Thursday, June 26, 2008

Goodbye Obesity!

This morning, I weighed myself, and was very happy to see that I am no longer obese. At least that is according to the BMI scale. Personally, I think the BMI scale is a bunch of baloney. It is too simple and doesn't take other factors into consideration. Having said that, it still felt good to see that BMI number finally under 30.

The triathlon training is going quite well. I am seeing excellent progress with all three categories. I read an article a while ago that said that you can burn more calories and get a better workout doing sprint drills than by doing a long run. So yesterday I tried that. I ran for a mile to get warmed up, then did sprint drills where I would sprint about 150 meters, then walk 50, sprint 150, walk 50, and so forth. I did that for about 10 minutes. After that, I ran another mile, then jogged home. It felt good and my legs are very sore today. I'm definitely going to keep doing sprint drills.

At work, last weekend we had a huge computer upgrade project going on, and I spent a total of 50 hours at work from Friday to Monday. Because of that, I was not able to get in very many workouts. So it feels very good to return to the training schedule.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Firefox 3

I have been using Firefox for many years now, and I love it. Anyway, a few weeks ago, I saw that they were planning on attempting to set a world record for the most downloads in one 24-hour period. The had over 1.5 million people pledge to download it on it's release day. That day is today. However, the only problem is I have been trying since 11:00 AM MDT (that is when the 24-hour period started) and I have been completely unable to get to the Firefox 3 download page. It is either unavailable or still showing the Firefox 2 download. I'll get it eventually, but I would like to get it sooner rather than later. Oh well, I'll keep trying.

For those who ask "What is so neat about Firefox?" Here's your answer. My favorite thing about Firefox is the add-ons. It is very customizable and you can make it do exactly what you want.

For those who want to try it out, go for it (once the servers come back up), you won't be sorry.