@ifri punch!

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“punch” | watercolor

the background is actually turquoise


top thumb hundred

too thumb hundred 2015

two days ago pandora listeners got an email inviting them to listen to 2015’s top thumb hundred / i did not know 49 of the 100 songs <just going by the title or musician> \ interesting! and i did not thumb any of the 100 songs / someone named drake had the most number of thumbed songs at 7, not including 2 collaborations \ fetty wap (5 songs) and the weeknd (4 songs) were the other top unknowns to me / taylor swift (4 songs), i know \ after taylor, the other musicians had 3 or less top thumbs / wonder if the most popular songs in other streaming radios are similar \ wonder too if being popular correlates to retail sales

rower’s thanksgiving

kafue holiday challenge 2015

i chose the kafue river & rowing centre in zambia as my charity in concept2’s holiday challenge / begins today! \ my split was a turkey / quite appropriate for today \ happy thanksgiving!


yoga under the mourning moon

yoga under mourning moon

my yoga teacher is just too cool / tonight we had a moon theme for our regular wednesday evening yoga class \ because tonight is a “mourning moon” / the last full moon before the winter solstice \ so instead of doing our usual sun salutations, we did moon salutations / cooling & meditative and focus on the lower body <feminine> instead of heat & energy and upper body focus <masculine>

erg challenge

2015 holiday challenge erghttp://log.concept2.com/challenges/holiday

a couple of us in our tdmm rowing team are signing up for concept 2’s holiday challenge <actually initiated by our dragon boating ergmate>/ good way to keep in shape while still enjoying thanksgiving & christmas feasts… and worthy causes would benefit too! \ my goal is to row 5000 meters 5 days a week for 4 weeks / i realized looking at my practice log from last winter that there are a few combinations i can do for variety such as:  2 x 2500,  5 x 1000, 2 x 15 minutes, 3 x 10 minutes, 6 x 5 minutes  and 10 x 500 <yikes!> | my benchmark is 2 x 2500 with 3 minute rest = 5000 meters at 26:43 & 20 spm <this was comfortable> \ wonder how my split will change depending on the structure of the piece / psychologically, distance goals especially countdowns are easier for me than time goals…