Still sick (wth?)

So since I’ve been keeping track of my illness, I’m impressed by two things:  1.  I’ve been able to run a few times, though some very tricky asthma problems.  2.  I have been sick for over two weeks.  This, however, I think is typical for me.  My asthma goes through some crazy cycles and appears to be seasonal.  It will go away, eventually.  It always does, every year.

So the difference is:  I haven’t gone to the doctor for it, this time, and I’ve been running, even when it feels difficult to do so.

But I have an appointment scheduled with the much hailed Dr. Toronto for early next month.

Framing the office

Last night, Mark, Nancy, and ND came over.  Mark and I (but really, Mark) framed part of the downstairs office.  We worked mainly on the west and north walls.  Mark taught me how to use a Skillsaw and I cut some 42.5″ and 57″ section two by fours.

We now need to pull a panel of sheetrock off of the south wall, so that we can bury a fiber cable that runs to my Wordwide Packets box, from the garage (you know, come to think of it, Mark hasn’t moved that cable yet, or I’d be in a non-blogging state, since I host this website out of that room.

Punishing Reagan

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The last can

image1829449690.jpgWell, the deal is on.  Tonight, I had my last Dr. Pepper (end date of this fast is TBD) and am now off of carbonation.  The purpose of this is to help me become a better runner (at least that’s MY purpose).

So I’m off the sauce.

Wish me (and Patrick, the other quitter) luck.  The last time I did this, I went for about a month and a half without it.  I’m not sure how long I’ll go, but I’m sure I’ll keep this blog informed.

Let the headaches begin…

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Garmin releases the Mac Ant Agent

This agent took a long time for Garmin to release.
This agent took a long time for Garmin to release.

In mid-April, 2008, the Garmin 405 was unveiled to the world.  I bought mine, soon thereafter, only to find that it was not supported for Macs.

The Garmin website promised functionality for Macs “soon”, but it wasn’t until 5 days ago that it was finally released.

In the meantime, we Mac users have had to launch Windows every time we want to upload our workouts.  After nearly a year of launching VMWare, uploading my runs, then shutting down VMWare, I’m very happy for this change.

However, I will certainly think twice before buying another Garmin, if their Windows-centric development doesn’t include plans to release a Mac agent in a timely manner.

However, in the meantime, I’m happy to be able to upload runs through my new Mac Ant Agent.

Great launcher for iPhone

Quickgold is what I’ve been using for a year or so.  Very handy.  Unfortunately, it adds about 15 seconds lag time from when you restart your iPhone, to the point when you can actually put in your 4 digit pin to enter the iPhone.