TV sucks, except when it's good. If you like sports and thoughtfulness, Mike Douglas's Fountain of Youth video on Salomon TV is for you. As I watched it, I thought the topics discussed in Robustness aligned. There are a few things to do while we are alive, and especially while we have the energy. Exploring, taking risks, being playful. And that's what some of us do. But there … [Read more...] about Learning from Mike Douglas’s Fountain of Youth
Fitness & Health
In these articles about fitness and health, we explore research and share our own experience, watching those close to us and our experiments.
Running in the dark is something special. I am trying something new tonight, running while dictating this post in the WordPress mobile app using Google's voice recognition. I am out in the cold. Just a moment ago a cyclist passed me going into the opposite direction. He had no light and I had no light either. We barely saw each other. I can use the lamp on my phone. Now that … [Read more...] about Running at night
Some days are just not meant for exercise. The schedule is so busy that we cannot even find time on the calendar. Or we are too tired for anything intense, like running fast or going for a long ride. Fall and winter also bring colder and wetter days. If exercise is part of your work, or if you ride your bike to work, you have a workaround to these problems. Sports are built … [Read more...] about Natural exercises: walking
Today was a sunny day. It rained overnight, so I waited until the afternoon that the roads or would be dry enough to not be slippery while on the bike. In places like Seattle, you can bike all year round. There is never so much snow, except for very few days, that it's impractical for bikes. Sometimes it's freezes and the frost can be very tricky on the ground. Riding in fall … [Read more...] about Riding in fall weather
There are many ways of doing strength training: interval running, sprints, weight lifting, push ups, pull ups, planks. The list goes on. Bar exercises for strength training allow you to work on your upper body. So if you are a runner or cyclist, it's likely that your arms and trunk muscles are not the strongest and endurant part of your body. That's definitely my case: I can … [Read more...] about Bar exercises for strength training