Friday, March 18, 2016

Spring Break (cont.)

After seeing the temperature back in Fairbanks, PA is starting to feel a lot more Spring Break worthy. Even with the drizzle, low clouds and cooler temperatures, it still isn't "Winter". At least not yet. The forecast is for 3-5" of snow on Saturday night so we are heading back to Baltimore on Saturday afternoon. Why risk dealing with snow with the rental car. Later this afternoon, we will be heading for State College to visit Steve of Scooter in the Sticks. It looks like it'll be a nice drive.

Today was a good day for a walk outdoors. T-shirt temperatures, a few gentle, rolling hills and a lot of walking paths. Behind the flowering trees that I posted about yesterday, I noticed a field of solar panels on a south facing hillside. Quite a large array but probably only a small percentage of what the facility needs.

I must admit that the walk was motivated more by the Apple Watch nagging me to get moving than any sort of real desire to exercise more. As you can see, the only one that I actually complete on a daily basis is the blue inner circle. You get credit for simply standing up at least one minute per hour. The red outer circle is activity. The green one in the middle is for exercise. And by "exercise", your heart rate has to be elevated to above some threshold. This afternoons walk was 35 minutes but only 17 minutes qualified as "exercise". The goal is to get a screenful of full circles. I really need to get out more.



  1. T-Shirt temperatures... I envy you right now!

    1. But you're in the Black Forest. Does it get any better than that?

  2. It was great to visit with you and Bridget yesterday and have a chance to have dinner together. Thanks so much for making the trip up from E-Town. You'll have to report to Dom that I haven't budged from my no sidecar philosophy - yet. You did nudge me closer to retirement though!

    The Moosetard was a hit with Kim when I got home.

    Have a safe trip back to Alaska!

    Steve Williams
    Scooter in the Sticks

    1. It was good to visit with you again as well. Thank you for making the time.