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Week of 04.27.20

5 Things Worth Sharing

  • Are you familiar with Stoicism? Here are some of their most important ideas and how you can put them into practice. My favorite principles are probably "Memento Mori" and "Amor Fati"
  • Need a little motivation for your next rail run? Check out this rad video of the best ultra runner in the world (yes, Kilian) killing it in a race. My favorite part? around minute 5:00..that crowd!!
  • Here's some unsolicited advice from Kevin Kelly (entrepreneur and author of 1000 true-fans, one of my favorite reads). 68 bits of advice on his 68th birthday.
  • What happens when you miss riding your bike, and can't go outdoors because you are quarantined? You do this .
  • How the fastest runners in the world do their his long runs. interesting video that shows how some of the best marathon runners in the world(including Eliud Kipchoge - fastest marathon runner ever) approach their group long runs. You can learn tons when running with other people (even if you don't usually talk to each other while running)

What You Missed This Week

  • My favorite quote: You know what’s better than building things up in your imagination? Building things up in real life. - The Obstacle Is The Way
  • Road To Kanza: No new video this week, but click here to catch up on my weekly videos 

The CHASKI Fact Of The Week

The role food in the Inca Empire Food was important to the Incas because it was a gift from the gods but also pretty much the focus of their lives. They worked every day to bring food from the earth. They were largely vegetarian – meat was reserved for religious festivals/ceremonies – and each community needed enough food to feed itself and trade with others. They cultivated grains, vegetables, and fruits and are best-known for quinoa, potatoes, the use of corn and chili peppers, There was no central market one could go to – everyone grew their own food and traded food for other commodities such as blankets or baskets – so food was, in a sense, their currency.


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