It's been a long time since my last post right before I left for Mumbai, India. The seventeen days I spent there went quickly, working nearly every day and not taking much time to see the country, though the team I worked with were very hospitable and I found it helpful to meet the team in person. Perhaps one day I will spend the time on a more detailed description of my experience.
I spent the rest of 2010 workin long hours and helped successfully deliver a finished product. At the end of the year, my wife and I found out we were expecting another child, and with a local less stressful project, I decided to refocus.
When I was younger, armed with a high metabolism and love of basketball, I was lean with little effort. Since I began my working career over ten years ago, I managed to gain weight with just as little effort. In February, I weighed over 250 lbs, and was fed up enough to do something about it.
A colleague on my last project had great success with a workout program called p90x, and I decided to try it myself. At the end of 90 days, I managed to lose over 30 lbs and decided to try another program from the same company called insanity. After 60 days, I lost another 20 lbs and found myself under 200 lbs for the first time in at least a decade.
At the same time, I also managed to complete two running programs, couch to 5k and then bridge to 10k , working my way from not being able to run a few minutes, to being able to run an hour straight.
After the sixty day program ended, I took a week off and tried to start p90x plus, but before I was able to finish my first week, my wife went into labor a little less than a month early. I think it had a lot to do with my wife having to deal with a eight hour blackout in the middle of a 105 degree day.
So, William Ragnar Gerard San Filippo was born on July 23, 2011 at 6:39am, weighing only 4 lbs 3 oz. His small size led to him staying in the NICU almost a week, but we brought him home last Thursday.
So I write this in the middle of the first week of 5 weeks of paternity leave. Besides helping my wife and keeping my older son, Robert busy, I have a few goals. I restarted p90x plus in the morning and actually am trying to see if I can pull off doubles, doing insanity asylum, a 30 day program at night.
More interestingly, I'm digging deep into mobile development with HTML 5 and actually looking into two frameworks, sencha touch and phone gap and my preliminary goal is to figure out a way to get them to work with asp.net. If all goes well, I may submit an abstract to give a talk on it at the next NYC .net code camp. More posts to follow as I dig into this topic.