Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Getting chauffeured

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Monday, February 27, 2017

A beautiful day in the mountains

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Setting high

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

The amazing Catherine came from Norway for our SQL Saturday

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The venue for #sqlsatdenverbi today

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Friday, February 24, 2017

More snow than expected

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Snow starting

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Interviewed Live

Kyle got interviewed yesterday, as part of his fellowship at Healthier Colorado. Very cool!

Python and Delaney

Delaney’s taking a programming class this semester, as a way of getting ready for college next year. He’s enjoying it and excited. While we were in NE, he sent me one of his programs, which worked well. It was cool to see.

Today we chatted a bit, and he’s enjoying his time with Python and solving problems. Neat to see him engaged and having fun.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Through the block

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Shooting the ball out

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Saving one in the net

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Win 1 in single elimination today.

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Serving day 3

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Setting the three

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Serving, say 2, in the world's smallest volleyball court

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Up for the block

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Saving a bad set

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Kj starting here in about an hour. Court 49

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Warning up for Omaha

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Three Days Off

After an early flight to Germany and a late checkin, with work to do, I didn’t run Tuesday. Then Wednesday I was beat, hitting snooze and decided since this was the only day I would sleep in on a 10 day trip, I took it. Then all day traveling yesterday, getting home and tired, I missed three days of exercise.

Ugh. Not what I like.

At least I ran this morning before we drive to Omaha.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Never had this #firstworldproblem

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Heathrow at 6am

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Speaker gift. I'll probably keep one of these

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I have a real key for my hotel. That hasn't happened in a long time

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A familiar view. LHR as I get ready for the flight to Frankfurt

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Monday, February 13, 2017

5k at Olympic park in London

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

More snow in London than Colorado

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The early start to London

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Adjusting the day off right

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The 10 Day Green Smoothie Cleanse

Disclosure: It hasn’t been 10 days, but I wanted to write something at this point, after 7 days. I know some of you are trying to be more healthy, so I’m posting some thoughts.

Let me cut to the chase, and then some thoughts. First, this is a week for me with no coffee, no alcohol, no soda, and almost no food. I’m amazed I got here. I’ve lost 12+ pounds from when I started.

I’ve been doing the Green Smoothie Cleanse with my wife. For the last seven days, I’ve been subsisting on

  1. green smoothies (I get 64oz/day)
  2. decaf tea (green and detox)
  3. carrots
  4. grapes
  5. nuts
  6. hard boiled eggs
  7. peanut butter (and cashew butter, which is really good)
  8. water

That's it. I drink about 4 of these a day:

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And these smoothies, usually in 3-4 chunks.

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Lovely, huh?

I’m hungry often, but mostly I’m unsatisfied. It’s a mixed bag for me. I’ve lost weight. I think I’m slimmer and healthier, but I also think about food. A lot. All the time.

I also think about how I think about food. I realize it’s comfort for me, and probably need to take less comfort and be more careful.

It’s been an interesting week. Three days to go and then I’ll be back on a semi normal diet. There is a transition with one smoothie and then better eating. I’ll try that a bit, but I spend 10 days traveling for work, which will be tough. At least I’m more aware of what I eat and what I can tolerate with regards to hunger.

Tia and I have both gained some weight in the last year. For me, when I stopped running at the beginning of the year (well, not stopped but slowed), my body changed and I didn’t have the urgency to exercise every day. I’ve started to get back to that, but it has lacked some intensity. I’ve been almost as heavy as I’ve ever been.

When Tia asked me to try this last week, I wasn’t sure, but I’d been feeling heavy, so I agreed. I wasn’t sure if I’d make 10 days, and I’m still not. I can, but I miss eating and coffee. I’m tempted to stop, but going to try and make it.

The hard day was Saturday, going up to Boulder with Delaney. We ate in the dining hall. He had a salad and stuffed shells. I had grades, nuts, carrots, and peanut butter. That was tough.

I am trying not to cheat, and fortunately we had some stuff cooked before this started, so I haven’t had to cook much for Kendall and Delaney, but I need to cook some the next few days, so we’ll see how it goes.