Some of you may know that @kchingkt & I are experimenting with the keto diet and have asked why, since we both love our food and hardly watched what we ate our whole lives. There are many drivers - heightened clarity of thought, lowered risk of chronic diseases and the fact that our bodies have absolutely no nutritional need for carbs (note: both protein and fat are essential though). For us, the main motivation had been to improve performance for long distance running.
Our bodies have two options for fuel - glycogen (from carbs/sugar) and fat. We can store about 2,000 calories in glycogen, but up to 100,000 calories in fat. This is why marathoners typically hit the infamous wall around 30km when their glycogen storage has been depleted, but fat-adapted athletes can tap on their much fatter reserves to keep going.
I’m not sure if my body has been fully trained to burn fat yet, but I could already feel the difference when we ran up Ben Lomond summit. That morning, we only had a cuppa’ long black each before clocking an elevation of 1,500m over 18km in 4hours - without feeling much hunger the whole time. In the past, we would have fuelled up on bananas pre-run, on top of bringing along some gels or protein bars.
I know keto isn’t for everyone, but my personal experience has been eye-opening so far. So much of what I’ve been told growing up has been challenged, and I urge you to start questioning what you put in your body as well. It’s gonna be a moving feast (hehe) and a continuous learning journey (please share yours too). I’m excited to see where this takes me!
Anyway, Ben Lomond is definitely going into my list of favourite trails in NZ. It’s amazing how the trailhead starts right in the heart of Queenstown city (at the bottom of the gondola, or the top if you wanna save an hour) yet quickly leads to rolling ridges that offer gorgeous 360° views.
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The etymology of 'alone' comes from middle english 'all' and 'one'. Taken from a literal perspective we understand the word to mean partly what we know it to be today, you, just you, no one else, alone, everything is in you, all is in you, you are 'one'. Taking that further we could say that to be alone is really to be one and connected to all - you within the universe.
Rumi once said, "do not feel lonely, the entire universe is within you." Fearing solitude is fearing the connection you have lost with the wider atmosphere, craving solitude is knowing you need that connection, to be not isolated, (like an 'island') but alone - embraced by that which is already you, as Rumi says.
Being lonely is your perception of your state of being alone, your feelings of abandonment and loss- sometimes a self imposed situation; you creating yourself as an island, unreachable.
Yet it is in this state that remembering what it truly means to be alone is paramount, that your little island is still in the sea, on this earth, and can be reached by boats, that the wind and rain and sun will grace you, that you ARE connected still, it must just be felt.
The sand, dirt, grass, floorboards, tiles, beneath your feet are what connects you, if you can feel them, you are already there.
. #bestrong#bewild #bewildmagic#bebrave #beyourself#lifestories#alone#allone#truth#trust#believe#hope#strength#wildwego#theuniverseiswithinyou
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I’ve watched this little guy wobble up and down and back and forth over miles and miles of memories. He’s guarded Erin’s car since before I knew her and his wisdom grows with every road trip.
He has seems mounts and coastlines, wet and muddy dogs, the worst meals you can eat and the loudest off key singing you can imagine. —
Soon we will be getting a new car and leaving her old one behind but I will make sure baby Buddha finds a new spot in our new ride.
This is more than just whiskey, this is about creating one hundred & twenty five stories.
Become part of the Copeland family, cement yourself in our history, and join our '125 Whiskey Cask Reserve’. 🥃 #cutbytheocean#inspiredbyhistory
"If your creativity is driven by a desire to get attention, you’re never going to be creatively fulfilled." - Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The above quote is from a Ted talk by Joseph Gordon-Levitt @hitrecordjoe. I really enjoyed his perspective on social media, craving attention, and creativity. A key takeaway is to focus as much as possible on the work itself and the people you're collaborating with. Once we start creating to get attention, we can get so wrapped up with what other people want that we forget what we want. We forget about the work that feeds our soul.
I'm trying to keep this in mind as I create content for this IG account. I'm not trying to build a following here. Instead, I want this to be a place of exploration and reflection.
Here's the first post of many from a camping trip to MacKerricher State Park!
Winter has arrived in California and I could not be happier. (1) snow blanketed the grapevine on Thanksgiving, decorated by saucer sleds on the other side of the hill. (2) powder days at Squaw in mid-December makes this the best season kick-off in quite some time.
Dün tam buradan balonları el sallayarak göndermiştik.
Bugün sabah 7 gibi uçmak için alana gittiğimizde bir süre bekledikten sonra uçuşumuz iptal oldu.
2 yıl önceki gibi...
Biraz üzüldüm ama hep kendime hatırlattığım gibi,doğru zaman.
Bir sonraki gelişimde balonda fotoğraf atmak adına bırakıyorum bu fotoğrafı buraya ve bütün isteyenlere...🙏🏻 #helincekapadokya