DairyKing's Journal, 19 July 2012

Up at 3:30. Peeked out the window; they did say there was a 40% chance of rain in the night. No puddles, no wet patio, no joy. Into my running clothes and out the door. The second I walked out the door, it started sprinkling, and I could see lightning off in the distance. I thought, "Thank you, Lord! This is going to be a cool run." About the time I hit the "Run" button on my Nike+ Sportsband, the rain quit. Crap - excuse my French! Jogged 3.0 miles - not even a tenth more. Felt like I was really cruising the first couple miles, struggled a little the 3rd. Turns out I wasn't making any time at all. I guess there was too much slowing down to shine my flashlight on my Sportsband to see how far I'd gone. It was pretty dark - obviously cloudy without any stars to light my path. I suppose I kept adjusting my speed to keep from falling in a pothole. When the road is wet, it's tough to judge the flatness of your path. Anyway, I was done at 3.0 miles - more than ready to head back to the homestead. Too hot; too humid. Just drained. But I did it! I got up and (as Sk1nny would put it) "got my arse out the door".

So, here I am, sitting at my desk - sleepy, and somewhat bored already. Put out a couple of fires (not literally) in the shop, and now I feel ready for retirement. It's starting to look awful good. Do the things at home that I keep falling behind in, ride my motorcycle whenever I feel like it, take a shower and a nap after my morning run. Wake up again, have coffee, read the paper, and send DW off to work. Well, maybe not that last one - that's not going to happen. Hmmm, my nature is to be rather impulsive once I get an idea in my head; I'm going to have to give this some serious consideration.

So, Good Morning all my FS Friends. Hope everyone has a wonderful day. C ya!

Do I look fat in these jeans?

Diet Calendar Entries for 19 July 2012:
2284 kcal Fat: 92.10g | Prot: 83.51g | Carb: 279.89g.   Breakfast: Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Instant Oatmeal - Plain, Honey, Non-Dairy Creamer, sunny delight. Lunch: white rice, barbecued pork, Diet Coke. Dinner: pork chops, sliced potatoes, olive oil, chocolate pie. Snacks/Other: crunchy oats & honey granola bar, Non Dairy Creamer, coffee, vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, cherry tomatoes. more...
3095 kcal Activities & Exercise: Running (jogging) - 5/mph - 45 minutes, Resting - 18 hours and 15 minutes, Sleeping - 5 hours. more...
on diet DairyKing's own diet  


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DK - you still amaze me at timss. I get up at 7:30a or 8:00a and try to exercise before I leave for work at...hmm 11:00am. (I work 11a-7p most days). I cannot jump out of bed and "hit it" like you do. I have to ease into it, talk myself into it, and say "move your butt, lady" several times to finally go downstairs and exercise! Good work, stay cool this weekend! It's gonna br another swelter! 
19 Jul 12 by member: HCB
Hang in there working DK. I know that retirement would be very enticing to me. Got a few years left dammit. Dark & rain does make it hard to see the path/ground, that must be why it looks good in the movies. 
19 Jul 12 by member: posterchild66
Oh yes,I forgot, "You look maahhhhvalous!" 
19 Jul 12 by member: HCB
It boggles my mind how you get up this early every day! If I work out in the morning, I usually crash around 2pm. I'm going to attempt my first 5:45 am crossfit class on Monday... any tips? lol! 
19 Jul 12 by member: peppymint
Well, Peppy, I wish I had a golden answer for that. Getting by with less sleep is an acquired habit - not necessarily recommended for everyone. Going to bed earlier is usually the best way to prepare yourself for early morning ventures - especially when you're younger and you need your beauty sleep more. I too have mid-afternoon sleepy spells, where I just have to get up and get busy. It usually passes in a short time. However, even with me, it catches up with me. I may go for a week or two on 5 hours of sleep, and then 'voila' I don't hear the alarm go off, and it's 6:00 AM! So, to sum it up, you can train yourself to get by on less sleep, but there is usually a tradeoff - you can pay me now or pay me later, but when you cheat sleep, it catches up with you. 
19 Jul 12 by member: DairyKing
You look strong & fit. You have arms like my husband's (See my profile picture.) My spouse is a mesomorph like you & I am - well what is a pear (shape)? Just curious - no reply required - especially if you feel the inquiry is too intrusive - is your spouse a pear (shape) a peach, or a berry? I love the quiet morning! Great part of the day! Spiritual! I am an early riser during the school year. I awake around 4:30 am without the alarm. During the summer months I am usually up around 6:30 am. So. Early Birds Unite!  
19 Jul 12 by member: wiener4
welcome to Erika's Half-Naked Bandwagon! 
19 Jul 12 by member: JessWhatINeeded
Haha! I had to look up what a mesomorph was; I think that's a compliment. Thought maybe it was one of those guys that had organs of both genders or something. LOL! And Jess, when I go to the beach, I can get away with a 'one-piece' na na na na na! :) 
19 Jul 12 by member: DairyKing
19 Jul 12 by member: Rpalmst
W4, after further investigation (since I've never studied these things)I would say my wife is a definite endomorph, and an apple, not a pear shape. 
19 Jul 12 by member: DairyKing
I'd say rock...man you are a solid individual..not exactly ideal runner's physique...but I would hate to meet you in a dark alley  
19 Jul 12 by member: Rpalmst
Thanks, Ryan; you're right, I'm never going to break any speed records running, but I enjoy it and it helps take and keep the weight off. Keeps me from sleeping in, in the morning, also. :) 
19 Jul 12 by member: DairyKing
You are too funny! But no, can't blame that on the jeans! 
19 Jul 12 by member: BuffyBear
I am an endomorph too -- not to be confused with a(n) hermaphrodyte (spelling). I think that's the term of which you were thinking. All of my high school boyfriends were mesamorphs like you - a halfback, a fullback, a center, and a middle line backer. I married the middle line backer. The students in my English classes in college were all ectomorphs - thin, lanky, and wirey- never seemed to eat until after they smoked. I never smokked. Promise. Please forgive the stereotyping. Just a distant observation about my long ago youth. Three cheers for mesamorphs, endomorphs, and ectomorphs.  
19 Jul 12 by member: wiener4
Wiener, you crack me up! I think I'll leave the mesamorph thing off my resume when I look for my next job. How did you become such an expert on body shapes? I did wonder about that "Total Body Makeover" thing on TV, where they supposedly customize a diet to fit your body shape. I googled it a couple years ago to see what the consensus was about the program. There were rave reviews, but almost everyone said the diets were very restrictive, time consuming, and you were a slave to them forever. I don't think I could live like that. 
19 Jul 12 by member: DairyKing
Actually, that information is something I retained from a junior high health education class. I had one of the coolest health teachers - Mrs. Kelly! Once she brought a box of saltine crackers to class, handed a cracker to each student, instructed us to hold the cracker on our tongues so that we could TASTE how the starch turns to sugar! She promised us that if we held the cracker on our tongues long enough - it would taste "sweet" instead of salty! Talk about a nutrition lesson! I often think of Mrs. Kelly during one of my carb cravings when I long to eat STARCH & I understand that starch is sugar!  
19 Jul 12 by member: wiener4
That is interesting. Funny how a teacher can make an impression that sticks with you. I substituted after I got out of the Navy. In fact, I substituted in this very schoolhouse that I bought. I found that teachers have a very different job today. I felt like a pharmacist, distributing the kid's ritalin at the prescribed time. I also found that the teachers in grade school don't have the kids for many hours out of the day: the reading teacher picks them up for this hour, and this specialist picks them up for this hour, then they get passed off to the phys ed instructor for this hour, then they go to the library. In my time, in grade school, "the" teacher had you for the whole day, and she could whack you if you smarted off or got unruly. I developed very good handwriting because I didn't like getting whacked with a ruler (and no, that didn't just happen in Catholic schools). I think it was better then. I don't think it's the teachers' fault the way things are, I think there were just too many freudian educational specialists wanting to make a name for themselves.  
19 Jul 12 by member: DairyKing
Amen Mr. Dairyking! My sister was whacked often by our teachers in primary school. Such a mean child - that sister of mine was! He-he-he! We all listened to hear the "swats."  
20 Jul 12 by member: wiener4
Hi DK,So you have been posing for the camera since my absence, just my luck, but your muscles look great, a testiment to your hard work, god knows what your leg muscles look like with all that running, i am sure that would be a sight for sore eyes. yummy. Love to the family. xx Sazy  
20 Jul 12 by member: sazy
What a coincidence! You were writing on my journal at the very same time I was writing on yours. Yep, you're right, my legs don't need much work, but the rest of me could sure use some. Ah well; we are all a work in progress. Have a great evening!  
20 Jul 12 by member: DairyKing


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