Conversation with a Diablo doc, Sandy got robbed!, drive-in fun, more trails & track, fasting v. restriction, the Week Ahead 5.11.20

“Tough times don’t last; tough people do.” Gregory Peck

WE PLAN TO OPEN – on June 1st and possibly sooner. The Governor has passed re-opening management to County Officials. Re-opening will continue to happen in phases and dates could be moved up if the Governor’s criteria are met. And, some businesses may open in different phases depending on exposure risks. The key takeaway from my sources is that businesses with a well-organized plan for reducing exposure will be permitted to open sooner. We have improved our plan and will share it with local officials.

CONVERSATION WITH A DIABLO DOC (Best Podcast So Far!)In our 3rd official podcast, Stephen & I talked with Patricia Wang, MD (pronounced “Wahng”).  Patricia gave us an insider view of the perils of COVID-19 and the burden it places on hospitals and hospital staff.

SANDY GOT ROBBED TOO! On Saturday, the CrossFit Games announced that the 2020 Games in Aromas would only include the top 20 athletes from the Open plus any previously qualified Sanctional athletes. National Champions will NOT be included, thus eliminating Alessandra Pichelli, the Italian National Champ. Alessandra was 44th in the world in the Open. This is a crushing blow to Alessandra, who was training hard for her 8th CrossFit Games individual appearance.

DRIVE-IN WOD – WED AT 7PMLast Wed evening was perfect weather for a “Drive-In” experience for our community. About 20 members showed up, parked in every-other space and completed a cool workout. We hung out for a while after, just sharing experiences and catching up. Join us this Wed for our next one!

TRAILS, TRACKS & PARKING LOTS – MORE TIMES These are proving to be a lot of fun and a great workout. But, space is limited so please reserve on our Diablo app only if you can make it for sure! And, please be on time.


CRAIG’S LIST (stuff I’m reading or listening to.. or talking about)

Podcast #3 with Diablo Member Patricia Wang, MD. Really cool discussion about COVID-19, treatments and demands on hospitals and staff.

America’s Reopening Will Depend On One Thing: Trust  Tyler Cowen.

Why Fasting Succeeds Where Caloric Restriction Fails – Dr. Jason Fung – This is a great article that breaks down the calorie burning process in the body and demonstrates the difference between fasting and caloric restriction. The railroad track graphic is perfect.

Calories: it’s time to bury the world’s most useless measure. The Economist. Twitter video

Stay safe, stay fit, and make it an awesome week!