Nutrition

Even ifโ€ฆ

Even if youโ€™re only doing what’s fun, it’s still ๐™™๐™ค-๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ.Enjoying one’s work is not permission to continually extract.Fallow & replenishment are necessary. Nature has day and night, cold and warm, wet and dry, and four seasons for a reason. Humans have a multitude of circadian rhythms. We can work with them or, to our peril, fight them. In a podcast episode entitled Burnout and Renewal, Charles Eisenstein opened up and bared himself. He started by doing what he always does, investigate the substratum of life. In this case, he became the subject of enquiry. Devorah Brous beautifully went down the

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Nature's Winter

CGM

I’ve been using a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) for three weeks. Although Iโ€™ve only scratched the surface, some patterns are emerging that allow me to plan interventions and observe their effects. โ€ข Week 1: Just watch and document without changing anything.โ€ข Week 2: Become more acutely aware of the effects of foods, exercise, and their timing in order to attune mental and physical sensations with objective data.โ€ข Week 3: Start testing various interventions. As someone with a history of an eating disorder, I was concerned about monitoring food intake*. I feared falling into a cycle of attempted control. But I

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Dark Night

I’ve made it through another dark night. While I can’t say for certain that it’s over, it does feel like I’ve stepped through a door. And on this side of the threshold, I can see two things that have helped me reach this point. Consistent, healthy routinesDuring this difficult time, I’ve relied on practices that support my wellbeing. Over time I’ve learned that there are six keystones to my health: sleep, good nutrition, community (support and connection**), time in nature, regular exercise, and daily meditation. I’m constantly tuning each of these but they have all proven to be essential. Thanks

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Data & Spirit

Data & Spirit

During the last three months of spring training I’ve focused on building resiliency and durability in body and mind, while maintaining balance in spirit. I’ll discuss some data first, then dive into spirit. Data 96% of my workout time has been in zone 1 & zone 2. 4% of the workload was in intensity zones. * NOTE: This will actually be more like 2% when I eventually increase the total duration of Aerobic Capacity/Basic Endurance work. In other words, total volume does not directly correlate to a definitive percentage of intensity volume. We all know this from daily life: you

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Kolekole Beach Park

Fasting

Perhaps itโ€™s time to shift gears a bit and talk about my eating. I started a fast three days ago. The reasons for the fast are multifaceted and summarized well by True North Health Center: Reset the dietary pleasure trap, Drug addiction, Autoimmune disease, and Exhaustion. For an apparently health guy some of these may not make sense so Iโ€™ll explain. The Pleasure TrapFor the most part, I avoid processed foods and processed sugar. However, Iโ€™m not immune to the call of the cravings. โ€œOverstimulation by artificially concentrated calories can confuse normal satiety signals resulting in persistent overeating.โ€ Part of

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