“Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology. It’s the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world. “
Falls are potentially fatal. Falling is a skill. If able-learn it. Get comfortable on the ground, one day you may end up there with no one to help you. The blue print provides a means to train the reflexive response to prevent a fall as well as the strength and technique for self rescue.
“In an ultra marathon, and particularly one of 100 miles or more, you get to a place, a state, that you never go to in the rest of your life. A tiredness so extreme that you’re now just surviving, trying to stay alive. Of course, you have a get-out, you know you can stop, but to keep going, you are faced with an extreme reality.” – Adharanand Finn
Why not get a bunch of miles out of the way early and then go real slowly during the heat of the day. But there is a better way.
Mike has learned not to fear movement, but engage in it. Part of aging is not weakness and decline. We are always meant to be strong during all phases of life. Like others who have decided to act, Mike has observed that OS is not an exercise, but a simple life maintenance program.
In the trail racing world, the distances are much more “ish” than what would be acceptable in road races. A marathon might be 24 miles or it might be 28 miles…it might be 26.2. Had I been at the pre-race meeting, I would have known that this “marathon” was about 27 miles
When I awoke at 3:30AM on race day, I felt primed to nail my goals. Little did I know that I was soon to be in the most difficult race of my life.
Two things about this run are absolutely true: None of us on our own would have done this amount of work on a Tuesday night and; runs like this definitely make us stronger and faster.
OS Restores the body’s ability to move like it was designed. Bowhunting is not only about the draw. Being in the field requires the ability to safely get in and out of a tree stand, stalk quietly, climb over blow-down and other obstacles, drag deer and travel long distances without having a heart-attack!
Training later in life is a journey, not a destination, so enjoy it. Don’t let over-training ruin other aspects of your life.