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Above: FP SAR BL 30K training. How to train? Run from - to and unite start - finish! Start it, do it, repeat it.

 "I am writing this from Budapest, the city in which I was born. I went to the United States so young that all my memories of Hungary were acquired later in life or through my family, whose memories bridged both world wars and the Cold War, all with their attendant horrors. My own deepest memory of Hungary comes from my parents' living room in the Bronx. My older sister was married in November 1956. There was an uprising against the Soviets at the same time, and many of our family members were still there. After the wedding, we returned home and saw the early newspapers and reports on television. My parents discovered that some of the heaviest fighting between the revolutionaries and Soviets had taken place on the street where my aunts lived. A joyous marriage, followed by another catastrophe -- the contrast between America and Hungary. That night, my father asked no one in particular, "Does it ever end?" The answer is no, not here. Which is why I am back in Budapest.

Hungary is a country of enormous cultivation and fury. It is surrounded by disappointments that can become dangers. Europe is not what it promised it would be. Russia is not what Europeans expected it to be. Within and without the country, the best [prime minister, leader of a right-of-center party and quite popular] Orban can do is balance, and those who balance survive but are frequently reviled. What Hungary could be in 2005 is not the Hungary it can be today. Any Hungarian leader who wished to avoid disaster would have to face this. Indeed, Europeans across the continent are facing the fact that the world they expected to live in is gone and what has replaced it, inside and outside of their countries, is different and dangerous."

George Friedman in 'Borderlands: Hungary Maneuvers', published today on the Strafor website.

Read more: http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/borderlands-hungary-maneuvers

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Above: Februari 7, 2014

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Velsen, 22 Januari 2013.

Deep blue reflections in the shadow, making the skin appear extra purple. Notice the difference in skin tone between shadow and highlight area. Red/pinkish in the sun. Purple in the shadow. Purple spot right foot/left side is real but exaggerated by blue skylight (scar running shoe injurie 2002).

Above: Chicken, ginger and nuts taken after relaxing, fun dune/beach barefoot training. There was a gentle wind from the east, dry -- the sun was shining. Temperature was aprrox. -3 D/Celcius. Good calm sea (for surf-running), comfortable low tide. More about food here.

Above: Route 22 januari 2013. Route covered with nice, clean, crisp snow and icelayer. 

Above: One hour later

Introducing SAR: Strategic Alert Running

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Above: FP-SAR-4-30K-BL-training. SAR: resilience.