This email is coming to you from the Steamboat Springs Starbucks, where they are wiping down all of the surfaces (that aren’t being occupied) every 30 minutes. It’s the cleanest Starbucks I’ve ever seen!
Here’s what I’ve found fun interesting or noteworthy this week!
My latest podcast –
AAJ 239: The Magic of Checklists #IncreasedProductivity
This is less about fitness and nutrition, and more about how you can get more done. I figured that if you can get more done then you will have more time for fitness and nutrition :-).
Company I’m impressed with –
I loved the email that Alaska Airlines sent to its customers yesterday. And although I believe that the media is hitting a grand slam with this virus thing, and blowing it way out of proportion, there are a few companies (like Alaska Air) that have done some really cool things to combat this media frenzy, and offering things to help customers (like suspending change and cancelation fees).
Also, here’s a quote from the email that is inline with the other medical professionals that I’ve heard from:
Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said “I just want to echo again that the risk is low—the risk is low. I encourage Americans to go about their life. That includes travel to California, Oregon and the state of Washington.”
Lastly, on this topic… I’ve heard that stores are selling out of toilet paper. If this isn’t an extreme pooping virus… why are people stock piling toilet paper? Something for you to ponder.
What I’m reading – The Happy Runner
The Happy Runner: Love the process, get faster, run longer by David Roche (amazon)
I’ve mentioned David a few times (and even interviewed him), but hadn’t cracked his book open until a few weeks ago. But I thought with our upcoming Leadville Trail Marathon I could learn a thing or two from one of the best running coaching in the game.
Not only have I learned many things from this book, but the biggest is about how to live a happy life. David gets deep into what makes people (and runners) happy for the long run (citing research). He even started out as an attorney, and quit it all to be a running coach.
This book is also VERY funny, and I would recommend it even more to someone looking to be happier than looking to run faster.
That’s what I have for you this week. We are off to Jackson Hole to ride some of their steep chutes and hopefully get some soft snow!
Let me know if you need anything at all. I’m here for you!
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