Sunday, July 20, 2014

Review of Sky1 - Foundation

First, sorry I've not been on here much lately. I've been settling in to my new job and running kids around for the summer. Also, I've begun a wordpress blog and will be working on that one more then this one. If you're interested it's I'm posting recipes and workouts, tips over there. I'll still come over here and post occasionally.

So, recently I received a copy of the book Sky1-Foundation written by William Ammerman. This is a futuristic type of story about a group of people who find out the government is not lifting quarantines inside their walled world. The main character, Nick, finds out some sketchy things are going on and rushes to attempt to get his wife, child, and a few others to immigrate to another level for safety.

The city this book is based in walled itself off from the rest of the world. Inside this wall are different levels, these levels represent different castes of people. You have many levels, from one to 137 or more. The people in the lower levels are impoverished and less educated. They are also subject to abuse from those in authority. There is some opportunity for "leveling up", I guess. The book it's stated a couple times that people usually only go up 1-2 levels in their life time. Though at least one person went up from level 55 to 130-something due to his intelligence and probably underhandedness.  In short, he's not really a good guy.

The first few chapters were okay, then I got a bit lost when the author jumped between characters to show the events that were all happening at the same time. However it fairly quickly comes back together as the main characters are rushing to try and secure documentation to get out of the level they are in. This level is being quarantined and conditions are quickly deteriorating.

Just when they thought they made it to safety, things change. You're left with a nice cliff-hanger that encourages you to get the second book in the series. In short, not my usual type of book, but a fairly interesting read. The ending was great, made me want to get the second book in the series. Sky1 - Post-Apocalyptic Thriller

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Juneathon Days 7-8

Juneathon Day 7

Today ended up being another rest day. It was my baby's 13th birthday so I tried to make the day about him. It also rained and stormed again making doing anything outside difficult.

Juneathon Day 8

Today I went for a walk, dragging my oldest son along this time. He talked about a favorite game the whole time and I just smiled and nodded. He's getting ready for his Senior year in high school so I'm just enjoying every minute I can now.
I logged 1.25 miles but it was actually a little bit longer than that. Our cat decided it wanted to come for a walk as well and so I had my son take it back to the house. I was worried if I let it come along it would of gotten ran over. Sometimes I think this cat thinks it's part dog.

Anyway, it was a cool 75 degrees outside, with a nice breeze and the humidity felt like it was a bit lower for once. Went a bit slower than I intended, but I did something.  I'm also going to go through  my challenge exercises and be done for the day.

Have a good evening dear readers.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Juneathon-day 6

Rest day, I've decided today will be a total rest day. The most I did today was go grocery shopping for about an hour. I'm dealing with issues that have me feeling kind of depressed and it stormed/rained all afternoon not helping things.

Tomorrow is another day, and I will probably do a few squats here in a bit. I just think I needed a lazy day.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Juneathon -Day 5

Today I decided to take a rest day from running/walking, the storm rolling through and rain a good part of the day kind of helped that idea along. It was also a scheduled rest day on the burpee challenge.

However I did do 70 squats, 8 burpees, 2 x 20s planks, 8 chair dips.  I'm trying to stay active and keep going on this Juneathon challenge. Some days my motivation is really low and working out is the last thing I want to do. I figure, though, if I do a little bit maybe I'll want to do a little bit more.

5 days in, almost a week. If I make it past a week, I'll be doing better than I do on most challenges. How sad is that? Anyway, I'm off to finish up my day.

Have a great evening dear readers.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Juneathon Day4

Today I really didn't feel like doing much. I did do a little more than a half mile walk with the dog in tow and completed today's challenge exercises. So, better than nothing I suppose.

I hope all my dear readers out there accomplished more, tomorrow I've nowhere to be so maybe I'll do a longer distance.

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Juneathon day 3

I know today is day four of Juneathon, but technical errors (my crappy internet) kept me from posting last night.
So, I didn't do much a fairly slow walk for about a mile. I made my dog walk along with me, so that's my excuse for the slowness. I couldn't rush him in 90% humidity. I also did my tribesports challenge exercises of 15 burpees and 60 squats. Though I didn't get around to doing my other challenge. I'll catch that all up today.

I'll post later today after I complete today's run/walk and workouts. Have a great day dear readers.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Juneathon, Day 2

Me after my sticky run this morning. 

I've got my run in this morning, still have to do my other challenge workouts. I'll get to those in a bit. I've got a big afternoon and so wanted to make sure I got this posted before I forgot.

Today's stats from adidas micoach app
I didn't make the mile and a half I was going to try for. Humidity being 88% even though the temperature is only 75(real feel according to Accuweather is 85) makes running any distance very wet and sticky. Still it's better than  yesterday and I'm sure tomorrow will be better than today. It's also better than sitting on the coach watching the kiddies play video games.

Have a wonderful day, dear readers.

*oh and for those that are curious, I'm going to add a body measurement section to the sidebar over here -> to record progress. Hopefully.