Seriously, what was it like in the meeting at Google in which somebody suggested “hey, let’s take our incredibly functional and easy-to-use Gmail service, and turn it into an incredible peice of shit!”?
I feel like a slacker because I only worked out 5 times since Monday. I had to teach a few extra classes at the gym this week, and got pretty busy at the “real job.” I’m also nursing a minor foot injury, so I skipped my Tuesday “long” run. And just now a deposition ran long so I couldn’t make the noon CrossFit today. Since I teach the two noon classes and...
Getting a bit better at cleans. Still terrible at going overhead.
Outlaw Way is the new Gym Jones
Outlaw Way is the new Gym Jones. Four of five years ago, when CrossFit was still pretty new and on the fringe, many of the more hard core CrossFitters started following the programming posted on Mark Twight’s Gym Jones website. Twight was a former CrossFit HQ guy that had a falling out with Coach and started Gym Jones. His biggest claim to fame at the time is that he trained the guys in...
This throw is amazing. Screw the Homerun Derby. The All-Star Break should feature a competition where center fielders try to throw runners out at home on pop flies.
Although my minor midlife (hopefully early midlife) crisis has little to nothing to do with the kind of physical shape I’m in, unexpectedly smashing my PR in “Fran” did a good job of bringing me out of my funk a little bit. 3:18. Not bad, not bad.
I think the best argument against government-funded health care is that Pizza Hut apparently believes there is a market for pizza with hotdog-stuffed crust.
The things you can see for a dollar at 4am in Chicago.
Nothing paleo is eaten after 2am.
32 seems too young for a midlife crisis.
pitchfork: perpetua: Pulp “Common People” Live on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 4/9/2012 I love Jarvis’ moves here - so conversational, like he’s a teacher attempting to have a “rap session” with some students.
Running update: I randomly signed up for the Milwaukee Marathon. The race is in October and I’m planning on doing it using CrossFit Endurance programming (or something similar of my own concoction). The plan is to continue to mostly train using CrossFit, and then run no more than 26 miles per week in addition. I’ve been running about 10 to 12 miles per week for the last month or so,...
And they’ll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect...
60 Minutes: Is Sugar Toxic? →
Answer: Yes. Money quote: What happens says Stanhope, is the liver gets overloaded with fructose and converts come of it into fat, which gets into the bloodstream to create “small dense LDL,” the kind of LDL that forms plaque in arteries. The irony here is that for precisely that reason - avoiding heart disease - a government commission in the 1970s mandated that we lower our fat...
I’m really bad at following advice. Especially my own advice. Knowing how human nature works isn’t even close to being enough to prevent me from acting in direct accordance with human nature. Just can’t seem to stop playing with fire.
Getting work done at my local hippy coffee shop.