Well, I suppose I have fallen off the edge of the “wired” earth 🙂 Slowly but surely, though, I am making my way back into some sense of wired-world normalcy. And hey, have I mentioned that I love my new gig with Efficient Exercise of Austin? Yeah, it’s true; I’m like a kid in a candy store…er, more like a Neanderthal at a cave bear kill! I get to train/partner with a spectrum of interesting clients (each with unique goals) for a living and I have access to so many fitness toys it’s simply mind-boggling. How cool is that? Very, very cool in my book!
So my day-to-day routine is totally out of the window for the time being, which is both a good and, in some respects, a very challenging thing to deal with. One the good side of the ledger, my body has been exposed to a myriad of new movements and schemes which, in turn, forces a whole new level of adaptation. This new “workout landscape” produces an exhilarating feeling and a CNS that is now hyper-wired as a result of trying to keep up with each new stimulus being thrown its way. Also, my caffeine consumption has dropped dramatically; that will soon change, however, as Austin is replete with some of the coolest coffee shops anywhere, like the fantastic Thunderbird Coffee, which is only about a mile’s hard fixie sprint from my Rosedale studio. Oh, and have I mentioned that I’m now in fixie paradise? Yeah, it’s true, I’m lovin’ my new surroundings.
For the next couple of weeks, Meesus TTP and I will be living in limbo, as the closing on our new casa won’t take place until on or around the 15th of this month. Then, another round of adjustment will unfold, and another new groove will be laid down. Hang with me folks; eventually I’ll return to my old blogging ways.
I’ll leave you today with the following little food-for-thought morsel (hat-tip to TTP reader Dan for bringing this to my attention): the US Army’s lowering of physical fitness standards. This is sad commentary indeed on the state of the nation’s well-being. And this isn’t a problem particular to only the US — all “developed” nations face the same crisis of dwindling physical readiness. Couple poor physical readiness with the push toward “low-fat” offerings in the chow halls and, well…let’s just say this is a bad double-whammy for the guardians of freedom. How can a nation continue to adequately defend itself when its fighting forces are of dwindling strength and dwindling vigor?