NSBL

This photo screams EPIC.

*** UPDATE: This list will no longer be updated here. A new and improved list – the NIN-NSBL – can be found by clicking here. Be warned; it’s just as NSBL-y, but now with more organization, categorization, and alphabetization. ***

A while back I posted my ever evolving and probably never to be completed Not-So-Bucket-List list.  The list was based on an idea that I pilfered from one Dr. Beth who had apparently pilfered it from our friend Dave who pilfered it from someone else.  The specific idea behind the Not-So-Bucket-List was to write down a set of 101 activities/experiences/events that I wanted to complete within 1001 days. Being list-philic, I immediately jumped on the idea. Being a giant nerd, I allowed my list to grow beyond 101 items; I mean, there are just too many things that I want to do.

Anyway, over time I was constantly referring to my list but hated that I had to search for it. To remedy this first world problem, I decided to create a page specifically devoted to my list. Think of the countless seconds I will save.

To nerd the list up even further, the information is provided in the following format:

item #. item description, date completed dd/mm/yy. (complete by date dd/mm/yy) [link to relevant blog post, if appropriate]

Enjoy!

  1. Find a full-time faculty position – 01/01/11. (12/05/12) [Just Call Me Ass Prof For Short]
  2. Finish my PhD, 08/04/10. (12/05/12) [Trust Me, I'm A Doctor]
  3. Publish 3 articles in 1 year, 20/07/11. (12/05/12) [Down Goes Number 3]
  4. Publish 5 articles in 1 year. (12/05/12)
  5. Publish 10 articles in 1 year. (12/05/12)
  6. Teach Differential Equations, 08/16/10. (12/05/12)
  7. Teach my first Statistics course, 01/11/10. (12/05/12)
  8. Teach the same course twice, 30/09/09. (12/05/12)
  9. Be an invited speaker to a conference, 31/10/10. (12/05/12) [Dan Has Left The Building]
  10. Bungee jump. (12/05/12)
  11. Climb another mountain, 07/09/10. (12/05/12)
  12. Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and go on safari. (12/05/12)
  13. Glacier walk, 05/09/10. (12/05/12)
  14. Hang glide. (12/05/13)
  15. Insane 10K race with Matt. (12/05/12)
  16. Niagara wine tour. (12/05/13)
  17. Not Since Moses Race in Nova Scotia. (12/05/13)
  18. Scuba or snorkel, 24/01/11. (12/05/12) [Mmmm, Hot Koko]
  19. Skydive, 28/01/11. (12/05/12) [Adrenaline Smells Like Awesome]
  20. Zip line again, 02/06/12. (12/05/12) [Feeling Zippy]
  21. Helicopter ride, 21/01/11. (12/05/13) [Somewhere, Out There, A Fat Lady Is Singing.  Damn.]
  22. Hike a lava field again, 16/01/11. (12/05/13) [Somewhere, Out There, A Fat Lady Is Singing.  Damn.]
  23. Climb an active volcano, 16/01/11. (12/05/13) [Somewhere, Out There, A Fat Lady Is Singing.  Damn.]
  24. No pants subway ride. (28/09/13)
  25. La Tomatina (tomato fight), Brunal, Spain. (28/09/13)
  26. Cage dive with sharks. (28/09/13)
  27. Go to a shooting range. (28/09/13)
  28. Raise over $1000 for charity, 03/09/12. *Note: this was originally for BBBS Bowl-a-thon, but I’ve opted to generalize* (12/05/12) [Big Mountain Challenge - Complete]
  29. Go to the symphony again, 02/01/10. (12/05/12)
  30. See a ballet with Steph, 05/03/11. (12/05/12) [Getting My Culture On]
  31. See a play, 28/12/10. (12/05/12)
  32. See an opera. (12/05/12)
  33. See Sarah McLachlan in concert again, 17/03/11. (12/05/12) [The Answer Is: Who Are Viggo Mortensen, Cate Blanchett, And Jodie Foster?]
  34. See Stevie Wonder in concert with Gerarda. (12/05/12)
  35. See Tori Amos in concert, 08/12/11. (12/05/12) [An Evening With Awesome Times Two, Three Violins, A Cello, A Piano, And Tori]
  36. Determine net worth, 18/11/10. (12/05/12) [Adventures In Financial Planning]
  37. Invest $20000. (12/05/12)
  38. Pay off ~$15000 of my debt excluding mortgage, 22/02/11. (12/05/12) [Adventures In Financial Planning]
  39. Save $500 in change, 09/11/11. (12/05/12) [How To Break Even With 39 And 60]
  40. Set up a budget, 18/11/10. (12/05/12)
  41. Have a champagne tasting night, 13/03/10. (12/05/12)
  42. Have a gin tasting night, 31/10/09. (12/05/12)
  43. Have a port tasting night, 19/09/09. (12/05/12)
  44. Have a scotch tasting night, 30/10/10. (12/05/12)
  45. Have a tequila tasting night. (12/05/12)
  46. Have a wine tasting night, 06/11/10. (12/05/12)
  47. Have the rents over for a home cooked meal. (12/05/12)
  48. Learn to cook a good fish dish. (12/05/12)
  49. Learn to cook coque-au-vin. (12/05/12)
  50. Learn to cook Goulash. (12/05/12)
  51. Learn to cook lamb medallions. (12/05/12)
  52. Learn to cook lamb vindaloo. (12/05/12)
  53. Learn to make chocolate tofu cheesecake. (12/05/12)
  54. Learn to make dairy free banana bread, 9/11/11. (12/05/12) [Awesome Smells Like Banana Bread]
  55. Shop at the market 4 Saturdays in a row, 26/09/09. (12/05/12)
  56. Learn to make 2 types of bread. (28/09/13)
  57. Learn to make pasta from scratch. (28/09/13)
  58. Try 30 new wines, 08/11/11. (28/09/13) [Wines]
  59. Buy a $100+ bottle of port and drink it with Gerarda & Alan, 20/11/11. (12/05/12) [30 Never Tasted So Sweet]
  60. Buy a new camera, 07/30/11. (12/05/12) [How To Break Even With 39 And 60]
  61. Buy a new MacBook Pro, 08/09/09. (12/05/12)
  62. Buy a new road bike., 05/21/11. (12/05/12)
  63. Buy a tailor-made or fitted suit, 25/06/10. (12/05/12)
  64. Buy an indoor bike attachment for winter biking. (12/05/12)
  65. Go to Hillside with Steph, 12/06/10. (12/05/12)
  66. Have a double bingo scrabble game, 29/08/09. (12/05/12)
  67. Have a PhD prom, 26/06/10. (12/05/12)
  68. Learn Linux. (12/05/12)
  69. Learn more Spanish. (12/05/12)
  70. Polar bear swim. (12/05/13)
  71. Read Oryx and Crake. (12/05/12)
  72. See a live sex show, 28/06/12. (12/05/12)
  73. Go to bed before midnight with at least 6 hrs of sleep for 2 weeks straight, 20/01/10. (12/05/12)
  74. Stop cracking my knuckles and joints for at least a week, 20/01/10. (12/05/12)
  75. Run, 30k Around the Bay, 25/03/12. (12/05/13) [Amazeballs And Awesomesauce]
  76. Bike 160K. (12/05/12)
  77. Bike 30K, 19/06/10. (12/05/12) [RunKeeper Activity Log]
  78. Bike 40K, 18/07/10. (12/05/12) [RunKeeper Activity Log]
  79. Bike 50K, 24/07/10. (12/05/12) [RunKeeper Activity Log]
  80. Bike 60K, 1/07/11. (12/05/12) [RunKeep Activity Log 1, 2, 3 & Tweet]
  81. Bike 80K, 22/07/12. (12/05/12) [Another One Bites The Dust]
  82. CN Tower Climb again, 14/04/11. (12/05/12) [And The Verdict Is]
  83. Complete 100 push ups in a row. (12/05/12)
  84. Complete 100 sit ups in a row, 21/08/09. (12/05/12)
  85. Complete 140 sit ups in a row. (12/05/12)
  86. Complete 200 sit ups in a row. (12/05/12)
  87. Complete 4 consecutive sets of 10 chin ups. (12/05/12)
  88. Complete 4 consecutive sets of 10 pull ups. (12/05/12)
  89. Complete 4 consecutive sets of 4 chin ups, 07/01/10. (12/05/12)
  90. Complete 4 consecutive sets of 4 pull ups. (12/05/12)
  91. Complete 4 consecutive sets of 6 chin ups, 10/01/10. (12/05/12)
  92. Complete 4 consecutive sets of 6 pull ups. (12/05/12)
  93. Complete 4 consecutive sets of 8 chin ups, 12/03/11. (12/05/12)
  94. Complete 4 consecutive sets of 8 pull ups. (12/05/12)
  95. Complete 50 push ups in a row, 23/08/09. (12/05/12)
  96. Complete 60 push ups in a row. (12/05/12)
  97. Complete 80 push ups in a row. (12/05/12)
  98. Complete the 30 day yoga challenge, 17/11/10. (12/05/12)
  99. Develop abs; clearly subjective. (12/05/12)
  100. Run a 1/2 marathon again, 15/04/12. (12/05/13) [A Surprising Number Of Nice Bums]
  101. Run 10K in 50 minutes, 19/09/09. (12/05/12) [RunKeeper Activity Log]
  102. Run 12K in 60 minutes, 09/09/09. (12/05/12) [RunKeeper Activity Log]
  103. Run 5K in under 22 minutes, 11/07/11. (12/05/12) [Doing A Happy Dance, RunKeeper Activity Log]
  104. Run 5K in under 25 minutes, 28/09/10. (12/05/12) [RunKeeper Activity Log]
  105. Run a marathon, May 29, 2011. (12/05/13)
  106. Run another 1/2 marathon, 17/10/10. (12/05/12) [RunKeeper Activity Log]
  107. Run another 10K, 06/06/10. (12/05/12) [RunKeeper Activity Log]
  108. Try yoga or hot yoga, 22/08/09. (12/05/12)
  109. Do another 30 day hot yoga challenge. (28/09/13)
  110. Buy new energy-saving appliances, 12/11/12. (12/05/12) [I Can Lose Socks Again]
  111. Paint a wall with chalkboard paint or set up a plexiglass wall. (12/05/12)
  112. Paint my guest bedroom. (12/05/12)
  113. Paint the kitchen. (12/05/12)
  114. Paint the main bathroom. (12/05/12)
  115. Replace the carpet in the living room with hardwood, 05/11/12. (12/05/12) [I'm An Adult Now]
  116. Replace the carpet in the living room with hardwood, 05/11/12. (12/05/12) [I'm An Adult Now]
  117. Fix the carpet in the upstairs hall, 08/14/12. (12/05/12)
  118. Get a new light for the upstairs bathroom, 31/10/10. (12/05/12)
  119. Celebrate 35th birthday in another country, 01/07/10. (12/05/12)
  120. Go on at least 3 dates in as many months, 31/08/10. (12/05/12)
  121. Start a blog, 20/01/11. (28/09/13) [Consumed By Wanderlust]
  122. Travel to Alberta, 01/09/10. (12/05/12)
  123. Travel to Asia. (12/05/12)
  124. Travel to at least 1 Canadian Territory. (12/05/12)
  125. Travel to at least 1 of: Prague, Vienna, or Budapest, 31/12/10. (12/05/12)
  126. Travel to at least 2 of: Prague, Vienna, or Budapest, 01/07/10. (12/05/12)
  127. Travel to British Columbia, 22/04/11. (12/05/12) [Calgary Adventure: Day 3, Dan Has Left The Building]
  128. Travel to Calgary to visit Rick & Karen, 01/09/10. (12/05/12)
  129. Travel to Chicago to visit Ben again, 29/07/11. (12/05/12) [Chicago - My Kind Of Town, Attack of the 26 Foot Woman, ]
  130. Travel to visit Arlene, 19/12/11. (12/05/12) [Awesome, Or Something Else]
  131. Travel to Iceland, the UK, Ireland, or Scotland. (12/05/12)
  132. Travel to Manitoba, 18/05/10. (12/05/12)
  133. Travel to Montreal, 25/11/09. (12/05/12)
  134. Travel to New Brunswick. (12/05/12)
  135. Travel to New York, 18/02/10. (12/05/12) [An Open Letter To New York.  Hint: I Love You]
  136. Travel to Nova Scotia, 12/06/11. (12/05/12) [Let The Nerdfest Begin: An Update From Acadia]
  137. Travel to Ottawa to visit Matt & Jhona, 15/10/09. (12/05/12)
  138. Travel to Prince Edward Island. (12/05/12)
  139. Travel to Portugal, Spain, or Andorra. (12/05/12)
  140. Travel to Quebec City again. (12/05/12)
  141. Travel to Saskatchewan. (12/05/12)
  142. Travel to South or Central America again. (12/05/12)
  143. Travel to the Caribbean again. (12/05/12)
  144. Travel to Vancouver to visit Beth again, 19/10/11. (12/05/12) [Dear Victoria, The Doctors Are In You]
  145. Travel with Aidan, 22/12/09. (12/05/12)
  146. Travel with Matt, 26/06/10. (12/05/12)
  147. Travel with Steph & Gerarda again, 18/02/10. (12/05/12)
  148. Travel with Rick, 14/01/11. (12/05/12) [Somewhere, Out There, A Fat Lady Is Singing.  Damn.]
  149. Attend Carnival in Brazil. (28/09/13)
  150. Travel to the Galapagos. (28/09/13)
  151. Travel to Mt. Everest base camp. (28/09/13)
  152. Travel to the Great Wall of China. (28/09/13)
  153. Travel to the Taj Mahal. (28/09/13)
  154. Travel to Angkor Wat. (28/09/13)
  155. Travel to Germany for Oktoberfest. (28/09/13)
  156. Travel to Kruger National Park for Safari. (28/09/13)
  157. Travel to Las Vegas. (28/09/13)
  158. Travel to Petra. (28/09/13)
  159. Travel to Christ the Redeemer. (28/09/13)
  160. Travel to the World Cup in 2014. (23/09/14)
  161. Watch Battlestar Galactica Season 1, 04/01/11. (12/05/12)
  162. Watch missing shows from Dexter Season 3. (12/05/12)
  163. Watch Dexter Season 4, 01/01/10. (12/05/12)
  164. Watch Dexter Season 5, 26/12/10. (12/05/12)
  165. Watch 150 movies on IMBD top 25o. (28/09/13) [Movies]
  166. Learn to do a hand stand. (28/09/13)
  167. Travel with Rick again, 22/04/11. (30/10/13) [Calgary Adventure: Day 1-2, 3, 4, and 5]
  168. Travel to Alhambra. (30/10/13)
  169. Travel to London. (30/10/13)
  170. Travel to Calgary to Visit Rick again, 20/04/11. (30/10/13)
  171. Travel to Honduras again. (30/10/13)
  172. Travel to Costa Rica. (30/10/13)
  173. Travel to Argentina. (30/10/13)
  174. Travel to Chile. (30/10/13)
  175. Travel to Peru again. (18/11/13)
  176. Go Scuba diving. (10/01/14)
  177. Go Zorbing. (10/01/14)
  178. Get Scuba license. (10/01/14)
  179. Learn to walk on my hands. (30/10/13)
  180. Ride an elephant. (22/11/13)
  181. Climb Moose Mountain. (30/10/13)
  182. Skydive with Aqleema. (30/10/13)
  183. Skydive with Rick again, 08/06/12. (30/10/13) [The First Step Is A Big One]
  184. Skydive solo. (30/10/13)
  185. Drink 100 pints of Guinness as per The Dead Poet Challenge. (22/11/13) [I Ate New York]
  186. Go snowshoeing, 23/04/11. (16/01/14)
  187. Travel with Rick again, again, 24/10/11. (21/01/14) [It's A Dark Wet Hole. It Must Be Fun.]
  188. Swim in the Indian Ocean. (21/01/14)
  189. Swim in the Pacific Ocean again. (21/01/14)
  190. Swim in the Atlantic Ocean again. (21/01/14)
  191. Swim in the Arctic Ocean. (21/01/14)
  192. Swim in the Southern Ocean. (21/01/14)
  193. Paraglide. (21/01/14)
  194. Ride a camel. (21/01/14)
  195. Travel once per month for 12 months, 21/12/11. (21/01/14) [Twelve Trips, Twelve Months]
  196. Have a brandy tasting night, 29/04/11. (21/01/14)
  197. See Adele in concert. (21/01/14)
  198. Do the CN Tower climb again, sub 16 minutes. (21/01/14)
  199. Run another Marathon, 06/05/12. (21/02/14) [So. Freaking. Amazing.]
  200. Run a 50k. (21/02/14)
  201. Walk on the outside of the CN Tower, 19/08/12 (16/06/15) [The Edge Walk]
  202. Go white water rafting. (21/03/14)
  203. Run another Marathon, sub 4 hours, 06/05/12. (21/03/14) [So. Freaking. Amazing.]
  204. Do the CN Tower climb twice in one day. (21/03/14)
  205. Travel to Poland. (21/03/14)
  206. Travel to Hungary. (21/03/14)
  207. Travel to Turkey. (21/03/14)
  208. Travel to Greece. (21/03/14)
  209. Travel to Serbia. (21/03/14)
  210. Travel to Slovakia. (21/03/14)
  211. Travel to Bulgaria. (21/03/14)
  212. Travel to Sweden. (21/03/14)
  213. Travel to Norway. (21/03/14)
  214. Travel to Finland. (21/03/14)
  215. Travel to Denmark. (21/03/14)
  216. Travel with Matt again. (21/03/14)
  217. Travel with Rob again. (21/03/14)
  218. Travel to Ethiopia. (21/03/14)
  219. Travel to Japan. (21/03/14)
  220. Travel with Jana & Joni again. (5/04/14)
  221. Run 5km in under 21 minutes, 19/07/11. (5/04/14) [Runkeeper Activity Log]
  222. Run 5km in under 20 minutes. (5/04/14)
  223. Bike 10km in under 20 minutes, 9/07/11. (5/04/14) [Runkeeper Activity Log - km 7 to 16]
  224. Bike 20km in under 40 minutes, 9/07/11. (5/04/14) [Runkeeper Activity Log - km 7 to 26]
  225. Bike 30km in under 60 minutes. (5/04/14)
  226. Bike 100km. (5/04/14)
  227. Run 3 Marathons in one year. (16/04/14) [So. Freaking. Amazing., Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad]
  228. Publish with Steph. (17/04/14)
  229. Publish with Gerarda. (17/04/14)
  230. Publish with Sean. (17/04/14)
  231. Publish with Beth. (17/04/14)
  232. Publish with Rick, 21/02/12. (17/04/14) [A Cruel Master]
  233. Extreme Ridge Path in Hawaii. (19/04/14)
  234. Learn to make dairy free pumpkin pie, 07/10/12. (30/06/14) [The Tastiest Challenge]
  235. Base Jumping. (03/06/14)
  236. Go Caving, 24/10/11. (19/07/14) [It's A Dark Wet Hole. It Must Be Fun.]
  237. Winter Ice Climbing, 25/02/12. (29/07/14) [How I Learned To Hump Ice.]
  238. Mountain bike to Machu Picchu. (09/08/14)
  239. Mountain Carving (see here for a description). (17/08/14)
  240. Do a week-long adventure in New York with Steph & Gerarda. (17/08/14)
  241. Run in Central Park. (15/09/14)
  242. Travel to visit Arlene again, at her home, for at least 3 days. (18/09/14)
  243. Travel at least 40075.16 km – the circumference of the earth – by plane in 1 year. (18/09/14)
  244. Travel with Aqleema. (24/09/14)
  245. Complete more than 42 items on this list in 2012. (31/12/12)
  246. Write at least 365 blog entries in 2012 (includes personal, professional, and guest blogs). 20/12/12 (31/12/12) [365 Post Challenge]
  247. Run 2 Marathons in 1 month, 27/05/12. (24/09/14) [So. Freaking. Amazing., Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad]
  248. Visit Chicago with Aidan. (24/09/14)
  249. Get my P.Stat. accreditation. (26/09/14)
  250. Sign up for RunKeeper Elite and broadcast a race, 25/03/12  (26/09/14)  [Amazeballs And Awesomesauce]
  251. Buy a new bottle of scotch for each and every month of 2012, 09/12/12. (31/12/12) [Scotchy Scotchy Scotch]
  252. Have 2 scotch tastings in 2012, with blog posts detailing the results. (31/12/12) [Scotchy Scotchy Scotch]
  253. Rappel into the Lost World Cave in New Zealand’s northern island. (28/09/14)
  254. Go on a hot air balloon ride. (01/10/14)
  255. Go bobsledding or luging, 26/02/12. (01/10/14) [My Everything Hurts And I Couldn't Be Happier]
  256. Go dog sledding. (01/10/14)
  257. Hike the West Coast trail. (01/10/14)
  258. Renew my mortgage and reduce amortization period by at least 5 years, 18/05/12. (01/10/14) [Wanderlusting Monies]
  259. Double my net worth in 2012. (01/10/14)
  260. Reduce debt by at least $15000 in 2012. (01/10/14)
  261. Travel to 40 countries in total by the end of 2015 – when I turn 40. (31/12/15)
  262. Climb a 14er. (02/10/15)
  263. See Ricky Gervais perform. (03/10/15)
  264. Determine my body fat percentage. (02/18/15)
  265. Determine V02 Max. (02/18/15)
  266. Cancel Rogers cable, 01/11/12 (03/11/15)
  267. Climb Mount Sparrowhawk with Rick (05/14/15)
  268. Climb Mount Rundle with Rick (05/14/15)
  269. Run from Canmore to Banff (05/14/15)
  270. Goofy Race (05/14/15)
  271. Climb Mount Assiniboine (05/14/15)
  272. Register and run in 12 races in 1 year (01/18/15)
  273. Run 1000 km in 1 year (02/03/15)
  274. Run 1000 miles in 1 year (02/03/15)
  275. Run 1 half marathon (or greater) per month for a year, 09/12/12 (12/03/15) [Un-Impossible]
  276. Visit Victoria Falls and swim in the Devil’s Pool (18/04/15)
  277. Ride the GranFondo Banff (20/06/15)
  278. Skydive in a squirrel suit (18/04/15)
  279. CN Tower Edge Walk, 19/08/12 (16/06/15) [The Edge Walk]
  280. Climb Cascade Mountain, 28/09/12 (16/06/15) [The Conquering Of Cascade Mountain]
  281. Climb Mount Temple (16/06/15)
  282. Climb Sulphur Mountain, 03/09/12 (16/06/15) [Big Mountain Challenge - Complete]
  283. Climb Mount Fairview, 31/08/12 (16/06/15) [Grizzlies - Smarter Than Your Average Bear]
  284. Climb Saddleback Mountain, 31/08/12 (16/06/15) [Grizzlies - Smarter Than Your Average Bear]
  285. Do the Tea House Challenge at Lake Louise, 01/09/12 (16/06/15) [What We Do For Magnets]
  286. Rock Climb at Lake Louise (16/06/15)
  287. Climb Mount Indefatigable (16/06/15)
  288. Go paddle surfing (16/06/15)
  289. Rappel a 13 Storey Building (16/06/15)
  290. Skydive with Dr. Mark. (04/08/15)
  291. Run at least one marathon in each of the Canadian provinces or territories over the next 5 years. (01/11/2017)
  292. Walk 1500 km in 1 year. (07/09/15)
  293. Bike 2200 km in 1 year. (07/09/15)
  294. Epic rope swing. (20/09/15)
  295. Go winter kiting. (20/09/15)
  296. Take a mountaineering course. (20/09/15)
  297. Run 24 half-marathons in a year. (20/09/15)
  298. Walk 1610 km in 1 year. (20/09/15)
  299. Run 4 marathons in 1 year. (20/09/15)
  300. Publish at least 52 posts on my Prof Blog in 2013. (31/12/13)
  301. Compete in Tough Mudder. (20/09/15)
  302. Submit at least 5 papers for peer review in 2013. (31/12/13)
  303. Install hardwood floors in my bedroom. (31/12/13)
  304. Install hardwood floors in the guest bedroom. (31/12/13)
  305. Learn to bake or cook 12 new things in 2013. (31/12/13)
  306. Renovate the laundry room. (31/12/13)
  307. Set up washer and dryer, 25/12/12. (31/12/13)
Last updated: December 24, 2012 (+1001 days = September 20, 2015)


7 thoughts on “NSBL”

  1. That’s right, I’m looking through the list (cool list and blog by the way). I couldn’t help but notice #84-86 – the ones on sit-ups. If I may be so bold as to politely discourage working up to them. To put it mildly: sit-ups are one of the worst things you can do to your back. I only offer this advice because of the many boring books and articles that I’ve read on the subject. And if I may be even more bold and offer a brief summary of the subject that I’ve written here: http://chiropractorguelph.com/2010/10/04/low-back-pain-prevention-2/
    It’s kind of funny but not doing sit-ups has become a bit of a passion of mine and I only offer my two cents with the best of intentions. And performing #85 or #86 as a once only is probably just fine. It’s the training for them that’s the real kicker. Anyway, I’ve gone on long enough. Again, great list and best of luck with it.

    1. Good to know. I actually find that the plank pose, or sprinting gives me a far better ab work out and minus the associated low back discomfort (is the plank pose safe for the lower back?). My yoga practice also includes a lot of back strength training, which has significantly improved my ability to do core work without back pain. But I’ll definitely be cautious about them :D

      I’m glad you are enjoying the blog.

  2. The plank is great. And so are the side bridge, glute bridge, bird dog, and 1-legged crunch. But really, anything that keeps your low back in a neutral position and avoids forceful flexion/extension/rotation is good. Sounds like you have a good program in place.

    To quote Hal Johnson and Joanne McCleod “Keep fit and have fun!”

  3. Dear Dan,

    While sipping on banana liquor, I will mentor you in the art of dairy free banana bread whilst simutaneoulsy (how the hell do you spell that) showing off my completed painted home and flooring that I laid myself. Because I am a great lay-er. As we all have heard – but not as loudly as someone’s sister. (mmmmm subtle comments), Make plans with tittie-mcCaptain (or whatever you call and come see me…

    xoxoxo
    Janis

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