Adrift

Last night I drove to Twin Peaks lookout and saw the fog rolling in just like this incredible video displays. It filled me with awe and made me appreciate that San Francisco is part of my home base.

I follow Karl the Fog on Instagram so I can get a regular dose of it: http://instagram.com/karlthefog

WOD

Training for the Tromsø half marathon - 8.6km long run

Hike/jog/dog walk through my childhood neighborhood. I will always love the smell of the redwood forest, sunshine warming my legs, the sandy trails and the many hills in Henry Cowell. 

Workout of the day: 3 hours of yardwork (hauling wood, raking, and stacking wood), and this song. The challenge is to follow the words in push-up form: Bring Sally up = push up from the ground, Bring Sally down = lower yourself and hover over the ground.

I did it for real for 38s, and took rests on Bring Sally Down until the 2 minute marker. Exhausting!!

Jetlag workout - arms day

2.9km on the treadmill in 17 minutes (MSM training)

assisted pull-ups 4x4

Squats with bosu ball 3x8

Ski pull 20kg 3x8 

Mountain climbers (30s on, 30s rest) 5 minutes

Bench press 25kg 3x8

Stretching

Also: I saw a TV advertisement for a real-life Dr. Leo Spaceman, oh America!

I keep a list of the various exercises on my phone so I know my thresholds. I will use Tumblr as my fitness diary from now on, so here is my reference strength training for today - 
Run to/from gym
Squats, assisted pull-ups (lower and raise myself for a given amount of time), handstand training for yoga, bulgarian lunges, rope pull, and deadlifts. 

I keep a list of the various exercises on my phone so I know my thresholds. I will use Tumblr as my fitness diary from now on, so here is my reference strength training for today - 

Run to/from gym

Squats, assisted pull-ups (lower and raise myself for a given amount of time), handstand training for yoga, bulgarian lunges, rope pull, and deadlifts. 

My view one week ago - visit the Lofoten Islands if you ever get the chance!

My view one week ago - visit the Lofoten Islands if you ever get the chance!

Training for the Tromsø MSM half marathon - 5km

My friend Scott (who is training for the full marathon) and I had one last run before I leave for California. 

Training for the Tromsø MSM half marathon - 5km

My friend Scott (who is training for the full marathon) and I had one last run before I leave for California. 

"Be stubborn about your goals, but flexible about your methods."

(via thosewhowork)

I am watching this documentary tonight because (a) I love sushi and (b) I have heard of this chef from Tokyo. As I watch it I am learning both about flavors of sushi which makes me crave some, but more unexpected about the relentless efforts of the head chef, Jiro. The expertise, years working towards a craft, the attention to detail. To be a specialist and to gain knowledge in one thing that you focus on in your life. When I apply these ideas to myself, I know that my field with evolve with time, but I can be singular with dedication to resource sustainability. Part of what scares me for my near future is that the kind of work I want to do does not exist in many companies, so I must push myself to urge them to create a job in sustainability or start my own company. I will have to explore entrepreneurship and innovation. Starting my own business or pursuing what I love will be tough and I need to be ready for it. 

A mint hot chocolate date with Mari and Isabel. I love trying new cafes and restaurants.  Choco boco on Nordre has a good atmosphere and comfy chairs.

A mint hot chocolate date with Mari and Isabel. I love trying new cafes and restaurants.  Choco boco on Nordre has a good atmosphere and comfy chairs.

Bagels are not a thing in Norway. I have found frozen half baked plain bagels at Meny, but at times I crave a 3-Seed Sesame Bagelry bagel. I usually bring a dozen frozen bagels back from this place and it is heavenly to have a taste of home. I will have to wait until April and drool over this photo in the meantime!

Bagels are not a thing in Norway. I have found frozen half baked plain bagels at Meny, but at times I crave a 3-Seed Sesame Bagelry bagel. I usually bring a dozen frozen bagels back from this place and it is heavenly to have a taste of home. I will have to wait until April and drool over this photo in the meantime!

A beautiful song for a cold, dark morning in Trondheim. Today I will go to Rambøll to discuss my summer job and afterwards have a meeting to plan the last-minute details for our class trip to Åre for skiing. 

This may be a beginning of a blog about life, but I tend to commit to writing for a couple of months and then stop. Let’s see if I keep up with this!

"I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in."

George Washington Carver (via itsquoted)