So, as well as checking out my genetic make-up (sample has been received by lab... results still awaited - more info here) I am also trying other ways to ensure my continued good health.
I'm going running. Quite a lot. Well, not this week, because its cold and snowy. But otherwise, quite a lot. I've signed up for a half marathon. I've got an app that gives me a running program ('every other day' I'm supposed to go. Relentlessly. From now until May. I'm managing about 3x a week when its not snowing. Well, I managed 3x in one week for one week before the snow came two weeks ago.)
I use a Nike+ Fuelband (obviously being careful at work not to contravene infection control policy re: bare below the elbow - it has to live in my pocket most of the time...) for a bit of extra motivation.
And now, I've found a website to estimate my life expectancy! Are you excited? I am! So lets get started...
I had some exciting news today. And being the popular guy that I am I just had to call someone to tell them about it…. my Dad….
Dad: Great! Maybe they will put it in the right order?”
Great Dad, thanks. Maybe if you’re so concerned about that you should have done it properly in the first place?
So, er... yeah, this is me, Tom Leach. I’ve decided to sequence my genome. And I’m going to share it with you here.
Ever wondered what the inside of Barbie looked like? Me neither. But Jason Freeny has. So now we all know….
I never liked anatomy class. I never really knew why some people liked to spend hours elbow deep in smelly crinkly old dead people.
In fact, my best memory of anatomy is when the anatomy demonstrator, during a particularly vigorous limb sawing exercise, ended up with a small piece of the poor deceased chaps muscle on her lower lip. We were all far to terrified of our demonstrator to let her know about the issue and all watched in horror / anticipation / fascination as repeated lip licks failed to come into contact with the foreign body, until finally she discovered what was causing that tickly feeling and swallowed the thing, still completely oblivious.
So yes. I learned that sawing too hard and simultaneously licking your lips might result in the unfortunate digestion of dead man's muscle. To my surprise, this knowledge has yet to be of use in my career.
Anyway, if you want to avoid my predicament, and actually learn some anatomical features, these beautiful hand made thingy-ma-jigs might help. Probably not. But maybe. And they're very pretty to look at.
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