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Adult Playgrounds and the Skill of Fun

You get older and, even in these times of a supposed refusal (or failure) of people to grow up, you stop playing. Computer games may still be somewhat…

Ways We Are Not ‘at home’ 3: Not Being the Bodies We Are…

It is one of the great things about us that we have such a rich life of the mind. In thinking about ourselves and our minds, however, we…

Mountain Running Decisions, Willpower and Ego

“I think there are limits [in ultra-distance running]… but I don’t think anyone actually ever reaches theirs.” Anton Krupicka in Kilian’s Quest S04E05. For training and gear testing…

Not FKT-up Trails, but Fully Known Terrains

FKT, “fastest known times,” may be the oldest running idea that no one has ever heard of. The challenge of being faster than someone, or preferably everyone, else…

5 Rules for Running in Beijing

One of the practices of at-home-making I have discovered for myself is the simple practice of moving through the places I find myself in and want to more…

Of Sweat, Sweets, and Self

When you sweat, it’s you that sweats; when you enjoy something sweet, it’s you tasting and enjoying it. Isn’t it? We often think and speak as if we…

Untrained Ultra – 12 Weeks, More Than 50k…

When you experiment with yourself, you can get fantastic and fascinating results – because you quit trying to find the best way first and get going instead… and…

Getting on a Via Natura-l High…

I cherish my mind too much – or maybe fear it’s all too fickle, anyways – to drink alcohol or do drugs. The 100 mile Via Natura ultramarathon…

Eating Realities

Eating is one of the most basic of activities for any animal – and it is one of the most complex things for us. All too often, unfortunately,…