Mar 28

In the city use barefoot running shoes/sandals!


Related info:

Barefoot Running: The Luna Story With Barefoot Ted – Running The Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon (Ultra Caballo Blanco) In Sandals — The Barefoot Professor (Videos)

The Tarahumara Tribe Record For A SINGLE RUN Is A Staggering 435 Miles In Just Over 48 Hours – Running Secret Revealed (Video):

“Astonishingly, the entire tribe consisting of men, women, old and young, every one of them is capable of running at least 250+ miles in a single run, without shoes. Such extreme feat of endurance has never been seen among humans anywhere else in the world.”

Running Around Australia – 366 Marathons In 366 Days On A Raw Vegan Diet, Wearing Barefoot Running Shoes (Video)

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Mar 28

Do I believe that we are ‘born to run move’? YES.

Do I believe that we were/are ‘hunting pack animals’? NO.

As a side note: My diet is raw vegan (+ honey – salt [yes, no inorganic Celtic or Himalaya salt in my diet]).



Oct 27, 2009

Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world’s greatest distance runners and learn their secrets, and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong. Isolated by the most savage terrain in North America, the reclusive Tarahumara Indians of Mexico’s deadly Copper Canyons are custodians of a lost art. For centuries they have practiced techniques that allow them to run hundreds of miles without rest and chase down anything from a deer to an Olympic marathoner while enjoying every mile of it. Their superhuman talent is matched by uncanny health and serenity, leaving the Tarahumara immune to the diseases and strife that plague modern existence. With the help of Caballo Blanco, a mysterious loner who lives among the tribe, the author was able not only to uncover the secrets of the Tarahumara but also to find his own inner ultra-athlete, as he trained for the challenge of a lifetime: a fifty-mile race through the heart of Tarahumara country pitting the tribe against an odd band of Americans, including a star ultramarathoner, a beautiful young surfer, and a barefoot wonder. With a sharp wit and wild exuberance, McDougall takes us from the high-tech science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultrarunners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to the climactic race in the Copper Canyons. Born to Run is that rare book that will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that the secret to happiness is right at your feet, and that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.

Related info:

Barefoot Running: The Luna Story With Barefoot Ted – Running The Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon (Ultra Caballo Blanco) In Sandals — The Barefoot Professor (Videos)

The Tarahumara Tribe Record For A SINGLE RUN Is A Staggering 435 Miles In Just Over 48 Hours – Running Secret Revealed (Video):

“Astonishingly, the entire tribe consisting of men, women, old and young, every one of them is capable of running at least 250+ miles in a single run, without shoes. Such extreme feat of endurance has never been seen among humans anywhere else in the world.”

Running Around Australia – 366 Marathons In 366 Days On A Raw Vegan Diet, Wearing Barefoot Running Shoes (Video)

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Mar 24

The Luna Story – with Barefoot Ted

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The Luna Story. Learn how Luna Sandals were born, what Ted’s goal was, and why probably the highest quality, most durable and certainly most talked about huarache sandals on the market came to be known as Luna’s

The Barefoot Professor: by Nature Video

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Harvard professor Daniel Lieberman has ditched his trainers and started running barefoot. His research shows that barefoot runners, who tend to land on their fore-foot, generate less impact shock than runners in sports shoes who land heel first. This makes barefoot running comfortable and could minimize running-related injuries. Read more here http://www.nature.com/news/2010/10012… and find the original research here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature08723

Related info:

The Tarahumara Tribe Record For A SINGLE RUN Is A Staggering 435 Miles In Just Over 48 Hours – Running Secret Revealed (Video):

“Astonishingly, the entire tribe consisting of men, women, old and young, every one of them is capable of running at least 250+ miles in a single run, without shoes. Such extreme feat of endurance has never been seen among humans anywhere else in the world.”

Running Around Australia – 366 Marathons In 366 Days On A Raw Vegan Diet, Wearing Barefoot Running Shoes (Video)

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Mar 08

FYI.



Running Raw Around Australia

Running Raw Around Australia (Raw Vegan Path):

To inspire and motivate conscious lifestyle choices, to promote kindness and compassion for all living beings and to raise environmental awareness for a sustainable future, veteran raw vegan runners Janette Murray-Wakelin and Alan Murray ran together around Australia, 15,782 km, 366 marathons each in 366 consecutive days throughout the year 2013.  Janette and Alan finished running 365 marathons in 365 days in Melbourne December 31, 2013.

On January 1, 2014 they ran one more marathon #366 to set a new World Record for the most consecutive marathons, the only couple to Run Around Australia, both 60+ years young, fueled entirely on a raw vegan plant-based diet and wearing barefoot shoes! Together they have proven beyond any doubt, that by living a conscious lifestyle, you are never too old (and never too young) to achieve optimum health and physical fitness.

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Mar 08

“Astonishingly, the entire tribe consisting of men, women, old and young, every one of them is capable of running at least 250+ miles in a single run, without shoes. Such extreme feat of endurance has never been seen among humans anywhere else in the world.”




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Nestled in northern Mexico and the canyons of the Sierra Madre Occidental is a small tribe of indigenous people known as the Tarahumara. They call themselves Rarámuri, loosely translated as “running people,” “foot-runner,” “swift of foot,” or “he who walks well.” They are known for evading the Spanish conquerors in the sixteenth century and keeping their cave-dwelling culture alive and secluded. They are also known for their long distance running and their superior health, not displaying the common health issues of “modern” societies.

A recent National Geographic study (Nov. 2008) states: “When it comes to the top 10 health risks facing American men, the Tarahumara are practically immortal: Their incidence rate is at or near zero in just about every category, including diabetes, vascular disease, and colorectal cancer…Plus, their supernatural invulnerability isn’t just limited to their bodies; the Tarahumara have mastered the secret of happiness as well, living as benignly as bodhisattvas in a world free of theft, murder, suicide, and cruelty.” Continue reading »

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Feb 02

This Water Bottle for Bikes Generates H2O From the Air

This Water Bottle for Bikes Generates H2O From the Air (Citylab, Nov 12, 2014):

Under hot and humid conditions, “Fontus” claims to “make” 17 ounces of water in an hour.

magine taking a brutal cross-state bicycle ride without once stopping to top off your water supply. That thirsty-sounding trek could become a comfortable reality one day thanks to Kristof Retezár, an Austrian designer behind an incredible, self-filling water bottle.

Retezár’s “Fontus” system, which is competing for a James Dyson Award, is a sleek, two-piece contraption that attaches to a bike’s frame. When a cycle is in motion, air is funneled into the top holster and distributed over a “condensing structure.” A solar-powered cooling element then turns it into moisture that drips down a pipe into a detachable water bottle. (Any kind of half-liter PET bottle will work.) Continue reading »

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Jan 16

Not that I like the way that those martial arts are presented here …


No English subtitles:

See this:

Clip taken in Moscow in April 2013. This clips starts AFTER almost 2 minutes of hard striking by the same guy. Him and his friend wanted to see if Systema is real. They were experienced street fighters from Moscow. They were allowed to hit a couple guys hard to see how we take s

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Oct 20

How stupid can they get?

( I know, I shouldn’t even dare to ask such a question.)


What Happens When 30,000 People Run The Beijing “Airpocalypse” Marathon In “Hazardous” Smog (ZeroHedge, Oct 19, 2014):

Some 30,000 participants were wondering if the organizers of today’s 34th Beijing International Marathon would cancel the event after “a toxic fog enveloped the Chinese capital and smog levels soared to “hazardous” levels.” Adding to the confusion, and concerns, even the People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s mouthpiece newspaper, cautioned athletes against taking part in the 26.2-mile race, reporting that Beijing’s air was “not suitable for outdoor activities”.  As the Telegraph reports, “Beijing authorities admitted their city’s air was “severely polluted” on Sunday while the US embassy, which also monitors smog levels, described the situation as “hazardous”. The Marathon organizers’ answer, however, was that the Marathon would proceed as scheduled. Continue reading »

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Oct 11

Are Artificial Sports Turfs Linked to Cancer? (Truthstream Media, Oct 9, 2014):

Are petrochemicals in artificial sports turfs causing cancer?

Millions of kids and professional athletes all over the world play on this stuff for years of their lives, but now there’s a deadly new revelation that synthetic, petrochemical-laden turf may actually cause cancer. Something is very wrong when you have 18-year-old girls coming down with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in clusters who all just so happen to have spent years and years playing soccer, for example…

These people — these kids — deserve better than this. Continue reading »

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Aug 30

Can a National Quasi-Religion (Pro Sports) Go Broke? (Washington’s Blog, Aug 29, 2014):

Attending costly games is on the margins of the household budget. When the credit card gets maxed out, attending is no longer an option.

Please understand I’m not suggesting professional sports isn’t the greatest thing since sliced bread: I’m simply asking if attending pro sports games has become unaffordable to the average American.

Who cares as long as we can watch the games for free on television, right? That raises another issue: in the next recession, will advertisers still pay billions of dollars for broadcast TV ads on sports channels when ads on mobile devices distributed via Big Data analysis can directly target the (shrinking) populace who still has disposable income to spend?

Before we look at the money side of pro sports, let’s note the glorious shared experience of “our team” winning and hated rivals losing.Sports is one of the few experiences that unites a remarkably diverse populace, and one of the few spheres of life that isn’t politicized to ruination. Continue reading »

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Jul 27

Two hours of sitting effectively negates 20 minutes of exercise (Natural News, July 26, 2014):

Sitting down for two straight hours and doing nothing might negate the benefits of a daily 20-minute exercise routine. Idle behavior throughout the day could make an exercise routine worthless in the end. A study from the UT Southwestern Medical Center shows how sedentary behaviors lower cardio respiratory fitness levels.

This might be a concern for those who sit most of the day doing their job or for those who sit routinely in front of the television in the evening. The cardiologists spearheading this study showed that sitting for long periods causes fitness levels to plummet, but they did not investigate ways to offset idle behavior by strengthening the circulatory system through dietary measures. Continue reading »

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Jun 11


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Jun 11

At 1:04 into the video!!!:

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May 15

– Facility on edge of 20-km nuclear exclusion zone to become Olympic training center (Asahi Shimbun, May 13, 2014):

The government intends to turn a national soccer training center located just 20 kilometers from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into a practice facility for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, sports minister Hakubun Shimomura said May 12.

The center, named “J-Village,” spans the municipalities of Hirono and Naraha in Fukushima Prefecture and is currently used by Tokyo Electric Power Co. as a base to deal with the nuclear accident triggered by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster.
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May 12

Vladimir Putin Plays Epic Hockey Game, Has 6 Goals And 5 Assists (Huffington Post, May 12, 2014):

One of Russia’s leading newscasts was interrupted Saturday night with reports on President Vladimir Putin’s latest attempt to subdue his enemies and assert his dominance.

But this time, it was on a hockey rink in Sochi.

Wearing a red (of course) jersey bearing the number 11, the Russian president led a team of hockey stars — including several former NHL players — to a 21-4 victory, with Putin himself getting 6 goals, according to reports.
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Apr 06

How stupid can they get?


General view of Mario Filho Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
General view of Mario Filho “Maracana” stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Own goal: US senators fail to kick Russia out of 2014 World Cup (RT, April 3, 2014):

Football’s world governing body FIFA, has refused to kick Russia out of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, after two American senators said the country should be barred due to its actions in Ukraine.

Dan Coats and Mark Kirk wrote a letter to the organization based in Zurich in March asking for Russia’s membership to be suspended, and for the country to be barred from competing in this year’s World Cup in Brazil, as well as losing the right to host the event in four years’ time.

In a letter to the two senators, FIFA said participation in the World Cup is based on sporting merit and only a violation of FIFA statutes and regulations could lead to a suspension from a competition.

Coats, a Republican senator from Indiana, was deeply disappointed by the ruling, saying, “FIFA suggests that outrageous misbehavior by member states does not matter because such decisions are irrelevant to soccer.”

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Jan 31

Spanish Soccer Players Refuse To Play Ball After Going Unpaid For Months (ZeroHedge, Jan 31, 2014)

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Nov 26

Believe It Or Not: Japan To Reopen Soccer Facility In Fukushima For 2020 Olympics (ZeroHedge, Nov 26, 2013):

Below we present a twitter exchange we had with a Japanese media outlet overnight on Twitter. It needs no commentary.

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