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New Toys!

New Toys!

I got some fun things today! In our quest for a healthier self in the new year, my brother and I exchanged gifts to help us stay on track. I wanted to get him a kettlebell for his fledgling home gym, and I told him I had been eyeing a Fitbit to help me track my own progress. Well, in a whirlwind of Amazon shopping, I accidentally had the 25lb kettlebell that was supposed to go to Texas shipped to my apartment. I tried to change the shipping address, but to no avail. The seller wouldn’t allow me to edit the order (or even cancel it), and the weight came to me. So basically I just bought myself a kettlebell. I ordered his again (this time to the correct address), and everyone had a merry (belated) Christmas. The one I accidentally bought for myself came today, as well as my gift from him, the Fitbit!

Thanks Sean!

Thanks Sean!

I’ve been enjoying the Fitbit Zip’s simple and beautifully designed web interface, Android, and iOS apps. It syncs wirelessly to my computer, so I can automatically see my steps, calories burned, and even track my caloric and water intake. I wish it was integrated with my favorite workout app Fitocracy, but I’m sure that will happen in the future.

Oh look! I already got my first badge!!

Oh look! I already got my first badge!!

January 3, 2013 0 comments
Happy New Year, Y’all!

Happy New Year, Y’all!

Happy 2013! We started this blog a long time ago to chronicle our adventures. Well, so far that hasn’t happened, but this year is different than last year! We learned a lot last year, mostly by going on enough weekend adventures to make our coworkers and friends jealous (“You always do so many fun things. I wish I did that.” “It’s easy, just go do it!”). We pushed the limits of our own stupid sanity and after all of it, we came out with a plan for this year. It’s going to be everything 2012 was, except with less off the bad and more of the awesome.

We have some plans for the year, but we know there will be unplanned adventures along the way:

1. January – snowshoeing/skiing/snowboarding in the Cascades
2. February – Vegas for a weekend
3. March – backpacking in the San Juans
4. April – camp hike camp hike
5. May – camp hike camp hike
6. June – Electric Daisy Carnival in Vegas
7. July – Mt. Rainier, trip to Texas to visit my family
8. August – camp hike camp hike
9. September – West Coast Trail in BC
10. October – camp hike camp hike
11. November – hike hike hike hike
12. December – hibernate.

We’re going to focus this year on getting better, better at all of the things we did last year. We want to hike farther, camp better, cook healthier, see more, explore more, and live more. So we started this year with a good party, a good midnight kiss, a good sleep, a good breakfast, and a good walk along Lake Washington under a beautiful blue sky.

The first decent picture I took this year.

The first decent picture I took this year.

Another resolution of mine: get better at cooking holiday dinners. There’s SO MUCH PLANNING. So many things bake at different temperatures.

January 2, 2013 0 comments