Monday, 10 April, 2006
Odds 'n Ends
Back from the ride and trying to catch up. No deep thoughts over the weekend, as I spent most of my time with beer in hand discussing old times with friends. A few random thoughts on this Monday morning.
- Chinlon is a Burmese team foot-juggling sport that's played with a ball similar to a soccer ball. Film maker Greg Hamilton has made a documentary, Mystic Ball, and has a short teaser clip available. [Requires QuickTime and Internet Explorer (at least, I couldn't get it to work with FireFox).] These kids do some incredible stuff with that ball.
- A recent study shows that only 15 percent of people who are obese actually consider themselves such. The Body Mass Index measurement is skewed to an unreasonably thin ideal, but there's no way that 85% of people who fall into the BMI's obese category are blissfully unaware that they have some serious weight problems.
- Speaking of weight, fitness, and such, Debra and I signed up with 24 Hour Fitness just before heading out on the big ride. It's time I concentrated on something other than just my legs and cardiovascular fitness. I hate lifting weights, but everything I've read indicates that I have to do at least a little of it.