Thoughts Category

Change. Again.

Interestingly enough, I have already written about Change, I guess I was far from being done. This is a vast enough topic to come back to, as per all the artists who’ve written about it. So unlike my previous post, I’ve let the music aficionado side of me pick a few songs on the matter […]

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Change.

An act or process through which something becomes different. Whatever that something is, change is triggered by a situation that could not longer last. It can be irreparable, like ageing, self-induced like having children (usually at least…), or undergone like getting fired or dumped. As much as I like a good routine to be more […]

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Life directions

“Only you can control your future.” Dr Seuss We (people like me) are rational people and we make decision that make sense. Sometimes it hurts, but we have to suck it up because people like us have only one gear in life, forward. I am questioning a whole lot of things lately and I must […]

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Life is people

People. One of the simplest yet wisest things I was ever told from a professional standpoint was “Business is People”. This has happened to be a verifiable fact I experienced almost on a daily basis since. My most interesting and fruitful business encounters have come from informal chats and relationship in the least expected situations. I […]

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Mentally injured

In 22 years of running, this is the first time I have to face it. Physical injuries are more common in our sport and usually fairly easy to identify and get a remedy for. This one is a different kind. Whatever I do, I do it with my heart which is I believe how I […]

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Potted plants still have roots

I have been discussing life styles with a wise friend of mine and it only started scratching the surface of such a topic. We stuck to the nomadic aspect of it, and sure there was already a lot to cover. What fired up our thoughts was the awareness of being fortunate to have options to […]

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Dear injury, f$%k you… err, thank you !

I’m half sat, half laid down on my couch, looking out the window. It’s a fine day out there, perfect weather for a long run in the mountains. Sadly I won’t run for another month. The pain has become so intense bending my leg, I gave up trying.  I stay on the couch and suck it up. Work, […]

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Don’t take running for granted, ever.

I ran today, and I was bitching about it. I went up a local mountain and faced over 30cm of fresh snow half way up… Not equipped for such conditions, I turned around and kept running down across and over trails that weren’t as covered in snow. I got lost, hurdle few dozen of tree […]

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Unleash our supertramp within

“3,2,1… yeahhhhhhh, happy new year buddy!!? What would make you happy for 2014?” Huh! Pretty damn hard to find an answer to such a deep question with loud beat on, boozed up people yelling all over the place while dancing with a too full stomach… So how about moving up such thoughts a few days […]

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A humbled warrior

“The cold had seized up entirely the shaking muscles on my skinny bones, water was dripping from my hair as a light rain was steadily poring on us. My numb feet were stepping in a puddle of mud trying to get the blood back flowing. We were all standing in line, packed against each other, […]

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It’s fall time!

Beyond their personal acknowledgement and continuous explanations on how fascinated by nature and mountains they are, the Ultra runners may just be more deeply connected to mother earth than they think they are. A phenomenon recently observed within this one of a kind population, their body mutates and like flora follow seasons. For the fall […]

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