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"Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end."
- Q, Star Trek: TNG

Geek Fitness

OOF 8/7: 7 hours at Dorney Park

by Ken Newquist / August 8, 2008

I didn't get any formal exercise in today, but I did spend seven hours walking, running and swimming around Dorney Park and Wild Water Kingdom with my daughter Jordan. The consensus on Twitter seems to be that spending a day running around an amusement park with a five year old counts as exercise, so I'm claiming it for OOF.

OOF 8/4: 30 minutes @ Gym/Elliptical

by Ken Newquist / August 4, 2008

I had a SCIFI.com review to write over lunch, so no pool for me today. Instead I went to the gym for 30 minutes on the elliptical machine.

In my ears: Geek Acres #146, featuring Wall-E for PS2, Batman on the History Channel, and more. I also started listening to the two hour mega-episode of the Star Wars podcast Order 66 # 26 - Worst Show Ever featuring Rodney Thompson of Wizards of the Coast.

OOF 7/29: 30 minutes @ Pool

by Ken Newquist / July 29, 2008

There's a fitness tradition that's evolved on Twitter (at least among my friends) called
"On Our Feet", in which we post a single tweet declaring "OOF" and then whatever exercise we did. It's largely motivational in nature -- if I see Doug or Zack from the GutcheckCast posting about working out, then that tends to inspire me to make sure I get my 30 minutes in as well. It's also a chance for an instant reward as folks shout encouragement from the virtual stands.

213 lbs.: Back to Gutchecking

by Ken Newquist / July 29, 2008

After long months of intermittent exercise brought on by family craziness, business trips, bouts of novel writing and a dozen other excuses, I'm finally getting back to a consistent exercise regime. I had been getting to the gym and pool intermittently over the spring and summer, but for the most part, I've been slacking.

And it shows.

Nuclear Midnight is now 5 p.m.

by Ken Newquist / January 31, 2008

I’d settled into a good routine. Get off work at 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., go to the gym, and then get home by 6:00 to 6:30 in time for dinner with the family. Take care of the kids – giving them baths and cleaning up the house – and help herd them into bed by 8:30. Then my wife and I would have the evening to ourselves. That was the theory, and it was also the practice for a good long while.

And then Luke became a toddler.

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