I guess its time for me to revive this blog. I must admit that I have not been active, but as I get older, one gets wiser. And it is good to share one’s wisdom. I am still moving but with time, it get’s more challenging. I’m still running, cycling and swimming. Those that follow me on Strava can attest to my diligence to consistency. Actually, I’m writing this post to procrastinate in running this afternoon. Anyway let me get out on this warm, rainy day and grab some fresh air!
Men’s NIKE® AIR PEGASUS+ 30 :: Run solid, soaking up comfort in the amazing cushioning and support that you’ve come to expect from this legendary running shoe that now offers an enhanced fit, the newly upgraded edition, the men’s Nike® Air Pegasus+ 30. Run protected in soft cushioning while getting…
Just bought a 2nd pair
Pros: Cushions Impact, Good Traction, Durable, Comfortable
Cons: Wears Out Quickly
Best Uses: Road Running
Describe Yourself: Gym Rat
Was this a gift?: No
Started to pick up the Pegasus 31’s but they don’t include the shoe pod. I tried other brands such as Asics, and Pumas, but they don’t give the cushioning that these 30’s give. I also love the traction they give on the road. Sometimes getting gravel stuck in your sole is a little annoying but I guess I’ve learned to stick with what works. It doesn’t hurt that they are at a much reasonable price at this time!
One sunny weekend in April I went on a ride in a pamphlet from the City of Spartanburg (via the Freewheelers). The route called “Moore to See” listed for only 34 miles. Checking my data provided by my Garmin Edge 500 on Strava, I ran 32.0mi which was very close.
I throughly enjoyed the route until I encountered loose dogs twice. However, the ride was fun and provided challenging hills along the way. If you desire to check it out, you can download the route to your GPS device on the same site that has the map.
That what I do now… I’ve ran many 5K’s, several 10K’s, and completed my first half-marathon last weekend. My goal in 2014 is to do a marathon in Oct, and in 2015 attempt a triathlon. I’m planning to take some swimming lessons in Feb and plan to take some spin classes at the gym. Let’s go…
…especially when you decide to play with lil’ snowmen.
Does it really matter how many times you riffle shuffle (as illustrated) your cards before you play a hand in any card game? Well…I caught a blurb out of Amir Aczel’s book, Chance where he stated that:
“six or seven riffle shuffles are sufficient to produce a well-shuffled deck. …fewer than five shuffles is notably insufficient”
Apparently mathematicians have determined that to actually randomize a deck of cards the above must occur. So, I guess that (when playing poker) might explain the high occurances of pairs and trips if a deck is not properly shuffled. This leads to my question… When in play, is it a true fair game if the cards are not shuffled at least six times?
Anyway not sure if this information is valuable, but it is good to know.
One of my favorite episodes of Sanford & Son…
I had a student last week tell me about the card game Kemps and Chinese Poker. I finally sat down and checked out both, but actually played Chinese Poker on Action Poker today. Pretty challenging having to set three hands. You are dealt thirteen cards to make 2-five card hands and one 3-card hand where straights and flushes does not count (you can make only – three of a kind, pair or high card with this hand). For more info, check out this site.