In praise of Mark Sisson, Endurance Sports, Black Swans, Leggings and Hoka One One Running Shoes
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What An Interesting Month

A full life is all about learning every day

What did I learn in March 2013?

  1. My Feldenkrais instructor, Karen Dold, was right when she recommended that I take a look at the Mark's Daily Apple website - better late than never, right Karen?
  2. Fat adaptation, as recommended in The Primal Blueprint, really works.
  3. There are still some interesting Penny Stocks out there.
  4. Endurance sports, in spite of the justifiable reservations of Mark Sisson, can be approached wisely as long as it is not all about winnning.
  5. Sometimes changing your shoes can fix your calf problems (much to my surprise).

Spring is finally on the way in North Carolina. What a treat!

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As a result of reading The Black Swan, The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim Taleb, I decided to invest 1% of my retirement in Penny Stocks. On the advice of an interesting man, Dan, I opted for some 'BRAV' stock. The clinchers were: (1) the women in my life like leggings, (2) they're all American made, and (3) a penny I tossed the other day stood on end!

This guy is fat adapted, to quote the article in the New York Times,"He has run across entire landmasses­ (Corsica) and mountain ranges (the Pyrenees), nearly without pause. He regularly runs all day eating only wild berries and drinking only from streams." Even Mark Sisson must be impressed? If you want to read about my somewhat less impressive fat adaptation experiment #1, it's on my blog post about the 2103 Los Cabos Ironman race.

My son, Nigel, had a great 2013 Los Cabos Iroman race thanks to Hoka One One shoes. Three weeks before the race he was still struggling with a strained calf, unable to run for more than a few minutes. Hoka One One got him up to 1.5 hours of steady running before the race, and he had great sub-4 hour time. All thanks to new shoes, so I'm going to give them a try.

Here are my Hoka One One Shoes, along with Smart Wool Socks. It's all about happy feet.

I will report back after the 2013 Lake Placid Ironman in July. Apart from being very light, these shoes are the opposite of minimalist or barefoot running gear, but they sure feel comfortable, in spite of having little apparent arch support.

If they worked for my son, maybe they'll work for my old feet? Hope so!

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As I was preparing another Primal meal, comprising a mushroom omelette made with locally farm raised eggs, the earthy smell was overwhelming. Working on mind and body awareness, whilst bringing your consciousness into the present moment, sure enhances the quality of one's life. Yum! Yum!


You take some pasture butter, which is a deep yellow orange color, and a croissant that you soak in the butter, then you sauté crab meat in the same butter and pack your sandwich and then pack that in your stomach. Didn’t need to eat for almost 12 hours after that, including time spent walking the dogs, biking and swimming.

Primal kicks ass and the food is so much better!


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