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I found a good place to run barefoot and from now on I'll call the Friday workout #barefootday

Have a nice weekend everyone! 
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+Tuvizo Gear Official +Andrej R- Andrej is right. We don't have the luxury as such. Will have to drive some distance to find a place like that 😁
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Tohani, România. 
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I'm not sure if this was supposed to be funny, but is a bit hilarious.

When I run I'm a poker face most of the time.
But when things degenerate, I think i look like "The stiffy" (they are named by the half of the video).

But I'll do as Emil Zatopek said: "when the running will become a beauty contest, I'll change my style".

Do you find yourselves among the "awkward runners"?

+Run With Me 

#runwithme if you dare :)
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That was soooo accurate. Wow :-D loved it
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I thought that someone could find something useful from this:

3 months ago I've tried to do intervals. My plan was to do around 30x200 meters, 2-3 times per week.
After around 10 interval workouts I've realized that my legs are in a state of denial. Either was the mud, the cold weather, or I was pushing too much, I don't know, but I had all sorts of injuries in the following days.
So I gave up intervals.

Instead, I've increased the distances, for a month.
Next month I've added 2 tempo runs per week.
And finally in May I begun to do intervals, without having side effects.
I found that 8x1km are better for me now, until I'll be better fit.

For me, the intervals are key exercises. One intervals workout per week values more than the longest run.
Intervals = faster progress, faster weight loss, VO2max expansion.

On another news, for years I thought about the dark circles around the eyes. It happened to me after some workouts. I had the feeling that is related to the oxygen, so this is what I found and makes sense:

A similar light diffusion process is happening when we see people who are suffocating and have purple lips and fingertips. In this case, the blood is so oxygen deprived that it turns an extremely dark shade of red.

Found here: http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/06/causes-dark-circles-eyes-sleeping-people-really-tired/


#runwithme #darkcircles
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The advertising is the most widespread religion.


1) When was the last day when you haven't seen any ad?

2) It is illegal to raise negative questions publicly against a company's advertising campaign.

3) We all see ad commercials, but no one may question their message, or product publicly, as long as it is legal.

4) How many ads do you see per day? Isn't this forced indoctrination?

Isn't advertising the official religion?



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Anyone drilling oil around?
 
[No Comment]  USA: mystery lake drains in Oregon

A large lake disappeared into a hole under the ground in Oregon's Willamette National Forest last April, as a result of an open lava tube. In a video published by Oregon newspaper The Bulletin, water was seen forcefully making its way down the lava hole, draining the lake in its entirety. Local reports said the phenomenon occurs every year leaving the area dry, after small streams of water gradually refill the lake again.

http://www.euronews.com/nocomment/
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When I was a student, I met a sculpture artist.
He tried to take me as his help and teach me to handle sculpture tools and the wood.
For different reasons, like lack of time, I've refused him constantly, except for one year. I said that I have nothing to lose.

Sometimes I had the feeling that he recruited me to slice the surface of the wood, until I get close to the core, where he would do the artistic part.

The wood, depending of its type, has layers over layers, very thin.
You need to handle the tools according to its structure, just like a river flows through the riverbed.
Modeling a piece of wood as you envision it in your mind, requires to understand the wood. You have plenty of time to think about it while you are working with it.
Where did this tree grow? How old was it when was cut off? What weather did the tree encountered? How is to stay still through all weather conditions? And so on...

While carving the wood, I felt that I've exposed my emotions to the wood, although nothing said that I have to do this. It was the key to my inside.
I shared my feelings to a piece of wood and I didn't even noticed.

With more you carve the wood and give a shape to it, with more you go deep inside of yourself and discover sides of yours which you never thought of.

Some people say that everything can be explained through science, even our thoughts.
But when you sink in yourself and bring something unexpected outside and see it physically shaped on a carved wood, you begin to question the science....

Then I thought about why people have this inclination for art, why we want to paint, write, or carve stone or wood?
Maybe we hope that if we pull out something from inside, we make a balance between the emotions which reside inside of us and the emotions perceived from the surrounding world. Maybe that's why artists have sometimes issues with the inspiration: they can't find this balance, between their being and the world.

I love to run. With more I run, with more I'm conscious about my physical being.
Sometimes we take decisions not because of our beliefs, but because of some specific physical constraints. For instance, after a long day of work, we might lose our patience and we say things which we don't want.
Running is hard to be considered an art, because there is no outside representation of it.
But when you run for a long time, you have a greater awareness of your physical being and you can separate your emotions, mind and soul from the physical world. It's a way to liberation.
That's one reason why I think I run; after making abstraction of my physical signals, I can go deep inside of my inner being and harvest whatever doesn't come out by itself.

It isn't much written about what long distance runners experience inside; mainly because it could sound peculiar. Is not like in the arts case, where there is a visual representation of artists' experience.
And unfortunately is hard to share it, or express it.
Bernd Heinrich is one of the few people who explained the running experience properly. Look up for "Why we run" by Bernd Heinrich.


Harmonizing opposites by going back to their source is the distinctive quality of the Zen attitude, the Middle Way: embracing contradictions, making a synthesis of them, achieving balance.
Taisen Deshimaru
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In the last weekend I ran a half marathon.
The plan was not to race anymore, but I had this opportunity to join +PwC team in this race.
I said that it overlaps with my long run from the weekend, so why not?
It was nice to feel again the breeze of the racing morning and the overall enthusiasm.

My goal for this event was to maintain my running form all the time, have a 6:30/km pace, do some tests and have fun.

I've tracked my running with the app written by myself, +Run With Me

The serious part:
My pace was 6:30/km as planned. Were about 2min17secs between the gun and the chip start. In this time I had to walk ~110 meters.
It took me 2:15:20 to complete the 21.097 meters, according to my app. I'm very proud of how it did; quite accurate.
However, the official time (not yet published) is at least 5-6 minutes slower. And that's because I haven't followed the optimal route as measured by the organizers. Other way said, I ran in zigzag or on the outer side of the road. That counted for more than 400-500 meters in the end, but it doesn't matter much.
This race had no side effects - no injuries whatsoever. Just stiff muscles next days, but I'm already back to workouts.

The "fun" part:
Although it was pretty cool at the start, I finished with a nice sunbath and dehydrated. I think that at km 13 things went wrong.
My eyes were itching because of the salty sweat and I wanted to clear them up, but instead it worsened and eventually I had natural red eyes.
Then I took a slice of orange and my fingers were sticking (I hate it very much).
At km 17-18 there was a very short, but inclined hill.
I knew about it, but other didn't.
It was funny to see everyone stopping from running there, like flies.
I didn't stopped, but when the hill ended and we came back downhill, everyone got in front of me.
At km 20 I ran very very slow, so I can rest a bit before the finish.
I've finished with energy and smiling, but I forgot to stop the app and it tracked my wandering through the refreshments tables.
The 2h10m group of pacemakers also have been taken by surprise, because they weren't far in front of me and their official time certainly wasn't as planned.

Conclusion:
It was fun, but the asphalt is tough. In my dear forest is always cool, with plenty of shadow and is gentle with my legs.
I need to lose more weight to make my life easier.
I estimate that for each kg lost, my pace in a half marathon is improved by 10seconds/km. For 4 1/2 months of actual training, which included losing 10kg (20 pounds), I'm happy with the results.
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I didn't knew this before.
 
The Bible tells us that physical exercise is good for us.  

So let's move our bodies today!

#FaithandHealth
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+George Ilie  What a relief :)
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I like this kind of stats.

They should find the spread of data on different types of alcohol (I.e beer, wine, spirits ..).
 
Which countries drink the most alcohol and where are people most likely to lie about it? http://eurone.ws/MSPlR
It was Frank Sinatra who said, “alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.” It seems that many have taken that motto to heart, and a new report from the OECD shows that overall alcohol consumption is falling in developed countries, but that risky drinking is on the rise. We’ve broken down some of the most interesting points in the report…
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Thoughts racing by , on two wheels, slow yourself down, it's only a bike race.
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For who has time to read another explanation for why we run...
And why running can be considered an art.

#runwithme
 
When I was a student, I met a sculpture artist.
He tried to take me as his help and teach me to handle sculpture tools and the wood.
For different reasons, like lack of time, I've refused him constantly, except for one year. I said that I have nothing to lose.

Sometimes I had the feeling that he recruited me to slice the surface of the wood, until I get close to the core, where he would do the artistic part.

The wood, depending of its type, has layers over layers, very thin.
You need to handle the tools according to its structure, just like a river flows through the riverbed.
Modeling a piece of wood as you envision it in your mind, requires to understand the wood. You have plenty of time to think about it while you are working with it.
Where did this tree grow? How old was it when was cut off? What weather did the tree encountered? How is to stay still through all weather conditions? And so on...

While carving the wood, I felt that I've exposed my emotions to the wood, although nothing said that I have to do this. It was the key to my inside.
I shared my feelings to a piece of wood and I didn't even noticed.

With more you carve the wood and give a shape to it, with more you go deep inside of yourself and discover sides of yours which you never thought of.

Some people say that everything can be explained through science, even our thoughts.
But when you sink in yourself and bring something unexpected outside and see it physically shaped on a carved wood, you begin to question the science....

Then I thought about why people have this inclination for art, why we want to paint, write, or carve stone or wood?
Maybe we hope that if we pull out something from inside, we make a balance between the emotions which reside inside of us and the emotions perceived from the surrounding world. Maybe that's why artists have sometimes issues with the inspiration: they can't find this balance, between their being and the world.

I love to run. With more I run, with more I'm conscious about my physical being.
Sometimes we take decisions not because of our beliefs, but because of some specific physical constraints. For instance, after a long day of work, we might lose our patience and we say things which we don't want.
Running is hard to be considered an art, because there is no outside representation of it.
But when you run for a long time, you have a greater awareness of your physical being and you can separate your emotions, mind and soul from the physical world. It's a way to liberation.
That's one reason why I think I run; after making abstraction of my physical signals, I can go deep inside of my inner being and harvest whatever doesn't come out by itself.

It isn't much written about what long distance runners experience inside; mainly because it could sound peculiar. Is not like in the arts case, where there is a visual representation of artists' experience.
And unfortunately is hard to share it, or express it.
Bernd Heinrich is one of the few people who explained the running experience properly. Look up for "Why we run" by Bernd Heinrich.


Harmonizing opposites by going back to their source is the distinctive quality of the Zen attitude, the Middle Way: embracing contradictions, making a synthesis of them, achieving balance.
Taisen Deshimaru
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Dear reader, if you look for a partner for running or riding the bike, try Run With Me - an application to track outdoor activities.


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