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by urbansix
Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: "Urban Hiking" radio report on local public radio
Replies: 1
Views: 4862

"Urban Hiking" radio report on local public radio

Hah. Havent been on Everyday Systems in forever, but this rang a familiar bell with me. I'm sitting here at work and this report just came on local public radio, on "urban hiking". Thought I'd share.

http://www.urbanhikingatlanta.blogspot.com/

and http://www.pba.org/programming/programs/citycafe/
by urbansix
Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Great fun workout
Replies: 6
Views: 4388

Bowler's arm from a Wii wand? Now that's full immersion simulation!
by urbansix
Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S days and beer.
Replies: 3
Views: 3236

This caught my eye as I am doing Glass Ceiling and NoS at the same time. I was also really tempted to give myself an S-day for Glass Ceiling.....3 instead of 2, just for the weekend. But for now logging a Fail for 3-beer Sunday. Must...build...habit.... :x
by urbansix
Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Great fun workout
Replies: 6
Views: 4388

Been trying to find fun workouts
I don't want to sound presumptive...but it sounds like you have yet to discover Shovelglove. :)
by urbansix
Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: camera recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 6873

For that kind of money you could go into DSLR, which I don't know any specifics. I would love one, but found with my older Canon Digital Rebel that I would never bring it along due to its size. If portability needs to be part of the equation, I have a Canon G9. It's the upper end of the compact came...
by urbansix
Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anyone starting diet today?????????????
Replies: 9
Views: 5671

I started No-S on 11/3 as well. Technically 11/1 but took advantage of the S days to disappear my kids' Halloween candy. Also starting Glass Ceiling at the same time (11/1). That's going to be tougher for me, as beer has become my comfort food and main evening "snack". Hope I'm not breaking too big ...
by urbansix
Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Catch Phrase Glossary (add yours!)
Replies: 157
Views: 171479

"Enough is as good as a feast"

From entire quote:
Here is enough, I am satisfied, said he.
For folk say, enough is as good as a feast.

1546 J. Heywood Dialogue of Proverbs ii . xi. M1
by urbansix
Wed May 14, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Help I'm confused!
Topic: Can't download or stream podcasts.
Replies: 2
Views: 6601

Ahh - right-click-save-as worked. Thanks
by urbansix
Tue May 13, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Help I'm confused!
Topic: Can't download or stream podcasts.
Replies: 2
Views: 6601

Can't download or stream podcasts.

I'm having trouble downloading the podcasts. It bogs my computer, and I have broadband cable. In the save-to-disk popup the save button never activates, and when I try streaming it stays in buffer for ever. I downloaded some of them once before, a year or so ago, with no problems. Is it something on...
by urbansix
Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: A system idea – (maybe?)
Replies: 8
Views: 12213

I like your second rule too. (all are invaluable 5 actually) I was working on something to make myself more productive and to quit wasting work time doing personal and/or wasteful internet browsing. I was going to call it Morning Luddite. Originally I said no internet until after Shovelglove and run...
by urbansix
Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: sledgehammer move on Youtube
Replies: 4
Views: 6061

It's similar to Pull the Lever in that it works the biceps, but is more dynamic, which adds core muscles to control the momentum, and balance. Plus it looks cool like a kata or a rifle drill. Can you say flag corps? :lol: Check the little flair at the end. (We can call it S, H, O-V-E.....L,G,L-O-V.....
by urbansix
Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: sledgehammer move on Youtube
Replies: 4
Views: 6061

sledgehammer move on Youtube

This guy has a unique move. Referring to the first one on the clip. What would you call it? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYcGVujS ... re=related
by urbansix
Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: not sure if it's genuine shovelglove, but.... BEAT THE TIRE!
Replies: 4
Views: 10459

I have seen this or similar workout on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJWqx-zP ... re=related (edit: okay you did say it was one of the more common sledgehammer workouts. Your squat/lunge does add another dimension :) )
by urbansix
Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Quantifying Urban Ranger for HabitCal
Replies: 22
Views: 22315

Re: A different tactic

Here are my flickr photos so far: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035706915@N01/sets/72157603435080359/ I thought about setting up a flickr group for Urban Ranger so we could all share our daily photos, but on consideration it would be a bit cheeky, because Reinhard might want to do that, if he like...
by urbansix
Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Shoveling
Replies: 2
Views: 8118

I came up with a variation during "freestyle". Wasn't sure where to put it - I think of it as tossing hay, shoveling in a deep trench. It's basically a normal shovel scoop, but then you "toss" it 180 degrees across your body plane, and high. Left handed would be: bend down and scoop near your left f...
by urbansix
Sat Nov 10, 2007 3:43 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: red - it's the new green
Replies: 3
Views: 5343

crawled out of bed at 10:30 pm to do it, just now. lots of pent up anger helps.
by urbansix
Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:23 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Churn Butter
Replies: 7
Views: 14695

I have taken your elbow strain advice and gone back to two-handing the butter. Just have to do twice as many to get that burn. Instead of 20 each side I do 40 two-handed now, and it feels good. Finishing off each set with 10 Gorgons to each side - they are straight armed, but shoulder intensive.
by urbansix
Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: red - it's the new green
Replies: 3
Views: 5343

red - it's the new green

Aaargh! - I have totally fallen off the wagon this week.

(The shovelglove wagon, that is. The other one I never even got on, though tracking.)
by urbansix
Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: My Shovelglove
Replies: 5
Views: 7256

See that's what I'm talking about!
by urbansix
Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: naked shovelgloving
Replies: 6
Views: 7428

I wonder if you could rhino coat it? You know, the thick, knobby spray-on rubber truck bed liner. If that stuff came in a can you could just dip it.
by urbansix
Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Quantifying Urban Ranger for HabitCal
Replies: 22
Views: 22315

"I walked 14 stadia" (1.6 miles) "I walked 14,000 cubits" (3.9 miles) "I walked 14,000 paces" Appropos urban ranger, a league is defined as the distance a person (or horse) can walk in one hour, usually considered 3 - 3.5 miles. I recently started audiobooking some of the "literary classics" (read ...
by urbansix
Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:31 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: naked shovelgloving
Replies: 6
Views: 7428

naked shovelgloving

My glove fell off my shovel in mid workout today. So I finished without protection. It was a big old cable-knit sweater - probably too thick, which helped it come untied. Its absence made the hammer feel so much lighter and less cumbersome. Makes me feel like I was working with a heavy a$s mop befor...
by urbansix
Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Churn Butter
Replies: 7
Views: 14695

I hate being first. I started modifying "churn butter" with 10 one-handed churn butters in front, and then 10 to the side. Each side. First started thinking of them as churning butter while reaching for the phone , but the best name I can come up with is Perseus Hoist (haven't tried it naked yet)
by urbansix
Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: tackling the next habit
Replies: 2
Views: 5800

The freetotalling was what I used the last time I tried something like this. It was a short term exercise, and worked fine, but I like Glass Ceiling's approach as a habit-forming lifestyle change. Occasional binging is not a problem for me. The money's no problem either, really. Just a convenient me...
by urbansix
Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Another new member (Kayvan's progress thread)
Replies: 58
Views: 88892

As of my 41st birthday (August 19th) I came up with the idea that I would do at least twice my weight in pushups every day. I hope you mean twice your age .... Good idea too, I may have to incorporate that! This is an application of what I'm calling "the shovelglove philosophy": small incremental e...
by urbansix
Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: tackling the next habit
Replies: 2
Views: 5800

tackling the next habit

I am into the 3rd week of Shovelglove, well on the way to the 21 day benchmark. It segways nicely into my morning run, so even easier to make a part of the routine. Now I'm starting to reflect on what to tackle next, the Month Two resolution. I run, fairly consistently, so that's my close approximat...
by urbansix
Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Combining check-ins with the habitcal
Replies: 5
Views: 8452

Yeah, another thing I should do is move the daily checkin from the nosdiet section to the more general everyday systems section. People (inluding myself) have been using it to track multiple habits for a while, so the placement should reflect that. I should also nix the "daily" part. Reinhard I'd s...
by urbansix
Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Introduction, One-A-Day Thing Diet
Replies: 5
Views: 8152

Re: Introduction, One-A-Day Thing Diet

If I get something new, I put it in parentheses that day and get rid of two to make it up. I love that! We have been doing something similar to limit the amount of toys the kids accumulate - for every new toy they receive, they get to choose an equal old toy to be donated or disposed of, to make ro...
by urbansix
Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: New to SG - a hello
Replies: 1
Views: 3155

New to SG - a hello

Hi! decided to post in SG since that's how I discovered this site, but I do find all the other Systems intriguing as well. I was glad to find this site. I used to go to the gym, but quit that about 2 years ago to start taking Aikido. That fizzled after less than a year, due to the time it takes to r...