I finally reached the most stupid of all potential alibis: I’m working late each day.
Since long I began to feel the consequences. Living the natural life of a nerd(while true do { for (int i=0; i<10; i++) { Keyboard.type(Key.press(Seed.random())); } Mouse.move(0,5); Mouse.click(); Mouse.move(0,-5); Voice.moan(Sound.type("grumpy")); Voice.swear("xxx Windows xxx!!"); Position.lean_back(); Position.fold_hands_behind_head(); sleep 3; Hands.tap(); sleep 10; }), I already lost 8lbs and my back started to hurt last week.

I really have to improve on my daily routine. To say the truth, it really has been great before I moved; but it seems I have to invest into taking care of myself more properly. “What good is everything else if my health keeps degrading?” is what I should have in mind more often.


Besides all of that: How is it that I saved petrol while jogging? Well, I won’t argue. Actually this might really come in handy some time – can I cash it out or do I receive a bonus card for the gas station?

Anecdote: Why wouldn’t nikeplus.com load in Windows/Firefox? If I’m staying late at the bureau, I should at least be able to do something useful in the meantime..

Update: Wrote it, went to the station and realized that sprinting half a mile to catch the tram certainly felt different a couple of months ago. If I remember it correctly, I even was registered in the half-marathon of Stuttgart last year – and if upcoming events and circumstances wouldn’t have kept me awake the night before, I probably would’ve run it in well under 1:50h, I think. But who knows – these days my body feels more like wreckage than a highly tuned apparatus and thinking of the “old” days certainly doesn’t help..

Anecdote: Tonight, there was a storm of up to 100mph which (due to the achievements of modern technology; i.e. houses) I wasn’t aware of until this morning when I drove to work whilst seeing just too many things blown away – barriers, garbage cans, whole trees and.. motorcycles. This is why I really had a bad feeling all day; about coming home and finding mine lying helplessly on the streets, but lucky me – I must be doing something right that everything else fell, but not my bike(:

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On student life

tonight, around 00:05AM, I came to realize that there might be a resource conflict coming up – I was still sitting in the bureau; not quite finished yet, but catching the last train on the other hand had a pretty exciting touch to it as well. So I left early.
Coming home, I powered down my iPod at the entrance and was instantly greeted by that kind of Deathmetal that let’s you fear the wrath of all norsk gods at once. Walking into the house was like entering a near perfect chaos – the sonic disturbance somehow disarranged just about everything in the kitchen and living room. Where there once has been a table waiting in availability for someone to see fit and share a plate for a decent meal, there were only beer cans, vodka bottles and the remainder of several cigarette boxes.
Since my evening was spoiled concerning matters of any reasonable socialisation due to the advanced time of day and my recent lack of listening to my ears bleeding their way to Tinnitus, I joined in for a cheese sandwich, a beer and a couple of songs all sounding like “Death in Fire” before going back to my nerdy compelling life and some episodes of “The Big Bang Theory” before falling asleep dropping dead for at least 4 hours prior to going back to work.

Annotation: Recently I kinda struggled with the problem on how to nourish myself effectively while not getting broke at the same time. The day before yesterday for example, I spent 40CHF on lunch and dinner alone. Yesterday on the other hand, I probably solved the matter completely in buying a trail mix which got me from lunch at 12PM until 00:00AM without any hassle at all – I even felt more awake and open to productive thinking. And for final reasoning, a trail mix even conforms to Fruitarian lifestyle which is a definite plus(not implying that I can live up to this standard in any mentionable way). Further testing is definitely needed.

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