Nothing here to see…

Why haven’t I been blogging? Because I haven’t felt the urge to do so. I do enjoy writing and I also enjoy reading previous entries; thus, I’ll write when I feel compelled to do so.

I complete “Elevate” activities most mornings, and I find it’s a good way to wake up my mind. As you can see from the rankings below, I’m a master at reading and writing but just elite at speaking and (surprisingly) math. And here’s why. I am so exceedingly right-brained that I’ve had to focus on the nuances of language. I am also a very slooooow reader, and oftentimes find myself lingering on words or phrases. Uhm, but I need work on pronunciation. This comes as no surprise either, as I focus less on how the words sound and more on how the words feel. For example, I find it impossible to say “back and forth” yet “forth and back” rolls easily off my tongue. I picture myself going forth (forward) and back (to starting point).

My preferred learning style is auditory, yet words are visual. I’ve always enjoyed reading, yet prefer to be read to. The first things I notice about a person is the sound of their voice and whether they’re right- or left-handed. I couldn’t tell you the color of a person’s eyes after having a conversation with them, but I can tell you all about their eye movements.

And don’t get me started on the topic of vocalized pauses and disfluencies.

AFAP (Carolina Beach)
3 strict C2B pull-ups
2 strict HSPUs
3 BS @ 95#
Run 20m (10m up and back) 1, 2, 3…13, 14, 15

That’s almost 2 miles of shuttle sprints, 45 pull-ups and back squats, and 30 back squats. That was fun! The shuttle sprints allowed for recovery. All rounds in unbroken reps.

I’m enjoying my work with IBMG, including training and coaching the sales team. Whaaaat? Yup, training and coaching the sales team. Everyone can benefit form improving communication skills. I do, of course, truly enjoy being Master of Ceremonies for Summits. Spoken like a true introverted extravert.

I’ve also been providing one-on-one executive coaching for individuals as well as presentational speaking and situational leadership training for three other clients. I’m busier than I’ve ever been, and certainly feel fulfilled professionally.

It’s been more than two years since I ended membership with shitty CrossFit in Asheville. I truly enjoy working out in my own gyms (both Asheville and CB), programming my own workouts, and working out when I feel like doing so. I’ve been consistently working out 5 or 6 days a week.

Every 35 seconds for 15 rounds:
1 strict L-sit C2B pull-up
1 DL @ 225#
1 strict HSPU
* Begin rounds 1, 4, 7, 10, & 13 with pu; 2, 5, 8, 11, & 14 with DL; and 3, 6m 912, & 15 with HSPU
~NO REST~
Every 35 seconds for 15 rounds:
1 or 2 strict L-sit C2B pull-up
1 or 2 DL @ 225#
1 or 2 strict HSPU
* Begin rounds 16, 19, 22, 25, & 28 with 2 pu; 17, 20, 23, 26, & 29 with 2 DL; and 18, 21, 24, 27, & 30 with 2 HSPU
~NO REST~
Every 35 seconds for 15 rounds:
1 or 2 strict L-sit C2B pull-up
1 or 2 DL @ 225#
1 or 2 strict HSPU
* Begin rounds 31, 34, 37, 40, & 43 with 2 pu and 2 DL; 32, 35, 38, 41, & 44 with 2 DL and 2 HSPU; and 33, 36, 39, 42, & 45 with 2 HSPU & 2 pu

That was a shit-ton of work.

It is beyond my level of comprehension to even begin to attempt to understand how someone can judge another person based solely on her or his race. While I knew that their were racist people in the world, it’s only been in the last three years that I’ve begun to understand just how many people are, at their hearts, racist assholes. Aaaaand the same people are usually many other -ist and -ic terms. I have a Pavlovian response when I see any paraphernalia related to he who shall not be named. The response is the extension of one or both of my middle fingers.

In the time since I last blogged I did manage to binge watch all seasons of Breaking Bad, and I enjoyed every moment. Watchmen was the best show of 2019, followed closely by Euphoria. I’m currently binge watching Outlander. Oh, and I also binge watched the Crown. I enjoyed the series much more than I thought I would.

I know the lyrics to all of Troye Sivan’s songs. Oh, if only I had music like his to listen to when I was coming of age perhaps things would’ve been a little easier. I also know all of the words to the songs from Mean Girls (broadway, not movie).

I want a kilt.

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