Saturday Morning Work-Out Inspiration

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Thank you Carol

SMWI*: Just keep going

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  • SMWI* = Saturday Morning Work-out Inspiration
  • Credits: Thank you Susan

2:00 am. March 9. DST: Spring Forward. Not so fast.

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Image Credit. Thanks Lorne.

Saturday Morning Work-Out Inspiration

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Source: Sensual Starfish

SMWI*: Nobody can judge effort. Effort is between you and you.


If tomorrow wasn’t promised,
what would you give for today?
Forget everything else.
Forget everything else.
Forget there was any sun light left,
what would you spend today thinking about?
We get one opportunity in life.
One chance in life to do whatever you are going to do.
To lay your foundation.
Whatever legacy you are going to leave,
Leave your legacy.
And its found through your effort.
Wins and losses come a dime dozen,
But effort, nobody can judge effort.
Because effort is between you and you.
Effort doesn’t have anything to do with anybody else.
Because every day is a new day.
Every moment is a new moment.
So now you’ve got to go out and show them
that I’m a  a different creature, now,
then I was five minutes ago.
Because I’m pissed off for greatness.
Because if you aren’t pissed off for greatness,
that means You are ok with being mediocre.
And no man in here is OK with being mediocre…


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SMWI*: Football Weekend – Italian Style.

RBS 6 Nations 2014 on Dmax Italy from silvia morganti on Vimeo.


Inspired? Yes.  Listening for the referee’s call of “crouch, bind, set” – - watching the players bind together – heads interlocking with the opposition — followed by brute force. Add rain and mud and what you have here is a Man’s Sport.


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SMWI*: Take me back


Breathless,
at the speed
this video took me back.

Saturday mornings in January.
Crisp, cold mountain air.
A sparkling layer of frost on the snow.

Running in Sorel boots to the outdoor rink,
Snow crunching under each foot fall.
Rushing to lace up our skates.
And we go.
And we go.
And we go.

If you close your eyes and listen
You can hear
The steel blades cutting the ice.
The chop, chop, chop of cross-overs to accelerate.
The spray of fine ice crystals from a hard stop.

Take me back.
To our Golden Pond.
This Canadian’s Heaven.

~ DK


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  • Credits: Video – Thank you Rob @ The Hammock Papers

Running. In Delirium.

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37° F.
Mianus River Park.
I park the car.
I queue up my music.
I cross the bridge to the entrance.

Light rain is falling.
Mist is floating – cobwebs in trees.
Steam is rising from the earth.

I start my climb.
Rain. Rocks. Roots. Ruts.
Wet leaves.
Muddy track.
Treacherous.
I short-step my run on the way up.

I’m 1/2 mile in.
Stomach isn’t right.  I’m woozy.
I slow my pace.
I’m lightheaded.
Lift your head man. Look straight ahead. Get a grip. [Read more...]

SMWI*: Moucherotte

Moucherotte – 2013 – L2A Production from kevin valliere on Vimeo.


Take a slow and easy walk up Moucherotte in the French Alps…wrapped in R&B, Al Green-like soul music by Darondo. “Didn’t I” can be found on iTunes here. (What a great song!)


SMWI*: Zydrunas Savickas – King of Kings


Žydrūnas Savickas, 38, is a Lithuanian powerlifter and professional strongman. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest strongman competitors of all time. He is the only modern strongman competitor to have won every major strongman competition, most notably the World’s Strongest Man in 2009, 2010, & 2012. He is 6 ft 3 in tall and competes at 385 lb. Savickas is often referred to by his nickname, “Big Z”. (Source: Wiki)

This month, Savickas broke the Guinness world record for the most cars pulled by one man when he hauled 12 Nissan Cars (28,530 pounds) for five meters in Druskininkai, Lithuania.  See video here.

What is your diet like during heavy training?
I eat about 6,000 calories a day, plus I drink four or five litres of water and three protein shakes with milk or water. I eat four times a day, mainly cottage cheese, eggs, chicken, beef, fish, rice, potatoes, vegetables and fruit juices. My favourite food is Steak and Potatoes. I monitor my body weight. If I just need power for a competition then I eat fried food. But if I also need speed or endurance, such as in the World’s Strongest Man competition, I eat more healthily. I’m very careful with alcohol: I have a glass of white wine perhaps two or three times a year. (Source: Men’s Fitness)


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Saturday Morning Work-Out Inspiration


SMWI*: Faroe Islands


Running, biking, walking, horseback riding, dining, community, family, vacationing – the full monty here.  The tagline for this “Visit Faroe Islands” video is “Unspoiled, Unexplored, Unbelievable.”  Let me just call it wonderful.

And if you are asking yourself, self, where are the Faroe Islands? Hit this link.  Be sure to check out the “Gallery” Tab.  Incredible photographs.

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SMWI*: Me too.

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SMWI*: True!

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SMWI*: Landing somewhere between 1 and 2

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Saturday Morning Workout Inspiration: Yep, about right.

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SMWI*: Now if this doesn’t get you off the couch…

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Source: nbcnews.com. May 17, 2013.  Excerpts from new research in a study on more than 17,000 men:

  • Fitness can protect you from cancer — even 20 or more years down the road
  • Men who were the most fit in middle age were the least likely to die a quarter century later even if they were unlucky enough to get cancer
  • Men who were the most fit at age 50 back in the 1970s were the least likely to develop lung or colon cancer 20 to 25 years later
  • Men who did get lung, colon or prostate cancer, the fitter they were in their early 50s, the less likely they were to die of it.
  • Two things you can’t change are your genes and your age,’ she said. “But you can get more fit.
  • This important study establishes cardiorespiratory fitness as an independent and strong predictor of cancer risk and prognosis in men
  • These results indicate that people can reduce their risk of cancer with relatively small lifestyle changes.”
  • Many studies have shown that exercise lowers the risk of cancer, but this one is one of the first to show it can also reduce the risk of dying from cancer.
Read more here.

Running. Besting 100-year Old Men.

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5:50 am. I’m off.  100-year old men running marathons and I’ve been filling the couch.  Now there’s inspiration.

45F according to Weather Channel. Walk outside.  Feels like 60F.  Strip off running jacket.  Fat man goin’ to fly.

Feeling HEAVY.  Thanks to my enabler friend Lori.  She sent a can’t miss recipe after last week’s Spaghetti Bolognese post.  Zeke (dog) and I were sniffing around like crack addicts for 10 hours while the bolognese simmered in the slow cooker…with the aroma from the meat sauce oozing into every pore of the house.  When the 6pm dinner bell rang, I was at the table with fork, salt shaker, large plate.  Salad? NO.  Bread?  NO.  Vegetables? NO. Keep all distractions out of the way.  I told Zeke to stand back, I needed room to feed.  Four plates later (at least I stopped counting at 4), I was licking my plate…and telling myself, maybe it’s time to stop.  Bliss.  Peace.  10 years from today, new FDA research will find that eating Spaghetti Bolognese extends life.  And you’re going to think back and say that crazy man was right.  You read it here first.

Back to the run.  So, here we are.  The day after.  A DIRIGIBLE. LARGE AND BLOATED.  On the road again trying to knock out some lbs.  100-year old running man drifting in an out.  I’m half his age and can’t get the pistons firing.  Wonder if he lied about his age. (That’s not nice. But something seems off. He looks better than 100. Hell, he looks better than I do.)

On February 23, 2013, 101 year-old Fauja Singh finished the Hong Kong 10km (6.25 mile) event in one hour, 32 minutes and 28 seconds. (That’s it!  I’m going to kick his a** today. I’m sick of being embarrassed by 100 year old men. It’s sad. Really it is.) [Read more...]

Work-Out Inspiration: 100 years old. And still running.

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  • Fauja Singh ran his first marathon at age 89 and became an international sensation.
  • Records?  Fastest to run a marathon (male, over age 90), fastest to run 5,000 meters (male, over age 100), fastest to run 3,000 meters (male, over age 100), and on and on they went.
  • By his second birthday, Fauja’s parents had cause for concern: He couldn’t walk. His legs were short and spindly, capable of movement but too weak to support his body. He turned 3. No steps yet. Then 4. Still crawling. Children called him danda, Punjabi for “stick.” Family members worried he might be crippled for life, so they consulted village doctors…At age 5, he developed enough strength to hobble. Proper walking didn’t come until around age 10.
  • His goal?  Get into the Guinness Book of World Records for finishing a Marathon at 100 years old.  The race: The Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 16, 2011. He’d finished in 8 hours, 25 minutes. He waved to the crowd as he walked across the line, then lifted his arms and accepted a medal. There were smiles and handshakes and photos with friends and strangers, then a rambling news conference for Fauja to reflect on his record. Amid the chaos and congratulations, however, Fauja never noticed the absence of one celebrant they’d expected. Guinness. (Guinness would not recognize Fauja Singh for the record. Read why at this link.)

Source: ESPN - The Runner.  Hit this link to read the full story.  Inspiring.


Epilogue: On February 23, 2013, Fauja Singh finished the Hong Kong 10km (6.25 mile) event in one hour, 32 minutes and 28 seconds. (Source: BBC News - Oldest Man Runs His Last Race)


DK Note to Self: Get. Off. The. Couch.

Running. Like a Hippo.

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6 am. I’m off.  No slackin’ today.
32F. Feels like 27F according to Weather Channel.
Spring?  Laughable.

Snarky Man is on the move.
Black wind breaker. Blue sweat pants. Red shoes. Black Chargers Tuk.
(How do you spell C-L-A-S-H?)

Reach for draw string to synch up sweats. Only find one end. The other end is buried in hole about an inch back. Are you kidding me?  Paused for 1 second – - no chance I’m going back to change.  Veer way wide of the Man today. He going gangster.  Let his sweatpants hang off his a**.

THE MOOD.

It all started yesterday.  3 am.

Morning ritual of stepping on the scale.  Followed by Morning Delusion. LED flashing. Flashing. Flashing. (Think 10 pm on Christmas Eve as a Child .)

And then BAM.

Followed by SHOCK.

The scale reports a new 5-year high.

“Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.” — Augustine of Hippo

I don’t know who Mr. Augustine is.  But I’m looking like a Hippo. I have one daughter and not two.  And her name is Anger.

I get off the scale.  Inhale.  Exhale.

Technology!  Has to be that I jumped on the scale too quickly.  It didn’t find its equilibrium.  It needs to set itself.

I gently step back on. (Like, if I treat it more kindly, I might get a better outcome.)

Flashing. Flashing. Flashing. Flashing. Flashing.

DAMN IT!

Enough.  We enter Day 1 of my new weight reduction program.

And as I reach Post Road on my run this morning, I recall my first day…

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Running. In Confessional.

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I’m off.  35F. Feeling good.
It’s the day after Good Friday.
The title of LaDona’s post banging around in my head like a 50 Cent Rap song – - the tricked up Chevy heaving up and down to the beat:

This Place Was Made By God.
This Place Was Made By God.
This Place Was Made By God.

I look around.  Trees reflecting on the still waters of the Long Island Sound.  Sun’s up in its full magnificence.  Sky is a brilliant blue.  Who else could have made this?

She goes on.  This place was made by God, a priceless sacrament; it is without reproach.
(She’s so d*mn sure.)

And on.  The most sacred day in the Christian calendar, and indeed, in Christianity itself. Inspiration for stunning, poignant music across the centuries. Even if you don’t believe, or if you do and God seems far away, the music speaks. And touches. And heals.
(I’m right there with you Sister on the far away part.  And right there with you that the music speaks, touches and heals)

Then the mind, faster than a switchback on a BC mountain highway, turns to a conversation with a colleague on Thursday: [Read more...]

Saturday Morning Work-Out Inspiration: “I wanted to fit in so badly”

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A goose bump story from Deadspin.  Anthony Robles was born poor and one-legged in Mesa, Arizona. Anthony never met his biological father.  He longed for acceptance from his stepfather who wouldn’t forgive him for the color of his skin.  He criticized his step-son mercilessly and physically abused his Mother in his presence.  Anthony was bullied at school and he chose wrestling to toughen up. He lost every match at first. Then he found the key… Opponents were baffled. Four years later he was a national champion. And now he planned to quit a sport just as he had come to dominate.

Whether you love, hate or are indifferent about sports or wrestling, this is one of the most powerful human interest stories that I’ve read. Some excerpts:

“The day Robles entered the world, doctors whisked him from the delivery room, to spare his mother, 16 years old and single, the shock of seeing her one-legged child. He was what’s known as a congenital amputee, and the cause of his condition remains unknown. When the doctors finally returned him to his mother, she looked her boy over carefully and predicted that the smooth declivity where his right leg should have been marked the end of her freedom forever.”

“Three years later, another doctor thought Robles would walk better with a prosthesis and fitted him with a heavy artificial leg. The boy promptly took it off when he got home and hid it behind a piece of furniture. At five, he shinnied 50 feet up a pole outside his house.”

“But if Robles was willful and assured by nature, a childhood of being stared at and taunted eventually saddled him with terrible self-consciousness. ‘I wanted to fit in so badly,’ he later said of his elementary and junior high school years. ‘For a while I tried to hide … to be camouflaged.’ But the bullies were not put off, and Robles gave up trying to disguise his differences.”

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Saturday Morning Work-Out Inspiration: Our Killer

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I share exercise inspirations on Saturday mornings to get me off the couch and out the door. This share by Steve Layman may be the most powerful story and research that I’ve read on this topic.  A few excerpts…

The story starts with a Phil Bruno “super-sizing again…He was only a mile from his house, where his wife, Susan, was cooking the usual big Italian dinner for their family of five, but he was hungry now. The urge was automatic…Ten minutes later, with a bag of burgers steaming on the seat beside him, he pulled into a McDonald’s and ordered a Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese, an apple pie, and a chocolate shake to wash it all down…Phil had always loved food, which was part of the fabric of his tight-knit Sicilian-American family: Grandma and her lasagna were right down the street. But he’d been athletic in his youth, playing high school football and carrying a robust but reasonable 215 pounds on a six-foot-three-inch frame. Then, in his mid-twenties, he’d stopped working out, as many of us do when life starts to chew up our time. Over the years, his regular meals and high-calorie bingeing had turned him into a physical and emotional wreck. His joints ached whenever he used the stairs, his heart hammered, and he was possessed by a strange, burning thirst that no amount of ice water could quench. “I was 47 years old,” he says, “but I felt like I was 80.” [Read more...]

Running. With Galileo.

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Late (LATE) start. Galileo’s Sun is up. I look up and bask in its warmth. I start my run into a cold headwind. Fingertips tingling. My eyes, fill with water. Like mist on cold air over warm waters. This will clear.

Run by the corner of Noroton and Post Roads. Church Corner. Ascension Episcopal. Noroton Presbyterian. Christ Scientist. Churchgoers are filing in. Man cradling baby in a papoose. Families striding briskly, holding hands with their children. Lady holding kerchief in place from wind gusts. Elderly couple shifts right to let me pass. Community. Peace be with you too.

I usually run too early to see churchgoers. Not today. Guilt washes over me. Eric joined his friends in attending a eulogy yesterday. “Weird,” he described it. “Awkward not having been to church in years.” He lights my fuse using less than 10 words. Jung scolds: “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” Then Robert Fulghum piles on: “Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” How quickly this has escalated. Yes, “my” Son – - he’s been watching. And now I’m irritated, here on Galileo’s beautiful Sunday. NO, gentlemen. Not today. You won’t get under my skin today. No sir.

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Running. With Shirley MacLaine.

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Late start. (LATE) Aspirational intentions at 5:23 a.m. not converted into action until late morning. Chopping through a mountain of Emails. Tumbling. Reading. Cat videos. (How many of these can I watch?)  Find myself in workmanlike mode. Stress notched up a few clicks. And racing again – like mid-day on a workday treadmill at the office.

And then, I come across Terry’s post and Yellow lights are flashing…

I’m in a hurry to get things done
Oh I rush and rush until life’s no fun
All I really gotta do is live and die
But I’m in a hurry and don’t know why
~Alabama, I’m in a hurry

Oddly enough, my immediate concern is not why I am in such a rush on a Saturday morning. But, synchronicity. Why is Country Music around every turn. (Now Country music, this is something to be concerned about. Then the mind goes back to HURRY. What’s the Rush?) [Read more...]

Penguin Highway…

A twist on the Saturday morning work-out inspiration series.  (And yes, one can’t get enough Penguins).  Time to get up and at it…


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This clip was something special.

+ Chamonix, France.
+ Fresh and deep powder. “Peaceful easy feeling” here.
+ Unbelievable camera work. Spectacular mountainscape and sun shots.
+ Hypnotic music and vocals.  Tune titled “Lofticries” by Montreal band Purity Ring.

Stick with this to the end. Wonderful clip for our Saturday morning work-out inspiration.


Source: GrindTV.com

I lied to myself. I toed the line, but it wasn’t my line.

This is a cross between my customary Saturday morning work-out inspiration clips, a poetry reading and a nature walk – all shackled together into one captivating production.  Charlotte Davies is the poet and narrator.  Her voice, both soothing and haunting, rhythmically pulls you along the beautiful cinematography. As one commenter stated: No words.  Just one. Ikaragarria! Good Saturday morning.

Revelation, a Visual Poem. from sebastien montaz-rosset on Vimeo.

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Tommy Carroll. Where the Heart Is.

This Saturday Morning Work-out inspiration clip is inspiring, has beautiful cinematography and is paired with wonderful music (“Where the Heart Is” by Marijn van der Meer).  Tommy Carroll, who has been blind since the age of two (cancer of the retinas was diagnosed late), has been skating since the age of 10.  This young man has a graceful, peaceful way about him…and is wise beyond his years.

Where the Heart is?  Tommy Carroll.

BRAVE from EyEFORcE on Vimeo.


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We average 9.3 hours a day. And it’s lethal.

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Sitting is the Smoking of our Generation:

  • I find myself, probably like many of you, spending way too much time in front of my computer.
  • As we work, we sit more than we do anything else. We’re averaging 9.3 hours a day, compared to 7.7 hours of sleeping.
  • Sitting is so prevalent and so pervasive that we don’t even question how much we’re doing it. I’ve come to see that sitting is the smoking of our generation. [Read more...]

Surfing on Iceberg with Penguins in Antarctica

A globetrotting surfer seeking to catch waves in the frigid seas of Antarctica instead encountered a welcoming committee of penguins.  He didn’t catch a wave in the Antarctic waters, but he didn’t much care, calling his unforgettable penguin encounter “very special.” 

It’s about being out there having an intimate relationship with nature. At the very first, they were afraid of me…but then, they came around and played with me. They were really nice, really nice…It has been unreal.

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People are awesome

Here’s an inspiration for your Saturday Morning Work-out (or something)…many wows here.


Thank you John E. Smith @ The Strategic Learner for sharing.

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Saturday Morning Work-Out Inspiration: Movies…

Here’s a three-minute montage of famous movie scenes to inspire you for your Saturday Morning work-out.  From Jacki Chan, to Rocky, to Mulan, The Incredibles, Ratatouille and more. (What?  No Karate Kid?)


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Weight Loss Step #1: Measured Food Intake

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Your personal trainer is saying…

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Work-Out Inspiration: Keep your back straight with deep knee bends

Proper form for a deep knee bend:

  • (A)  Stand with your feet approximately shoulder width apart.
  • (B)  Look straight foreword and place both arms in front of you or behind your head.
  • (C)  Slowly and under complete control bend down until your hamstrings touch your calves.  Be sure to keep your back straight.
  • (D) Push off of your heels and drive yourself back up to the starting position.  Now flex your quads with all your might and repeat.
  • (E)  Wagging tail is entirely optional.

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Image Credit: Themetapicture.com.  ABCbodybuilding for Deep knee bend instruction (modified).

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Work-out Inspiration: Breathe

“BREATHE” from Paul Schneider on Vimeo.


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Work-Out Inspiration: I need a personal fitness coach…

To show me the proper push-up form…

To keep me from cheating…

To keep me going and going and going…

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Excuses. Stack ‘em up.

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#3: My job takes my time and energy. #4: I’m too tired. #14: The weather sucks. #15: I AM NOT MOTIVATED.  There we go.  They are on the table.  My excuses not to exercise (again).  Leo Babauta @ Zen Habits wrote a recent post titled 15 Great Excuses Not to Form the Fitness Habit that has lingered with me.  He lists 15 excuses that have blocked him from exercise – along with his “excuse blasters.”  And of course, I’ve added my commentary… [Read more...]

Saturday Morning Work-Out Inspiration

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Work-out Inspiration: Brothers on the Run…

Didn’t do this as a kid.  Wish I could have done it as a kid.  Wouldn’t dream of doing it today.  Something peaceful and zen about flowboarding and especially breathtaking in the mountains of Chile…longer clip, pan through it…


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Running everywhere but Paris!

One of my followers had asked why there haven’t been any running posts for weeks.  Simple question.  Simple answer.  Because I haven’t been running.  Hurt? No.  Ill? No. Bad Weather?  Of course not.  Pathetically lazy?  Yes.  So, we’re off this morning to break this 30-day streak of nothing.   For those of you that are new to my running regime, it is 10% physical and 90% mental.  So, I play word association games to keep it going.

So, what was rolling through my mind during my run…

Summer vacation.  How long ago it was.  (Caribbean vs. Paris and they take Caribbean.  WHERE IS THE COMMON SENSE HERE? The King Loses (Again) - and again and again. Mimi has gone more than 25x.  Me.  Zero.)

Thanksgiving is coming.  Turkey. Mashed potatoes.  Gravy.  Pumpkin pie. (I can feel my energy draining. Tryptophan made a leap from my mind into my body.  I yawn.)
Stuffing.  Glazed carrots.  Whipped cream. Apple Pie. (I’m practically walking now.)

Leftovers.  Turkey sandwiches.  More pie. Heaping scoops of ice cream.  (I stop.  I need to re-group. What sort of mind discipline plan are you working on here pal? I take a few deep breaths. And, I start running again.  Let’s try a different mental path)

Paris. The Louvre. The Eiffel Tower. The Grand Palais. Palais Garnier. Cobblestones.  History. (OK, now that’s better.  Keep it rollin’)
Quiche.  Baguettes. French Onion Soup. Cheese.  (OMG.  This is going down hill fast.  911.  911.  911.)

Croque Monsieur, Crepes, thin crust butter pastries, Chocolate Croissants,  (Free fall now. I have to stop again. I walk for 1/4 mile.  My trusty GPS says that I’ve run 2.1 miles.  No, that’s a stretch to call it a run.  Let’s call is a walk-run.  Yes, that’s better.  I need a different mind-word game to get me back in gear.  What comes to mind?  Where in the world have you run and what comes to mind when you think of the city?  Here we go…) [Read more...]

Into Thin Air…

This is the normal day and time for some form of Saturday Morning Work-out inspiration.  And, that is exactly what we have here but bigger – for your mind, your body and your spirit.  Whether you bike or don’t bike or don’t care about biking, this clip is flat out inspirational.  Mother Earth in Northern Italy at “King Ortler” with its breathtaking scenery.  Incredible cinematography.  Beautiful music.  LOVED IT.


INTO THIN AIR | engl. Subtitles from infinite trails on Vimeo.


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Work-Out Inspiration: Muscle Music

Be sure to stick with this until the end…when you need to press your keyboard keys to play muscle music.



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Work-Out Inspiration: The Relay



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Work-Out Inspiration: Run with Usain Bolt & Tyson Gay



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The Beauty of the Irrational

Whether you run or not, this video is awe inspiring. It features South African Ultra-Runner Ryan Sandes running the 5-day, 84k Fish River Canyon Hiking Trail in Namibia, Africa.  You will find “epic scenery” coupled with inspiring narration by Sandes.  It certainly prodded me out the door on my mountain run this morning.  Thank you Doobybrain.com via explore-blog for the share.



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Work-Out Inspiration: Greatest is not a gift reserved for a chosen view. You can forget that.

1 minute of inspiration.  “This is Nathan. He is 12 years old. He’s from London, Ohio. Greatness is not beyond his reach, nor is it for any of us.



Source: Thank you Psysociety for the share.

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