The Science of Exercise: Sugar, H.I.T.T. & Stuff

This is not a scientific post. I’m not dropping any science on you. It’s a topic of interest to A Dude and probably to many. Tonight on the way home from an errand, I ran into another bicyclist (he’s OK). Turns out he’s a student at the University of Texas. He was a super nice guy who had just come from a soccer game and wasn’t wearing a bike helmet. He was stopped at the sign near where Anthony Diaz was killed by a bus driver, and I asked him what happened to the ghost bike. He didn’t know, but guessed it was an upcoming marathon.

That mystery unsolved, the conversation shifted to him talking about his work in kinesiology. Which if you don’t know is the study of kinesi (whatever the heck that is). But seriously, he works on measuring oxygen in the blood, studies how horrible sitting is for your metabolism, what is more efficient for muscle-building, and so on. I learned some stuff in layperson’s terms since I frequently am fighting gravity and aging and other sciencey things. I figured I’d share with all 12 of you who might actually read this. Because he’s getting a master’s Degree… in SCIENCE, he actually blinded me with …. SCIENCE! Or maybe that was his bike light, I’m not sure.

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It Will All Become Clear as Mud

Today’s blog is coming from my tired brain, but the title will make sense by the end.  It’s been a week or more since I began feeling bad due to cedar fever, or so I thought.  Austin definitely had a few days of very high pollen counts.  But when I continued to feeling bad after that went down, I wondered.  Still I’m having a dry, mostly unproductive cough.  This is the US, so unproductive is bad.  Because the US is all about capitalism, and if you’re not producing anything, you’re worthless, right?  Referencing the Dire Straits song from a few days ago, maybe I have “Industrial Disease”?  Let’s hope not and I’m back on the bicycle soon. Continue reading