“Don’t argue your path with people. Walk it.” -Unknown
I’m a big fan of the “by hand” anything, especially drawing and writing. When I hear an argument that solidifies my love of the “handmade” even further, I take note. This piece by David Brancaccio touches on the ability of writing by hand to give a person “permission for imperfection”. (And hey, that’s where the good stuff’s lies!) And in this article, the author, Eric Weiner, talks about how writing shit down actually makes you smarter. It’s something called “desirable difficulty”. By engaging with the material as you write it down, you help to consolidate the memory and thus are more likely to recall the information. Boo-yah.
Other than reaffirming my belief in writing utensils and paper, over the weekend I also learned about the biggest key to successful long term relationships. It’s a thing called “Positive Illusions,” that is, your belief – be it true or not! – that your partner is awesome. You can hear more about it here.
So, in conclusion, for the long game bring a Moleskin and some rose-colored glasses.
01 June | Monday
31 May | Sunday
30 May | Saturday
Training | 3 rounds:
Sled pull around the building (120, 95, 105#)
Leg raise x15 (modified)
Stretch | 20:00
29 May | Friday
Workout | Back squat 3×10 @100#
– and zen –
Single-arm press x5 ea (26, 35, 30#)
Chin-over-bar hold x:10
– and zen –
GH raises 3×8
(Foam) Rollin’ & Stretching | 25:00
Nothing to report on Friday.
Saturday I should have done a warm-up; the first lap around the building was rough. I modified the leg raises to the floor because the hang didn’t feel good on the shoulder.
Sunday and Monday were rest days. I think I went too heavy on Saturday’s sled pulls, at least the first lap as my hip is a little aggravated. Both days I just put in my miles walking the dog.
The rearview for May:
Anyway, onward to June…