[run] 2019-May-19 Smokin’ Trails (Plenty Gorge)

Trail: Plenty Gorge (Yellow Gum Park)
Distance: c.19km
Track: Grade 3 / Urban

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This weeks links (2019-05-20)

In brief:

* After discussing Garmin mapping on Saturday; looks like the FR935 has the topo maps at a cheaper buy in than the 5X+
https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/04/garmin-forerunner-945-multisport-watch-in-depth-review.html

Running:

* Enough is enough with the sexual harassment of female runners (2019-May-21) [The Age]

❝ Women are told not to run alone to stay safe, as if this is new information to us. We are raised from birth to stay together to be safe, but asking women to have to organise someone to run with every time they go out is impractical and ridiculous when you consider men are never told not run alone or to organise a group. The thing keeping women runners scared is the question if men feel that they have a right to honk, catcall or follow us when we run, how do we know what else they may feel entitled to do? ❞

* Exercise makes you happier than money, according to Yale and Oxford research (2019-Apr-03) [Business Insider]

❝ The scientists found that while those who exercised regularly tended to feel bad for 35 days a year, nonactive participants felt bad for 18 days more, on average.
In addition, the researchers found that physically active people feel just as good as those who don’t do sports but who earn about $25,000 more a year. Essentially, you’d have to earn a lot more to get you the same happiness-boosting effect that sport has. ❞

Cycling:

* Cyclists ‘not fully human’ to some drivers (2019-May-06) [RACV]

❝ RACV senior planner Stuart Outhred says the survey results are concerning. “These findings do sync up with some anecdotes we hear [at RACV] and that is very alarming,” Stuart says. “We don’t want any aggression on our roads, irrespective of what form of transport you use.”
He says further investigation into these attitudes is needed, but says that stereotypes of cyclists or motorists can be unhelpful. “Lots of motorists are also riders. When you get out of your car or step off a tram, you’re a pedestrian – we all use the roads in a multitude of ways. We need to respect each other and be safe.” ❞

Some reading/listening:

* 📻 Old Time Radio – Mr and Mrs North – Single Episodes [Internet Archive]
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
Mr. and Mrs. North are fictional American amateur detectives. Created by Frances and Richard Lockridge, the couple were featured in a series of 26 Mr. and Mrs. North novels, a Broadway play, a motion picture and several radio and television series.
Mr. and Mrs. North was a radio mystery series that aired on CBS from 1942 to 1954. Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin had the title roles when the series began in 1942. The characters, publisher Jerry North and his wife Pam, lived in Greenwich Village at 24 St. Anne’s Flat. They were not professional detectives but simply an ordinary couple who stumbled across a murder or two every week for 12 years. The radio program eventually reached nearly 20 million listeners.

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Tarab

Tarab (طَرَب) (Arabic, n.) /aṭrāb/
a musically induced state of ecstasy or enchantment.

❝ Tarab is a concept of enchantment,It’s usually associated with vocal music, although instrumental music can produce the same effect, in which the listener is completely enveloped in the sound and the meaning in a broad experiential sense, and is just completely carried away by the performance. ❞
Virginia Danielson

📷 Steam Fest 2013 :: Abney Park & Unwoman
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Wednesday Win (2019-MAY-15)

Masterclass about ‘Path to Everest’ with Kilian Jornet
Here you ha some thoughts and considerations on my Summits of my life project and my new film #PathToEverest 🏔

Kílian Jornet is the GOAT | Rich Roll Podcast
Named one of National Geographic Adventurers of the Year in 2014 and 2018, mountain and ultra runner Kílian Jornet is amongst the world’s greatest and most dominant living athletes. This is his remarkable story.

Path to Everest (Trailer)
Surrounded by the mountains and people who are his inspiration, in ‘Path to Everest’, the mountain athlete reveals his most intimate fears, contradictions and passions. Summits of My Life is the personal project of Kilian Jornet, in which for five years he has traveled to some of the most important peaks of the planet to try to establish FKT (fastest known time) of ascent and descent of some of the most emblematic mountains of the world. The project is closely linked to values and a way of understanding the purist and minimalist mountain. The experiences lived in each challenge have been captured in different films.

📽 https://villagecinemas.com.au/movies/path-to-everest
📽 https://vimeo.com/ondemand/pathtoeveresteng
📝 https://blog.summitsofmylife.com/

❄️ More climbing than running, worthwhile watching.
Some interesting questions around acceptable risk.
It was good to have seen Testing Ourselves by Kilian Jornet an Emelie Forsberg at Mountainfilm on Tour 2019, and before watching Path to Everest, to place some of the risk discussion in some more context.

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Mother’s Day Classic 2019

Event: Mother’s Day Classic – Lilydale
Distance: 5km
Date: Sunday 12th May 2019
Location: Lilydale Lake – Swansea Road, Lilydale
Organised by: Mother’s Day Classic

The Mother’s Day Classic is a nation-wide community based event that raises funds for breast cancer research. No matter how large or small the venue, we all come together on Mother’s Day to remember, celebrate and honour those touched by breast cancer.
The Lilydale event is in its fifth year & offers participants a 5km walk & 5km run!
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This weeks links (2019-05-13)

In brief:

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Running:

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Cycling:

* Tiz-Cycling Live Stream – https://tiz-cycling.live/

Some reading/listening:

* 📻 Old Time Radio – Horatio Hornblower [Internet Archive]
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
The Horatio Hornblower series is based upon the novels by C. S. Forester. They were admired by many fans, including Winston Churchill and Ernest Hemmingway who is quoted as saying, “I recommend Forester to everyone literate I know.”
The adventures follow the rising career from a young, unpromising, and seasick midshipman who eventually becomes Admiral of The Fleet of the Britain’s Royal Navy. The storyline occurs during the Napoleonic era. Although many great naval leaders inspired Hornblower, Forester was careful to place the plots far enough away from actual battles so as not to interfere with history.
The 30-minute radio episodes first aired July 7, 1952. Michael Redgrave portrayed Horatio Hornblower. Harry Towers produced the series through his Towers of London syndicate. Although produced in England, BBC was not interested in the series, so it was sent off to the United States. CBS originally broadcast the 52 episodes, until July 17, 1953. It later was rebroadcast by ABC in 1954, and the Mutual Broadcasting System in 1957.

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Desbundar

Desbundar (Portuguese, v.) /dʒizbũˈdar/
to shed one’s inhibitions in having fun

📷 Fairhaven, Victoria, Australia
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