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Been busy… but here’s what’s happenin’ in March

March 25, 2008

So I’ve been chuggin’ along with my little business and working hard on my data model.  What’s that?  Data model?  Yeah, yeah, so I’m a dork.  But it’s good stuff when you delve into it.  A bit scary when you don’t know if what you’re doing is the best way, especially given that there are tons of professionals out there who can whip this kind of work out in a couple of hours.  But so what?  I’m working on it, learning it, and fastly becoming a software designer in my own right!

Anyway, just thought I’d catch you up with work and life.  I’m still doing all my fitness stuff, 100 pushups a day, 50 crunches, 50 lunges.  It’s paying off.  All of these exercises are getting easier… so I’m having to increase the resistance and/or slow down the reps.  I don’t necessarily see the need to increase my reps at this point.

And I was a bit bummed that only one person responded to my pushup challenge.  You know what?  I guess I’m pretty psyched by that actually.  So big ups to you, Allice!  Meanwhile, another week passed by and I managed to do fifty this time!  From fourty-four to fifty.  Nice progress.  I’m sure it’ll slow down here soon.

Finally, I added one more thing to my list of daily chores.  Piano!  Gosh I miss my piano.   My whole first month back in Atlanta I didn’t even touch the thing.  But I’ve been playing regularly, and hopefully am practicing smarter than ever before.  My goal is to play Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini” within a year, the solo part, that is…  It’s 90 pages long, so I have my work cut out for me.  I basically get four days of practice for each page.

One last thing, I’m goin’ back to Cali tomorrow.  Right on!

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Push-ups… How many can you do?

March 13, 2008

I do 100 push-ups per day. But after reading this article, I had to try as many as I could at one time, and of course, they only count if they are in good form. I managed forty-four! Time to practice this more! How many can you do?  Don’t guess.  Do it!

See why push-ups are so great according to the New York Times.

And here’s a chart from the Washington Post that you can use to gauge yourself if you start to practice them regularly. I ranked as Excellent. Where do you rank?