The Week Of Visiting With Extended Family In Virginia

This Week:

  • Wrapping up a focused push on my new software site.
  • The views from Shenandoah National Park.
  • Spending the 4th of July weekend with family.

July 2024

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Where In The World Was I?

  • 🏠 Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Metrics From The Week

Holding it together 💪

June 2024 Whoop Rankings (Group: Men 20-30; 110k members):

MetricMonth AverageRankingCommunity Average
Day Strain13.412,970th (top 11.8%)11.3
Recovery75%1,348th (top 1.2%)59%
Sleep95%826th (top 0.8%)74%

Even amongst this subgroup of people with a Whoop (implying that they prioritize their health more than others), I’m surprised at how high I rank 🤔 This seems to reiterate my idea that a lot of this truly takes intention and doesn’t happen by accident.

Business Progress Update

This week was a bit of a sprint to the finish with extended family arriving mid-week. I made more progress on the UI, created a details card for the channels, and added more data to both results tables.

I’m still not 100% on the algorithms and results yet (also, the results above are from an abbreviated run), but I’m settling in to the UI. It’s simple enough for now and it’ll allow me to get unblocked from receiving feedback.

Life Around Harrisonburg

Final coffee shop mornings:

Outings with the fam:

Runs and another Orangetheory with the group:

Shenandoah National Park:

Biking with the boys:

We went to a couple wineries, the view (and sunset) at the second one was incredible (Bluestone Vineyard):

And a bunch of driving around the countryside:

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Thoughts From The Week

I took the rest of the week off from working to spend time with family. The past week and a half were a good focused push and a lot of progress. Many days I just felt totally exhausted at the end of the day (talked about this in Pushing my mental and physical limits).

It was this combination with seeing all the progress I’ve been making where I had the passing thought that it feels like I’m finally doing “enough.” The “enough” that’s so frequently referenced in “never feeling like we can do enough” (talked about this in I finally feel like I’m doing “enough”).

And in hanging out with my family, I saw a new side of myself. I’ve been so used to directing my life, making my own decisions, listening to my own thoughts, feelings, goals. This week I took a backseat, letting the group and the ones that want to direct, direct. I felt some friction doing some things that I wouldn’t normally do. One afternoon I was doing dishes and felt like I finally had a couple minutes just to think by myself. Right after, I recorded this video: I don’t even know what it means to be myself anymore.

I unfortunately don’t have any new succinct thoughts on this. That video is my best at it so far. But I will say, this topic is really interesting and I’ve been thinking a lot more about it lately.

Food From The Week

It wasn’t all clean and healthy, but that’s apparently what I took photos of lol.

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