Maintaining Balance

Akron,OH 
Today
Sunny High 72FLow 43F
  • Temp: 54F
  • Hum: 94%
  • W: 0mph N
FRIDAY
Sunny
High 71F
Low 57F
SATURDAY
Sunny
High 81F
Low 63F
SUNDAY
Light rain shower
High 73F
Low 49F
MONDAY
Sunny
High 64F
Low 46F

Thursday - June 17

Sorry about the server error messages.  We are going to do some updates tonight to correct the issue.
 

Wednesday - June 16

Swim
  • 27m 26s
  • 1200.00 yards
  • 02m 17s /100 yards

4x400 (9:08, 9:18, 9:00)
10' hot tub

test

Tuesday - June 15

Run
  • 32m
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  • -----

Sandrun Parkway. Not a bad run.

Strength
  • 20m

  • EXERCISE

    Sets
    Min
    reps
    Max
    reps
    Min
    wt.(lb)
    Max
    wt.(lb)
  • GENERAL - Front Lever - flat tuck 2
    5
    10
    10
    0
    0
  • GENERAL - L-sit-Rings
    3
    12
    12
    0
    0
  • GENERAL - Planche - flat tuck 2
    5
    10
    10
    0
    0
I need to take more and more showers...it appears that is where all of my 'ah-ha' moments happen.  Got another answer to something I have been mulling over for months.
 

Monday - June 14

Too many priorities lately.  Need to focus on but a few things.

Sunday - June 13

Marmadaddy is going to kill me.  Been working on the custom training plan creator the entire weekend.  I have just converted some 'point' data to line equations...yet the 3rd rendition of the result value.  It will be good though as I never was quite happy with the 'jumps' in data for a training plan for a person having a 7min/mile run than a person having a 9.9min/mile run.

ALMOST DONE FOR REAL.

Saturday - June 12

Friday - June 11

UPDATE, well it appears that even if my sons wanted to circumnavigate the globe if they learned how to sail...they won't be able to...my wife spoke.  ;)

Interesting debate on the validity of allowing a 16 year old to circumnavigate the globe.  I am erring on the side of 'more power to her'.  Renee, Fastyellow and a few others have great points that I am in agreement with. There were a few good points on the other side of the argument though. I am a parent and can only hope that my child has half of her zeal for adventure/hobby as those are usually good indicators of how they will do as adults in life. Teenagers these days are losing a lot of that passion and becoming social-tethered zombies.  Though I'm sure my parents were saying the same thing when I was a teenager.  Pretty much all of them are tied to cell phones, TV or video games.  Those things were tightly regulated in my house as a kid so I had the 'time' to put a lot of heart into a few hobbies which I think has contributed greatly to the person I am today.  I actually had time to think!

There is so much focus on cell phones and social networking stuff today for middle schoolers and highschoolers (not to mention TV and video games) that many of them are caught up into this time warp that they can't get out of.  That's not life.  It's a kind of like living in suspended animation. Focused on keeping up with everyone else except yourself. One can't really get immersed in any passions with the constant distraction of texting, phones, etc.  Middleschool and highschool are formative years.  In retrospect highschool is the time to fall in love with a few hobbies and pursue them to the ends of the earth as when it's time to become an adult, those pursuits will bring a lot more to the table contributing to you as an individual.  Today's society allows this less and less.  There is no benefit to an individual to follow every update, tweet and text of all of your friends.  If anything it negatively impacts your life as it's taking time away from doing things that will really help you become what you want to be.  You just can't really get immersed in something if you phone is bleeping every 5 or 10 minutes.

It's transitioning to a lot of adults too that I see - where the parents should just stop the texting, shut the phone off and play with their kids.  People don't have time to just 'think' anymore without the endless need for electronic social diversions.

I am not an anti-futurist, I embrace technology and realize that 'things change'.  But I do have a strong 'Walden' side to me - self reliance and eliminating societal distractions that don't contribute.  So when this 16 year old does this, I applaud her as a lot of great traits can come out of being an accomplished sailor at that age. It sounds as if she was more prepared than even most sailors.  I would love to teach my kids sailing...if we lived near water.  It teaches a very independent spirit.

Ron's Training Log


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