I'm a father, husband, marathoner, half marathoner and regular runner guy hoping to promote a healthy balanced lifestyle especially in the African-American community.
My Fitness Level
Getting those push ups at work!
I'm less than three months away from my 31st birthday. So, I've been trying my hardest to keep my body in shape so I'll be around for another 31 years. Number one on that list is working out. With my schedule I don't really have a whole lot of spare time. But, a friend of mine came up with an idea that has really stuck with me for the last month or so. All it involves is 100 push-ups a day. A Little more than 45 days into the workout and I'm already up to 50 push-ups in one set. By the way, I don't think I've ever been able to do 50 push-ups in one set even when I was at my fittest in high school and college. When I started I could barely do 25 push-ups in one set. The goal now is to keep moving up in increments until I can do all 100 in one set (yea right). Two things I've noticed about doing these push-ups- better posture, more energy/more alert (gets the blood pumping.) The great thing is I can do those push-ups anywhere. I usually do one set at home and one at work. I realize this will work for the upper body, but I'm going to need to get out on that track to get my "cardio" up. My excuseup to this point has been that it was covered in snow. Spring has sprung!
The other side to staying healthy is eating better. Goal one- stay away from the #1 and #2 at McDonald's.
I don't think I'll get yelled at by too many people for this.. But I decided to take my Camera Completely apart to fix a problem inside. OK, relax -- It was my dad's 20 year old EOS 630. It wasn't a 70D, 5D or 1DX. This camera is the very first SLR that I learned to take pictures on. So its pretty special to me. I''l probably never junk it...or sell it on EBay. So, It's been hanging around in the back of a closet somewhere collecting dust. But the digital camera age isn't the only thing that killed this camera. It's the battery drain issue. You can put a brand new 10 dollar battery in this thing.. and it'll be dead the next morning. I did some research and found a write up below on how to fix it. I also tried to record a video of the fix. This is from ... I've shortened the directions on how to fix it just a tad.. but here you go: my camera with the latch plate off the latch plate Here's a link to
So, since diving into the world of Photography, .. I've heard of this extravagant expensive pieces of machinery that take Amazing photos. They're usually reserved for fashion and product, photographers. They're called medium Format cameras. I won't be reviewing one of those things today -sorry. But, I'll get pretty close. A friend of mine kept telling me about this camera that she had collecting dust in a closet somewhere. So, Naturally - as a fan of Pawn Stars and American Pickers-- I had my hopes really high for something cool and unique. When she finally got around to bring this camera kit around... I couldn't wipe the smile off my face. The name is familiar.. the camera was not. But I was still surprised. Mamiya. A big, huge name in Medium format cameras .. next to Hasslebad and Pentax.. also used to make SLR cameras. In my opinion they seemed to be some pretty good quality cameras too. But the much smaller company folded under the pre
I've always been intrigued by the mystery of the Underground Railroad. Like the black inventors I featured earlier this week, these are stories of people who beat the odds stacked against them to reach a goal- their freedom. They all risked their lives for freedom, preferring almost certain death and a chance to be free over slavery. Some cases were more extreme than others.. traveling in shipping boxes to safe houses on the UGRR. A lot of those travels were documented in the account of The Underground Railroad Records. These are not sad stories. They are testimonies of triumph written sometimes in their own word in letters to "The Father of the UGRR(Underground Railroad) William Still . Still often used his Philadelphia home to help hundreds of slaves to escape. He kept detailed records and maintained stayed in contact with man of them.. becoming a contact between escaped slaves and those left behind. These people exhibited tremendous courage e