Nocking Point Coffee Club April Shipment

My Nocking Point Coffee Club shipment has arrived for the month and this time it has come with a lightweight backpack. As a coffee club member, you always get a lifestyle item with your monthly coffee. It’s a nice perk as the beans are already great. I really like this backpack. As a runner, I’veContinue reading “Nocking Point Coffee Club April Shipment”

Pre-order Quarantine Pinot Noir from Nocking Point

I’ve become a rather big fan of the Nocking Point winery. I’ve now made several purchases from them and have been quite happy with their wines and coffees. This month, they are putting out a pretty cool collaboration with The Kutcher Family, the Quarantine Pinot Noir. It is an Oregon based Williamette Valley wine. TheContinue reading “Pre-order Quarantine Pinot Noir from Nocking Point”

Still doing long run reverse splits

With the weather getting better, I am doing more running outdoors. That and my gym is still closed. I am following the social distancing guidelines so that means doing my runs first thing in the morning before there are too many walkers out and sticking to less crowded routes. It is kind of amazing howContinue reading “Still doing long run reverse splits”

Homemade Puff Pastry and Palmiers

Since the social distancing went into effect basically world wide, I’ve joined the baking bandwagon. One of my favorite things to make from scratch is puff pastry. There is something that I find just so relaxing about making the lean dough where you slowly add water a tablespoon at a time to flour that youContinue reading “Homemade Puff Pastry and Palmiers”

Anyone doing the One Punch Man workout?

Well, it’s been almost a month and I know that my gym, Orangetheory, has been closed because of COVID-19. Most of us are in that camp now where we are on our own for home workouts. Running wise, that hasn’t really impacted me. I still throw on my runners and head out on the trail.Continue reading “Anyone doing the One Punch Man workout?”

ngrok: Accessible Self Hosting Simplified

I was trying to come up with a descriptive title for what ngrok does and that was the best I could do. Let me explain what I really mean. Whether you are developing a micro service or Web app on your laptop, it is pretty common to want to give someone access to it overContinue reading “ngrok: Accessible Self Hosting Simplified”

Noom Friendly Instant Pot Split Lentil Soup

Another green soup just in time for St. Paddy’s Day. I am not actually a big St. Paddy’s Day fan. It just happens that my favorite soups are green. This weekend, I am at my parents’s place so I decided to make this Instant Pot lentil one for them. This soup is great because itContinue reading “Noom Friendly Instant Pot Split Lentil Soup”

Calling the Shopify Storefront API from a WordPress Plugin

Shopify and WordPress are great 3rd party hosting providers. Shopify lets you quickly stand up a retail Website and WordPress is solid for putting together content oriented ones, like this one. So of course from time to time, if you use both, you will want to make a deeper integration between the two. In thisContinue reading “Calling the Shopify Storefront API from a WordPress Plugin”

New PB 12 minute treadmill run

Well, I guess I’ve been on a tear lately at Orangetheory. Yesterday they had a 12 minute treadmill benchmark run and I kind of crushed my previous best by almost .1 miles. I managed to do 1.94 miles with a negative split which I think means 2 miles is well within reach for me. IContinue reading “New PB 12 minute treadmill run”