Did you notice the wonder that happens in races? People standing at the start line may come from such a diverse background in their daily life, in international events they may come from different culture, languages and habits. The magic starts along the start line, where one cannot tell who is who. The wonder is... Continue Reading →
Running sustainability – do we solve the root cause?
Over my running years I developed great passion for sustainability. I guess it has always been there... the love of nature in its purity and beauty, sometimes raw and brutal, but always gorgeous. It is my temple, my place of peace, and it must be preserved for future generations. Figuring this out changed also the... Continue Reading →
Antarctica – What a race!
In a little while the ship will enter the Beagle Channel and make its way towards Ushuaia. I have no idea where to start and how to even describe the last twelve days. There will be an extensive post about this later. Antarctica and the Drake Passage, the beauty, the power, the life, the nature,... Continue Reading →
Antarctica – am l ready?
I believe this is a question that runs in any competitor's mind as they approach a target event. In my case it is The Last Desert Antarctica race by Racing The Planet. In a few days I will board the ship to sale across Drake Passage towards this multistage race. It would be my 3rd... Continue Reading →
Stress… analyzing work, training, & competition
After my previous post "Crisis management, between real life and running", a friend asked me if can find a difference in my mental and physical state when I compare between endurance sport events and crisis management at work. The answer was obvious to me, but I choose to look at the data and examine this... Continue Reading →
Crisis management, between real life and running
(*Hebrew below) Between 2020 to 2022, I was involved in several crises. In all of them I played a significant role, leading the crisis management & coordination, leading disaster recovery process, and supporting crisis management and recovery effort. As I was writing my learnings from these events, it occurred to me that there are many... Continue Reading →
Catharsis in long distance running
This great research paper of Marcel Nemec "Catharsis - philosophical and spiritual aspects of long-distance running" really caught my attention (Acta Facultatis Educationis Physicae Universitatis Comenianae, 42-52; Vol. 56 No 1 2016). The findings showed that catharsis represents a relevant philosophical and spiritual aspect that influences long distance running. The authors assume that an authentic... Continue Reading →
Running, spirituality, and psychology…
When people try to crack psychological questions, I guess many are familiar with the question "What would Freud say about this?". But psychoanalysis as I know it (and I am of course not a n expert) devotes itself to scientific "truths," and tends to negate spirituality or experiences. I guess because of my character, and... Continue Reading →
Biology and spirituality , an inevitable link
As I delved deeper into reading and learning on the subject, I was intrigued by Prof. Miller's first diagnosis, which saw spirituality as a tool for protection from suffering. Therefore, the moment when she first points out that suffering and difficulty are in fact a process of building spirituality was particularly interesting. I wonder maybe... Continue Reading →
And if I tell you spirituality is not a myth?
During my search to find the deep psychological processes that are part of long endurance races, I found Carl Jung extremely interesting. Especially since he brought spiritualism into psychology. But I would probably discuss this in another post. Anyway... "No one really teaches Jung in psychology classes," Lilach told me. Freud, for his own reasons,... Continue Reading →