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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: chasing athleticism
« on: April 05, 2020, 12:30:30 pm »
the 125 you posted on insta looked really good, fwiw.

- run 7.04 km in 33:58
struggled. went out too fast, home stretch uphill and steady headwind. pace control will come back but it's still all over the place.

- stretch

- GMB neck/shoulder/wrist

- pull up x 5,4,3,4,5

push ups were a day ahead of pull ups so i skipped them.

- scales x 6/leg forward and back
hamstrings sore

here's the passage from the previous book:

These days are perfect.
The clear untroubled light
picks out each berry
shimmering in a hedge.
Each leaf of a tree,
the sun behind it, hangs
like a golden pear.

Riding westward in high summer,
we have dipped into sylvan chases
and crested the downs, emerging
into that high country where,
even across two counties, you can
sense the shifting presence of the sea.
In this part of England our forefathers
the giants left their earthworks,
their barrows and standing stones.

We still have, every Englishman and woman,
some drops of giant blood in our veins.

Politics, News, & SHeeT! / Re: coronavirus
« on: April 04, 2020, 04:24:35 am »
WH changed the wording on the emergency stockpile website after kushner said it wasn't for states to use. formerly had said that it was for states to use.

also, this cheered me up yesterday :-X:

In reality, little changed. The government’s beliefs were founded on the assumption that coronavirus behaves like flu. It doesn’t. Its mortality rate is higher, there is little evidence that it is seasonal, and it poses a far greater threat to the NHS. Without a programme of community surveillance and contact tracing, the virus will continue to spread. Britain will be subject to routine flare-ups and repeated lockdowns.

I spoke to a senior international epidemic expert, who wished to remain anonymous. They described the UK’s response as too weak. “Finding these viruses is like guerrilla warfare. If you don’t know where the virus is hiding you cannot control it. We must use a bundle of measures to chase it. We must organise teams of friendly community workers to find people with symptoms, test for the virus, isolate and treat them, and trace their contacts. Workers must check on them in their homes every one or two days,” they said.

I asked them whether social distancing alone could beat the virus. “It won’t work,” they told me. “You can stop contact tracing in the hotspots, but when you lift the lockdown, everywhere at the same time, you’ll face a problem: the virus will come back. New hotspots will form.

“Without a community programme for case detection and contact tracing, you won’t find the virus until it’s too late.”

Politics, News, & SHeeT! / Re: coronavirus
« on: April 03, 2020, 07:34:42 pm »
people around where i live seem to be taking social distancing seriously, for the most part. but there was always going to be a lag in cases, of course the numbers are still going up now. let's just hope they level off in a couple of weeks.

some more found poetry for y'all. i'm reading the mirror and the light and once in a while the author, hilary mantel, just lets it rip.

here's a bit i came across just now, with breaks added every 10 (sometimes 11) syllables and the verses separated when it shifts from third to second/first person. just to see how it looks in verse form. she rules extremely hard at writing so it's a bit of a cheat to call this found poetry, but i saw someone do it with a passage from the prequel to this book, bring up the bodies, and i got a kick out of it then. so figured i'd do the same once in a while.

Don't look back, he had told the king, yet he
too is guilty of retrospection as
the light fades, in that hour in winter or summer
before they bring in the candles, when earth
and sky melt, when the fluttering heart of
the bird on the bough calms and slows, and the
night-walking animals stir and stretch and
rouse, and the eyes of cats shine in the dark,
when color bleeds from sleeve and gown into
the darkening air; when the page grows dim
and letter forms elide and slip into other
conformations, so that as the page is
turned the old story slides from sight and a
strange and slippery confluence of ink
begins to flow.

........................ You look back into your
past and say, is this story mine; this land? Is
that flitting figure mine, that shape easing
itself through alleys, evader of the
curfew, fugitive from the day? Is this
my life, or my neighbor's conflated with
mine, or a life I have dreamed and prayed for;
is this my essence, twisting into a
taper's flame, or have I slipped the limits
of myself -- slipped into eternity, like
honey from a spoon? Have I dreamt myself,
undone myself, have I forgotten too
well[? M]y sins seek me out; even as I
slide into sleep, my past pads after me, paws
on the flagstones, pit-pat: water in a
basin of alabaster, cool in the
heat of the Florentine afternoon.

Politics, News, & SHeeT! / Re: coronavirus
« on: April 03, 2020, 12:32:54 pm »
god scrolling through the related tweets after that told me two things: (1) jared kushner is about to become the most hated person in america; (2) i'm still really glad i quit twitter.

MUSiC anD SHeeT! / Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
« on: April 03, 2020, 12:28:48 pm »
RIP to a great one

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MUSiC anD SHeeT! / Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
« on: April 03, 2020, 06:07:04 am »
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Politics, News, & SHeeT! / Re: coronavirus
« on: April 02, 2020, 03:13:16 pm »
I would speculate the reasons are the following:
-Probably because it is summer down there. There is no proof that covid 19 is seasonal, but according to all other similar corobaviruses, it should be. Heat and sun and dry air kill it.
Australia and all south hemisphere are now entering the '2nd wave' era , if there will be one ( some viruses just don't reappear ).
-Very small density also helps. Melbourne and Sydney are 20% of total country population each.
-Last but not least, Australia's population is 25M , UK is 70. Multiply all AU numbers by 3 before comparing then with UK. Multiply them by 15 to bring them to US scale.

all good points.

- run 7.07 km in 35:54
forced myself to run slower, averaged 5:05 pace. good discipline. foot fine.

- stretch

- GMB torso/shoulder/wrist warm up

- pull up x 4,4,4,3,8

- push up x 14,14,10,10,16
each week the rx is for 60s rests on day 1, 90s on day 2, and 120s on day 3. i didn't follow that last week but will from now on. this was a 60s rest day, hence the lower number for the last set.

Politics, News, & SHeeT! / Re: coronavirus
« on: April 02, 2020, 03:34:08 am »
As of today, 51 cases in the UK.

At the time you posted this Australia had 40 cases compared to 51 in the UK and it was on 03/03/2020.

A month later:

Australia has 4860 cases with 20 deaths.
UK has 29,474 cases with  2,352 deaths.

Literally half of the cases in Australia are in Sydney!

wow. but australia was in the news over here for being so blasé. how did that happen?

Politics, News, & SHeeT! / Re: coronavirus
« on: April 01, 2020, 02:33:12 pm »
such absolute blame-shirking bullshit. yes, china downplayed the severity early on and may be underreporting now. but the lack of preparedness by the US (and UK) is the fault of the current regimes, and to a lesser extent their predecessors in power.

we've been waking up super early too, because our room faces east-ish and daylight savings makes the sun so bright way too early. it got markedly better for me after the clocks changed a couple days ago.

- run 7.46 km in 35:52
4:48 including little not-quite extensive tempo stretches in km 5 (4:36) and 7+ (4:32). foot felt 100%, hurray. still resting tomorrow. knees a little achey post-run.

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