This email is coming to you form our super windy campsite in Central City Colorado, where I just spilled the whole Aero Press full of coffee and grounds all over the van. It’s on the floor, the rug, in-between the drawers, somehow it’s in the shower. Bummer! So much for being productive this morning.
So, here’s what I found fun, interesting, or noteworthy this week 🙂
My latest podcast –
AAJ 238: The Ultimate Home Gym 2.0
The original Ultimate Home Gym podcast was published over 3 years ago. And not a lot has changed, but some things have definitely changed.
So, if you’re building a home gym, or want to know what the most essential pieces of equipment are when getting started… this is a fun podcast!
What I’m reading –
Embrace Your Weird by Felicia Day (amazon)
If you’ve thought about making creative things in your life… like writing a book, having a blog, taking photos, whatever your creative heart desires… this book (Embrace Your Weird) is so great! It’s amazingly funny if you listen to the audiobook. And I would encourage most people that I know to read/listen to this!
Let me help you embrace your weird 🙂 so we can be weird together!
What I’m excited about –
We just booked our house for the Leadville Trail Marathon weekend, where a few of my closest friends have signed up to run one of the hardest marathons in the world with me for my 40th birthday.
I am blessed with having an absolutely amazing group of friends that support, encourage, and push me (and each other) to be better every day/week/month/year/life. This includes those of you who couldn’t make the marathon, or running isn’t your thing.
If you’re friends aren’t like this… I encourage you to come hangout!
Thought that I’ve been pondering –
It’s all about connection, so why are we avoiding it?
If you saw my recent Instagram post then you know what I’m getting at here. Emily and I were working out at a gym near Frisco CO (a really nice place), it’s more of what we call a Globo Gym or Big Box Gym or traditional gym.
Anyway, we worked out for 1.5+ hours (it was a long one), and I kid you not, zero people in that workout area (where we were training) talked to each other, or every acknowledged each other for that whole time. It was really sad.
All but one person that I saw had headphones on, and all of my attempts to even get a “bro nod” from the other guys failed.
Because of this it just felt like a really cold, non friendly environment. And I can see why most people that aren’t fit would want to avoid a place like this. I didn’t even want to be there.
But what I’m getting at here is that almost every single one of these people would be happier, and feel more fulfilled if they connected with others in this environment (maybe with the exception of the extreme introverts, but they are working out in their basements anyway).
I realize that our technology, and societies aren’t helping us with this problem, but aren’t we smart enough to see this and at least say hi to the new person that walks into the gym? I sure hope so! And if you’re still reading this, I’m holding YOU accountable to do this and make the world a happier place!
That’s what I have for you this week. Here’s to more snow in the mountains, and you having 2-5 amazing workouts this weekend! I appreciate you all!
PS our March Get Better Project Daily Challenge starts on Sunday, and it’s a good one! So if you’re on the fence about getting involved with a supportive, fun, encouraging group that’s full of fitness, weight loss, and strength gains… now would be the time! Just click here and get started today.