Monthly Archives: October 2013
You may remember my post from yesterday with a mystery skin ailment. Well, after spending 3 hours waiting at a walk-in clinic, I have my answer.
Shingles. Caused by the same virus as Chicken Pox. Still a mystery where and how I picked it up. I suspect the virus been dormant since I caught and recovered from Chicken Pox when I was young, but the blood test must have triggered its release.
Now, I have a week’s worth of medication where I have to take it every 4 hours.
- If You’ve Had ChickenPox, You are At Risk For Shingles (wtvr.com)
- When Should You Get A Shingles Vaccination? (baptisthealthforyou.com)
- Did You Know!!! (atwinssidentity.wordpress.com)
- Information About The Shingles Vaccine (healthbloghq.wordpress.com)
- Shingles – Not Much Fun (crain207.wordpress.com)
Half Marathon Training – Day 11
Today’s run: EASY RUN WITH 5 STRIDES 4.60 KM (20sec high, 1min recovery x5)
I ran around 3k, but my phone rebooted. Again. Also, found an angry rash developing on my arm, which seems to have developed since my blood test earlier this month, so I’m going to get it looked at at the walk-in clinic tomorrow, and check with my GP next Wednesday.
Anime rules, even for old-fashioned cartoons.
Why is it I can relate to Wally more than any of the other characters?
Dilbert comic strip for 10/28/2013 from the official Dilbert comic strips archive..
Half Marathon Training – Day 10
Today’s run was a complete failure. Most of my runs recently have been depressingly bad and work hasn’t really helped. If anything, it’s contributing to my lack of motivation.
Bizarre train safety video shows cartoon passenger being decapitated
Kudos to them for trying to deliver to message, but a bit of a strange way of doing it…
Ubuntu Saucy Salamander
I’ve been running with Ubuntu on my desktop for a long time, even after upgrading it to 4GB RAM (it’s a really old PC). Nonetheless, Lubuntu (which is Ubuntu with LXDE) prompted me to upgrade from Raring to Saucy. I did, and as with all Ubuntu upgrades, it took absolutely ages to complete. But after a reboot, I noticed the login screen is now identical to the LXDE login screen of my Fedora box (which is also using LXDE). This is good and bad — good in that it gives users a consistent login experience regardless of distribution, but bad in the sense that the identity of Ubuntu has been slightly lost.
- What’s New In Ubuntu 13.10 “Saucy Salamander,” for Desktop and Phones (lifehacker.com)
- Ubuntu Studio 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Officially Released – Screenshot Tour (news.softpedia.com)
- Ubuntu 13.10 ‘Saucy Salamander’ Final has been released! | Installation Instructions With Screenshots (unixmen.com)
- Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander lands with mostly minor tweaks (engadget.com)
- How To Upgrade From Ubuntu 13.04 Raring To Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander (unixmen.com)
- Ubuntu Saucy Salamander is Here (phoenixoperands.wordpress.com)
Half Marathon Training – Day 9
Half Marathon Training – Day 9
Target: EASY 3.70 KM IN 28M:11S
Achieved: 2.83k, 18:44min. Today was the first day I tried using my new Polar heart monitor. Not a watch, but a chest strap version, and it uses Bluetooth. My previous attempt at using this wrecked havoc on my tracking, but today, it seemed OK. It tracked my heart okay, and it also let me see where my heart rates tended to be. In today’s run, my average BPM was 140, and max 171. I think I can hit higher, but today was an easy run. I really like Endomondo’s bar chart which tells you on what band you spent most of of your heart rate. For VO2 training, you need to hit Anerobic or Maximum, which is bands 4 and 5. The heart rate bands are configurable, so now I need to figure out how to calibrate my bands….
Next Run: Saturday, EASY 3.70 KM IN 28M:11S
- Half Marathon Training – Day 8 (blenderfox.com)
- Training Plan For Half Marathon (blenderfox.com)
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