Family fun idea I am spreading: Ice Blocking
Are you bored of doing the same stuff over and over again since COVID? Got $4? Then you can have the time of your life doing ice blocking! Go to your local grocery store (I suggest calling ahead to confirm they have blocks in stock) in the ice section and grab the large blocks of ice (cost = $3.99). Bring a small towel to stack on top of the block so your body doesn’t slip off easily. Next, head to the closest grass hill. We went directly to Kate Sessions Park near Pacific Beach. Walk to the top of the hill, sit on the towel on top of the block and slide down the hill as fast as you can! Boom! This is also a great workout because you will inherently get to walk back up the hill a ton of times. Fun for hours!
Exercise equipment I am using: Polarized Sports Sunglasses
On a recent bike ride I learned the importance of eye protection. After closely following my riding partner down a large hill, my eyes were tearing up so badly I could barely see due to the wind. I also experienced a decent size piece of gravel rickoshe right off my forehead. After the ride I ordered a pair of polarized, non-frame sunglasses. The ones I chose were about twenty bucks. The lack of a frame helps to avoid blind spots when looking quickly over your shoulder when attempting to avoid oncoming cars. If you are looking for a further upgrade, I also learned of a type of lens called photochromic which become lighter or darker based upon the ambient light you are currently riding through. Definitely cool! These cost a bit more, but might be worth the investment if you plan on doing long events.
Quote I am repeating: “Give to us clear vision, that we may know where to stand and what to stand for – because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.” ~Peter Marshall
Clarity, whether it’s on a bike ride, giving instructions to our children, or creating our goals for the future, is said to be the greatest accelerant to success. Conversely, a lack of clarity causes us to slow down, frustrate everyone around us and leads to a lack of confidence. To create clarity this week, take a minute to examine what would need to happen this next seven days for it to be a win. Map out the steps, put it on your calendar and rock it!
Have a kick ass week everyone!
Dr. Devin Shea, DC