Working on my hill game. 16 miles in 2:33
Visiting the inlaws this weekend. It was nice to a) run someplace different for my long and recovery runs, b) incorporate some hills and c) run in weather in the 40 degree F range.
I listened to part 2 of a Trail Runner Nation podcast interview with Bob Crowley. This guy is a philosopher-sage-poet who loves trail running. The discussion is about the culture of ultra trail running. Anyone interested in it should give it a listen. Great for long runs.
I’ll try to find some of my favorite quotes later and make them posts.
I hope you got some good weather and great runs in today.
I reblog this every time I see it, no question.
I FORGOT ABOUT THIS FUCKING VIDEO
Joseph Begley lights up rooms in a cheeky way with ‘Slap It’
A quick pinch or squeeze of the ‘slap it’ lamp by London-based designer Joseph Begley brightens up rooms with its warm glow. made from realistic feeling silicone, the cheeky light responds to pressure sensors when it is touched, directly turning it on or off.
Ok can I have
No….I asked for a BUD light!
HOW CAN WE BE HAPPY ?
Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar.
Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.
Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.
At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.
Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it.
Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.
The speaker began— exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.
Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness.
And this is the purpose of human life.
Yes, sometimes it’s a pain in the ass to grow a garden. It’s hard work. You might hurt your back or eat a caterpillar or five in your super fresh broccoli. Your toddlers might help you weed, and by weeding they mean pulling up all the pepper plants. You might need to scream at the dogs for peeing on your lettuce, but that’s what the salad spinner is for. But you’ll be outside, and maybe your kids will come outside too. And with your garden you’ll be sticking it to the man, for the man’s own good.
happyhealthycook replied to your post:happyhealthycook replied to your photoset:Before….Steve doesn’t like cheesecake which is why I’ve never. Maybe for my mom’s birthday?
Tell Steve that I am sorry, I thought we could be…
I have a friend who has lived his whole life in California. His dad was the main family chef. The kids are all adults now. His dad always insisted that all the kids (3 of them) sincerely try to eat new things and finish them.
He always let them leave the avocado, because then the chef/dad would eat it off their plates.
Also, the kids love avocado now.