Archive for November, 2007

Daily Inspiring Message

Posted: November 30, 2007 in Inspiring Message

Sometimes we feel so worn down by our spirit-breaking, daily grind (or a serious loss, like being fired) that we lack the energy and hope needed to reach our goals. The creative process makes demands on us. In and of itself, it can trigger anxiety, conflict, chronic fatigue, and even intense resistance (what I’ve called the Big R)–the recoil, or withdrawal of energy from obligations. When apathy or restlessness undercut our plans, the Big R is usually lurking close by.

Marsha Sinetar, Source: To Build the Life You Want, Create the Work You Love: The Spiritual Dimension of Entrepreneurship

I havent written this category for a while, after reading this quote I got the motivation to write it again. Have a motivating day.

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Today In Sporting History

Posted: November 30, 2007 in Today in history

Welcome to today highlights in sporting history. This was the day in 1991 when one of the worst road accidents took place, 93 cars & 11 truck collide near San Francisco during a dust storm, 17 die.

In 1948, Baseball’s Negro National League disbands, this was the second time they had disbanded, the first time was in 1931 due to the economic stress of the Great Depression.

In 1986, Ivan Lendl is 1st tennis player to earn over $10 million, lifetime

In 1988, NYC furrier sues bad boy Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non payment of purchase.

In 1991, 1st world championship of women’s soccer, US defeats Norway 2-1

Gatorade Inventor Dies

Posted: November 29, 2007 in marathon, running

Necessity is the mother of invention. When the coach of University of Florida, football team asked Dr. Robert Cade why his players looked like zombies after a game. It was the Eureka moment for Dr. Cade.  He and other researchers created Gatorade in 1965.

He died on Tuesday of Kidney failure, he was 80.

It was first tested on freshmen because the Coach felt it was too risky to try the unproven drink on the first team. Eventually, however, the use of the sports beverage spread to the first team, who enjoyed a winning record and were known as a “second-half team” by outlasting opponents.

Although he did not benefit financialy from the research, his ideas gave birth to the current $5.5 billion a year sports drink market.

University of Florida  has received more than $110 million in royalties from Gatorade.

Robert Cade worked until he was 76, retiring in November 2004 from the university, where he taught medicine, saw patients and conducted research.

 

Today In Sporting History

Posted: November 29, 2007 in Today in history

Welcome to today highlights in sporting history, this was the day in 1987 when Korean Air Boeing 707 disappeared off Burma, on route to Seoul. All 115 lost

1890 – 1st Army-Navy football game, Score: Navy 24, Army 0 at West Point

1934 Chicago Bears beat Detroit in 1st NFL game broadcast nationally across united states.

1938 – As a sign of prelude to world war two, Mayor Oud of Rotterdam forbids soccer match between Netherlands-Germany.

1965 Dale Cummings does 14,118 consecutive sit-ups

Why Runners Easily Catch Cold

Posted: November 28, 2007 in running

We know exercise is good to your health but most runners admit after intensive training they easily catch a cold. It is the irony of running, the longer you run the more likely you will get a cold. Personally, after my first marathon I fell sick for two weeks.

The reason is exercise stimulates your body to release steroids in this case testosterone. Too much testosterone impairs your immune system. If your immune system is impaired even fighting simple viral infection becomes a chore.

A report on Reuters claims handwashing is more useful than drugs in viral control. Quoting a report by British Medical Journal, the most effective way to prevent against viral infection is not drugs, isolation, quarantine and social distancing but handwashing.

To prevent infection every runner should remember to wash his hands especially after meeting and greeting people.

Today In Sporting History

Posted: November 28, 2007 in Today in history

Welcome to today highlights in sporting history. This was the day in 1929 when Ernie Nevers scored all 40 pts for Chicago Cards vs Bears (NFL record)

In 1895, America’s 1st auto race starts; 6 cars, 55 miles, winner averages 7 MPH

In 1925,  Famed NHL goalie Georges Vezina collapses in a game & dies of TB 4months later

In 1945, Dwight Davis donator of the Davis cup, dies

1986 – A fairy tale wedding proposal takes place when NBC’s Ahmad Rashad marriage proposal is accepted by Phylicia Ayers-Allen during halftime of Detroit Lions-New York Jets football game.

 

Daily Inspiring Message

Posted: November 27, 2007 in Inspiring Message

Get out well, but not too quickly, move through the field, be comfortable. Strategy-wise, go with your strengths. If you don’t have a great finish, you must get away to win. I’ve always found it effective to make a move just before the crest of a hill. You get away just a little and you’re gone before your opponent gets over the top. Also, around a tight bend, take off like holy hell. I’ve done that a number of times. You should not be flying down the home straight. Most of your efforts should have been put forth earlier.
John Treacy, Ireland’s two-time world cross country champion (1978, 1979)

I dont know if John read a copy of “Art of War ” according to the book the best way to defeat your rival is to challenge him on his weakness.