Responsibility 199, what is it?

Responsibility 199 is a belief; I believe that to be healthy and to increase my longevity I need to weigh 199 pounds or less...
Responsibility 199 is a need; I need to reduce my weight, reduce my percentage of body fat, and the elevated threat of disease my present condition presents...
Responsibility 199 is a mission; I recognize that achieving 199 will be a challenge, perhaps the hardest I have ever undertaken...
Responsibility 199 is a commitment; I acknowledge that I must commit to action, commit to change, commit to myself and those I love to achieve this mission, to increase my longevity...
Responsibility 199 is ME.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Day 91 - Nickle Dropping

This weekend I am up in Vernon County, WI looking at hunting land so my post here will be brief and I likely won't get to read/reply to your blogs until later on Sunday. But I will get to them, promise!

As I promised Jody yesterday I did my workout on Stanton Hill. How many times can go up & down in 30 minutes. Last time I did 18. Yesterday I did 19, excellent. Actually, I did 20 times in 30:03 minutes. Missed getting 20 trips in by THREE seconds. Ok, I'm good with that. Nineteen is still a new PR for me and next time I just have to be 3 seconds better for another new PR. Until next time Stanton, until next time.

Nickles, why did I give you a picture of a hat with nickles in it? Well, them are my counting nickles for when I go up & down Stanton Hill. The first time I did this hill I realized I was going to lose count of the number of trips. Around the third or forth trip up I was gasping, clawing for air, and counting I had no energy for. So that time I used my blackberry phone, I keep it with me when I workout in case I vapor lock and drop so hopefully someone can call for help; each time I got back down I updated a note in the blackberry. It worked for that time, but fumbling with the keys while also navigating the walking on rippled terrain was not fun. Plus it broke my concentration; not good.

Enter the nickles. Each time since I have taken 20 nickles with me, they fit nicely in one hand. Every time I get back down from a trip up I drop one in the hat. When i have dropped all 20, I am done. Works like a champ. Well, almost. Yesterday I missed with the hat with one of the nickles and kicked
it with my foot. It landed some 10 yards away on the soccer field. Finding it was 'fun' when I was all done, but find it I did.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!
Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. That's a great way to keep track.
    Unless someone takes your hat, and your nickels!
    But then you could be fit enough to chase them down!

  2. You go Patrick!!!!!!!!!!! Very proud of ya & a very ingenious idea for counting your trips!

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  3. This is a great idea and like every thing you do, very fun. Enjoy your trip.

  4. Of course, running with the change is loud, or are the nickels next to the hat, and you have to bend down each time to move them.

  5. YAY NEW PR!!

    Fun story- I used to be part of a Cadre at a weekend Search and Rescue trianing school (I was the NCOIC). On the first night we would wake the guys up in middle of the night (probably with trash can lids or an air horn), take them on a run to a soccer field, throw a dime out into the grass and make them search for it. Welcome to the line search technique. So at least it was a nickle and not in the middle of the night for you.

  6. Love the nickle idea...I must use that one :-)