Big Dog Backyard Ultra

This is a fascinating ultra marathon run. You do not know how long it is until you drop out our win. The Big Dog Backyard Ultra does 4 1/24 mile loops each hour. You can run four miles in an hour? Great! Now do it again. And Again. And … that is the point.

You can follow one of these links to get more information. Or read about in on Wikipedia.

You may haven noted the distance – it is set to run 100 miles each day. They run a lot. The record to date is “75 laps or 502.95 km or 312.525 miles by Karel Sabbe at the international part of Big’s Backyard Ultra in October 2020.” Over three days of running.

Perhaps you will enjoy this video of it.

60 Years

Accounting for now having lived that long, what have you done consistently, say six days a week, for your life? Herb Caen did that. He was a newspaper columnist for 6o years. He did miss four years. Had to go off to a four-year stint in WWII. But six days a week since 1938 … it boggles the mind. He was great to read. Well duh, I came to him after 40 years of experience.

What have you done that consistently? Maybe this is a hint about how to get great at what you do. Every day. A “little bit”. Everyday. Well, take a day off each week.

One of the Loyal Royal

Cultivate Your Happiness

Is it good in the world? Perhaps we live in the best of all possible worlds. Well, maybe not this year. But let us say you are an optimist. Actually, I am. Well until now. But either way, there is a lot to hope and fear of what is going on in the world. Perhaps you need a point of view from someone else. Perhaps you should read Candide. Or if you are not familiar with it, watch this:

Why You Should

No matter what, you are responsible for your own happiness.