Three short things I want to do in this podcast:
- Firstly, I want to say “thank you” to all you listeners for your support. In less than a month, this podcast has received around a 1000 downloads and that’s largely been due to the phenomenal guests we have had on the show. Sharon Shek, Martijn Doekes, John Ellis, Steven Carr and of course, Andre Blumberg, a big “thank you” to all of you for imparting so much knowledge to the HK trail running community. A big thank you to Hannes for the segment on Plover Cove and also to all the runners who spoke to me after sweaty runs on a hot summer day. Yes, Milos, Rupert, Steven.. I am referring to you guys
- Secondly, I wanted to let you that I am going on vacation for 3 weeks. I am going to be in the mountains in Kashmir riding a motorbike! Fellow Plover Cove owner Hannes, a friend of mine from India, and I are going to be riding Royal Enfields in the Leh region of Kashmir
- Lastly, I wanted to let you know that although we may not have new episodes in the coming 3 weeks, I have really enjoyed doing this show and thanks to my secret agent Steven Carr (not so secret now), I hope to have the likes of Vlad, Clement and other phenomenal runners on the show who we can learn from. All this when I am back in about 3 weeks’ time.
Thank you again to all the listeners and to everyone for all the valuable feedback. Martijn Doekes for getting me prepared for Andre’s interview, Tony Lai for the short questions to all interviewees, Philip Forsyth for telling me to cut down on the intro music and so on.
Until 3 weeks time, have a great summer in HK and happy trails. I will leave you with my favorite Scott Jurek quote:
“I reminded myself to be grateful for my latest injury. It helped me remember why I ran ultras in the first place. It wasn’t for the chance to best a record. It wasn’t for simple physical pleasure. It was for something more profound, something deeper. To run 100 miles and more is to bring the body to the point of breaking, to bring the mind to the point of destruction, to arrive at the place where you can alter your consciousness. It was to see more clearly. As my Yoga teacher would say, “injuries are our best teachers”. I am convinced that a lot of people run ultra marathons for the same reason they take mood altering drugs. I don’t mean to minimize the gifts of friendship, achievement and closeness to nature that I have received in my running career. But the longer and farther I ran, the more I realized that what I was often chasing was a state of mind – a place where worries that seemed monumental melted away; a place where the beauty and timelessness of the universe and of the present moment came into sharp focus.”
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