Author: Martin Pedersen

Friendliness Quotient

One of the factors that we used when we were choosing the best town as a base for our lifestyle overhaul was something I call the friendliness quotient.  I find that mathematical names make things sound important but it really is not analytical at all instead it is a feeling you get about a place.  How friendly are the people who… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 67

I have always considered myself a finder and not a hider.  It was going out to interesting places and seeking for caches that got me hooked on Geocaching.  While I acknowledged that hiding caches is an integral part of being a geocacher I was never very interested in hiding caches.  As a Geocaching team we hid 3 caches prior to… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 64

I had some free time this morning so I decided to do some math.  I had a feeling that I may have walked further this week than in past weeks and I was correct.  I beat my record by over 6km.  Not coincidently I also found fewer caches this week than any other week (kept my cache a day streak… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 60

197 Geocaches Found – 404km on foot – 21lbs lost! Two months into the Geocache Diet and I thought I would provide some more random thoughts from the Geocaching weight loss trail. I am torn about my feelings about walking in the forest while it is raining.  On one hand you get all muddy and wet which always lifts my spirits… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 57

I am eight weeks into the Geocache cache diet and things are going pretty good.  As a reward to myself I thought I would look at some statistics (math makes me happy). I have lost 21lbs and although I know I could be closer to my goal at this point I am OK with this amount (nothing I can do… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 54

A trip down Vancouver Island to visit our parents resulted with Lisa and I having a few days to ourselves and we took advantage of it:  Boy did we ever!!  We left early each day and returned late while we walked, shopped, ate, and geocached.  In first two days alone we walked over 20km and found 23 geocaches.  Most importantly… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 50

When we lived in Calgary I did not see too many people who went for walks.  There were people on the trails on nice days but not in the quantities I would expect for a city that size.  If I went down by the river I would see a lot of joggers but that was for pure exercise.  Now that… Read more →

We are NOT raising Princesses

“What are you doing?!!?”  I screamed to my parents as Annika opened ‘The Little Mermaid’ DVD one Christmas.  ‘This is a Princess movie you fools!!!’  OK, so I did not scream at my parents but I wanted to.  In hindsight I may have over-reacted a little as Annika has now watched ‘The Little Mermaid’ many times as well as ‘Cinderella,… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 44

One of my main concerns when I started the Geocache Diet was wondering if I had enough time to fit in the amount of exercise I wanted to include into my routine.  I had chosen hiking and geocaching for the exercise portion as I enjoy it and I always seem to get a boost of energy after I return from… Read more →