@ifri punch!

ifri punch pghRower

 

“punch” | watercolor

the background is actually turquoise

Home

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!

http://www.worldrowing.com/environment/kafue-river-rowing-centre/

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…