People say to me “urban hiking isn’t real hiking. After all, what is there to see aside from cars, lawns, office buildings, panhandlers, and pavement?”
The answer: everything great about a city is revealed when you approach it with the eyes of a hiker, a seeker, an explorer.
In honor of Election Day 2020, and as a means of keeping me grounded, I will spend the day posting about notebooks, pens, and the things I do with them.
Interspersed among those, I will be catching up on a range of other topics, none of which concern the election.
I promise to schedule the posts so they spread out over time and don’t become a blog storm for you.
It’s fire season, so I am avoiding all back-country camping for a few months. That said, we have Scouts and Scouters who need to break in backpack gear and get used to our packs.
So we took some of our Scouts out on a shakedown hike to Sycamore Falls in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. It was warm, a couple of our number did not bring enough water, and it was more strenuous wearing masks, but it was a lot of fun and a real confidence-builder for a Troop that has made car camping a habit over the last few years.
I can’t wait to head into the back country in a few months…
During my fitness journey, @questnutrition for me has been more than just a source of nutrient-balanced meal-substitutes: they have been a source of inspiration, opening my mind to the possibility that food that was good for me actually could TASTE better than food that is bad for me.
This pioneering little company helped change my complex and often fraught relationship with food, and I am deeply grateful for that.
When I am between workouts, workday mornings are pretty liquid. Clockwise from left:
- 64oz of ice water with 1.5 scoops of electrolytes
- 50 grams of rolled oats and 32 grams of whey protein with 3 ounces of water (for a treat, I swap the water for plain unsweetened almond milk)
- 32oz of homemade cold brew (Black Rifle Freedom Fuel dark roast)
Hope everyone had a safe and fun weekend!
Last month’s care package from #fieldnotes. Nothing new, just restocking my favorite categories.
My favorite kind of eatery is one where I get both protein and spiritual fulfillment.
Jeff’s Gourmet Sausage in LA is a longtime favorite, and with Aaron settling in on the West Side, I’m looking forward to more regular visits.
Everything is Glatt Kosher and amazing, but my personal favorites are the Italian beef sausage, the Polish, and the Spicy Chicken Apple.
My flying homie and fellow Yid, The Donster, celebrates 90 in his hangar with family and friends. He has gone from the USAF (B-36 Peacemaker) to Pan-Am (DC-6s and 707s) to Flying Tigers and FedEx (DC-8s and 747Fs) to keeping the ‘hood in line.
Happy Birthday, D.
Protein and good carbs: Kodiak waffle, egg whites, half a banana.
50g Bob’s Redmill Rolled Oats, 32g Dymix ISO 100 whey protein isolate, 80ml water.