Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Weekly Wednesday Update #21

Goal Update
This past week I was in Arizona and traveling around the southwest, unfortunately my mileage suffered a bit. Fortunately it was a recovery week, but it was still light to my liking. The runs last week were amazing, and I biked up a mountain on Thursday. That was fun!!! This next week will be a bit light as well as I will be getting LASIK done on my eyes and be out of commission for a few days. I guess a little extra recovery and some focus on flexibility will be good after 5 solid months of training. Once I get my life back into order, I will begin the marathon training to reach that sub 3 hour marathon goal.

View from the top of the mountain in Phoenix, AZ 

Weekly update
Miles Swam: 0 [2.89]
Miles Run: 5.01 [442.24]
Tacos Ate: 19 [409]
Miles Biked: 49.92 [960.79]

Things I worked on

Vacation was well needed and unfortunately I am still adjusting back to the eastern time zone so shop work has suffered. I am currently working on making some more of my almost famous minimalist wallets, which will allow me to pump these out relatively fast.
Minimal Wallet Production

Engagement Gift for a Friend
After my PE exam, I did purchase a smoothieboard for my 3D printer / laser engraver machine that I am planning to build. Some design work has been completed, along with research on how to set up the smoothieboard for wireless printing. More details to come at some point.

Favorite Podcasts of the Week

“Are you the kind of person who can’t remember the name of someone who just introduced themselves ten seconds ago? Maybe you can’t get somewhere you’ve been a dozen times without the help of GPS. Perhaps you’re just easily distracted and have entrepreneurial ADD. How do you cut through the clutter to focus and succeed in the 21st century?

Celebrity memory coach Jim Kwik shows you how to measurably focus and improve your memory to advance your career, increase your influence, become an expert in your field, and remember the people you meet every day. Listen, learn, and enjoy!“
“As machine learning surpasses human intelligence, where does that leave us? This hour, TED speakers explore ideas about the exciting — and terrifying — future of human-robot collaboration.”

Favorite Quote(s) of the Week

"If you're not progressing, you're regressing; so, keep moving forward." - Elon Musk

“If knowledge is power, learning is your superpower.” -Jim Kwik

Random of the Week

You know how parents always tell you to work hard because it will pay off? Well, they aren't lying...

Over the past month, I was recruited, went through multiple phone screenings and interviews that lead to an interview at my dream company, SpaceX. On May the Fourth, I visited the company headquarters just outside of Los Angeles, CA; easily one of the top five coolest place I have ever been. The interview process was one of the most challenging processes I have been through which challenged me in every way. It was very helpful to have just taken the PE exam, but I'm no rocket scientist… yet. I took this opportunity by the horns and gave it my best effort...

Last week, while on vacation I was offered a position as a manufacturing engineer at SpaceX. Yesterday, I officially accepted the position. Saturday I will be getting LASIK done. A week from Thursday I will be flying to NOLA for my brother’s engagement party. Two weeks from today will be my last day at HSC in Michigan. And June 19th, I will start work at SpaceX.

Kids, Dreams do come true!

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