Nice run yesterday, not too cold. Mid 20’s, some wind gusts. I’m just happy I stayed on my feet. ❄️

Much needed upgrade to my old gaming computer. Installing Windows 10 from USB is really fast. Always make me appreciate not having to swap 12 different 3.5” floppy disks.

I signed up for my second marathon: the Bay Shore Marathon in Traverse City. May 27th. Training program starts today πŸƒπŸ» Will use 80/20 again, worked well for my first.

Looking for a good traction solution for winter running - mostly snow and ice covered dirt/paved roads. Any suggestions?

Finished my first full marathon this morning in Charlevoix. Time was 4:19, goal was just to finish so I’m good with that! πŸƒπŸ» Great temps, beautiful route.

Went to see Top Gun: Maverick yesterday. Not for me. One line from the movie sums it up: “Don’t think, just do.” Emblematic of our times maybe but doesn’t work for me in a military movie.

Goodbye Google Talk - oh, how you could have been so much more…

I really appreciate iState Menus - great application.

2019: cholesterol 208 (200 is high), LDL 126 (130 is high). Typical American diet πŸ₯©πŸ₯›πŸͺ🍳(w/ lots of saladsπŸ₯—, oatmeal πŸ₯£), normal BMI, run 3-6 miles/day.

2022: cholesterol 183 (12% drop), LDL 93.4 (26% drop). One change: dropped meat, eggs, dairy; ate plant-based 🌱 + fish 🐟.

E-mail autoresponders. 😀

Today I won a standard game of Civ 6 on deity difficulty. Only took me 5 ½ years!

A day to get work done. Time for some slow flow Echoes. 🎢

Discord is a Facebook killer.

Finished my first half marathon under my goal of 2 hours. Sleeping Bear Marathon was a very hilly course. Had a great time. Few weeks off then I start preping for a full in June. πŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Using a PC at work and need to send a text… I suddenly wish I were home on my Mac.

Truestream internet is installed and working great! 1 GB speeds up and down. Amazing!

On Tuesday I will get a 1 GB fiber connection to my home in the country thanks to our local electric cooperative, Truestream. A multi-year project to get fiber to everyone in their rural N. Michigan service area. Many customers had no high-speed option. Thank you Truestream!!

Had the β€œexam dream” last night - where you forgot you signed up for a course, never went to class or studied, and you have a final exam. Had a musical twist: I forgot I had joined a school musical, I didn’t practice, memorize any lines or choreography, and it was opening night.

Discovered Max and Emiliy’s in Mount Pleasant, MI. Great deli.

Taking the kids camping πŸ• next weekend. Got some new sleeping bags from Wiggys, American made in CO. Great quality and look warm, should be fun!

Monday is made worse by getting to work and logging into a machine running Windows.

Just received my Pfizer shot πŸ’‰ Yes!! Great operation set up in my community, very efficient setup, thank you to all the friendly volunteers!

Great to start the week by catching up on the latest Echoes playlist. So much great music. 🎢🎧

Started the Zoe Program today. Involves microbiome, blood, and blood sugar testing over 14 days to see how various foods impact my health. Fun to take part. Hope it will be informative.