Running – a cure for all?


Two decades ago life has being much simpler and less stressy than it is in today’s time. I guess each Generation feels the same way that “the old” time was simpler and more easy to brake away from daily sometimes boring and monotone cycle. Not only is our new time more instant but all seems today more polarized.

As the instant society ask for immediate solutions to problems that can’t produce lasting results in such a short time, we amass unsolved problems. Over time those have piled up over our head where now some smartasses who thought of macro acting on every single matter of life. This has created huge amount of highly polarized and not seldom aggressive behavior. Those polarizations have created a sort of unhealthy extremism – Stress factor One. Continue reading

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A rotten Run


I went running for nearly 12 Km in Amman today. I feel good! The down side of the run was to see how Jordanians are not taking care of their nature – or a bit more general – they don’t take care of their own living environment. I ran in a park with forest called Sport City and was appalled to see that much littering and destructions. The park itself is nice and offers much opportunities (and the only true opportunity in Amman) to run in a “natural” environment. But it seems that people do not appreciate this place. In some places the city itself is littered and so does Sport City. In the forest there is a track that nearly gives you 2 km per lap. If you run on the asphalt and go all around the inside perimeter you can make it to 3 km. If you combine all roads and take all loops you could increase your distance to 8 km (just a guess). Continue reading

One possible reason for not running!


I am in Jordan every now and then. You can expect from me, that I look at the population through a runners eye. I believe that if a society is conducting Sport but practice Running in particular on a regular base, that such a nation nurture higher values of carrying for once own life. Some time ago I cam a cross a Study by the EU – let me try to remember that. The study was looking at citizens from age 50 and above. I can’t remember if it was EU wide or by Country, but it showed that elder citizens where conducting Sport – in particular Running/Jogging at least three times per week year through. Another figure I have come across was, that the German speaking part of Europe has something like 18-20% of the population that is running on a regular base. Continue reading

Encouraging Quote


 

Aung San Suu Kyi Burmese National FigureI’m just reading on BBC Online News about Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to Thailand. There she told Burmese Refugees living in Thailand:

 

“Don’t feel down, or weak.

History is always changing”!

 

I will keep those wise word in my memory. It gives me courage and hope. Yes I am referring to my own situation with unpleasant experiences. That is why I am DuneBlog!

Now also on Facebook


It looks that I can’t avoid it. So I setup a page on Facebook. If you like to join and chat with us on all sorts of topics that pertains to running, then you are most welcome. You can find the page “DuneBlog Running” here.