archive for December, 2007

Out of Shape

I’m out of shape.  Jesse got me a bicycle for Christmas that we picked up today.  I finally got it all set up and took it out for a spin.  Wow.  After just a mile and a half, I was really starting to feel it.  My commute to work (the reason for the new bike) is about 3.5 miles (mostly down hill).  I imagine that I’m going to be pretty out of breath for the first week or so.  It’s been a while since I’ve been regularly running, so my cardiovascular is probably pretty weak.

Over the last couple days I put together a little weather gadget for my home page.  It queries a National Weather Service server for the forecast for my area and then prints out a brief summary of relevant information for my commute.  Hopefully it’ll help me stay comfortable and safe.