This email is coming to you from a pitstop on our way to Park City Utah, where we plan to snowboard for a few days next week.
Here’s what I found fun, interesting, or noteworthy this week.
My latest podcast –
AAJ 229: Working through setbacks (injury, jobs, sickness, etc.)
As I write this I’m recovering from a ouchy neck/trap injury that has debilitated me for the last few days. So, I wanted to give you an optimistic approach to how I attack setbacks, and can actually excel through them.
My top post on social –
Playing in the snow for the holidays! Instagram
What I’m snacking on –
Pistachios (my favorite on Amazon)
Nuts are a great snack that provide fat, some carbs, and some protein.
My only caution is… don’t be fulled by the pistachios commercials claiming they are a good source of protein. Yes, they do have protein, but in order to hit your protein goals via pistachios, you’d be sending your dietary fat numbers through the roof!
Thought I’ve been pondering –
Language to create safer drivers – AKA how to not kill yourself (or those around you) when driving
So, I don’t think that anyone can argue with me about the fact that I’ve driven A LOT, in a lot of different places over the last 2 years.
And it always scares the crap out of me when I come back to my hometown of Seattle, because the drivers tailgate so badly (even in the pouring rain). This is compared to the other 45 states that I’ve driven in lately. The only other place that surpasses Seattle for dangerous driving is Milwaukee. It’s insane there!
Because of this disregard for driving safety, I’ve been thinking of ways to clearly give reasons for not tailgating. Other than your chances of getting into an accident decreasing drastically!
Here’s what I’ve come up with…
The distance that you are following the car in front of you should NOT be the distance that you can avoid hitting them if you are required to slam on your brakes.
And here’s where I’m thinking I’ve found gold!
The appropriate following distance is such that if the person driving in front of you slams on their brakes, you DO NOT have to slam on your brakes to avoid hitting them.
How about that… does that make sense? I sure hope so.
Ok, that’s what I have for you this week. If you’re in the Park City or Steamboat Springs area’s, and want to grab a workout, let me know!