Archive for the ‘Fitness’ Category

Dougieeeeeeeeee!

Posted: 23rd July 2017 by Cheap in Cuisine, Fiction, Firearms, Fitness, Philosophy

The Arnold City Library has removed all of their signs prohibiting firearms.  The signs in the parking lot, which had no legal standing, have been replaced with visually similar signs declaring it a tobacco and smoke free campus (after all, there must be signs prohibiting something).  Given the conservative, gun-friendly electorate of the city, it […]

May Updates

Posted: 5th June 2017 by Cheap in Fitness, Hiking, Technology, Travel
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I succumbed to temptation and bought a smart watch.  It is the Samsung Gear S3 frontier, which is really the first one that caught my eye.  It’s gorgeous, full-featured, has good battery life, and integrates well with my phone.  After discovering it, I researched many others, but ultimately I came back to this one.  I […]

Flannel bed sheets are pretty awesome in the winter, but now there are little fuzz balls everywhere. I finally got my car put back together after having replaced the broken engine valve.  I still had to have the catalytic converter replaced, which was damaged by all the unburned fuel that was dumped into it.  However, […]

The other weekend, I had time and inclination to find a new trail to walk.  I drove down to Valley View Glades Natural Area and hiked the 2.6 mile loop.  I had stopped in there once before, just to check the place out as a possible hunting location, but I hadn’t gone far.  It’s a […]

Lower Meramec Park

Posted: 3rd April 2011 by Cheap in Cycling
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Yesterday, I tried out the bike trail at Lower Meramec Park, a Saint Louis County park.  It is a two-mile stretch of flat, paved trail with parking at each end, accessed from Meramec Bottom Road.  It is not far from my house.  Even though it was a gorgeous day in early Spring, the trail wasn’t […]

Fat Attitude

Posted: 22nd March 2011 by Cheap in Fitness, Philosophy
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It was about three years ago that I first started to do something about my weight.  I weighed 155 pounds.  For my height, according to the CDC, that is right on the border between normal and overweight.  I essentially responded by eating smaller portions.  I don’t finish all the food on my plate when I […]