Friday, October 31, 2014

199A: Yarnosphere 2014


Episode 199A: Yarnosphere 2014 is live.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

198: Summer of Wonders


Episode 198: Summer of Wonders is live. Please see the shownotes on our Ravelry group or at www.cogknitivepodcast.blogspot.com.


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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

197: Pony Alarm Clock


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197: Pony Alarm Clock

Tirion Du took me for a grand ride all over the neighborhood this morning. After, when she was cool, I tried spraying her with the hose and found--she likes it! That's why her neck is shining--she was frolicking in the wet in the 90 degree weather.

The Lady is secretly an alarm clock!
Northern California Camp Cog is next up for Camp CogKnitive! Dates TBA!

Philly Camp CogKnitive is still in planning stages--no date yet. Hotel and other suggestions welcome.

Raleigh, NC Camp Cog is a definite maybe...

DFW TX Camp Cog....I really hope so! I am scared off by the Open Carry Protest groups right now, but we'll see.

CFR 6 is coming! Oct 11. 2014!
 
More information here! Sign ups for everyone continues...

Celebrating our listeners who have joined the CogKnitive 25 – , 50 –, and 75 – Bear Clubs for MBP. You can see who they all are right here. Great work!

Have YOU completed 25, 50, or 75 bears for Mother Bear Project? Send me your snail and a link to your Ravelry projects page, and CogKnitive will send you a special wristband to celebrate with you.

Add yourself to our CogKNITive Listeners Map.

We have a website at http://www.cogknitive.com/. You can find older episodes there.

You can now subscribe to the BLOG on your Kindle or Kindle app.

I am gemmadw on  Twitter and Pinterest, DoeWalking on geocaching.com, and DrGemma on Plurk.
Geocaching: www.geocaching.com. I am DoeWalking, if you would like to be geo-pals. I am also drgemma on Instagram.

What's On My Hooks, Needles, and Spindles:

Finished:

The Blueberry Waffle Socks in colorway Witchwind from Forbidden Woolery.

Untitled

Beachy Shawl for Camp Cog Cam-- in Just Beachy from Dizzy Blonde Studios.

#100happydays I finished my shawl from 2 skeins of Lambie Toes from Dizzy Blonde Studios in the Camp CogKnitive Colorway Just Beachy.

Not yet finished:

The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller--started again! On D chart.
One Row Lace Scarf--FROGGED! I just got so bored...
Halloween Linen Stitch Cowl--Mainly from Gnome Acres mini skeins in Halloween colorways.

Tutorial for the After-Thought Heel is here.

Dizzy Blondes: 

Nothing much; just wheel maintenance time.

Strategy:
About waiting and being patient with yourself.

Put a Lid On It:

The kitchen is quiet, due to 100F heat. Yearning for a chance to make more pickles.

Aw Shoot!
90 minutes on the elliptical is my current standard. Weight loss stalled, but that’s okay because I seem to be building considerable muscle. Roxy is getting walks out in the neighborhood, but not much more in the heat. 10K run on elliptical easily achieved in August. The problems with using BMI as a guide to good health. Better method: circumference of waist to that of hips.
Mother Jones: Why BMI is a Big, Fat Scam.
 
Summer Running Essentials:
Please remember to hydrate you and any running pals.
Important facts:
one gallon of water weighs 8.3 pounds
Any mammal can carry only up to one quarter of its weight.

Ruffwear backpacks for dogs.

Something I Really Like:
Instagran. Follow me as drgemma there. Also: #100happydays

Blather:
CFR6 (of course). I have been felled by a rather nasty sinus infection for several weeks. Meanwhile, Tirion has become the alarm clock for the farm.
A review:
Knits That Breathe by Julie Turjoman from Passiflora Press:
 
 
 
 


Saturday, August 30, 2014

196: Walking Through Downtown Los Angeles

Downtown LA has its moments!

A pleasant stroll through downtown Los Angeles, where people who talk to themselves in microphones are a fairly common sight really...

Northern California Camp Cog is next up for Camp CogKnitive! Dates TBA!

Philly Camp CogKnitive is still in planning stages--no date yet. Hotel and other suggestions welcome.

Raleigh, NC Camp Cog is a definite maybe...

DFW TX Camp Cog....I really hope so! I am scared off by the Open Carry Protest groups right now, but we'll see.

CFR 6 is coming! Oct 11. 2014!
 
More information here! Sign ups for everyone continues...

Celebrating our listeners who have joined the CogKnitive 25 – , 50 –, and 75 – Bear Clubs for MBP. You can see who they all are right here. Great work!

Have YOU completed 25, 50, or 75 bears for Mother Bear Project? Send me your snail and a link to your Ravelry projects page, and CogKnitive will send you a special wristband to celebrate with you.

Add yourself to our CogKNITive Listeners Map.

We have a website at http://www.cogknitive.com/. You can find older episodes there.

You can now subscribe to the BLOG on your Kindle or Kindle app.

I am gemmadw on  Twitter and Pinterest, DoeWalking on geocaching.com, and DrGemma on Plurk.
Geocaching: www.geocaching.com. I am DoeWalking, if you would like to be geo-pals. I am also drgemma on Instagram.

What's On My Hooks, Needles, and Spindles:

Not yet finished:

Beachy Shawl for Camp Cog Cam--I'm on the second ball of yarn in Just Beachy from Dizzy Blonde Studios.
The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller--no work on this one.
One Row Lace Scarf--still in time out
The Blueberry Waffle Socks in colorway Witchwind from Forbidden Woolery --still on the second sock
Halloween Linen Stitch Cowl--mu current potato chip knitting standby.

Tutorial for the After-Thought Heel is here.

Dizzy Blondes: 

I am sporadically still working on a silk-merino blend from Red Fish Dye Works on my 2 Ashford wheels. Here are my favorite online sources for spinning supplies and wheel parts:
Village Spin & Weave
Webs Yarn Store
The Woolery

Strategy:
When you get stuck, get out of it by starting with making small changes.

Put a Lid On It:

The kitchen is quiet, due to 100F heat.

Aw Shoot!
Still running indoors on the elliptical. Based on a recent study, running on the treadmill is only marginally better than using an elliptical to burn calories.
 
Summer Running Essentials:
Please remember to hydrate you and any running pals.
Important facts:
one gallon of water weighs 8.3 pounds
Any mammal can carry only up to one quarter of its weight.

Ruffwear backpacks for dogs.

Something I Really Like:

Gather DTLA--an LYS with a lively Instagram feed in Downtown LA, run by my new friend Renaissance of Raghouse International Studios. Here is their FB. The store is at 453 S Spring, downtown L.A.

I'm at Gather in LA in the Last Bookstore at 5th & Spring, 2nd floor. Here is Renaissance, your hostess. She is wonderful so visit her!

Blather:
CFR6 (of course). We have 1 or 2 spaces left as of this writing. The hotel issue is still in flux, but there is some clarification. The rate will be $89.90 per night.

Clarification on the Open Carry Issue.

LA's historic and pretty Union Station

Visit Olvera Street!
 You can see my pics of my Los Angeles wanderings here and on Instagram, where I am drgemma.

Here is my vote for complete bad taste in public...erections... it's in the financial district...

#100happydays my vote for "makes me shriek with laughter every time I walk past it". The tribute to who is in charge erected (sorry) in downtown LA next to several major banks.

196: Walking Through Downtown Los Angeles


Episode 196: Walking Through Downtown Los Angele is live!

 

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Great news, Runners!

Excerpted from Medscape (a medical news service for health professionals)

Running for even 5 to 10 minutes a day, once or twice a week, or at slow speeds was associated with substantial mortality benefits over 15 years, a prospective study showed.
Runners overall had 30% and 45% lower adjusted risks of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality, respectively, over that period and had 3 years longer life expectancy compared with nonrunners, Duck-chul Lee, PhD, of Iowa State University in Ames, and colleagues found.
..........

The associations were also significant at the lowest quintiles of weekly running distance (less than 6 miles), frequency (one to two times), amount (under 506 metabolic equivalent of task or MET-minutes), and speed (less than 6 miles/hour), the group reported in the August 5 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
.........

The effect of “just doing something at slightly higher intensity” was profound, commented Barry Franklin, PhD, director of preventive cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation in the Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, Mich.
“A 30% to 40% reduction in mortality -- that’s huge. That’s equivalent to the same mortality reductions we get by taking a cholesterol-lowering statin or going on a beta-blocker or taking a statin,” he told MedPage Today.
The message that some is better than none is important.....
Running is clearly better than walking for the same amount of time in terms of mortality, although walking is probably safer and easier to sustain for those starting from zero, they noted.
.......
"Although devising a customized exercise prescription for each patient may sound complicated, 15 minutes of brisk walking or 5 minutes of running is all it takes for most clinic patients," they wrote.
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Excerpt from 



Run for Your Life? Right!


Published: Jul 29, 2014 | Updated: Jul 30, 2014