Kennemer dunes 360° (detail), 22 May 2017. Deep breath [ dive into it ]

Above: Second training after EVLT. Posing with a Vanessa cardui, a.k.a. 'the painted lady'. The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, is in the microcosm, the detail.

Min/max temperature: 13°C/29°C; humidity: 51%; precipitation: 0 mm; sea level pressure: 1015 hPa; wind: East 5 km/h; visibility: 11.0 kilometres; Clouds: Overcast 4876 m. ; Moon: Waning Crescent, 13% illuminated

Kennemer Dunes Parallel Universe in 360° (detail), today. Winter training ends here [ ten days rest ]

Above: The mind works along identical operative characteristics (is my experience) as the body does. Example. Trough vaccination the immune system is activated: "Vaccines are examples of antigens in an immunogenic form, which are intentionally administered to induce the memory function of adaptive immune system toward the antigens of the pathogen invading the recipient.¹" Mentally we benefit trough the deliberate activation and confrontation with subconscious material, and, as the Germans call it "durch-arbeiten" -- "to work out", and -- trough that process -- stimulate conscious "immunity" and endurance: raise hell, to raise consciousness. This is my personal experience during a life of training.

Min/max temperature: 5°C/11°C; humidity: 65%; precipitation: 0 mm; sea level pressure: 1019 hPa; wind: NW 19.3 km/h; visibility: 10.0 kilometres; Clouds: Few 1219 m., Mostly Cloudy 1432 m .; Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 99% illuminated. [...]

After finishing Mark Divine's Unbeatable Mind Academy some time ago, -- being part of the network -- I recently received an invitation for a team/sponsor-participation to "Walk the Path of the Spartan 300, Where The Warrior’s Code Of Honor Was Born.²" Mark Divine continued in the invitation/anouncement: "I am leading  [ a ] team of committed [ people ] to Greece on an 8-day ruck following the path that Spartan King Leonidas and his 300 warriors rucked to take on the invading Persian King Xerxes. Please consider joining us for this epic adventure, and simultaneously helping my new Courage Foundation heal victims of PTSD. The mission will commence on September 14th and end on the 23rd. This is not a race, but you will need to be in reasonable shape to avoid injury and thrive with the team. Each day will include Unbeatable Mind training before, during and after the event.[…] I can’t imagine a better way to challenge ourselves, serve warriors in need, and do some deep self-reflection on what it means to live a life of honor, discipline, courage, and commitment… like the Spartan 300.³"

For this trip the coming weeks we will start to raise funds, The goal is to at least bring in $20,000. Take a look at the Courage Foundation website.

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¹ "Antigen", From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

²  Mark Dvine, Email invitation, last Friday

³ Ibid

Late this summer (at "Winters-gate") the first barefoot run between Zandvoort and IJmuiden will be held, the 'AB Loop'  ("loop" is Dutch for "run"). A run with built in invisible, unexpected obstacles. Requiering a strong basic level of 'fitness'. A small group of 8 people will follow an internship during the preceding week guided by several experienced instructors, focussing on both physical and mental aspects of training for the benefit of wellbeing. The run -- open to participants from all walks of life -- spans the relatively short distance of 12.2 Kms. The aim will be to accomplish the run as part of a team effort, laying the foundation for training without injuries, with a hell of a lot of fun and for the benefit of radiating a joyful life. To be undertaken barefoot and without the use of fancy devices, with Love, Trust and in Friendship™. End of massage. Information: please refer to contact-form.

Assigned project URL (on-line Summer 2017): https://abloop.nl

See also: SAR

Kennemer Dunes Parallel Universe in 360° (detail), 6 May 2017. Go slow [ never quit ]

Above: Photosynthesis, respiration and refueling after trail training. Training fueled by breathing air, drinking enriched H20 with Mg and C23H31NO6and rest in darkness and silence. Post-training: salmon, carrots, Brazilian nuts, garlic, ginger, red pepper, olive-oil.

Min/max temperature: 8°C/15°C; humidity: 69%; precipitation: 0 mm; sea level pressure: 1011 hPa; wind: NE 25.7 km/h; visibility: 10.0 kilometres; Clouds: Few 762 m.; Moon: Waxing Gibbous,, 83% illuminated.

Kennemer Dunes Parallel Universe in 360° (detail), 6 May 2017. Go slow [ never quit ]

Above: Photosynthesis, respiration and refueling after trail training. Training fueled by breathing air, drinking enriched H20 with Mg and C23H31NO6 (ginger) and rest in darkness and silence. Post-training: salmon, carrots, Brazilian nuts, garlic, ginger, red pepper, olive-oil.

Min/max temperature: 8°C/15°C; humidity: 69%; precipitation: 0 mm; sea level pressure: 1011 hPa; wind: NE 25.7 km/h; visibility: 10.0 kilometres; Clouds: Few 762 m.; Moon: Waxing Gibbous,, 83% illuminated.

Kennemer Dunes National Park, today. Take care [ share ]

Above: Don't forget to breath.

Min/max temperature: 8°C/15°C; humidity: 69%; precipitation: 2 mm; sea level pressure: 1017 hPa; wind: NE 27.4 km/h; visibility: 10.0 kilometres; Clouds: Few 762 m.; Moon: Waxing Crescent, 45% illuminated.

"And for the robe of mist, presaging spring, a colour-smell as this wonderful maiden's skirt -- left, right, left! The rustling of flowers, the putting on of the feathery sleeve; they bend in air with the dancing."

From 'Hagoromo' a play in one act, published in Ezra Pound and Ernest Deollosa's 'The Classic Noh Theatre of Japan', page 104, first published in 1917 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. USA