Monday, February 17, 2020

Swimming: 1 Week (10K Yards)

I finally hit my stride in the water yesterday.  I felt like I actually had my good stuff.  I felt like myself out there.  That's become so rare since turning forty that those workouts are like tiny miracles.

The reasons aren't exactly mysterious.  I got decent sleep over the weekend, ate breakfast Sunday morning, swam three times this week overall, and stretched for about ten minutes before hitting the water Sunday afternoon.

So, y'know, of course I felt good.

But still, it doesn't happen like that most days.  I don't want to take it for granted.  I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Friday, February 7, 2020

5 Things on a Friday: The ‘Stick to Sports’ Edition

With the State of the Union, impeachment, and every other thing going 24/7 on all the major new channels and Internet sites, we’ve decided to stick to sports here at Casa Cabeza.  Not because we don’t have opinions -- we definitely do have opinions -- but rather, because it feels very much like the best thing we can do collectively as a society is to just suck some of the air out of the room.  
EVERYTHING is politics, all the time.  It doesn’t feel like that’s helping.
For all the outrage, the actual Will of the People has become a forgotten concept.  No one cares what people actually think.  The only thing that matters is that we stay mad -- about anything.  It doesn’t matter what you’re angry about, just that you’re angry.  There are a million places to post an opinion, but just so we’re clear: NO ONE IS LISTENING.  We’re relevant only to the extent that we can be commoditized, and not one inch further than that.

Thankfully, it’s been an interesting sports week.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Pico Mountain

Pico Mountain is a small, family-style ski resort that sits just north of Killington, Vermont.  Regular readers may already know that I have a soft spot for the smaller, family-owned mountains, and it put Pico on my list of must-visit locations early last year.  Saying that Pico is family-owned is kind of a misnomer, though, since Killington itself bought Pico way back in the mid-1990s and has since been bought by KSL Capital -- the group behind the IKON Pass.  But somehow Pico remains a small, friendly, relatively affordable spot offering a distinct value proposition alongside big brother Killington and the rest of Vermont’s corporate resorts.  That’s actually amazing.  We got a set of VIP tickets to Pico through the Sterling Ski Club back in October, and we finally used them just this past weekend.
Overlooking the lower part of the mountain from the top of the Little Pico Triple Chair.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Skiing Breckenridge

I know what you’re thinking.  This section of the blog is called “Ski East Coast,” but here I am talking about Breckenridge.
Eh.  What can I say?  It was a good trip.
Breckenridge from mid-mountain on Peak 6.

Friday, January 24, 2020