This was one of those frustrating plateau weeks in the life of an affiliate fatblogger. A week with exercise and eating well, but the result was a scale that remained unchanged from the week before.
But since it wasn’t a gain, that’s not so bad. Just sort of annoying to see a tie in the standings when I want all wins.
Anyhow, I spent a few days last week in New York City for Search Engine Strategies. I’d say that was a success both for business and health.
On the first night of SES, I went to the IM Charity SES NY 2009 event at Heartland Brewery in Union Square. I figured since I’d be drinking some of the beers there, I’d better counter-balance them a bit, so I walked down from the Hilton New York on 53rd Street.
So, if the estimate is correct that 20 NYC blocks equal a mile, I tallied nearly two miles to get to the party. While I made my way down, I finished an episode 3 of Affiliate Marketing Fanatics, which I had been listening to on the way in on the train.
Then, I had a listen to the semi-infrequent podcast from Sam Harrelson and Todd Crawford, GeekTo.me, episode 12.
As I was cutting along 42nd Street near Bryant Park, Sam mentioned that I can’t be the only person with an affiliate marketing blog out there. Aside from that crazed opinion (I would be fine if I was the only one blogging about affiliate marketing), it was a good show.
Also, during the conference, I had a dinner with Jay Berkowitz of Ten Golden Rules. In addition to some nice Italian, we recorded a podcast in the restaurant that will be up in the near future on his site and GeekCast.fm.
Speaking of podcasts, I was thinking about how great it is that there has been an explosion of affiliate marketing podcasts lately.
There were maybe a few podcasts last year, but now there are nearly two dozen on GeekCast.fm alone.
And the combination of podcasts and exercise solves problems for many of us. I often hear that people are too busy to listen to podcasts and/or exercise. So combine the two, and you’ll stat up on the latest issues in the industry while you improve your health. Win-win.
Lastly, I managed to hurt my back playing boxing on my Wii.
I wanted to get some exercise while I was hanging out with my son, so I decided to box. I ended up engaging in the sweet science for about 90 minutes. The next day, my back was killing me.
But the silver lining… I now have Pro status as a boxer. And I burned some calories.
Starting weight: 225
Last week: 217
This week: 217