by Dr. Ed Berry
Today is my birthday. It’s also the summer solstice, the longest day of the year (in the northern hemisphere), and a full moon to boot.
We don’t get a full moon on our birthdays very often. On average, we Earthlings only get a full-moon birthday every 19 years. We don’t get to be 81 on our birthdays very often either. So I’m celebrating.
So what am I doing today? Well, in between standing at my computer writing stuff, I am rowing the Concept 2 “Summer Solstice Challenge.”
The Challenge is to row 21,000 meters today. The Challenge is a worldwide event open to everybody. All you need is access to a Concept 2 rower with a chip or memory card that records your meters.
You can choose to do the whole 21,000 meters in one sitting (ugh) or you can break it up into smaller pieces (yes). I chose to do ten sets of 2000 meters followed by a finishing row of 1000 meters. As I write this, I have just finished my fifth set. So I am about half way there. [Read more…]
Today, I rowed 500 m in 1:49.6 for world first place in age group. – Ed
In a few months, I will begin a health and fitness coaching group focused on keeping fit as long as possible. If you are interested, be sure to be on my email list and tell your friends.
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A tribute to the U.S. military service personnel who gave their all for our freedom.
Pirelli, an amazing walk on Christ The Redeemer