Monday, February 13, 2012

The Weak in Review

Well boys and girls, it has not been an easy week to train in SWFL.  We had a cold front go thru, well cold for SWFL.  Sunday morning it was windy with gust to 30 mph and cold 38*.  So my long run on Sunday turned into a run on the dreadmill.  Have I told you I hate the dreadmill.  As I'm a heavy sweater, I get the darn thing covered in sweat.  But I did what I had to do, so it was dreadmill....

I had several comments about my stats, so here are last weeks stats:

How did you do this past weak?

Feb 6 -12

 3 miles – easy
50 p-ups

6 miles
75 p-ups

11 mile easy

50 p-ups

6 miles –fartlek
75 p-ups
2,500 yds

5 miles - easy
50 p-ups

25 miles


6 miles

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Garden Flowers

Here are a couple of pics of my garden flowers. First the Hybiscus
from the front flower bed.

Friday, February 10, 2012

J's Friday Flower


The Health Risk of Being Left Handed

I came across this article from the Journal regarding The Health Risks of Being Left Handed.   So here are the highlights:

  1. Left-handed people are more prone to neurological disorders, such as schizophrenia and ADHD.
  2. Left-handed people earn about 10% less than right-handed people.
  3. Left-handed people are more apt to have greater divergent aptitude (ie, creativity.).
  4. Left-handed people don’t necessarily die younger than those who are right-handed.
The only problem I have with this article, I'm a natural left hander.  It is easiest for me to learn a new skill left handed.  I naturally do things left handed BUT...and here is the big parents who adopted me from the Indian Reservation made me change to right handed!

Yup, I play baseball right handed...bat and throw right handed.  I play basketball let handed.  Football? I throw left handed.  Snowballs...I can throw with either hand! Frisbee, left handed.

It would drive my father crazy when cutting lumber with a hand saw. I could change hands when I got tired.   
So here is the deal...  since I'm have no neurological disorders other than a brain tumor and headaches, I'm not schizo and don't have ADHD.  I only earn 5% more than right handed people. And IF my one and only kidney doesn't crap out, the big C doesn't return and the brain tumor behaves, I'll out live you all.  So the only problem I have?  I'm just confused with what hand to use when!

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Birthday Boat Ride

Wave Dancer - 40ft MJM - here I was able to parallel park.

The Birthday Boy
 This past weekend was Dick's 82 birthday.  So Saturday we took him to Nervous Nellies for lunch via the intercoastal water way.  I always have trouble remembering which side the red buoy is on in the intercoastal.

Back at the dock we had birthday cake...chocolate of course!