Saturday, March 30, 2013

Tarahumara - run run run

This is just amaizing and we can all learn from this!

Nestled in northern Mexico and the canyons of the Sierra Madre Occidental is a small tribe of indigenous people known as the Tarahumara. They call themselves RarĂ¡muri, loosely translated as "running people," "foot-runner," "swift of foot," or "he who walks well." They are known for evading the Spanish conquerors in the sixteenth century and keeping their cave-dwelling culture alive and secluded. They are also known for their long distance running and their superior health, not displaying the common health issues of "modern" societies.

A recent National Geographic study (Nov. 2008) states: "When it comes to the top 10 health risks facing American men, the Tarahumara are practically immortal: Their incidence rate is at or near zero in just about every category, including diabetes, vascular disease, and colorectal cancer...Plus, their supernatural invulnerability isn't just limited to their bodies; the Tarahumara have mastered the secret of happiness as well, living as benignly as bodhisattvas in a world free of theft, murder, suicide, and cruelty." [source: youtube]

--- Kjell

Sunday, March 24, 2013


"Sometimes you have to burn bridges,
to build new once!"
--- Kjell

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Kicking it on the bike

My second outdoor bike ride for the year.
I joined my friend Andy on his 4miler.
Good work my friend.
--- Kjell

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Wildlife on 95

Saw this guy 5 feet of 95 this week. Better be careful out there.
--- Kjell

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Ultra number 12

Another one in the books. Tired legs after the lonely 60km on the Centenial trail from Nine Mile Falls to the State Line in Post Falls.
Took me 4:37h!

If you do not try, you cannot win!
--- Kjell