Aug 12, 2016
Geeky Exercise Habits Are Geeky!
In this episode:
- Just because we’re geeks doesn’t mean
we don’t (or can’t) care about exercise. Both of us make time in
our days to take care of ourselves. We make sure, however, that we
still get in plenty of geekery while we’re out pounding the
- Running is both of our primary
exercise. We were late-comers to the sport, and neither of us ever
really thought it was something for us. But as post-college adults,
something clicked, and we fell into step with running. (Pun totally
- Interestingly enough, we also both
suffer from asthma. Void’s is allergy-induced, while Beej’s is
exercise-induced. Both of us have to train differently than
non-asthmatics, and it took a while for us both to become
comfortable with that. In the end, we realized that being healthy
and fit is a personal issue that concerns only us, and we learned
how to stop comparing ourselves to others--but it wasn’t an
- Running and exercise sessions are
prime time for listening to podcasts, audiobooks, Hamilton (or
other music, but why would you?), or even a geeky app like Zombies Run!
- We both also use stationary
bikes when it’s too cold to run, and have it set up so that we
can play video games and watch TV while doing so. It keeps us
caught up on our geekery while making sure that we don’t pack on
too much winter weight.
Beej - Olympics /
FFVI on iOS
- Touch controls have improved since I
played it initially. Love the remastered graphics. I really want to
grab a gamepad for my iPhone to turn it into a handheld. PLUS! I
realized why I hate mobile games--notifications still come through,
distracting me and ruining immersion.
Void - Olympics / Fire Emblem Fates
- Feels like the “true” campaign but
definitely need the other campaigns finished first. Tons of
characters and crossovers and can almost make your own fan fiction
relationships between characters. Noticing reused maps but in
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