El Puma/Warpuma Chronicles

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  1. Mohak

    Mohak RIP Smokin' Joe Full Member

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    Someone needs to start making 'I believe in El Puma' t-shirts. (no Hammond)
     
  2. El Puma

    El Puma between rage and serenity Full Member

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    :thumbsup They can be this year's "wolf shirts":lol:



    This morning has included a nice medium distance run in the snow followed by CrossFit. Had to take a nap after wards as this past week's workload has caught up to me. Overall I feel good and am counting the days until my 50k.



    "This is a natural consequence of having been told from childhood, “you are a unique snowflake.”
    Well you’re not and I’m not. If you weren’t given the gift you can’t get the gift so the best you can do – if your goal is important – is work as hard as you possibly can, pay attention every hour of every day and then maybe, maybe if you’ve done enough and been smart enough you’ll emerge from the muck of mediocrity to shine a bit brighter than you shone before. Then, upon reflection you might decide your goal is a bit more important so you’ll start paying attention every minute of every hour of every day. You’ll find people who are better than you and you’ll take an empty cup when you meet them.





    Their example will destroy or inspire you and if it’s the latter you may stay and learn. You might imitate, doing as they do because you’ve already accepted that you do not know best – if you did you’d be leading the group they were trying to join. Perhaps being exposed to their superior ability will drive you to work harder than you thought possible, or necessary. Maybe you’ll overcome your self-imposed (or worse, society-imposed) limitations and shine even more brightly. Wow, you’re getting it: positive reinforcement for hard work and suffering.


    So maybe you give your goal even more significance and you begin cutting away the ideas and the expectations and the people who you believe prevent you from achieving it. Now you become a real selfish *****, and you begin paying attention every second of every minute of every hour of every day, and you sustain your awareness for weeks and months at a time. You no longer think yourself a unique snowflake, you’re a steel-edged blade shaped like a snowflake and you’re spinning at warp speed. You’re the biggest fish in the pond. You’re a badass."




    -Mark Twight
     
  3. El Puma

    El Puma between rage and serenity Full Member

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    Devil's Lake Ultra

    July 14 2012.....


    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLqKSv1F42A&feature=related[/ame]
     
  4. El Puma

    El Puma between rage and serenity Full Member

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  5. Mohak

    Mohak RIP Smokin' Joe Full Member

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    'Street Without Joy'. It's a term I picked up when reading up on the French Indochina War of the 50's that discribe a road that was often ambushed by the enemy. Vicious, bloody battles took place on these roads and in the end lost the French the Indochina war. I name my own cross country running trail the 'Street Without Joy' since it's something that's painful, arduous, unappealing and hard work but must be accomplished at whatever price to reach my goals. If not you will lose your own personal war and not achieve the fitness levels you want/need and fail when test day arrives. You do it not because you enjoy it, far from it, but to get you that little bit close to your main objective. Victory.

    [ame]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_Without_Joy[/ame]
     
  6. Mohak

    Mohak RIP Smokin' Joe Full Member

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    A photo I took of a part of my own 'Street Without Joy'

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  7. El Puma

    El Puma between rage and serenity Full Member

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    I love it. Thank you old friend. I'm going to use it and I am on the verge of announcing something huge.

    Something that has me fearful but wanting to overcome.
     
  8. El Puma

    El Puma between rage and serenity Full Member

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    New video of my 20-16-8-4 reps of one arm push-ups and one legged squats x2 a week.
    I break them up in manageable numbers so as to trim time and keep from frying my CNS.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0qmfhMbfl8[/ame]

    The announcement is tonight. Have to officially confirm it before I can do so.

    "Facta Non Verba." -Mohak:thumbsup



    "Attitude not Aptitude determines your Altitude"
     
  9. Mohak

    Mohak RIP Smokin' Joe Full Member

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    Hardcore. 'Facta Non Verba - Deeds Not Words' :thumbsup

    We wait for your announcement with bated breath. I believe in El Puma.
     
  10. SlickMick

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    I believe . :thumbsup
     
  11. El Puma

    El Puma between rage and serenity Full Member

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    “Nothing fires the warrior’s heart more with courage than to find himself and his comrades at the point of annihilation, at the brink of being routed and overrun, and then to dredge not merely from one’s own bowels or guts but from one’s discipline and training the presence of mind not to panic, not to yield to the possession of despair, but instead to complete those homely acts of order which Dienekes had ever declared the supreme accomplishment of the warrior: to perform the commonplace under far-from-commonplace conditions.”
    ― Steven Pressfield, Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

    The following race is a qualifier event for the Superbowl of Trail Running. The Western States 100. The belt buckle you receive for finishing under 24 hours has a mountain lion on it. I will earn it.

    Name of Event: Potawatomi 50
    Distance: 50.00
    Measurement: Miles
    Date: Saturday April 14th, 2012
    Start Time: 6:00 am
    Special Instructions:

    If you don't like mud this is not the event for you.

    Displayed below are the 53 participants that are registered for this event ordered by descending date of registration.

    Name

    Race Day
    Age

    Sex

    State /
    Province

    Hometown

    Date
    Registered

    53 Carlos Garcia 33 M Illinois
    Jan 29, 2012


    My youngest daughter will turn 7 that day. 7...always the number 7. I'll see you and your sister again one day. Take care of and listen to your mom in the meantime. Daddy loves you, girls. Daddy has always loved you and always will.

    “The opposite of fear," Dienekes said, "is love.”
    ― Steven Pressfield, Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
     
  12. El Puma

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    “Like us, those vanished warriors planted their standards in the sands of their own self-summoned extinction.”
     
  13. El Puma

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    “A child has no trouble believing the unbelievable, nor does the genius or the madman. It’s only you and I, with our big brains and our tiny hearts, who doubt and overthink and hesitate.”
    ― Steven Pressfield, Do the Work

    The words they use so lightly....
     
  14. Mohak

    Mohak RIP Smokin' Joe Full Member

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    Faith and fire. I believe.
     
  15. Mohak

    Mohak RIP Smokin' Joe Full Member

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    You were born a fighter
    In the birth a mighty warrior
    Driven by desire
    Glory calls, it's waiting for you.
    When they try to break you down
    You can take it
    That don't shake you
    When your backs against the wall
    The thrill of the fights
    Got you standing tall

    Never surrender
    Never say die
    You've got the heart of a hero

    Never surrender
    The will to survive
    Your standing strong
    In the eye of the storm
    Something keeps pushing you on

    To Never surrender
    Never surrender

    There's a burning passion
    Deep inside a silent power
    With a quick reaction
    Lightning strikes, you fight for honor
    Winners have a price to pay
    You can taste it
    That don't change it
    Your not there to take the fall
    You'll fight til the end
    And you'll take it all

    Never surrender
    Never say die
    You've got the heart of a hero


    Never surrender
    Keep it alive
    Your standing strong
    In the eye of a storm
    Something keep pushing you on

    To Never surrender
    Never surrender

    You'll never stop till you number one
    It's only a matter of time
    You'll never give up
    You'll never run
    Your layin your life on the line!!!:ibutt:ibutt:ibutt:ibutt :ibutt

    Never surrender!!!:ibutt:ibutt
    Never surrender
    Never say die
    Don't stop
    Never surrender
    Got the will to survive
    Never surrender
    YEYEEEEEEEAAAAAAHYEYEEEEEEAAAAAH!!!!! :ibutt:ibutt:ibutt:


    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xza11Mpfwyc[/ame]