exercise, food

Tony’s Metabolic Rate

I spent $40 today at Yahoo! to measure how many calories my body burns if I were just sitting down.  I spent 15 minutes breathing in a tube and out comes a chart of how many calories I burn.  It turns out that my body burns 1,872 calories, plus 561 calories with just normal movement […]

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exercise, pushup

Push Up Thursday, week 2: 200

Listening to Maria Callas starts my 2nd week of push ups.  I set a 15 minute timer to do 40 every 15 minutes, but  you can spread it out over 24 hours if you wish 9:19 am @ cube +40 40 9:38 am @ cube +40 80 (listening to Handel) 9:53 am @ cube +40 […]

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exercise, pushup

Push Up Thursday Week 1: 100

A few years ago, I started a club in Yahoo to do as many push ups we can in 24 hours. We started at 100 and each week, we increased it by 100. most members got to 1,000. I got to 2,200 in 24 hours. It is based on a simple concept that if you […]

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engineer, yahoo, ycn

Flips and Jumps at Acrosports Gym in San Francico : My First Published And Paid Writing on Yahoo! Contributor Network

Yahoo! bought a company named Associated Content, which was recently changed to Yahoo! Contributor Network. I am the software architect on the backend content management system for Yahoo! Media and actively working with the engineer trying to integrate the great tools from Associated Content into the Yahoo! infrastructure. In order to truly understand the power […]

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badminton, exercise

Dreaming About Gymnastics

I had an unusual physical education history in high school. Other people did basketball, football, volleyball in high school. I did gymnastics and badminton. Back in Lowell High, we were free to pick classes and teachers, so I always picked this one gym teacher and she always teaches gymnastics and badminton. In college I again […]

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exercise, pushup, yahoo

Push Up Contest At Yahoo!

Over at the Vendor showcase day at Yahoo! they were doing of all things a push up contest.  Everyone was getting me on to try it.  The record was 201 push ups by a Yahoo! super stud.  (Stu Y.)  The rule was that you can rest on top or do a downward facing dog. I […]

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exercise, pushup

No pain no gain: it’s time for handstand pushups

My foot has been hurting for the last 2 weeks and I have not been able to run.  I’m getting really depressed lately but I couldn’t run to counteract it.   I’m trying a new exercise:  handstand pushups.  Pretty funny that most of the people doing it are kung fu fanatics (which I’m not)  I just […]

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exercise

Why do I run and do the crazy things I do?

Recently some people have been asking me why the hell did I start running and dress in running shorts all the time?  Why did I do the crazy push-ups? I don’t know why I felt ashamed to admit it before.  This is no shame, nothing wrong with what I have. I’ve been diagnosed with depression […]

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exercise

Run: From Yahoo To (evil) Fry’s

Fry’s is evil, they tempt you with candy when you check out.  But sometimes you need to go inside, there’s no way around it. I needed to buy a SD PCMCIA card reader today before I leave for vacation on Saturday. So I decided to run over to Fry’s.  I wasn’t sure I could make […]

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