Saturday, January 23, 2010

My Saturday morning omnibus thoughts

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Yesterday as I was thinking about what my next blogflection topic would be after my five-part “pardon my rust” series, it dawned on me that I’m not limited to a single thought or topic as has been the case with all that I’ve written in the past. What’s to keep me from saying a little bit of this and a little bit of that and display my dormant gadfly character that I keep under lock and key? That’s what I’ll do today.

Intermittent fasting (IF) – I’ve written quite a bit about this lifestyle and my experience with IF for most of last year but have been quieter about it recently. I jumped back on the IF saddle on Monday and practiced it each day of the week – Monday through Friday. Until further notice, I’ll be a Monday through Friday IF practitioner with a five-hour eating window – give or take – from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Retired runner status – In fitness discussion circles, I describe myself as a retired runner and that is generally true but lately I’ve been jumping on the treadmill for a once a week one-mile time trial. I did it again on Thursday and clocked a semi-decent 7:11 mile. Until further notice, I’ll continue this weekly date with the treadmill and use the one-mile time trial to see where I am at in the cardio department.

Work, work, and work – My busy work season has begun and I am mentally slow in responding to the challenge. I have no doubt that, once backed against the wall with nowhere to go that I’ll respond with a productive work flurry like past years. Why am I fighting it is a thought that floats through my mind. I do look forward to seeing those clients who I only normally see once a year and, like last, year, I’m sure my meeting with them will inspire several client-related blogflections.

And I can’t get up – An internet news article I read on Thursday reminded me of a television commercial from years ago in which an elderly woman uses a medical alert pendant after having fallen in the bathroom. After falling, she speaks the phrase “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” after which a dispatcher for the medical alert service company informs her that he is sending help.

The news article headline read that sitting too much could be deadly. Experts warned that sitting for prolonged periods – even if you also exercise regularly – could be bad for your health. And it doesn’t matter where the sitting takes place – at the office, at school, in the car or before a computer or television – just the overall number of hours in occurs. While research is preliminary, several studies suggest people who spend most of their days sitting are more likely to be fat, have a heart attack or even die.

“GASP!” utters this middle-age man fitness dude who sits for a living in his real world, wondering if one day he might yell "and I can't get up".

There you have it and that’s all folks – my Saturday morning omnibus thoughts.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

2 comments:

Justin_PS said...

You know, you basically wrote 3/4 of a good-lengh blogflection... on my comments page!

Not that I don't appreciate the intelligent discussion, of course. I think that it's a timely topic that Senior Eduardo de Perini should share again with his readers.

Hope you have a good weekend!

pierini said...

Thanks Justin. Like you, I've written much about my personal thoughts on this subject and believe I've included some of those thoughts before. Maybe it's time to say them again.

I'll put the topic on my short list.

Have a great day!