True to form, and the reason for the title of this blog, what I am interested in trying and interested in writing about changes with great frequency. Believe it or not, this blog is much more linear than my daily life, at least in terms of what catches my attention and causes me to want … Continue reading
Tag Archives: WHM
Owning My Shit
Obviously I am interested in ways to become a better, more fulfilled, sexier and smarter human being. And this time of year caters to that impulse in a beautiful, shiny way! December and January always bring out the fitness apps and online programs, the moleskin journals for gaining efficiency and insight, and the life centering … Continue reading
A Totally Woo-woo Experience
I have been following Wim Hof for over two years now, listening to interviews and reading up on his ‘method.’ I have practiced his breathing regimen off and on during this time as well. I typically do the breathing exercises 2-3 times a week, and the cold shower routine about 4-5 days out of any … Continue reading
Tribes and values.
The amount of time we spend focused on matters outside of our value system is staggering, when you think about it. I spent too long away from writing, and now what pours out is a diatribe on values and philosophy. But storms have been blowing, weather has been changing, the rental house needed repairs, and the Salmon … Continue reading
It has been a few weeks since I have gone for a fully immersed cold swim. Summer travel, home projects, and time with the family has been a bit of a priority. But the laminate floors looks awesome, the Irish Fair in Minneapolis-St. Paul was a blast, and Micki and I came out of it … Continue reading
As a former actor, former EMT, and elementary teacher it is pretty much a requirement that I have a therapist. The guy I have been seeing off and on for a few years now is pretty no-nonsense and is great at calling bullshit. So I keep going back. About a year ago he asked me … Continue reading
The right tool for the right job
I bought a wetsuit this past weekend, with the idea that it would keep me a hint warmer and help with buoyancy, freeing me of the bulky life jacket. We were at the second hand sporting goods shop looking for biking shoes with clips. Walked out with shoes, a wetsuit, and a replacement wetsuit for … Continue reading
How long is too long?
It is excellent to concretely understand and respect your physical limits, temporary as they might be. Fifteen minutes in the 51 degree waters of Puget Sound is currently it for me. 10 minutes the day before felt fine – invigorating once the pain receded. I’m sure the unseasonably warm day helped, too. But 15 minutes in the … Continue reading
Cold showers? I will see you, and raise you one salty freeze-fest!
It was warm in the PNW today. Middle of July warm. So instead of the 10 minute cold shower (52 F well water, around 11 C) I leaped like a gazelle into the Narrows. A whole 1 F colder! Oh yeah… Well, I slid off the ladder into the water. Incrementally. Pretty sure it was … Continue reading