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3485/500000 and 10th Day of the Baha’i Fast

My day of rest was good and I’m taking another ont tomorrow (one a week). This past week I set two new records: 100 reps of sit-ups in a single set (!!!) and 800 reps total for the week. The 100 reps was really hard and I felt awful afterwards. I also did another 150 reps day. However, I’ve added crunches to the traditional sit-ups, and I’m just calling them all “sit-ups”. So now, I will do 100 proper sit-ups per day and start working on increasing my crunches. I’ve also lost a bit of weight, about 7 lbs, mostly due to eating only one meal per day due to…

The Baha’i Fast has been great this year. It’s a little harder than last year, truth be told, probably because of my week off of work. I find it hard to ignore hunger and tiredness when I don’t actually have to do anything during the day. The part I’m having a hard time with is really getting some good prayer time in. There are distractions, but also I’m just having a hard time remembering. I have, however, been trying to spend time with each member of my family during this week. I have to do something with Ocean and Justice still. I went for dinner with Melanie, dinner with Haifa, and a movie with Verity (Captain America – good, but not great, btw).

I’ve tried doing a bit of pottery/ceramic art, but I feel like I haven’t got the hang of it right now. I tried an experiment for making tentacle sculptures, but it didn’t work out so well. And this evening I started a new “vase”, but it’s too early to say if it will work out.

I finished reading “Great North Road” by Peter F Hamilton. Fantastic sci-fi/detective/creature novel. Some really touching moments. Nice long read too, and completely self-contained. No sequel to wait for. No really unique ideas, but extremely well-written and enjoyable. I highly recommend it!

Archive Journal Entry: 20021119

I’ve been very sick for the last two days – a bad fever and serious bowel trouble. I slept 14 hours last night and I have only had two bowls of chicken soup broth to eat in the last 48 hours. Ug. I am feeling a little better now but I’ve missed work today and only worked a few hours yesterday.

I’m writing a story for Justice. He is very interested in knights – he has some Lego castle stuff (Harry Potter) and Melanie got him some books from the library. While I am travelling for work, I think I will try to write a story for Justice every week.

I also just finished reading “The Promethius Deception” by Robert Ludlum. It was okay, but the ending was a little weak. Very good convoluted plot that could have ended well, but really was almost accidentally ended. I also watched “Serendipity” with John Cusak and Kate Beckinsdale. I admit that I got a lump in my throat… but that may have had more to do with my weakened state than any inherent virtue of the film. I was impressed by how well the story kept me wondering how our characters were going to be reunited.