POTD – 25/365

Staying in the lane of training (the brain).

Movement•Recovery•Sleep•Nutrition•Mindset

These are five facets of training defined by Nike and are the five aspects that lie at the root of their latest podcast, “Training”.

We’ve all tried exercising, whether it be in or out of a gym, and have had our various levels of success and consistency. It can be a rollercoaster ride of sorts (as I can truly attest to). The key to consistency in training and exercise (or anything you’re trying to achieve in life) all begins with how you “train your brain”. The concept is not phenomenal at all, but is foundational. It has helped me, but I am nowhere near reaping the full benefits of such, but I definitely am enjoying the journey through learning and application. Here’s to greater success through extended discipline via “exercising” patience.

“Think” about it. Now, it’s pizza time.

Best,

Fresh

POTD – 24/365

When you workout regularly, you stop looking at this as food and start looking at it like fuel.

I’m glad my mother taught me how to cook before I left for college, but now approach to cooking is so different as it is tied to diet and physical fitness. Strangely enough, it tastes better with a different outlook.

What inspired me is a book, that recently came out last year by Kevin Curry called Fit Men Cook. The references to it, his website, and IG feed are below.

Mangia!

Fresh!

References

1. Fit Men Cook

2. Fit Men Cook (Instagram)

POTD – 20/365

“Grease is the word” … NOT. Consistency is.

Greetings..

This post is sorta kinda related to yesterday’s POTD post, imagewise, but more related to yesterday’s post on my IG feed, which you can read here.

The following photo is a comment from my brother-in-podcasting-and-tech on another POTD post I did, but it nicely explains the positive aspects of consistency. Thanks again Dk, much appreciated.

Peace,

Fresh.

POTD – 18/365

Greetings all.

We’ve had our first snow of the winter last weekend. As you can see, about a week later, it still lingering.

The photo above shows part of my commute home. I’m a four seasons man and I’ve seen for all four seasons, and with each one, it remains scenic in its different ways.

Apparently more snow is on the way. How much of I don’t know, but whatever the case, I’m good with it. Ice, on the other hand is good only for skating rinks, keeping food and beverages cold, and applying to injuries, as necessary – NOT for driving and walking on.

Best,

Fresh.

POTD – 11/365

…and you’re complaining about that download time, huh?

So, yeah… New Year’s Day, early in the wee hours of the morning, there was a celebration of another type going on at my job. The photo above explains it all – it’s a certificate marking a historic event of a flyby of a mission by NASA and Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab.

In short, I’ll explain what happens next, a process that is typical of all space missions that gather images for relay back to earth for science processing. Such images are stored on the spacecraft, just as you would save them to your mobile device, computer, or the cloud, until transmission to earth takes place. The New Horizon spacecraft has SSD (solid state drives – hard drives) that store the images taken of Ultimate Thule as the flyby occurred. In this case, during the flyby, it was known that the spacecraft would “go dark” (meaning that there would be no communications with Earth) as the camera was taking the photos – all could go successfully or there could be any kind of anomaly – either way neither could be known in dark mode. Fortunately, communication back to Earth after the flyby sequence essentially meant the spacecraft saying “Hey, my SSD is full and I’m going to start sending you images back to you!” – which is just what began happening. The interesting thing with the design of this is NASA wanted to study the images as soon as possible BUT in order to do so, low resolution images are the first to be sent because of their size with respect to the distance from Earth the spacecraft is. It will be *two years* from now until any hi-res images will reach Earth. So…the next time you’re crying about how lonnnnnng it’s taking to download your file (raises hands)….think about the Ultima Thule images 😏🙂.

Peace…

Fresh

POTD – 8/365

“Coffee, tea or…”

Greetings all….

Some of you remember the rest of that cheeky line often said by stewardesses (yes I’m saying “stewardess” vs “flight attendant” for a reason) in TV and movies back in the day.

I’m one of the minority that never regularly drank coffee. Not to say I NEVER drank it at all, but not as the norm. Tea has always been my drink. Not being a tea connoisseur, I don’t drink many different kinds nor do fresh brew from tea leaves, etc. Bag tea works, and while Lipton regular tea is high in antioxidants, I like Tetley better.

This morning it was bottoms up for sure – Lipton was the choice (’cause someone drank all the Tetley in our kitchenette at work🙄)

Seize the day…

Peace,

Doug

POTD – 6/365

Greetings all…

Well, winter is well underway, complete with associated temperatures in many places. For those experiencing those temps, are you ready for summer yet?

The pic below was taken from my driveway almost three years ago to the day. For a cold day, it was a really nice sunset that caught my eye as I got out of the car. Sunset colors can, at times, be invitingly vibrant. I don’t recall seeing similar during the last few winters, but will definitively be on the lookout.

Hope you had a good first weekend of the new year.

Peace,

Doug