Monday, October 11, 2010

A few Monday Morning Random thoughts

I hope that everyone had a great weekend. Ours was good... My brother and Sister in law were in town and FSU beat the heck out of Miami. Then there was the Panthers game yesterday. I have to say the best thing about that game was the brats:

Well I also called and spoke with MattMan and Jay from "I'm with Stupid" and that was pretty thrilling as well... Those guys are great!

Anyway, like I said I hope everyone else had a great weekend.

Last year during the NBA season, which lasts roughly from Halloween to Tax day I went on a sort of personal mission to walk 100 miles in hopes of being healthier and getting into somewhat better shape. I managed to meet that goal and felt quite satisfied with myself however I never really continued from there because the weather got so hot so quickly. As we head in to October and my local NBA team The Charlotte Bobcats begin training camp for their season I have once again started thinking about a challenge for this season.
I really enjoyed the walking even though times it was tough with the weather and I found myself walking indoors a lot. I think that I want to do this again but up the ante a little bit. Last year the Bobcats record was 44-38 and they made the NBA playoffs (even though they made an early exit) I figure that last season I walked about 2.27 miles for each Bobcat win during the season.
This season I think I should dial it up a bit. Figuring that the Bobcats should win about the same number of games (at least I hope) in 2010-2011 this is my challenge. I am going to pledge to walk 3 miles for each Bobcats win during the regular season and 5 miles for each win during the playoffs. Based on last season’s totals that would be 132 miles which is a pretty big step up from last year.
Hopefully they are at least as good as last year even though I'm not sure they will be.
I will do my best to keep updated on my progress once the season starts in two weeks.

-Doc

11 comments:

Disaster Chick said...

Don't base your goal on a sports team. Maybe set a goal of 125 miles. This increases what you did last year. Also does mini-Doc have a trike or a little bike to ride along beside you? This will have the two of you spend time together, wear him out, and incorporate exercise at a young age into his health. If not a wagon is a fantasic investiment if you don't already have one. :)

I may try to do this too!

Doc said...

Chick - Oh the sports team thing is kind of my motivation... It keeps me interested in the Bobcats as well as my walking... It's a must.

Mini-Doc gets plenty of excercise... lol and I do most of my walking during my lunch hour here at work and at the gym track on Saturdays.

you should do some sort of challenge like this... We could both give weekly updates...

Dana said...

Mmmmm ... encased meat ...

What was this post about again??

Knight said...

I think that's a fantastic motivational choice. Maybe I should try to come up with something. I just don't care about any particular team enough to use sports.

Doc said...

LOL @ Dana

Knight - I say find your motivation in something you will not only enjoy but keep up with.

Jay said...

If I did this using the Spurs I would have to adjust the numbers a bit. They won 50 games last year. Hey, that's a nice round number to work from! 2.5 miles per win would be 125 miles. Just like Disaster Chick recommended.

Jay said...

But, wait. I see one flaw here. If I pledge to walk 2 miles for each win, won't I start rooting for them to LOSE? hahaaha ;-)

Doc said...

come on Jay - you can do it !! LOL

Southern Belle said...

To be healthier and better shape you need to do a life style change...not just a short term goal!

Doc said...

Belle - Thank you for the inspiration.. LOL

(Belle isn't a fan of my lunch habits)

Boonie S said...

Nice sausages. Cute post too. Thanks for sharing.

All the best Boonie