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Last Raw food Barefoot Athlete Podcast

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Last Raw food Barefoot Athlete Podcast

Hey Crew,

We decided that as educators of a lifestyle we have seen benefit many people and their lives….including ours, the title of the show did not accurately represent the total message that we want to share.

We are building out a new site at www.thefreeradicals.com.au where we want to still spread the word of the advantages and benefits of a plant based lifestyle.

We passionately believe and continue to follow and teach a plant based Raw Food diet, yet it was a roadblock to those who did not get the “Raw Food” aspect of a lifestyle for healthy aging and energetics.

A prominent theme throughout the interactions we have with listeners of the podcast and participants of our events and market days was one of a specific intolerance to the food groups around dairy and wheat products.

As it seems with all things there will be the prophets of doom, the naysayers and sceptics in regards to a shake up or examination of accepted nutritional values.

Yet the results of the dietary and nutritional intake we insist in partaking of, in our western culture and the  consequences that are showing up as we age and even in our young children is alarming.

It has always been our intention to stimulate thought and action in a person to examine their life and see if it fits with their idea of what health and vitality is.

To many people have accepted ill health and disease, lack of vitality as a consequence of aging.

The health  and vitality decline seen as a person ages has been attributed as a consequence of the effect of old age.

There are many factors that play the hand of age related illness. The physical count of how many time we go around the sun on this bit of rock called the earth, is not the only correlation to age related infirmity.

So we still call on you the reader and listener to examine the “truths” and accepted ways of doing things but the need for us to bang the “Raw Food” drum is not as critical to what we perceive as our message to bring awareness to the more invasive and accepted products that have immediate and long term damage to both the environment and your health.

We still continue to be barefoot runners and competitive age group athletes. Our content production for our new podcast and site will be  aimed more at education and alternatives for dairy and gluten  products in recipes and lifestyles.

As well as our commitment to healthy active sport participation we hope to be positive signposts to others by leading a lifestyle full of energetic and mindful living.

If you want to follow along head over to www.remergy.com.au where you can get a free download of 10 never fail easy recipes and ebook.

The concepts of Mindfulness and and energetics are still as relevant to us, as is the issues of consuming as much unprocessed and environmentally sustainable foods, goods and services as we can in the hope of a being part of the rise in consciousness that needs to be taken by humanity for its next elevation to greater possibilities  of harmonious relationships between all facets of life here on this planet we call Earth.

Reasons to start a raw food diet

3 Reasons to start a raw food diet

 

I have not been taking the time to put out the podcast of late so I thought I would post this video I did awhile ago.

We have been really busy with other parts of life of late and sometimes all the good intentions of getting things done do not eventuate.

We are making more of an effort to get recipie videos done and posted to our Youtube channel watzzupsport.

So if you are after any how to stuff head over there.

Campfire Barefoot Chat

Campfire Barefoot Chat

 

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I know the audio is not as good as we can get it but this is recorded by the campfire and we just wanted to get some sort of podcast up and out there.

Not for the sake of wasting your…… the listeners time with no appreciation that you tuned in, but more for us, as we have been changing a few thing’s up of late and we have not been doing the podcast routine which we both enjoy doing.

It is not a case of making sure we get X amount of listener or production value is ace part of our intent is to encourage fellow travelers on this planet experiencing life to make the most out of it you are along time dead as they say.

Life is to be lived and enjoyed each and every day.

The need to take precautions and be sensible about the transition to barefoot running or as I call it natural form movement is is easy and complex you want to make it.

The simple need is to take it slowly toughen the ligaments, muscles and foot pads as you go.

It is a very simple thing with a progression of few exercises you can just make sure that the transition is as smooth and pain-free as you can make it

 

The secret …….if there is a secret……is to take it easy, just be prepared to not try and do the milage that you are used to and listen to your body.

Barefoot running at the inaugural Noosa parkrun saw us collect age group wins and course records. A camp fire podcast chat as we take time out camping by Lake Cootharaba

Campfire Barefoot Chat

Barefoot and Golf courses

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Okay I will admit it …..running on manicured grass and mown tracks is a darn sight more enticing than a gnarly rock strewn trail if you are a barefoot runner.

Training and Race reports 

 

Maleny X-Country event was a cold and challenging course but as far as X-Country courses go is an awesome venue.

Barefoot X-Country running

The wind chill factor I estimated would have got it down to 0 Deg and waiting for the start after dropping the warm clothes was a challenge to say the least.

Heading for the Pentath event so we are keeping the walk run walk 1/2 marathon training finding that we are most comfortable with a 1k run 30 sec walk

Hill finish

 

Ingredient of the week

 

Pine Nuts

 

Callout for listener feedback if there is something you want  to hear about or want more info on let us know.

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Question answered leave it in the comments

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Datorade and Barefoot Nutrition

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Racing views and training

New course PB  at Sandgate park run

Jeff Galloway method of wall run walk implemented,
10 K +  21 K distances done.
Difficulty with getting nutrition dialed in,

Ingredient the week

Sesame seed.

And how pleasant it is to research information of what we would believe is a truth about plant nutrition.

Sonya’s Quote of the week

“Everything in your life is a reflection of the choice you have made if you want a different result make the different choice destiny is not a matter of chance but a matter of choice it is not the things we waited for it is a thing to be achieved.”

What’s on what’s happening

Topic of the week

Everybody has their story

Indeed Campbell’s heroes journey and even Voglers story structure

Has all the elements laid out that you see unfold in a person’s journey or maybe the idealized version of the one Hollywood likes to portray.

It starts in the ordinary world and then the call to adventure

The tests, the allies and enemies the heroes character highlighted and developed, approaching the innermost cave is to face death and still go on.

The crisis, the hero faces their deepest desires

Then seizing the reward from the feet of the enemy

The heroes now transformed to the road back, somehow after all was thought being put to rest the story has one trick left… the last challenge

Finally the hero returns home with the elixir with full acclaim all tensions are resolved and all unanswered questions answered.

While that’s Hollywood’s version…… what’s  working out in your life ?

We don’t know where the final result lies, just as we don’t know where all the dragon lairs are

Dragons lair, Lair-flying-dragon-1207

What is important is having the resilience to go through these things and to keep going forward with positive intent.

Our lives can be shared with a gratitude, and viewed with an appreciation of our individual part in this game called life that we all are involved in and play.

Mindfulness, Energetics and Raw food nutrition are as much a part of every story as is the other individual components.

The difference is you get more control over them then you do over your battles with other influences in your life

 

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Is a Raw Foodism Diet Optimal

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Is a raw diet optimal

 

My question is, where is the evidence for this extraordinary claim?  Is a raw diet optimal this claim is constantly repeated by the raw foodism movement  but I have never seen anyone provide 100% scientific evidence that would substantiate the claim.

We  share a bit about our personal journey and what led us to  embrace the REM lifestyle design.

Sonya shares her cancer story and health concerns.

I introduce you to the RAT LUNG  Worm a  parasite that decided that my brain was a good place to inhabit

Rat Lung worm parasite

Race report and training
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Flat tyres, bunyaville trail park run both  got 1st spot

Long, hills, speed, all part of the mix. Still around only at 35 k a week but quality work. Mixed with bike we are building strength .

 

Ingredient of the week
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Buckwheat
What’s on what’s happening
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I thought I would mention a product I thought looked interesting especially for a wet condition use.  Being a keen Kayak enthusiast there is more than one occasion I have wanted some sort of footwear that could cope with sharp rocks, barnacle type of condition.

 

If any reader has used the Sockwa range let me know what you thought. 

Sockwa X8 

http://www.sockwa.com/   The X8 is BREATHABLE.

The fabric is a custom blend of an odor-free, moisture wicking lining  The outer layer of the fabric is also breathable, and has great abrasion resistance.

I have not used them as they are just out so no review opportunity but they look like they could be useful as a minimalist choice.

Sonya’s Quote of the week
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The universe supports my lifes purpose sending me everything I need to make it happen

Topic of the week
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For me the whole discussion started with and involves several raw foodist guru people and their disciples claiming that a raw diet is optimal and the claims, raw foods also avoid the toxins you get from cooked foods, forgetting that certain raw foods also have a toxic level.

I am not in any argument that it is optimal to include as a prefered choice raw plant based foods and a substantial amount of fresh fruit in the diet, but there is no reason or evidence that exclusive raw foodism is optimum for humans

My question is, where is the  evidence for this extraordinary claim? The claim is constantly repeated by the raw foodism advocates but I have never seen anyone provide evidence that would substantiate the claim that it is the  optimal diet.

Now before you get to thinking that I do not believe that a raw food lifestyle is not an optimal design what I am saying is, I don’t think raw foodism as a scientific ideal is 100% provable.

But that is not what A raw food lifestyle is about.

If you want to live on fruit, go ahead and try it, but i do not think you can make the definitive claim that it is the optimal diet, for all humans in every circumstance.

There is plenty of evidence that people living on raw diets have better health and longevity, though I have yet to see it as a 100% scientific result, that it is so superior than to people who live on whole foods plant based diets that include some cooked foods.

In fact there is evidence is that present day humans NEED to use some cooked food in certain circumstances to thrive because of poor availability and quality of produce, due to depleted soils

Biological definition of frugivore

Science tells us that humans have a genetic legacy as specialized frugivores, the biological definition of frugivore, i.e. an animal that specializes in eating botanical fruits, which include legumes, seeds of grasses (grains), nuts, and seeds.

There is a lot of research into the ” theory ” of the evolutionary path of our ancestors utilizing tubers available to them as a food resource.

These are a non-fruit plant food but they have a nutritional profile practically the same as fruits. Hence, they are an easy transition in evolutionary terms.

A fruit-eater doesn’t need any radically new digestive equipment to move from specializing in fruit to concentrating on tubers.

Indeed if the theory is to be taken as gospel truth that our ancestors only ate sweet juicy fruits plucked from a tree, would put human ancestors subsisting primarily on fruit in direct conflict with chimpanzees.

Living on the modern fruits is difficult enough — that’s why almost no one achieves it, that’s why raw foodism ideology sees people end up eating ” sneaked “cooked food or doing “raw till 4” or having a ‘back up plan’ or seeking “super foods” or eating a lot of fat.

The outcome I see of this are people who give up the idea of raw food nutrition and slide into bad habits through ” guilt” and ” failure” of not being able to conform to the expected 100% Raw Foodism Ideal.

Sure, anyone who is dedicated enough and wants to ‘prove’ that raw foodism is the best Ideology, can find a way to chow down the amount of modern soft fruit required to meet caloric and sugar requirements.

Using a blender to make high calorie smoothies is not an evolutionary leap forward, though it is a tool to avail yourself of the positive elements of a raw food lifestyle.

The cooked food / raw foodism  argument is dependant on a few issues and what you are you are comparing it to.

Per calorie, dates have a similar nutritional profile to rice.

Bananas are fairly similar to potatoes.

Papaya has more vitamins per calorie than sweet potatoes.

In a modern world sweet potatoes are both affordable, widely available and contain a substantial amount of both micro-nutrition and calories, they still need to be cooked lightly but are a far better choice than french fries.

I am not advocating for one moment that 100% raw foodism is the “optimal” ideology to live your your life by, or am I decrying the ethos of  !00% raw food selection

What I am emphatically endorsing is understanding a balanced Raw food lifestyle that has all the positive elements you get, from eliminating highly processed,  foods from your diet, applying exercise and mindfulness through understanding the REM lifestyle design.

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Raw Marketing Your Passion

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Raw Marketing your passion

 

When you look at your passion and play with the idea “is there a business opportunity in it”,

The evil specter of commercialization raises it’s head from what could be fundamentally, an idle moments fascination for either yourself or others mildly interested in whatever your passion takes the form of.

 

Race reports and training
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Run up to the heads at manly, swim,

ferry Ride manley

5k, easy runs for me, hills, distance and speed for sonya

 
Listener question  How to stay Barefoot during Winter
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As I have limited experience of cold weather barefoot running

I got a bit of the cold weather running info from a Blogger

Bob Neinast over at http://ahcuah.wordpress.com

CIVD stands for “Cold-Induced Vasodilation”, and it describes what the body does when your extremities get cold.
What happens is that, when exposed to cold, the body restricts blood flow to your extremities.

However, if your body core temperature is maintained (that is, you are otherwise dressed warmly), your body, after a bit of
time, will send extra blood to those extremities to warm them back up.

It takes about 8-10 minutes for this warming to happen. The body then cycles this cooling/warming. After a while in the warm state, it will restrict the vessels again and your extremities will get cold again.

This cycle can happen a few times before a steady-state is arrived at.

This response can be conditioned. some people do respond better to conditioning that others. Practicing in the cold can speed up
the vasodilation response.

It is also the case that the body adapts. If, as winter approaches, you keep going barefoot, your feet will acclimate and will
get better and better at tolerating (and even relishing) colder temperatures.

Even wet conditions alone can be a bit of a challenge, because your feet absorb the water and get soft. When soft, they don’t
protect as well against much of anything.

 

Ingredient of the week
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flaxseed

What’s on and what’s happening.
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Start of the xcountry series,

New venue for next Raw food barefoot adventure event, Laughter Yoga, Australian essential oils demonstrations, Raw chocolate recipes, barefoot running clinics foot care and strength techniques

Sonya’s Quote of week
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The Future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The Paths to it are not found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination,”

 

Topic of the week

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I had been struggling to find a subject as the topic of the week as we have been away with our heads in business mode and out of the head space for content production.

Rawbarefootathlete & QueenofTarts

Maybe note the term content production I have just used

This was a buzzword among the participants of the event we attended, being as it was focused on marketing products using online
direct marketing models.

So what has this got to do with raw food barefoot running or mindfulness.

So many times when we take a look at a business opportunity, or should I just take a step back and say, when you look at a
passion and play with the idea “is there a business opportunity in it”,

The evil specter of commercialization raises it’s head of what could be fundamentally, an idle moments fascination for either
yourself or others mildly interested in whatever your passion takes the form of.

For us, we can wax on lyrical about the benefits of unprocessed food and the energetic intent of your mindfulness of actions
but does it pay the bills.

Marketing Your Passion

Indeed should it pay the bills, is there the need for a proactive stance against the side of our food chain that is depleting the ocean of its fish stocks, turning vast acres of land into arid wasteland through the overuse of chemical farming.

Causing unheard and censured cries from animal farming practices.

DO you honestly believe the mainstream news sources and consumer driven information channels.

Is everything rosy in the world of the western or even larger developing nations.

Is the motivation to put your head above the parapets to start saying “perhaps the emperor has no clothes” only to be based on a
commercial reality.

By doing that are you relegated to the fear monger and consigned to the fringe element and dealt with, like the family relative
that is a bit embarrassing at the party because they don’t talk about the latest soap opera and are known to turn up with no shoes
and just eat from the fruit bowl.( just saying )

Are you willing to put up with the naysayers of conscious living, IE there has never been a society of raw, non animal product
eating peoples. You need to have B12, what about heme and nonheme iron, what about your omega 3 and 6 and so on and on.

Content production is the lifeblood of all advertising and marketing.

Each and every day we are marketed to, every ad that reminds you to get a vitamin pill or laxative, dwarfs the message of prevention before cure.

Every time we allow our minds to be made up by the marketing medium that has the $ return as its absolute for the baseline of
its effectiveness, we allow self justification of the ethics and outcomes that our lifestyles represent.

By marketing Your Passion  of a more conscious message of lifestyle energetics, that calls for a more mindful and deliberate activation of
self, independant of the established way of thinking.

It delivers to you the ability to be more authentic in your decision making and see better outcomes in your life.

Is raw food the panacea to all ills… no of course not…..

Is the ability to run a marathon barefoot the hallmark of youngevity and fitness…..no of course not….

Is it a positive thing to cultivate the ability to take an objective view of the message you are being subjected to by your thoughts and the subconscious patterns that marketing sets up in you …of course it is

Commercial Validation 

By choosing to engage in the commercial validation of an idea and having to risk failing on the harsh cobblestones of the
marketplace, whereby perhaps proving to others an inauthenticity of the message.

Is this better than having the belief in an ultimate truth in the message that you champion, yet standing by whilst entrenched farming, health and consumer practices flourish, making them by default, apparently the correct and authentic methods.

It is at the junction of individual awakening and shifts in human consciousness of the message of planet first, that the consumer
driven needs of convenience and separation then can become one of acceptance that things need to change and the pendulum swings.

REM lifestyle design 

 

By embracing the REM lifestyle design you put yourself into the best position that your given present moment situation can return for you.

Starting with the mindfulness exercises of observation of breath to ground you to a present moment reality, taking stock of your
energetics surrounding your movement and physiology.

By applying a consciousness to the real nutritional value of your diet you can clean,motivate and rejuvenate allowing a positive change in you and those about you.

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Does Selling Need To Be Sexy

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Does Selling Need To Be Sexy

If we ask  do different genders react to sexualized advertising? The question should be why does the need to be sexy have anything to do with worth or value no matter what the age or gender.

Promoting thigh gap as a marker of following a 100% raw food diet…. what a load of……….BS
 Race reports and Training

Run in with dog owners, Easing in to harder stuff.

Head Space commitment for soya and the off road marathon,

Ingredient of the week

Pepita seed

 Whats on and whats happening

Ordered new xero’s,  we hit 10.000 downloads for the podcast

Peter Kuros, Pose method, Spina Bifida

  Topic of the week

                Does selling need to be sexy

 

This question may not seem to have a lot to do with Raw foods, Barefoot running or mindfulness but it does.

When telling some body they need to change their lifestyle, by getting up early for exercise, stop eating comfort food, get more sleep, this discipline is not a sexy sell

In a recent magazine advert I saw a the lingerie model with long, tousled blonde hair and lips painted come-hither red. Her gaze is seductive as she shows off her breasts, saucily shrouded in a see-through bra.

This model is Jacky O’Shaughnessy, she is 62 years old — and the tagline for the underwear advertisement in question is:

                             ‘Sexy has no expiration date.’

For the company that hired her, American Apparel, the casting of Jacky for their Facebook promotion was a good call.

Everywhere you look there are women making the effort to prove ‘sexy has no expiration date’.

The question should be Why does the need to be sexy have anything to do with worth or value no matter what the age or gender

This a disturbing trend I see in certain elements of health especially in the raw food movement
raw food rotten worm
with one particular element  promoting thigh gap as a positive marker of following a 100% raw food diet

                                          …. what a load of….. BS

There is a fine line between appreciating and objectifying men and women, should we use sex to sell  health and awareness.

As with all things, there’s a time and a place for everything and it’s no different for using sex to sell.

Granted that in any environment clamoring for market attention, a product or service could benefit from adding a sexy element to an advertisement,

However, keeping the audience in mind is using sex to sell more about your audience than it is about the product or service.

If we ask , do different genders react to sexualized advertising? then it brings into focus, when speaking about a healthy diet ; what is the dynamic that encourages people to listen to the message of whole foods and a healthy way of life.

Is it the stud muffin shot of opportunists like the rawbrahs … yes that is a true internet name, it is a trio of  boys

selling six pack abs on a pseudo “raw Food ”  slick marketing platform with the tag of “redefining all health systems”

Or is it a scantily clad thigh gap, plastic enhanced girl like Freelee…again ..yes another internet name.. …  being held up

as the positive interpretation of a raw food healthy life style.

I actually have a lot of time for anybody who stands up for their beliefs such as Freelee  and are prepared to walk the walk and change the message when it becomes apparent change is needed to be addressed.

What I don’t agree on is the sexualizing and debasing of a message of health and vitality.

Please get a grip, we have a lizard or reptilian brain that responds to certain primal urges, food is one.

                         Sex and reproduction is definitely another.

This underlying, pre-programmed disposition to respond to sexual imagery is strong,  being  used for over 100 years in advertising.

Sex, no doubt about it, is a strong selling tool but it’s the wrong kind of attention, and won’t lead to long term acceptance or

realistic expectations, so generally truth and a realistic message ultimately lose out.

SO I would be more inclined to say Does selling need to be sexy is not true.

With all the aspects of a healthy life style in place, an increased sense of virility, sexuality and vibrancy can be a positive result at the end of the day.

The non sexy message is that to get to this result and to experience the benefit of your healthy lifestyle it comes at the cost of discipline, sweat, and mindfulness of your actions

not just from if the idea is seen as Sexy

 

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Running with headphones good or bad

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Running with headphones good or bad

The common comment I hear is ” when I am in training for my Marathon I need something to help me through all those K’s ”

Stop it then, don’t do it, I have no connection with you. 

For me Marathon running is for people who have other goals and aspirations, other than achieving a level of the fitness that I aspire to.

Marathon running is an event not a sport, same as Ironman triathlon.

Good morning, Good evening, Good afternoon, wherever you are

on this bright blue bubble in space we call our world

Training and races

Mt Mee Marathon,   Hills, distance and speed

Ingredient of the week

Desiccated Coconut

What’s on and what been happening

Developing relationships for the next RBAW

Essential oils, Kombucha TEA making, Minimalist Shoes

Topic of the week

Is It Dangerous to Run With Headphones

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 It’s a dangerous practice and doctors have definitely seen an increase in the number of runners who had accidents while wearing headphones, so the question is running with headphones good or bad

Results There were 116 reports of death or injury of pedestrians wearing headphones.

The majority of victims were male (68%) and under the age of 30 (67%).

The majority of vehicles involved in the crashes were trains (55%), and 89% of cases occurred in urban counties.

74% of case reports stated that the victim was wearing headphones at the time of the crash.

Many cases (29%) mentioned that a warning was sounded before the crash.

Conclusions The use of headphones with handheld devices may pose a safety risk to pedestrians, especially in environments with moving vehicles.

Pros for having earphones on 

Music can sometimes make running feel easier.

Studies find that music reduces your perception of how hard you are running by about 10 percent.

An external stimulus such as music can actually block some of the internal stimuli trying to reach the brain—such as fatigue-related messages from muscles and organs.

When these messages are blocked, this reduces a runner’s perception of effort, so you feel like you can run farther, faster.

Cons for running with headphones

One big problem is that listening to music can remove you from the other sounds that running produces, such as breathing and foot strike, which are essential cues.

They give you feedback on your effort.

Running while listening to music also removes you from the environment you’re in, which can be unsafe.

And in races, it makes you oblivious of other runners and you can’t hear the directions being given by officials.

WHO NEEDS MUSIC

Serious athletes tend to be associators, which means they focus intently on internal cues such as breathing, heart rate, and muscular tension.

This type of athlete tends to not derive as much benefit from external stimuli such as music.

Then there are “dissociators.” Your average active person falls into this category. For these people, music can be a motivational force.

Dissociators will seek it to distract them from the boredom often associated with exercise.

So why do you run

 

For me I like to run and listen to my body and sometimes I go and just run, just like the saying “sometimes I sit and think sometimes I just sit”

The ability to be at peace and be calm is something we’ve lost in our culture; we’ve lost it in favor of multitasking.

I would agree that listening to music, podcasts or audiobooks during running is a form of multitasking.

When In the “flow state,” which is complete immersion in the task at hand, time almost seems to stand still.

You’re enjoying what you are doing, you feel at one with yourself.

This is why I am a proponent of a barefoot raw food lifestyle stripped down simplicity
The common comment I hear is ” when I am in training for my Marathon I need something to help me through all those K’s

Marathon running is an event not a sport, same as Ironman triathlon.

Marathon participation around the world is booming in recent years.

Given the numbers supported by data, it’s obvious that running the vaunted Marathon distance is quickly becoming the de facto goal for many beginner runners.

The intention to get of the couch and start a new life based on activity, healthy eating, and mindful decisions is something to be encouraged.

Though, endurance events are not a long term viable choice in many aspects for the vast majority of punters.

I am not going to make myself popular with the hard core marathhoners and Ironmen tattooed contingent, but they are just another money/ time sucking event.

Being events that has very little to do with health and fitness, and more to what it has to do with obsessive indulgence and buying the latest and greatest toy that the consumer marketplace has on offer.

I am not saying that you should not set a goal to compete in a ironman event or run a marathon, climb Mt everest, or firewalk

Just understand your reasons why you want to be involved, for health and fitness or purge yourself of demons and dragons that there are better ways to slay.

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Raw Food Barefoot Adventure

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Raw Food Barefoot Adventure

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What makes an expert ?

After our successful launch of the Raw Food Barefoot Adventure weekend Sonya and I had time to reflect on all that led up to the decision to hold such an event.

We had all the human frailties going on in our consciousness of fear and judgment, but I realized that I didn’t have to be an “expert,”  it’s just a concept that has been made up and then given a status that is flawed at its best.

All we had to do was share what we know.  We did not have to be 100% right, possess flawless enunciation of words, or be perfect presenters.

Podcast content :

Race Reports and Training

we actually did some training this week   🙂

Ingredient of the week

Walnuts

What’s on and what been happening

Raw Food Barefoot Adventure event

lessons from our successful Raw food Barefoot Adventure launch

REM Lifestyle Design

Over the next couple of weeks I will be editing the video we took and will be sending out links to a PDF  with the handouts, recipes, and references sources to material covered over the weekend.

 

Topic of the week

What is an Expert?

Expert is taken to have a meaning of being proficient and knowledgeable about a certain topic.

It doesn’t mean you have to know everything. If you’re teaching something advanced, then you may need to know a bit more, but you will never know everything.

Some of the synonyms for expert are: Skilled, Trained, Adept, nowhere does it say infallible or all knowing.

I realized that I did have something to say. Just because I could have the thoughts I had nothing to teach people didn’t make it true.

None of my doubts were as important as the realization that what I had in my own life had helped me. It was based in good science, been experientially lived and shown to be effective.

There’s a reason you feel driven to do what you feel you must do.

It’s only a thought that stops you from starting.

What if you stopped trying to second guess an outcome and simply took action, could you make a difference if you simply shared what you knew.

Take action and see what happens, for us it was to put on our

Raw Food Barefoot Adventure weekend

If you are passionate about what you want to share, the results will always be a learning.

At first it may not go as you would have imagined.

Being that you are excited and passionate about your “thing”, you will get to understand it’s all part of a learning curve for what you were meant to do.

Part of my early development in understanding thoughts and beliefs was from  Gregory Neville  in his book “Effective Counseling” there I read material that had great impact on me.

Understanding that we are here to have an influence upon the lives of people who need to encounter us and we are  not individually the center of the universe.

By my decision to do, I am at the right place for my personal growth to occur, not by any willpower of mine, but just by acting within the factors that exist in the universe; we have not caused the events that we encounter in our life but rather these events are the result of other factors in the universe making sure that we encounter the situation we need to grow.

We are so very grateful to all participants of the weekend for your decision to attend.  Sonya’s meals were such a hit there is already another uncooking event on the calendar before our next planned event in June

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