Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Super Wednesday?

Wendy kind of gave me some good-natured flack today for not updating more often, so I figured I'd definitely update today. Maybe tomorrow, too, we shall see. I was on vacation in Utah for most of last week, and I've got photos to upload, so maybe if I get that done, I'll post something here... Anyway, for now, here's a bunch of random stuff...

Today's workout was:
1 hour, 5 minutes on the elliptical, Cross Training Program 2, resistance set at 13 (out of 20).
Average heart rate during exercise: 162 beats per minute
Max heart rate during exercise: 170 beats per minute
According to various methods of calculation, my calculated max heart rate is somewhere between 185 and 192 beats per minute, so my average in today's workout was 84% - 88% of my max. Not too shabby, I'd say.

Last 10 songs that came up on my iPod (while listening on random shuffle to my "Music Only NO CLASSICAL" smart playlist):
1. Don Davis - Main Title (from The Matrix Reloaded soundtrack)
2. Switchfoot - Meant to Live
3. Rod Stewart - Forever Young
4. Sonic Youth - Superstar
5. Hoobastank - From the Heart
6. Bowling for Soup - 1985
7. Young MC - Principal's Office
8. The Beach Boys - In My Room
9. Pat Green - Three Days
10. Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #2

I'm going through a rather long process of trying to remove songs from my iPod that I don't particularly care for. I have a 60 GB 5th generation (video) iPod with 27.35 GB of audio (12.03 GB is audiobooks), 5 MB of photos, 19.28 GB of video, and 273.7 MB of "other" (which includes the highly addictive game Peggle). Basically, what I do is put it on random shuffle while I'm at work, and note what songs need to be removed (and then remove them at home). It's a slow process, but it works.

Finally, on some sad news, I just read that Sheldon Brown passed away on Sunday. I first was introduced to his wonderful website while still an undergraduate at University of Maryland, trying to build my own single-speed bike (to this day, I still long to build up a fixed-gear bike, but I have neither the time nor the ability to ride right now...). Over the years, I've gone back to his site time and time again to get tips and tricks for various bike-related things, specifically related to bicycle repair.

I guess that's enough random rambling for now. Now I'm off to listen to the CAG Foreplay podcast, where this week I'm donating the prize, a copy of Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations.

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