Okay! Here’s the goal: 20 in 30

I’ve been going about my goals all wrong. Here I am thinking that what I want is a just to lose the gut and drop some pounds. However, it has me almost tied to the scale and makes me wonder if it’s ever going to work. If anything, I have discovered something just as measurable and one of the more fun goals I want to attain which I am sure will give me a more capable body to meet it. Instead of eying a scale and measuring tape, I should be eying the odometer of my bike.

Yes! The odometer.

Right now, I have managed to build myself up to being able to pedal about 13Km in roughly 30 minutes (16Km on a great day). That’s a cycling speed of about 26Km/h on a good day. That’s not bad, but I know that I can do better. Much better. Thus, my goal is to be able to reach a cycling speed of 40Km/h to be able to do a distance of 20Km in 30 minutes. As crazy as it sounds, I believe that I can achieve this, even with my leg as it is. I am prepared to do whatever it takes to get this speed on my bike. This obviously means that I am going to have to watch everything I eat, which I have been doing for the last 2 months… and I have lost over 10lbs, and lots of training on the bike. I have make progress from 9Km in 30 minutes to 13Km on average. That’s not bad in the past 4 months. It’s now time to take it to the next level. This will be a lot more fun… and a fit body will then be a happy side benefit from this.

I know that this is doable and I am going to reach it, or die trying! I can feel it in my innards!

ARRRGGHH!! This is what I get for not checking CD’s when I buy them!!

The Saturday before I went to England, I went out and bought Rush’s Snakes and Arrow’s Live CD as well as the DVD set. Of course, I went straight to the DVD’s first because I love watching them live and was able to watch it while I was getting things ready for the trip. However, I never got the chance to put the CD’s on my iPod until this past weekend.

Sure enough, I have a bad CD!!!

Talk about a huge letdown. Even worse is that it is out of HMV’s defect period. Sometimes I feel that this is the price I pay for trying to be honest. Some shmoe at HMV is probably going to say, “I’m sorry… I’d love to help you but I can’t!” Which means that I would have to go and purchase another set, just because I’d rather do things honestly, while their fat cats in the back room are probably snickering at how they got another one. And to think it’s not even Tuesday, which is the day I’d expect this type of crap to happen!

It definitely serves me right: always check all of your CD’s and DVD’s right when you get home. Don’t wait, lest you suffer this fate and wind up having to take it up the matzah-stuffed kishka like a man!