Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee


Muhammad Ali

The greatest athlete of the 20th century letting you know WHAT THE DEAL IS…………….. On this portion of the task I chose to do ‘Caption That’ for the visual assignment because I found this to be a classic photo of an iconic figure and I thought adding this caption was a good example of his persona in and out of the ring.

When it comes to the web and memes or gifs I never really thought about making my own or how to even do it but through this process I learned some easy tools to create simple memes, its pretty cool.  I don’t think I will be doing much of it but I can see the fun in them and used the right way you can share a message, spark thought or just have fun with it.


Video assignment

30 second documentary

For this task I decided to do the ’30 second documentary’ assignment from the video portion of ds106 assignments.

I chose to record myself trying to do a 30 second gasser which is a conditioning drill used in football practices where you are demanded to run 200 yards(50 yard intervals) in 30 – 40  seconds.  I have a love/hate relationship with this workout, its an intense run that’s great for cardio but a grueling conditioning drill as your really supposed to do 8 rounds of them with about a 60 second break between each round.  Not the best video, had some soccer player get in the shot (didn’t want have to do a re shoot) and there is no audio which the assignment says is ok. Overall its a great exercise if you want to upstart you cardio conditioning in a powerful way.

I liked doing this is assignment because it motivated me to record a portion of one of my workouts.  As a PE major and someone who would like to train people of all ages and of all walks of life this assignment opened my eyes to the benefits of recording my exercises and sharing them on the web.  Maybe I can upload more videos in the future that will help people in their pursuits to reach a better path of health and fitness.



5 thoughts on “Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee

  1. It is a good thing that you want to share your work outs with people of all ages. Your videos are clear concise and to the point. I’m pretty sure a lot of people will benefit from them.

  2. Intense, I totally understand not wanting to do another take of that workout!

    I like the caption, too. My friend was telling me about how the best athletes really believe in their own minds that they are truly are the best. Ali is a great example of this.

  3. I never thought about doing memes myself either, until this class. I too found it to be a simple process and fun. Great job on the “caption that” and the video. That exercise reminds me of hockey suicide drills. Definitely a love/hate relationship. Good post.

  4. Ali hands down is one of the best fighters of all time. Your video of your workout is intense but if you believe in your mind you can achieve it, then nothing can stop you. great post.

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