I’ve been blessed (or cursed) with growing up with Seahawks football. It’s been more downs than ups but there have been some amazing ups.
The Legion of Boom in the 2013/2014 season is wonderful, but I remember all the other ones…
- Kenny Easley, the baddest, hardest-hitting safety anyone ever saw (even Ronnie Lott said so). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quxbCQ4m8Ww
- Fredd Young… best football hit ever? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKT50RvJxLQ
- Hell, receivers were part of it too… Steve Largent, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-KO-XW8M2A
Lloyds Hotel of Möllerfjorden on the arctic island chain of Svalbard, Norway.
Writes contributor Lauren Farmer:
This “5 star” hut was built in 1912 (or some say 1925) by the shipping company North German Lloyd as an emergency shelter after they took over the possessions of the 1910 “Zeppelin” Expedition, which had occupied the area.
I’ve been fortunate enough to see it twice and am still amazed it’s stocked with unopened bottles of vodka! And plenty of 40 year old magazines.
Honestly… how cool is this? Just freakin’ awesome.
For the film the city of Troy was built on the Mediterranean island of Malta, however the walls of the city were built in Mexico. (x)
Hard to recall, but was “Troy” one of the top 10 worst movies ever? It sure destroyed a lot of love from the Greek classic. Wow that was bad.
Article: 5 Ideas to Create an Amazing 2015
5 Ideas to Create an Amazing 2015
The key in all of this: make any 2015 resolution short and actionable. A 21 day fitness and diet challenge is going to work better than “lose weight”
Article: Low-fat diets were a “global, uncontrolled experiment”
Low-fat diets were a “global, uncontrolled experiment”
Interesting that they point out the Mediterranean diet as high in carbs. That doesn’t align with anything I’ve read about it where bread and pasta is just one equal part on the plate.
Lefsetz Letter » Blog Archive Predictions – Lefsetz Letter
#10 is so true it has almost become a cliche. And yet people keep skating to where the puck was.
#13 the people who get music curation right will win this game. There is so much music out there you could stop making anything new and spend years catching up. But most of it isn’t very good (good is defined as “I like it”, sample size of 1). And by the way… this is true elsewhere like movies and books. I can’t tally the amount of time I spend rummaging through book sites trying to find something to suit my mood.
Generally most people blog the news… that is something flashes by, you jump on it, comment on it, and then move on. That’s what I generally do as well.
I stumbled across my Pocket account recently. And there I found hundreds of articles I had flagged for the past few years. They range from the latest health news to Yahoo execs moving around (a little more poignant this week than last apparently), etc.
Rather than write about the current news, I’ve decided to write from the oldest first. This gives me a little more perspective on the article (although it also assumes I can remember why I flagged the article earlier). Let’s see how this goes for the next month or so.
How Will You Work Out When CrossFit’s No Longer Hip?
Fitness programs typically don’t have much staying power. People are already saying adios to Zumba and Pilates. The cheapest and simplest routines are more likely to be keepers. Think down dog.
Interesting question… I’ve been doing Crossfit for three years now. I guess that puts me in Wave 2, i.e. the people who joined before it was mainstream but after the early days. That said it’s always been clear that fitness evolves. 10 years ago I was a triathlete, before that a marathon runner, and before that I lifted weights and played racquetball (does anyone still do that?).
I assume Crossfit will evolve. My gym is combining Crossfit with yoga (aka bro-ga) as we learn that we need to stretch more to achieve better fitness. I assume many gyms will begin to add new elements like different music (you can only take so much Eminem before it gets old), catering to different audiences, and trying new routines. The two I can easily imagine:
- Crossfit for Seniors. One gym in Santa Cruz does this already, I expect others will follow suit. This will focus on mobility and strength but with less of the explosive movements like box jumps that lead to injury.
- Crossfit + Gymnastics. One of the most rewarding parts of Crossfit for many people is being able to do pull-ups and play on rings and do some cool moves.
I’m sure there are more and eventually it won’t be recognizably Crossfit but rather “exercise”. That’s okay.