This week it finally stopped raining for long enough to play the second hockey game of the year. This was a pickup game which unlike a league game is not optimal for a center-forward since pickup games are more disorganized with less of a team factor. Anyway, what has this to do with lowering the thermostat? Unlike aerobic exercise, strength and power based exercise (strength training, hockey, football, girevik, .. ) raises the metabolism for many many hours after the exercise. Since the human body is not 100% efficient this translates into heat. It’s like activating an internal furnace.

Another discovery was the instead of putting long johns under the jeans, it is much better to put a pair of loose jogging pants on top of the jeans. This traps much more air and I keep checking whether the temperature has gone op to 63 even though it’s only 56 in here right now.

This week around the blogosphere:

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A request for help:
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