走る

‘Hashiru’ means run in Japanese, I learned this from some friendly local runners near imperial palace, in downtown Tokyo.  I also learned how to get  失われた (lost) which was not hard at all. Fortunately Tokyo has 404 streets for that occasion.  

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‘lari’

Running in Singapore has two different names. Lari, and jangka. Which is fitting as the city itself feels like two different places. The photo above is from the “little India” neighborhood.  Which is only a few block away form the maze of high rises and shopping malls below. Both were a blast to run though […]

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운영

Pronounced “un-yeong” is the Korean word for run. Which I learned with a hand full of other words like “too hot” and “crazy” while visiting the island of Jeju, South Korea earlier this year.  A few other Automatticians and I spent a few days on Jeju talking to local businesses and members of the municipal […]

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The road most traveled

Every year Automattic brings everyone in the company to a single location for what we call the ‘Grand Meetup’. One of the most interesting activities we do are flash talks, brief presentations that each person gives allowing us a way to know each other better. Here’s a transcript of mine: I was going to talk to you about […]

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Upper body

Once upon a time, I ran from the Denver Airport to downtown for a WordCamp conference. It was 30 miles each way. Much to my surprise, the part of my body that hurt most were my shoulders and arms. Apparently, dangling your arms for 8+ hours while bouncing down the road can lead to fatigue. […]

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Tire pull

The tire pull is my go-to non-running workout. It’s also the workout I choose when there’s not enough time for a decent run. It’s designed to be hard and intense. But not necessarily long… I practice two variation of the tire pull: Heavy – with a heavy pull, the tire is weighted to the point […]

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Tabata Hill Sprints

Running is a great way to create cardiovascular endurance, but a poor way to build power. Most runners / trainers will tell you that if you want to build power, you’re eventually going to be running hills. But I’m not a fan of working out, just for the sake of exercise. When you live and active […]

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