The good news is I've made progress on many of my goals. I aced both exams and am now a Board Certified Speciliast in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) in addition to my existing credentials. I couldn't even begin to count how many hours of studying went in to both of those. Additionally, I've made progress on all my lifts and am within striking distance for testing at the end of year. I hit my goal of 10 consecutive muscle ups and have worked out much of the details of our business plan for the Health and Performance business we'll be starting up in Oregon. I'm headed home over Thanksgiving and will do final scouting for the location. So if you live in the Portland-Metro area, get excited and keep an eye out for anouncements of our opening.
I missed the opportunity to go home for my family's big 4th of July campout--a family tradition where my brothers sisters, and cousins from our 5 uncles. There's nieces, nephews, food, fireworks, outdoors, and lot's randomness that could only be understood by those initiated into our fun, weird family ... it's just cool. This was important to me because I haven't been home for the campout [or Christmas or Thanksgiving] for 4 years due to being overseas, in training, etc. But, mission demands did not allow this year either and that's a very small sacrifice compared what my brothers and sisters in arms have done to keep our country safe. I WILL be home for Thanksgiving though and [with separating from active duty at the end of the year] will be home for good soon. I am sure you don't care if i go home for the Holidays, but perhaps you can relate in that it's important to keep in mind what/who really matters as you endeaver to meet your goals.
With several challenges behind me, I hope to get back in to writing. I have several health, performance, and nutrition topics lined up. Some may be familiar, others may not. Optimistically, all will have a unique spin, simplified explanation, or offer further understanding. Furthermore, I recently rescued a dog from a local shelter and may share some of the strategies and results of the species-appropriate primal diet I have been transitioning her to.
Thanks for reading,