Surf stoke occurs for me regardless of what size the wave is. Obviously, like any other surfer, I crave 6ft tubes, but even with little 2ft waves I still have plenty of fun. Like, the other day at Taylors, there were clean 2ft faces, the sun was out, and there was heaps of people surfing and getting stoked on the small miracle mother nature was rolling in.
Here’s a snippet of a small waves I caught.
The guys at WK have done it again for Nike; with the creation of this compelling campaign; ‘KobeSystem’. There’re several videos now, all which depict Kobe as an elitist motivational speaker, with no idea how the real word works… Sound familiar with Motivational Speakers? Anyway, this campaign is epic. It involves stars like Kanye West, Serena Williams, Wang Leehom, Tony Robbins, and Jerry Rice … Big budget, big laughs and big entertainment. Also, and I haven’t fully decided how WK did this, but the’ve put ideas together, which are normally mutually exclusive. ie. humour vs. seriousness, informative vs light, quirky and different vs seen before. It’s an inspiringly creative and clever campaign, it will be interesting to see how the world reacts.
Sit back and enjoy the videos, however, remember this:
- This campaign is perfectly cast.
- The editing and production is world class.
- It’s relatable to EVERYONE, at almost every level.
- It would have taken months to prep.
Campaign 9.5/10 -> will bump it up to a 10, if the rest of the world loves it too.
First of all, you need to know, I’m a Nike fanatic. I joke with my mates that I sponsor Nike, as I own close to 20 pairs of Nike running shoes, and only wear Nike clothing running. I don’t know why it’s like this for me, but it just is. So, when Nike released the Nike+ Fuelband a few days ago, naturally I got all excited! What could this new and cool invention be Nike???
The Nike+ Fuel Band essentially is a pedometer, that counts all your movement (running, walking, everything) and converts it into a brand new metric – NIKE FUEL! Scam!!! Nike, get back to inventing cool products and leave this amateur sort of stuff to American car manufacturers.
Watch the videos below for a quick giggle:
1/10 – only because the ads are ok.
After 5 Months, I’m back running. Although my mileage is still low (80 – 90kms), it’s great to be back training consistently. Being injured is a lot like having a Ferrari and not been allowed to drive it due to losing your licence… you simply just have to wait it out. If you sneak out and go for a drive too soon, you’ll just end up back in the garage….and worse sometimes. Same sort of thing with running injuries.
For me, my foot injury has allowed me to step back and really re-asses how I train and figure out; what I was doing wrong, what worked, and what I want out of running. It all sounds a bit lame, but the drive and motivation from not being able to run has really compelled me to, well, JUST DO IT!
This last week has been my first proper week training. I’ve managed to complete 2 long runs (80min & 2hours), and 2 workouts ( x 10min & 1 x 40min tempo), and use the other ‘off’ days as recovery run days. For me, I find this combo is sufficient to get me fit. The structure is enough to build my aerobic endurance and aerobic capacity simultaneously. I’ll look to keep building my mileage over the next 3 weeks to around 160km per week, where I’m hoping to keep this level of mileage consistent going forward. I’m also looking to build up over the next 6 weeks with 10mile (16km) tempos once a week. Essentially, when you’re building up for an event you want to spend a good chunk of your training working on your aerobic phase, this will ensure when you include higher intensity workouts your body is: a) ready to handle the impact, and b) fit enough to reach and hit your desired workout times, and c) your mentally able to handle the stress.
My big goal now is to run the Rotorua Marathon. This will be my first marathon event, but I’m hoping with some consistent training, hard workouts, and big balls I can get my self in shape to run sub 2:30.
I’m hoping to keep this training diary up to date, and any feedback or comments would be appreciated.