The "Betsy"

First completed Jan. 1st, 2009, this one was the brainchild of MCB.  Ideally, this should be done in the foothills of Mount Onion, in Arch Cape, OR.  But any gravel road heading up a steep hillside will do.  Oh, and it has to be raining.

Run/Hike: about 1.5 miles, up a steep hill, on a gravel road, in the rain, about 750 vertical feet in elevation.
On the Way Up Do: 100 pushups, 100 situps, 100 jumping jacks, 100 air-squats.
Run/Hike: down the hill.
We divided this one into about 7 sessions, most were 1 set of 10 each, a few were 2 sets of 10 each.  Since it was raining we actually did the situps last in a dry room at home, but depending on how badly you want to feel like a toughman, you could get your ass and back wet on the road.

Participants: John C., Matt B., Ben W.

A Beachin’ Summer

End of May: Emerald Isle, NC Gull Cottage West, 7 days and nights. Awesome fun. Lots of partying, good eating, talking, running and exercising. I began to renew my Yoga practice.

Beginning of June: Maui, Napili Kai Beach Resort, 14 days and nights. WOW. Dad and John Chun and I did some surfing, too, at Launiupoko Beach Park; I got in four sessions there. Not a lot, but John’s 7 week old and 2 year old, and my own 15 month old, and what with the additional fact that Dad is about 65 and John and I are both near 40, it’s enough!

Mid-June to the Present: Arch Cape, OR, “The Baldwin’s at Arch Cape.” This has been a great time, although sometimes the weather has been gray and windy. I’ve been surfing a bunch of times so far, and have gotten in a couple of sessions of ocean kayaking. The choice location for North Coast Oregon surfing is Oswald West State Park, a place called Short Sand Beach (aka Short Sands). We are having a blast here, Yael and Lena and I, hanging out with family and friends. T
here’s less time for reading and writing than I’d like, but I am getting some stuff done. I sent in a book proposal this week, and sent off the LAA 121 readers to Peggy, and I am updating my web pages. But yeah, this summer it’s mostly about fun with the fam and in the waves!