Saturday, March 28, 2009

Smarter Planet

There’s been quite a bit of material appearing of late discussing Smarter Planet. Thought I would highlight a few of the items that have caught my eye.

My favorite Smarter Planet commercial (so far) is “Smarter Math” -its a great highlight of the importance of math in today’s world. As the saying goes “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” – math is usually the magic.

In case you missed the stories, here’s a couple of articles about some initiatives related to Rail and Water.

Also, the Impact 2009 conference is coming up quick – looks like a great week – lots of customer success stories, education, certifications, networking, etc. Look to see coverage,explanations and examples of Smarter Planet, Smart Work and Smart SOA.


Monday, March 16, 2009

Starting to Run on the Road to Recovery

According to the Dr. I was free to start running again on the 1st. Stress fracture on my fibula should be sufficiently healed at this point that its safe to run again. However, I’m supposed to take it s-l-o-w-l-y. How slow is slow enough?

During the time I was not allowed to run, I picked up a membership at the Y, and have been spending time in the pool. Low impact, and has allowed me to maintain some level of cardio fitness. As the 1st approached, I also added some biking into the mix. Now, that I’ve added running back, I’m well on my way to triathlon training.

Figure that as I ramp up the running (both intensity and distance) will continue to include cross-training as part of my program. Goal continues to be the powderface42 – which is now pretty much 4 months away. Yikes!