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.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Day 94 - Concentration Redux

Hope you enjoyed the riddle :-) Some excellent guesses you had. From cake, to car hoods & workout equipment to a fancy hanky. And perhaps My favorite, silver overalls - LOL. 

There you see the answer to yesterday's riddle: Bleachers.

Aluminum bleachers more specifically. I snapped these shots last week while watching my son play a soccer game. Why I took them at the time, who knows. Seems that I found a fun use for these useless photos however.

Good exercise day yesterday. Came home and got after the home gym routine. Felt good overall. Struggled a bit at first, figured I hadn't warmed up or got my mind right before I started. But after a few reps I was there. After dinner I wasn't interested in sitting still,certainly not watching television. Yep, you guessed it, I went for a walk.

Overall it was about 2.25-2.5 miles, just a walk through the sub-divisions without any real course in mind. My body was warm and ready from the earlier workout so I was walking at a good clip. As I came to the point where I knew I was exactly 1-mile from home I said why not, lets see if I can beat that best time set yesterday of 16:15 minutes. so as I came to the exact point I started the stop watch and kicked it into 5th gear.

Concentration, remember my posts on concentration? No, HERE they are, the first one was Day 75. My concentration was razor sharp on this walk. At one point I was focused on a parked car a hundred yards away, eyes locked on the shiny rear hub cap. Then, fifty yards to go, someone came out and started the car. Hey, that's my hub cap, I'm not done with it yet! I felt my steps extend just a bit more for a bit as kept that hub cap in sight until the car backed out and drove off.

My concentration fixed on a bicycle until I caught up to it; then on a tree a kid was climbing; then on the fire hydrant, and then on my garage door which is my finish line. It was seventy-five yards away, then fifty, then twenty, ten, done; 15:50 minutes! Setting a new PR by 25 seconds. Oh Yeah!

What are you concentrating on today?

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. I am concentrating on giving you a riddle, Patrick.

    There are two doors. One goes to Heaven. One goes to Hell. In front of one door, is an Angel that only can tell the truth. In front of the other door, an Angel that can only lie. You do not know, which door goes to Heaven or Hell, and you do not know which Angel is which. The Angel that lies may be in front of Heaven or Hell, and vise versa. You can ask one question, to one Angel only, and the question must be an Yes or No question, to know absolutely, which door you will enter.
    I will give you the answer tomorrow.

  2. Riddle question is easy. Ask is this the door to heaven. One will say yes. Choose the other door. Either way you get to hell, and hang with me and my friends...

  3. great job on the new PR, just think how fast you could have done it if you kept up with the hub cap.

  4. Tough one Michael, you have a variation here here of a popular riddle. The fact that it must be a Yes or No question is the variation. Hhmmm...

  5. You are rocking it Patrick! I would say you are in the zone!!!!!!

    I am concentrating on getting some blog work done since I have some busy stuff coming up the rest of the week!

    I just finished up my workout not too long ago & that is fun concentration! Well, the weights are fun! :-)

  6. Love your focus and concentration Patrick. Today I am going to concentrate on getting my energy back. I am suffering from allergies and I've got no energy from the allergy meds!

  7. You are doing great!! Today i'm going to do some hill climbs.

  8. I love the concentration man! Way to get the new PR too! Keep that up.

  9. Michael: Picking either angel at random I'd ask him, "After the Cubs win the World Series and I have a stroke & die would you accompany me through your door to heaven"?

    Not sure that will help any, if I could ask both angels the same question it would, but really I just want to know if the Cubs are going to win the series.

  10. WTG on beating that record!! You're kicking the proverbial a** there!

  11. Got to post earlier than I thought, I am going out early tomorrow morning. The answer is: (Drumroll please)

    Ask one Angel "If you were the other Angel, would he say you are in front of Heaven?" Do the opposite and you will get to Heaven.

    I am not sure why this works, I am told it is Algebra.

  12. Mommy mommy...who is that man and why is he concentrating on me?

    Just are really putting words into practice...all for the great pay off.

  13. This is Tracy~

    I am concentrating on building a list like you have. I am a list person, and I love your lists, especially the things never intended.