The trouble all happened on September 23rd. I was in the crawlspace installing a pressure regulator in my water supply line. I had a tube of plumbing crap that I tried to open like this: This was a suboptimal idea. And by suboptimal, I mean very, very bad. The knife slipped and plunged into my hand. My flesh spewed blood while my mouth spewed very naughty … [Read more...] about Fitness Update: Bad Blood And Badder Words
Health is everything. All of the money in the world means nothing if you're not healthy. Perhaps the best part of FIRE for me is that I've been able to finally get into decent shape. When I had a job, the first thing I'd eliminate in my schedule when time ran out was exercise. Now that I don't have a job, I exercise right after I walk the children to school. At one point … [Read more...] about Fitness Update: Amazing Daughter C
I mostly failed at my strength training goal and it took some thinking to figure out why. Everything was going fine until the middle of May. After that, the girls got out of school and life got busy... Failure A couple of years ago, I worked and Mrs. 1500 didn’t. At that time, she took care of most domestic duties like getting the girls ready for school, household chores, and … [Read more...] about Fitness Update: The Power Of Routine
Ask the Readers resumes next week. Today, I must update you on my fitness goals. I even included a titillating video. Here's a juicy pic to warm you up (or more likely, click away forever): Terrible Idea In hindsight, offering to give one of you $100 if I couldn't do 10 pull-ups or get my weight under 160 by the end of September was a bad, bad idea. Kind of like the time I … [Read more...] about Terrible Idea? (Nevermind)
Hello and good morning on this fine Monday. Mrs. 1500 today, asking how did you do on the January reader challenge, and are you ready for February's goal of working out 24 hours in 28 days? But first, let's recap last week's answers to the question "What was your college major, and do you work in your field?" Mr. 1500 and I had started to talk about all the people we know … [Read more...] about Ask the Readers: How did you do ~ Are you ready for Round Two?