No more LoudTwitter for a while…

Wow… sorry for all the twitter-posts lately.

I don’t actually go and look at my own blog very often and when I did just that yesterday, I realized that my entry page is practically all one-line “twitter-bits”. I still like twitter (although, I admittedly don’t know that many people on it) but I kinda forgot that EVERY SINGLE ONE would get posted over to Vox.
So, for now, I’ve disabled LoudTwitter. I’ll probably re-enable it if I ever go on a trip or unusual adventure where play-by-play updates would work for journalling purposes.
(•sigh* I am very sore and tired from soccer)

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I am the heaviest I have ever been in my entire life…

We had to take Little X into the doctors for his 18-months shots yesterday evening / last night (long wait). He had to get two needles and was a real pro… didn’t even acknowledge the first one and only whimpered slightly for the second one. I was very proud of him. In addition, Big L was really well behaved, especially since it took us almost two hours to get into our appointment. Very proud of him too.

Well, of course, with every appointment, the doctor checks weight and height for your records. And, of course, we all weighed ourselves while we waited for the doctor to come in the examination room.
I am the heaviest I have ever been in my entire life…
I weigh 174.5 lbs…
Through most of my tewnties I was anywhere between 155 lbs and 160 lbs…
Last year I was 165 lbs…
I’m not “out of shape” but I am in the worst shape of my life which, I realise, is a relative. As my wife pointed out, I have more muscle on me that I did a year ago thanks to Parkour. However, I also have more girth around the belly than I did a year ago thanks to cinnamon rolls.
Must. Pull. Self. Out. Of. Rut.
Thankfully soccer has started back up.
That should help some.

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In the last/next little while…

In the last little while I’ve been laying pretty low… been good but been tired.

Little X was teething a couple of week ago… and as a result wasn’t feeling the greatest… and as a result wasn’t sleeping well… and as a result we weren’t sleeping well. He’s been sleeping in our room since he was born and we were planning to keep him in our room with us until he was 18 months — like we did with his older brother — unfortunately, his older brother was the only one sleeping well (fortunate for him, not so much for the rest of us).
And so, we opted to bump Little X’s moving date by a month with the hopes that him not seeing us when he wakes, thus expecting us to pick him up every time, will allow him to learn to fall back asleep on his own. It has been almost two weeks since he’s moved over and things have been much better. He still wakes up throughout the night but is able to soothe himself back to sleep half the time. :^D
In other news, I ordered some Parkour specific shoes from California a while ago and they finally came in. There the Freerunner model made by FiveTen. Here’s their description of the shoe:

Remember the opening scene of the movie, Casino Royale? When James Bond chases a bad guy through a construction site, with leaps and tumbles to rival Spiderman? Well, that’s Free-running. We’ve designed a shoe that will help with Wall Runs, Tic-Tacs and Precisions. The non-marking Stealth® Phantom soles and tri-density EVA cushioning helps Freerunners gain the confidence they need to push their limits.

I was talking to one of the guys in their shop who does Parkour — actually, the only guy in their shop who does Parkour — and he was telling me that got to help them design it. His big thing was that he wanted a shoe that someone could wear everyday and slip into Parkour-mode at the drop of a hat. I’m wearing them as I write this and they are more comfortable to wear as normal shoe than my running shoes. I like them. A lot!

Last weekend was my wife’s birthday. It was the first of her birthdays in a while that we actually had enough money, to buy gifts and go out for Birthday Breakfast at Cora’s — our favourite. I wanted this one to be special for her. Alas, she was hit with a bout of strept-throat which pretty much knocked her on her butt, which un/fortunately forced us to stay in all weekend. My wife had to sleep to get better but the time did all spend together was nice and relaxing.
I got her the Apple iPod Radio Remote which allows her to leave her iPod in her backpack and still have control over her play list. It also acts as an FM tuner and now she can listen to CBC radio on her iPod too. The boys each got her a Jean-Pierre Jeunet (director of Amelie) movie. She loved everything. We also bought my wife an ice-cream cake. She loves them but usually skips them because I’m lactose-intolerant. The added bonus to this cake was the extra soothing effects the ice cream had on her sore throat.

Next week is my first soccer match in almost two years… I am excited and frightened. I am in the worst shape of my life and am carrying around an extra ten pounds I didn’t have last year. Ugh. Oh well, I have to  get back into shape somehow. Might as well be playing soccer.
Until next time.

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QotD: Work It On Out

Do you have a regular workout routine?  What's your favorite form of exercise?

No, I do not currently have a regular workout routine but I am in the process of putting one together.

As for my favourite form of exercise, I prefer sports or activities to going to the gym. I have a long-standing love affair with soccer but have never been good enough at it to play at the premier competitive level. And, I suppose, consequently never felt an absolute passion for playing as I know many other players do. I am not the most skilled player but I can run pretty darn fast. Right now I am on a bit of a soccer hiatus to focus on parenting responsibilities but plan to start back up in the spring.

And then along came Parkour. *Sigh*. I can’t say enough about it… or think enough about it anyway. As much as I love playing soccer, Parkour is, oh, so much more. I can honestly say (and have said before) that I have never been passionate about or obsessed with doing any one thing in my life before Parkour. I think about it everyday. Literally. In fact the workout routine I am working on is being designed around it. I am trying to select some of the better Parkour training videos I can find, taking notes and customizing it to my current abilities and surroundings.

My main resources to date have been the videos from the Techniques page on the Urban Freeflow website, and the two Parkour training-session videos below from the Resources section of the Parkour Coaching website, both shot by Julie Angel. I have started going to a gymnastics club to work on certain aspects of my training that I do not yet have the confidence to even attempt on cement. That was last Thursday… I will definitely be going back… and posting pics and videos too.

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Okay… so, I’ve just been tagged…

…by Julé, which means that I (in the spirit of fun) now have write a list of five things that nobody knows about me… I got thinking about this and have come to the conclusion that it’s not as easy as it sounds… Oh well, let’s give it a whirl…

  1. I’m one of the co-captains of my soccer team… not because I’m the best player or have exceptional skills (by any means) but because of a particular game, in a particular tournament I played in… a few players didn’t show up, including our keeper, so we had noone to go in nets. I volunteered on the basis that everyone keeps the ball out if our end because I SUCK in nets (don’t believe me? ask my wife). I started in nets and then got shuffled around the field as the other players showed up. I ended up playing EVERY position on the field that game: keeper, left & right defence, stopper, sweeper, left & right wings, centre (left & right) midfield, and left & right striker. I didn’t complain so I was made captain.

  2. I’m thirty years old and I’ve been with my wife for over a third of my life.
  3. I’m listed on
  4. In junoir high (grades 7-9 here) I stole a watch off the floor of our gym changing room. I felt so guilty, that I gave it away. To this day that watch still haunts me… I forever wish that I had turned it into the lost & found instead of giving it away. I don’t feel as guilty for taking it in the first place because I learned a lot about myself in that extremely brief period of time when I had a stolen watch in my posession… a watch that I stole.
  5. I am nude in at least a couple of different place on the internet… 😉

Well, that’s it… I guess I’ll tag Jared, semblance, wife, Elellanyar Rilmavilyawa, and Lauren.
Have fun.


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