April 12th, 2021
Welcome to Monday and a new week. I hope everybody had a great weekend, regardless of where you are on the 🌎. In the US, it’s spring and things are looking green, while in the southern hemisphere Summer is coming to an end.
I plan to send these every Monday and take a look back on the previous week and some of the things I’ve seen, heard, or experienced. Hopefully you’ll find something interesting to think about, explore, or just ponder.
An interesting statistic I came across last week: 74% of adults use YouTube and they have over 2 billion active users. Without question I watch YouTube more than any other media platform. Here’s just a small slice of the channels I’ve binged on over the past week.
If you’re someone who loves fitness and pushing themselves, and need a little motivation every now and then, let me introduce you to a couple of YouTube channels that have been providing me with a little extra kick.
Lately I’ve been hooked on watching Triathlete channels. Obviously, I’m not a professional athlete, not to mention I can’t swim very well and I don’t own a bike. But just because I don’t train at the same level as these superhuman specimens doesn’t mean I can’t learn a few things and gain some inspiration. Here are a few channels that I’ve binged on over the last week.
Lionel Sanders – Ironman Triathlete with attitude. Part human, part machine. Whether he’s sporting a mustache or a full beard, I’ve learned a lot from this guy.
Ari Klau – Elite runner (think sub-14 minute 5K), espresso addict, also an impressive mustache, and intense competitor now transitioning to triathlons.
Justin Metzler – Ironman Triathlete who along with his wife show you the life of a triathlete. Hint: It involves hours and hours of hard training.
The Wrong Kind of Gainzzzz:
According to www.cnbc.com, roughly 42% of American adults reported weight gain during the Covid-19 pandemic. Average weight gain? 29 lbs. Time to hit up the gym and take advantage of warmer weather to get moving. Need some motivation? See above.
Teens Love Apple:
According to a new survey from Piper Jaffray, nearly 70% of US teens own AirPods while 88% have an iPhone.
Quote of the Week:
A Quote by…me: “Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.” One good example? A toilet seat that opens when you approach it. Have we gotten so lazy that we can’t reach down a few inches and lift a lid? If I had the same net worth as Jeff Bezos I wouldn’t buy one of these things. Just because you can…
That’s all for this week. Enjoy your brew and have a great Monday!