Monthly Archives: January 2011

Too mind-numbing for me

I went to the gym after work today, and the mind-numbing crap being played through the loudspeakers was too bad to suppress with actual music through my headphones, so, on an impulse that had been pending for a while, I went to reception and cancelled my subscription from the end of the month. (I now […]

A step forward (or 2501-ish steps) and maybe one back

On Sunday, I started one of the tasks that I’d been putting off (or waiting for someone to find time to help me with): I attached the castor wheels I’d bought for the purpose, to the refurbished commercial-grade cross-trainer that had had to be delivered to my garage as it was too wide for my […]

Less is more (or at least, lower is better)

After my clear angiogram, the cardiologist put me on a statin, to help it to stay that way. I’ve now had the three-month followup to check whether the dose is suitable, and I was pleased to find that my total cholesterol level is down to 4.0 (it had crept up to 6.0 by the time […]

The satisfaction of construction

I spent this afternoon doing metalwork, making the casing for a new lighting system for my recumbent trike. It’ll fit on the rear carrier, with the battery in the base of the system (roughly behind my shoulders) and two uprights of box-section aluminium rising up to a crosspiece higher than my head (so it’ll be […]

Plans for the year

Although New Year’s resolutions are apparently mostly useless, I do have some targets for the next year or so. The article linked above mentions: people who kept their resolutions tended to have broken their goal into smaller steps and rewarded themselves when they achieved one of these. They also told their friends about their goals, […]