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It was about time for Kevin Kostner to make another sports movie.
This time the cross country runners are the lucky ones.
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George Ilie

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After working with several startups I've decided to set up a package of my services today.

Am I exaggerating by offering up to 100% discount for hackathon type of projects?

These are the services I offer:
http://2hats.net/services
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In the first years of my athletics career I've been deceived by the "motivation".
 American movies were showing how different athletes have succeeded due to motivation.

Because of the 'motivation', I had all sorts of complexes about me. I thought that I'm a coward or lazy. Or I don't have enough motivation, which meant that I don't know what I want from life.

After a few years I forgot about motivation and started to become more mechanical.
One day during an intensive workout I realized that I can push myself as much as I want without having any motivation, purpose or reason. And I did. And I laughed.

I couldn't find the explanation until recently, when I thought at why some trainers had many athletes attending their workouts and others don't have.
And I figured it out that while some trainers were doing everything to make the workouts more enjoyable to the newly recruited athletes, the others were just focused on giving indications.
First ones were actually setting a foundation.

I hope this experience helps someone.

As for motivation, forget about it.
 
The Holy Grail of endurance

Let's say you are a person who wants to practice sports, or just want to lose weight.
You go at a coach or trainer for the first time and you say:
- Hi, I would like to start practicing. I'm ready, tell me what to do.
This is very unlikely to hear, but the coach or trainer answers:
- Ok, we will start by creating a mental routine.
Is your reaction like " huh ?"  ?

Let's see what is this "mental routine".
In the beginning, people don't have the patience to practise an activity for 40-90 minutes. Our minds are thirsty for new experiences, but the energy to consume new experiences dries out fast.
That's why it is important to have certain activities which are not actually meant to develop physical capabilities, but to create the mental disposition which will become the foundation for longer workouts.

It is the mental routine which makes things possible, not the motivation.
In fact, motivation not only that doesn't help, but it is harmful.
Motivation involves a person emotionally, which consumes energy, puts pressure and leads to undesired decisions while exercising.
Your mind should be free of pressure while exercising. Should be zen.

Think at what could you achieve if you won't get bored while exercising and if you would have the mood to accomplish what have you planned.
That's how endurance training works, with a mental routine and patience.

While many coaches and trainers build this mental routine involuntarily, you will find just a handful of them who are doing this on purpose.
And some of them might not know or even care about it.
As for fitness applications, this is mostly left to be handled by the user.

"Run With Me" - the application - introduces a new experience for users. Creating the mental routine as the fundamental key for exercising.
You don't simply press a button and start walking, running or cycling. Just like if you were going to a club, you check what other people are doing, join their activities or create your own.
Each activity is a routine and the application doesn't put pressure on you by encouraging you to be better every day. Or better than others.
Instead, each exercise counts in a long term competition. It's the routine which matters.
To make it even more fun, join or create a team and see how far you can work together.

You can find the application in Google Play: http://goo.gl/YgUZNY
Forever free and ads free.

This article is the first in a series which unveils a few gems of the running and cycling world.
Follow "Run With Me" for more.

#runwithme   #endurance
#motivation #fitness
#running #cycling
#psychology #zen #freedom
Made with love for outdoor activities, "Run With Me" aims to create addicti...
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Motivation, willpower and habits...

Years ago in my country, military service was mandatory.
Young people had to do it because that was the law.
They've been to hard physical exercises because they were constrained.
In their case I see no motivation, but only willpower to complete the hard military exercises.

On another subject, this is taken from the analysis of a famous advertising campaign:

"....combination of professional athletes and motivational slogans emphasizing sportsmanship and health. This led to customers associating their purchases with the prospect of achieving greatness."


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It took me 20 years to figure this out.
 
The Holy Grail of endurance

Let's say you are a person who wants to practice sports, or just want to lose weight.
You go at a coach or trainer for the first time and you say:
- Hi, I would like to start practicing. I'm ready, tell me what to do.
This is very unlikely to hear, but the coach or trainer answers:
- Ok, we will start by creating a mental routine.
Is your reaction like " huh ?"  ?

Let's see what is this "mental routine".
In the beginning, people don't have the patience to practise an activity for 40-90 minutes. Our minds are thirsty for new experiences, but the energy to consume new experiences dries out fast.
That's why it is important to have certain activities which are not actually meant to develop physical capabilities, but to create the mental disposition which will become the foundation for longer workouts.

It is the mental routine which makes things possible, not the motivation.
In fact, motivation not only that doesn't help, but it is harmful.
Motivation involves a person emotionally, which consumes energy, puts pressure and leads to undesired decisions while exercising.
Your mind should be free of pressure while exercising. Should be zen.

Think at what could you achieve if you won't get bored while exercising and if you would have the mood to accomplish what have you planned.
That's how endurance training works, with a mental routine and patience.

While many coaches and trainers build this mental routine involuntarily, you will find just a handful of them who are doing this on purpose.
And some of them might not know or even care about it.
As for fitness applications, this is mostly left to be handled by the user.

"Run With Me" - the application - introduces a new experience for users. Creating the mental routine as the fundamental key for exercising.
You don't simply press a button and start walking, running or cycling. Just like if you were going to a club, you check what other people are doing, join their activities or create your own.
Each activity is a routine and the application doesn't put pressure on you by encouraging you to be better every day. Or better than others.
Instead, each exercise counts in a long term competition. It's the routine which matters.
To make it even more fun, join or create a team and see how far you can work together.

You can find the application in Google Play: http://goo.gl/YgUZNY
Forever free and ads free.

This article is the first in a series which unveils a few gems of the running and cycling world.
Follow "Run With Me" for more.

#runwithme   #endurance
#motivation #fitness
#running #cycling
#psychology #zen #freedom
Made with love for outdoor activities, "Run With Me" aims to create addicti...
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It took me 20 years to figure this out.
 
The Holy Grail of endurance

Let's say you are a person who wants to practice sports, or just want to lose weight.
You go at a coach or trainer for the first time and you say:
- Hi, I would like to start practicing. I'm ready, tell me what to do.
This is very unlikely to hear, but the coach or trainer answers:
- Ok, we will start by creating a mental routine.
Is your reaction like " huh ?"  ?

Let's see what is this "mental routine".
In the beginning, people don't have the patience to practise an activity for 40-90 minutes. Our minds are thirsty for new experiences, but the energy to consume new experiences dries out fast.
That's why it is important to have certain activities which are not actually meant to develop physical capabilities, but to create the mental disposition which will become the foundation for longer workouts.

It is the mental routine which makes things possible, not the motivation.
In fact, motivation not only that doesn't help, but it is harmful.
Motivation involves a person emotionally, which consumes energy, puts pressure and leads to undesired decisions while exercising.
Your mind should be free of pressure while exercising. Should be zen.

Think at what could you achieve if you won't get bored while exercising and if you would have the mood to accomplish what have you planned.
That's how endurance training works, with a mental routine and patience.

While many coaches and trainers build this mental routine involuntarily, you will find just a handful of them who are doing this on purpose.
And some of them might not know or even care about it.
As for fitness applications, this is mostly left to be handled by the user.

"Run With Me" - the application - introduces a new experience for users. Creating the mental routine as the fundamental key for exercising.
You don't simply press a button and start walking, running or cycling. Just like if you were going to a club, you check what other people are doing, join their activities or create your own.
Each activity is a routine and the application doesn't put pressure on you by encouraging you to be better every day. Or better than others.
Instead, each exercise counts in a long term competition. It's the routine which matters.
To make it even more fun, join or create a team and see how far you can work together.

You can find the application in Google Play: http://goo.gl/YgUZNY
Forever free and ads free.

This article is the first in a series which unveils a few gems of the running and cycling world.
Follow "Run With Me" for more.

#runwithme   #endurance
#motivation #fitness
#running #cycling
#psychology #zen #freedom
Made with love for outdoor activities, "Run With Me" aims to create addicti...
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+Phil Andy Graves​, I know the feeling very well :)

Let's suppose that you are in a sports team and you, your coach and the rest of the team have scheduled a workout at 8AM.
Your alarm clock wakes you up at 6:30am.
Can you go back to sleep now, knowing that 7 people will wait for you at the meeting place?
I very doubt.

Personally, I can deal with this kind of issues alone, without being in a team or having a running partner. But is more stressful, as you described it too.

I've been testing and used several fitness applications and noticed that none of them is even close to the experience I had in my athletics career.
All of them are focused on user experience, rather than human behavior.

So I made my own application adapting it to my behavior, as a runner.

From the developer experience I say that an application can lose users if these runners would physically run together, because they will be busy interacting between them instead of interacting with the application.

By following the human behavior, my application creates a bond between runners.
The way it works, encourages people to make commitments and helps them to create habits, just like it happened to people before the hi tech era.

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Sometimes I wonder how come that the main argument used by atheists to combat God's existence is science, when, probably, the biggest scientist of all times believes that God exists.
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In my opinion... They will always ask for a proof (something tangible/concrete/proven) about the existence of a higher power.when the only thing that theists need is faith...
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Something for your next long run :)
 
Just what I've always needed and just in time for my first marathon in Japan!

"the robot features a timer so the runner does not ingest too many tomatoes at one go"

Phew.. That's always been my problem during marathons. Ingesting all my tomatoes simultaneously.

h/t +Alice C

+Jon Day+Oisin O Mir+Eiji Kasutani+Uladzimir Hrapelman+Colm Keady+Dan Zilic​
A Japanese vegetable juice maker and an artist have invented robot to feed marathon runners tomatoes
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A beautiful blend between psychedelics, philosophy, religion, art, love and a sort of history.

The trance music band "Shpongle" made a superb song called "Dorset Perception". The lyrics are in a messed up Portuguese, while the song has exotic and ethnic influences. It's about love.
The song is inspired by the short book by Aldous Huxley called "The doors of perception". Aldous Huxley have dedicated this book to his wife, Maria.

Aldous thought that the human brain is a barrier between our mind and the universe. So he decided to try mescaline and see if a psychedelic drug can remove this barrier.
The most obvious effect of his test, as he said, was that while visiting a store, he noticed that the paintings represented in a book were much more vivid than he knew before.

I find the song absolutely superb, not because of the sound, but more for the idea.
Decades after Aldous made his strange psychedelic test and dedicated this study to his loved wife, a band makes a song which has psychedelic influences, with "dizzy" love Portuguese lyrics.


http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Doors_of_Perception




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if you smoke a lot of weed
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What are you thinking when you look at the picture?
At the landscape or how to elude the puddle with the bike?
 
There Was A Puddle In The Way by Fernando Marinho
http://goo.gl/xC1zzi
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After the sky I think "how deep is that lake? Can I ride through it?" 
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Hellya! 
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A couple of years ago, after a snow storm
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I feel like a hero. 
While I've heard so many talking about their flu, I survived without getting sick (yet).
Now I feel something in my chest which undoubtedly is not friendly. I will see next days. My glory days might come to an end :)

And after 2 months I realized that the pain I had on my feet was because of the cold; I didn't dressed properly.
I took an extra pair of long pants and warmed up with a gel before going out this morning and now I feel just fine.
Hmmmm, it took me 2 months to figure it out... 
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+George Ilie, perhaps i've mutated back then, haha! it's been the only time i'd fainted from ilness. i actually haven't been out for a run today yet, arrived home around 4 this morning, guess i'll go in the afternoon. btw. awful wind's blowing <_<
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