For all of you who were jealous of our warm and sunny time in Hawaii… we are now back to the gray and rainy Seattle-style weather. Tans are fading and outdoor workouts are cold :-). But it’s snowing in the mountains and the Holidays are always better in the cold and gray!
Here’s what I found fun, interesting, or noteworthy this week…
Product I’ve been enjoying –
TYR Apollo HTS Sunglasses. TYR is making a big push to get their sunglasses into the fitness world, so they are sending them to a bunch of fitness influencers to try, and I was lucky enough to get a pair.
These sunglasses are designed to stay on your face during even the most intense workouts, and I’ve found them to live up to the hype. Even gymnastics movements like muscle ups, handstand walking, handstand push-ups, pull-ups, and toes to bar couldn’t shake them off my face.
TYR also gave me the code ALLAROUNDJOE10 to share for anyone wanting to get a discount on their own pair.
Very interesting Whoop data –
I have been wearing a Whoop strap on my wrist for many years. It tracks my sleep (deep, REM, light, awake), heart rate variability (HRV), daily strain, and gives a recovery score each day (green, yellow, or red).
Anyway, some interesting data for you…
Of the 21 days that we were in Hawaii, I was in the green 16 days, and only yellow 5 days (no reds). Since I’ve been back in Seattle, I’ve been green 1 day, and yellow 5 days (no reds).
At the end of each month Whoop correlates data that you manually enter to the recovery scores and tells you what appears to impact you positively or negatively. It appears that sun exposure (could be vitamin D), time outside, walking (we walked more), or being in warmer weather had a significant impact on my recovery. EVEN though my sleep has been better since being back in Seattle (according to Whoop and subjective).
Interesting stuff!! At least I think so.
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That’s what I have for you this week. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas, and if you need anything at all, just let me know.