Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Weekly Wednesday Update #26

Goal Update
Well, I have been slacking still. But I have picked a marathon training plan, and without counting the race, I will be running 540 - 677 miles in these 16 weeks! If that isn’t enough, am really looking to bike commute to work (it's literally 75 and sunny every day in LA) which will add another 5-7 miles each way (~1200 miles). I am starting to think my goals were a little weak this year.

Weekly update
Miles Run: 10.14. [488.4]
Tacos Ate: 18 [501] -- HALFWAY!!!
Miles Biked: 7.5 [990.2]

Things I worked on

Still studying that rocket science and looking for a permanent place to live. That has been consuming most of my waking hours when I am not running or biking.
I did however drive 3 hours north this weekend to watch the Iridium-2 launch from Vandenberg, California. Luckily the fog held off and we could see and hear the rocket! Pretty freaking awesome!

View from Vandenberg Launch Viewing Site 

Iridium-2 Launch 
Bulgaria-1 Launch

Favorite Podcasts of the Week

“Bryan is an actor, comedian, and podcaster who grew up traveling the world. He holds a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, is certain of comedy’s power to change the world, and is older than you probably think he is.”

Favorite Quote(s) of the Week

“Embrace the chaos.” - Bryan Callen

Random of the Week

Well, the dream continues. Two launches, two successful landings, on two coasts within 48 hours! What a way to end week #1!
Friday - BulgariaSat-1 (second ever use of a flight proven rocket)
Sunday - Iridium-2 (10 more satellites)

Time to write post: 22 minutes

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Weekly Wednesday Update #25

Goal Update
KInd of exhausted from changing over to the west coast time zone and moving, but still logging some limited miles… But running along the beach is like a dream! More to come soon as I ramp up for marathon training!

Weekly update
Miles Run: 11.28 [478.3]
Tacos Ate: 28 [483]
Miles Biked: 9.5 [982.7]

Things I worked on

Becoming a rocket engineer. But seriously, I haven’t done much since the move other than some much needed R&R. Here are some projects I wrapped up before dismantling my CNC and moving it to my parents house.
Sign for a customer

Parts for my new desk

Favorite Podcasts of the Week

But that’s not Erik Weihenmayer‘s most amazing achievement.
By a long shot.”

Favorite Quote(s) of the Week

"PUSH - Persistence until success happens” - many

Random of the Week

It’s been like a dream for the past week and a half. Quit my job, finished up my renovations on my house, jumped onto a plane and got off the plane to “73, sunny with a slight ocean breeze” and no plans to return to sender. My new home; well it feels more like a vacation destination or paradise. If the location wasn’t enough, I can now call myself part of the coolest, smartest group of people to perhaps ever exist with the main goal of bringing mankind to mars. Seriously, the last 5 days have been epic! And I don’t see it slowing down. More information to come soon. Until then, shoot for the moon, because I damn well missed and now I am building rockets to take mankind to mars! (and beyond).

Time to write post: 17 minutes

Weekly Wednesday Update #24

Coming to you a little delayed..

Spent the weekend and first couple days of the week working on the house. Almost ready to sell; couldn't have done it without the help of my very talented father. Thanks pops!

Car and stuff was taken from the house and on its way out to LA where I will join it Saturday.

Delayed posts to resume once I get a little settled... so maybe July?

Weekly Wednesday Update #23

Coming to you a little late...

Last day of work was today. Got everything I needed to get done and now time to fix up the house. Regular blog posts will resume once I get settled in my new home on the west coast!