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SpaceX Starhopper successfully hovers!
"If you're listening to this you obviously like podcast and you probably like music to on spotify. You can listen to all of that and what place for free you don't need a premium account. spotify has a huge catalog podcasts on every topic including the one. You're listening to right now. Uh spotify spotify you can follow your favorite podcast. You never miss an episode download episodes to listen to offline wherever you are easily share what you're listening to with your friends. Via spotify integrations was social media platforms like instagram so just search for space news pot on the spotify APP or Browse podcasts in Your Library Tab and follow me so you never miss an episode of the Space News Pod spotify is the world's leading music streaming service and now it can be your Go-to for podcasts too. Hello and welcome back to the space news was pod a daily podcast about space science and tech. I'm your host will Walden and there is an official star Hopper Update Star Hopper. The flight was scrub last night didn't work out to will there was a little bit of an ignition to happen a little bit of Poof poof afire that happened out of the top of the star hopper now if you're not familiar star hopper is. This spacex is answer to interplanetary. Travel is just the beginning though this is a very small step for this star hopper will eventually become starship starship in the be a fire will be able to transport humans from the Earth to the moon into Mars also be able to carry a bunch of cargo right starship will be able to carry carry a bunch of satellites starship. We'll be able to carry constellations of Internet satellites for SPACEX and also will be able to take cargo to the moon in tomorrow's habitats possibly the things that you need to build a civilization on Mars and also possibly you know some extra water some extra food would possibly to Mars for the first people to set foot on the planet now that being said Star hopper the hop last night didn't go to well. They didn't have a really good flight well. They didn't have a flight at all. Actually it's Kinda stuck on the ground and burst into flames not a good deal but tonight tonight was different. Tonight was a success now that being said Elon Musk twitter said star hopper flight successful. Water Towers can fly ha ha in then role of engineering said congrats on what is next in Eland replied two hundred meter hop in a week or two Ben Carter said hopefully during the day for good visibility and Allan said yes because the flight tonight Oh my it was in the pitch dark. You could barely see anything when the star hopper took off what you could see enough enough to know that star hopper left the ground. This is the absolute first time that this has happened. This is amazing. This is an absolute marvel of engineering in this is also the beginning to human flight to other planets. This is what Elon Musk head talked about since the inception of spacex makes his idea his initial idea for starting SPACEX was hey. I'M GONNA shoot a rocket at Mars. It's GonNa land there in what it does. I'M GONNA put a plant on Mars and took a picture of this plant with the Martian backdrop. It's going to ignite people's imaginations for Millennia to come this would be the first time for that to happen. I merged in hopefully they could get people the Mars after that they could ignite the creativity in the genuity of NASA to send people Mars while this is the first step to that this is. What started all this right? This is what started that whole I or this is what came of the whole start of that idea. Star hopper left the ground tonight. This is history in the making and we were lucky enough to be alive. When this happened? You can see the replays. There's a lot of replays available on Youtube already and I'm sure spacex will have some official replays <hes> later today or tomorrow or over over the weekend so look out for those and look for my Youtube Channel at YouTube dot com slash space news pod for all the upcoming videos and information that I can gather now. Also spacex launched a rocket to the I._S._S. tonight the C._R._M.. S. Eighteen mission went off without a hitch. Nothing bad happened whatsoever so get ready I._S._S.. There's a dragon capsule coming your way with a lot of supplies. Now I want to say thank you very much for listening to the PODCAST. Thank you very much for supporting the podcast by just listening. You're supporting the pod in by going to space news pod dot com you can also also further support the show by getting to free audible audiobooks no commitment. I put it helps the show good good stuff so thank you so much for this new the show. I host host my podcast on Anchor F._M.. Anchors the easiest way to make a podcast an anchor gives you all the tools that you need in one place for free which you can use from your phone or from your computer. Now these creation tools allow you to record in edit your podcast.
Ep 136 Overcomer: 6th Fastest Man Alive Finds True Identity ft. Charles Clark
"We believe that you are strong by design. And you were made in god's image to have a strong body mind and spirit. You're listening to the number. One strengthen health authority podcasts in the world. So let's get ready to unlock your potential and transform your life in today's episode. Hi there and welcome to another episode of the strong design. Podcast this is your host today. Coach chris wilson. I'm truly honored to a phenomenal man on the other. End of this call today We love doing these. Zoom calls You know we we are able to reach out and and connect with people that You know are from all around the world but he just happens to be in our backyard here in the tampa bay. Florida area Which is pretty awesome and We are just so lucky to have such a great I guess pool of talent of fantastic people in this area of this area of the country is loaded with a lot of great minds and the health and fitness and nutrition and faith industry and so Charles clarke our guest. Today on strong by design is one of those amazing men. He's a mindset. Expert is a speaker. He's a coach. He's a three time national champion athlete and an entrepreneur and he is helping men in all areas all phases of their lives In in health and their personal life and business and sport. And that's really what we do here on strong medicine. We're trying to help. People grow in their mind and their body and their spirit which helps us in our relationships that helps us Just be better for those people in our lives. That need to be better. That need us to be strong for them. They need us to be rocks for them. And that's exactly what charles is. Charles Thank you so much for being on the call today. And for being on the podcast. Thanks for having me on yeah man. It's a real pleasure. I was introduced to you from one of our favorite people. Frank rich who also attends the church. We were planted Grace family which I have some history there as well loved loved. The people there loved the church. And so we're just so lucky to be able to connect with. Gosh you're not the first person i've connected with that from that church from that group and so this is just great and i appreciate taken out the the time today to talk us You're a very interesting guy. I saw your bio frank had raved about. You said you'd be a great candidate to be on. The show. Says intrigued right away. I'd love for you to share a little bit of your story Obviously the man you are today didn't just happen overnight. This is a journey that you've been on. I love to for you to take us back in that journey. Maybe to when you were a a younger man or even a child and talk about some of those life experiences some of those mentors and people in your life who helped shape you mold you and helped to make you the man that you are today. Yeah so my story starts back the virginia beach. That's where want to school. Went to high school there and just before that. I think i had this idea that i could be great at something and i think a lot of times When we when we had that idea like we clean to that in for me it happened in middle school. I realized that i was was pretty good and track and i would. I would win a lot but that winning the income until like my eighth grade year like i was in the development stage and then something just clicked and One on base out high school where became What three four times state champion been a while. So they have one on the florida state university. Where i i was a three time national champion there and made a usa track and field team and became six fastest man in the world and the journey though the behind the scenes of that was the most difficult thing i had ever experienced in my life. They didn't expect that. I would go to college and to a division one college. That because of my gpa mattel scores and my gpa. And i ended up getting his test need about one point and because of that it really gave me. I idea that life life is not just given to you like the life that you want is not given to you in two types of people that live in this world those who let life happen to them and those who let life happen for them right and i decided i was going to let life happen for me. I was going to turn this adversity this hardship into something and i think when we when we begin to live that way it shapes our character and character is a huge asset it. It's what allows you to attain success right if you don't have character you can't achieve the goals that you wanna reach right so just knowing that i understood that regardless of what happens to me. That's not what's going to define me is how choose to him. The situation and if we can harness that idea how will i handle this. How will i handle. The fact that i get laid off how i handle the fact that i don't know where i'm going. I'm not where i wanna be in life. How will i handle that because if you can handle it with integrity when you can handle it with a character that exudes the responsibilities that you want to achieve anything becomes possible. I mean it's a hundred percent dead on. That's exactly. I mean i it's integrity you know your characters you're you're living with that There's something it's unspoken inside A dedication to things and honesty two things a humility and a you know a giving even like a giving nature Caring about others. There's a lot that goes into that word when you say character. There's so many other words that that surround it but obviously that's something that's That's created that sculpted. That's you know you don't just have great character as a fifteen year old. It's usually it's it comes from you know the life experience from the people you're surrounded by so who who were some of those people that that you you know that that were the most involved that really took the time with you that that you learned from a great deal from You know that played a role in getting you to be a division. One world class athlete. You know. during that time in high school. I had a i had. I was number one recruit in two hundred meter dash. And i had tons of letters coming in but i don't have the test scores. I need it and florida. State university was the school believed in me. I mean a lot of schools can say they believe in you buy. I felt the belief that when i was gonna call him until a adding Test are needed. Try again with still no you. We know that you can do this. And taking it over. And over. While i sat out of semester in college and september failing in october not getting the score. I need november night. Get him to score. I need they still believe holding on and because of that belief it is what it would allow me to to believe in myself. I think the hardest thing is when you have people in your corner as pushing you. That's encouraging you as challenging you. That's holding you accountable. You you do life on your own terms and we. We need accountability and sometimes accountability is just encouragement. So when they when they saw something in me that i didn't see him myself. I believed so definitely florida. State the coaches and just being able to see like when i went on recruiting that That visit as a recruit. I saw the team. They saw me and just hope that they instilled in me. Yo bro we can't wait till you come here man you we would like brothers is a family and having it. Hope that y'all all. I gotta do as passed his test and i can make a dare and you know the people back at home definitely. My mom was a. She's a tough cookie. She gave that tough but a neat. Love that that love. That just ain't sweet but it's necessary and so thankful for you know she's she's a she serves in a military For over twenty. Five years. I believe so so you know she. She knows her stuff. She's a she's about having consistency. And and persevering a single mom and just seeing sometimes you what people go through and you you pick up little things that you want a model and then you see people in your neighborhood and maybe as like you know. I definitely don't have that characteristic. I and so you don't have to experience certain things that they experienced. Because you can't live you can live their life by watching them and so it makes you not wanna do those things. So i think. I've i've been the type of guy who who will learn from somebody who made mistakes and learn from someone who's there I think all of that creates perspective and allows you to create your own reality of what you what you aspire to reach so yeah and while the tough love to you know that you that you talked about when you really love someone there should it should. It's not always roses and rainbows. You know when you truly love someone you got to be the one that kind of sits down sometimes and tells them where they're going wrong or they're doing something that you don't think is the right thing and you know loving someone isn't just letting them just get away with everything and reporting every decision everything that they do so you know what's the purpose of friendship if you can't be real that's right was the purpose of of love. If you can't tell the truth right love comes with great discipline you know. I love my kids. But i also gonna tell them when they're when they're wrong when when they need to say. I'm sorry when they need to do something different when they need to be punished. Reprimanded or whatever it is. So there's that's a it's it's it's a huge thing you know and especially in today's world as a father of a couple of young kids you know It's just spending the time with them is huge. Because that's probably like the number one thing for for for other for showing others your your affection for them. Your interest in them is just being with them but it goes obviously up a up a notch when it's a a parental or a mentor type. Figure where they're going to try and styria the right way they see the mistakes in your life before you make them and they're trying to save you from those mistakes was saying the the smart person learn from their mistakes. The wisest person looks it looks at others mistakes so they don't have to make them themselves. You know no repeat this cycle exactly right. Let other people pave the way make mistakes and then you can kind of see the potholes and life and different row. Our team would like to thank you so much for listening to the strong design podcast. And if you're join today's show please share this episode with at least one friend or family member who will benefit from this message and please subscribe. So you don't miss any future episodes. Go strong by design. Podcasts dot com. That's strong bydesign. Podcast dot com. Let's get back to the show with experience. Come comes a lot of failure. A lot of defeat. Take us back. Maybe two one of those moments in your in your career Running that was a bit of a setback or something that you really learned from injury or you know something that you were convinced knew that you were going to be able to do or dominate. But maybe you came short really like kind of shifted things for you. I'm yet. I think it goes back to the the character idea At their abaquin is six fastest man in the world. It was my junior year in college. Was the fastest. Two hundred meter run collegiately and that next season. I had this devastating injury. Pull michael to quiet. Ninety nine percents here and i didn't make it a nationals. Knows of all the years that have been floors dammit every single time and you talk about somebody who's a captain on team someone who is expected to you know sign an an a nice deal with nike or whatever she accompanied areas out there and i didn't make it and to me. That was the most humiliating thing. I knew that would the injury it came with so much more. It came with my dream shattering. It came with me having to start over in my coach. He had yet asked me say hey. I know you didn't make the team this year. But it will be honor if you and your if you come with your teammates and to nationals. Man's like no. I don't know if i can do this. I don't know if i can do this coach. And the reason why i felt that way because i felt like i felt like i wasn't enough i felt like i couldn't show up. I can face the media. I couldn't do any of those things. Because i wasn't where i wanted to be life. Humbling right right right. And and dat was the moment that gave me that realization. That was the moment that was really tough. And i felt like know like does everybody go through this. Like molly. only one out doing this experiencing pain but every everybody. I learned that everybody goes through pain. I learned that like your character is not something that that that you go through. But it's something that you grow through right in. In those seasons that life is going to change but those who who model character like there'd be day behavior stays the same their behavior remains and all of that i wouldn't i wasn't going to be able to get out of that situation if i did not change the way i behaved in the hard times right. What martin. Luther king said you know. The the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moment of comforting convenience but where he stands in the moment of challenging in controversy. This was this was it like we all are gonna have those moments where it's going to be challenging and who you are in those hard times who you are in failure is not. What's gonna make you a different person. But it's going to expose the person you are and we gotta know who we are before we experienced hard times right and know what you're going to stand for in those hard times because he's gonna hit. Covert nineteen hit people. Losing their jobs hit struggle with communicating with family. Hit you know issues with your relationship. Hit maybe addiction. wh- pornography is hitting like what you're gonna do. What are you going to do in those hard times. Are you going to give in. Or you're going to own up. So that was my defining moment. And i would say the moment i got out of that. That was. That was. When i saw who i am. The moment i was able to be a man a man of my situation that's built any gold medal. that's bigger than than any finish in world championships olympic. We know yourself and you stand for what you believe in. That's a big win. Did you make that trip with your team to nationals. With your after your injury. I didn't i didn't make it. I didn't do it you did. I did not want to face it. Yeah but you have regret that you didn't do that with them as an as an older man now like looking back at it. I don't regret decisions. I learn from because you gotta go through the you know like a visual life. You got to go through the mistake. Like don't wish you changed. Don't wish the injury never happen. You know don't wish you. You dan max out that credit card ba- learn from it because that's gonna that's gonna come in different forms and if you never learn from it you'll never gonna grow right. You never going to get better. That's where people get stuck so much is in the president. They live in the past franken. About what could have been what would have been what should have been what they wished would've happened and they kind of get lost there and there never really able to break break free from those moments but you kind of have to be take evaluate your life today and where you are today not where you were yesterday or last week or a year ago today. One of my choices today and we're going to do to make my situation better And like you said learn from it grow from. Don't wish wish chain. Don't wish it never happen because gonna come is gonna come up and another form and you're gonna wish you didn't do that too is better than no what you for then to try to change. Thank you so much for listening to this. Strong medicine podcast. This episode is brought to you. By metabolic stretching dot net a revolutionary flow of simple stretches that melt body fat toned muscles. And leave you feeling full of energy in just fifteen minutes. Visit metabolic stretching dot net to torch stubborn body fat fast and stretch your wayne lean. That's metabolic stretching dot net having sustained that that that injury robbed you of of your running future correct. I mean that was kind of the your last big thing in that stage of your life. You know i. I don't like the word robbed The injury position me to be with my purpose not nothing life when life happens for you life never robs you of anything right and in what to talk about like in my retreat. That do is dead purpose. It means so much when you understand that you have purpose in life in in the latin word for purpose is positive and that were simply means design and so when you throw yourself with purpose your life has designed. That means anything that happens to you is by design right. I life is not happening to you. But it's happening for you by design right now just going to say it. It's how we came up with the With the name of our show which is actually a mantra that we had come up within the business prior to the podcast creation. and it's a double meaning. It's that we are created by our creator strong by design but we also have to live strong by design. We ended design our lives in a way. That's strong otherwise we're never gonna live to our to our potential and it's good and it's forgive me for using. That word robbed. I guess from an outsider. We're going to see a guy who had what looked like this amazing opportunity right to be a world class gold-winning olympian right and this injury happens and you go. Oh my gosh and so the deciders gonna say wow. That's what what an unfortunate thing but from your perspective like you're saying nah just obviously you get over that pain of suffering an injury like that you look for all the opportunity in it. And that's yeah. And if if i had to do over again i wouldn't because i went out i wouldn't admit you you know i i wouldn't i met my wife i. I wouldn't be down here in tampa florida. I wouldn't start this business. I wouldn't impact lives. I wouldn't live a life of more meaning substance purpose for film it so if we wanna say for the sake of being robbed i was robbed of of not having a gold medal for the opportunity to have a life of meaning right right impact which is much more important you know got caused us to serve raid. And i'll never forget that moment. I finally understood what services in l. Speaking i was actually my one of my first tom speaking on a stage front of hundreds like maybe a thousand kids and his teenage girl she came to me tears drifting down her face. She said thank you. Thank you because i felt like killing myself today but you made me wanna live my dream. I understood with services. And i understood that i don't need to bring home a gold medal to be respected and appreciated but i can impact somebody my pain right now. Limited home bar her car to get to places. I'm impacted somebody my paying right now and if i can do that and pain management what i can do success. What hap- purpose. When i'm putting people first and making myself second biggest change avenue in that and you know like whatever whoever listening right now you don't need to be the best to be loved to have value and significance serve. Somebody want to would that do for you. That's right man. That's a that's saying that we it's great advice. You know that saying it's It's always better to give than to receive. Yeah it truly is. I mean and you don't understand that concept at all when your child Doing it you're not doing it. Life is all about you when you're a kid. It's a very selfish existence but we're not meant to really understand it and kids have an innocence to them. That's that's phenomenal. And but as as that's that's becoming wise it's becoming In an intelligent experienced adult is somebody that realizes the fruits of giving and serving others are so much more fulfilling than anything that you can get for yourself. It allows you to see to to serve and to experience impact. You have to be compassionate. I view you just think about yourself. You ain't nobody else you can't if you don't see anybody else all you see. Is you and the stuff that you got going on in your life. That is a very meaningless life. A life deactivated. But when you you put people ahead of you like on your job you know. There's nothing wrong with loving yourself. Bible tells you love yourself luggy as you love yourself so you gotta love. You is very important that you do that very important that you take the time for yourself in the morning you know for me. It's reading getting devotion. Stretching saying affirmations impersonal to myself dedicating at least sixty minutes and myself every morning but then after that you feel yourself up. It's tana porn people. And there's there's substance there's legacy There's fulfillment disarm as worth sharing. I tell people this all the time. Like when i do my Speaking program is that athletes. They can get into speak in aiding and talk about the success that they had you know whether they want super bowl or one gold medal but at the end of the day. That's always going to get old and people wanna want you to bring real value to the table. People want to know. How can you help me help people. They don't want to just hear your story of success. But what's the story that you can give them. That can change the narrative that are currently living boom when you can do that. That's when you finally win. That's when you truly win and you will give up all of those things those trophies those things that you hang up and european. Oh you may in cave. You gave it all up to somebody. And that's what you're doing a lot of today right. yes you got in. the speaking. What year was that when you first when that first one of those early speaking Engagements that you had there with that little girl coming up. Ceo that kind of sparked. Obviously something in you to really get into this and do this. Twenty twenty thirteen moved back home. And i started on profit. Funny thing is. I said i was gonna start this nonprofit when i when i get into florida state university because i didn't want students to go through what i went through during that time of sonata semester. So we started a nonprofit. I started a nonprofit and In a impacting over forty thousand students giving away scholarships And that's that's what really started that movement of a realizing my will i got. I don't need to to still have tracked to be great at something you know and i just took. That idea ran with it. You know i was speaking anybody any on any stage that somebody will let me speak on. It was in classrooms and then from classrooms. I went to auditoriums and ramada monitory. I went to corporate companies in corporate companies to sports teams and from sport teams to create my own events. Or i'll have nine hundred people show up you create a my own thing and man it. It's amazing when you tap into something you didn't know that was in you and i just find so much joy and and what i do as a as a speaker as a communicator. To put on thrive experiences thrive retreats and to get on somebody else stage and share shared a message. You know messes a purpose message of gratitude in a message that can get people to change. You know wh who they are now for the better version of thank you so much for listening to the strong bydesign podcast to help our show reach more listeners. Just like you please let us know how we've changed your life by leaving a five star rating and review on itunes. Go strong design. Podcasts dot com. That's strong design. Podcasts dot com. Let's get back to the show podcast as well. Speaking of podcast. You have the thrive tribe podcast which you're you said you're going to be starting a new season coming later. This year in november. I think season three coming up. And this one i was still put together a list of who we like this Be guests on the show But i really find joy in in the podcast world Ability to connect with somebody across the world and here story in how they how they made it in what they're doing to create more meaning in substance to people. That's that's amazing to to be a student while you're show you know. I think that's pretty cool. Yeah we'll never stop learning if there's anything. I've learned in listed some other podcasts. That i haven't in the fold rotate through like about a half dozen podcasts. And it's like if you're not learning and you're not growing you know and it's the people that think that they kind of learn no everything right or in the laws that are already man the more the more you learn as you get older the more you learn. You don't know you know really what i feel like. I just want to know more. And here's a mentor of ours by name. Dr ron who basically he's like i can't get enough of like reading and learning. And this guy's in his early sixties and he's just he's like he's like i spent two three hours every day just reading. Still as i'm just i wanna know more stuff. And he's like i can't. I can't speak for the stuff that i've forgotten. You know what i mean. I gotta just keep filling my head with some good new stuff. Because god knows the stuff ten years ago might be fallen back out you know. Yeah yeah it would be a student of life. The so many ways that you can learn and I think like the four ways we learned is Definitely through the knowledge we acquire. Maybe through videos podcasts books seminars and also is through. Just thinking i think for yourself not just don't just accept things as true but seek the truth. Is it true for you like is this a real thing and then i think the other part of learning is to understand after we think in. You know do we understand. Comprehend this information and then the other parts of is experience all of those four things that allows us to be a student of life and to always growing to get these life diplomas in in all those great things that that come with just seeking in understanding in get an appreciation for life. I think when we learn to love learning. No you're absolutely right. Yes you can. Yes you have to. I mean i think you're just you're gonna get stale really fast and life's going to become really boring really fast. When you get comfortable or feel like you've kinda hit a hit a plateau or something you know it's like i always want to kind of feel like i'm striving for the for the mountain for the peak and i'm just never ever getting there but it's always kind of in the in the foreground. You know god bless you and comfortable right to blessings come in the suffering. You know the lessons in life. So what's got you really jazzed up and excited like for the foreseeable future. Like what's what's another big thing that you have coming and taylor says year into next year that that you really excited about really excited so i currently have One protocol to thrive planners the ninety day planner designed to move big go towards the finish line and coming out with another thri product Which is really about how to be a better student. At what taking notes in the things that we acquire on a daily basis. How can i like attain that information in. Find a way to apply to my life so coming out with a journal on on that currently working on getting design finished with that and On the website right now actually Yeah thanks so much it's awesome. Yeah because when when you put stuff down on paper it makes a big difference when people realize the power of the pen. Start putting putting things down on a regular basis and there's real growth opportunity. There is three percent more likely to achieve something just rainy down. So that's that's the power of turning that vision into a plan. You know that simple just writing it you just. You just orchestrated something that was designed for your life in and now that you done that god will find ways in which you can i manifest it right and i think we just gotta be in position to get what it is that we want in life and i think one of those ways to write out those things that you desire like understanding i. Yell is this for me. You know like the. I think one of the ways you understand that a vision is for you is. You can't stop talking about it right. It calls on. You may be in the middle of the night to you on a toilet or you taking a shower or know you just out walk in someone just comes up to you know like that vision is so strong it will it will pursue you and i think he got no to like the vision is for you. You know that when you have more faith when someone doesn't have faith they can interpret something as a vision always on for me now. Not that's too big but when you have faith because faith in envision is on the same spectrum and so without faith you can't have vision so to get to vision. You have to have faith. So i mean that's why i believe so much in the power of planning because it gives you that believe. Y'all this is working for me. This is this is something that's four my life and if it's not direct me you know and the crazy thing like you don't need a lot of information to move. A lot of people are waiting on every single piece of evidence every step by step The solution the playbook in order to move but having clarity simply means you got enough information and move on at one idea and so yeah planet. Planning is so important and you know we are trying to roll out this next Dr series with the thrive retreats. That i put on and thrive experience and we also helping speakers out there who want to become better communicators and get paid to do what they love So i have this right to speak workshop that i put on And that's just an incredible experience on how you can just better tell you story and and just what you love man. I think everyone who's a speaker deserves to share a story on a stage In impact people's lives. so yeah. that's that's the moves right now. Of course just travelling out helping a lot of companies through them giving me that platform to speak on our stage and mbacke labs. That's awesome thank you so much for listening to the strong design podcast. This episode is brought to you. By metabolic stretching dot net a revolutionary flow of simple stretches that melt body fat toned muscles. And leave you feeling full of energy in just fifteen minutes. Visit metabolic stretching dot net to torch stubborn body fat fast and stretch your wayne lean. That's metabolic stretching dot net new such a rewarding thing i. I've never never quite done as you are. I've i've had different platforms here critical bench to to speak into to reach people in great numbers but not necessarily in a in a A live setting. but it's such a It's it's such a talent. And i i know it's is meaningful and powerful to to the people in the audience is is to the speaker him or herself and obviously the more time you are able to put into it and more hours. You're able to be up in that setting just the better you get at chr- at your craft because it really is So very powerful. If you listed some of the best speakers you know in the world at events like g. l. ass or something like that global leadership summit. Or you know the presenters there and it's it can change you the whole direction of your life. Just one one person at one hour from one person can change a lot for people so the work that you're doing is is fantastic. Just like that little girl said to you. You know i i. She was awful thought since she was thinking about doing something to herself and changed her on that day as a young speaker. And i wasn't eating good ad. Tell you that we all stake in the beginning right right. You know. God wants you to show up because it's not about you anyway. I just need you to show up you know. Don't don't wait on Don't wait on everything to be perfect in an outline be diligent. You know like the power of diligence is prosperity in also like y'all if that's something that you know you are supposed to be doing right now and you waiting for the perfect opportunity. I challenge you to go now. Yeah if you know this is what you're supposed to be doing. And i think it was What's his name. Colin colin powell. He said you don't need no more didn't need anything less than thirty percent of information and no more than seventy percent of the exactly right. I was going to get to that. You're right to act on something. It's like seventy percent. Let's go time. You don't need to know it all know you won't know at all and if you waiting to know it all you won't create the moment that you need that's right and perfect moments don't exist. I'm sorry john you just you create the moment you know actually right. Let's go yet. Those opportunities are long gone. If you're waiting for perfection you know like like a baby doesn't always come when everyone is perfect for everybody mom and dad and and relatives. You know what. I mean the common regardless of your ready or not so right premature behind like a matter. It doesn't matter but then you get yourself a baby and and that. That's what matters. Most so i i love that Sentiment is because we're all about action taking here at critical bench. In fact decisiveness is one of our seven core values. And it's come up in previous episodes many times and because it's a lacking quality. I think in a lot of people when it comes to getting to the next level in their business or whatever they want to be successful at is lack that fast massive action taking. That's really what sets you apart from. Other people saying you on this call right now you could give out your phone number to everyone listening and tell them all you gotta do is do xyz and call me and you'll get this now. Many people are going to take that action taken that step. You know what i mean. And so and i've seen some pretty bold things done like that in the past and is easing. How few people. Yes what we'll do it. We'll take the action. What did you say. He's the harvest is ripe but laborers are few you know he. He said you know he told his disciples go free like oh guy because we need more people. There's always been an issue with people stepping out on what they're called to do and amazing thing about like that at at verses that like the harvest is already there. It's a blessing that's already there and not enough people to receive it. You just gotta step out honest about reaching grab. It is already there so but you to scare you know. Stop stop being sof. Stop being off. Take ownership of your life and moving watch what happens Trite move moves that one more a to move that's right we tweeted to do we create a to procreate move said fail the okay with this is going to teach you something right right. It's going to build your character if you don't win. It's it's an opportunity to build your character so either way you can win you know because if i feel. It's an opportunity to build my character if i win. It's an opportunity to create more success right. johnson. I love it where some of the best places that people can find you charles right now social media and whatever platforms you have yeah beloved. You got it to connect with me on instagram. At the charles clarke and also you know if if you love to come out to events where we'd take a deep dive into just purpose confidence identity improving your lifestyle habits Come out to the thrive. That thrive fangio is an incredible experience. In you can learn more about that. At the charles clarke dot com and yeah we have tons events that will get ready to load up one virtual and in person so filthy Subscribe to that In also have some free furlough giveaways for you guys I think the website that you go to to get to it Is the charles clarke ford slash will statements dot com so The charles clarke for slash will statements dot com in. This is audio track that i created just for people who want to get Develop that discipline right in to reprogram their self conscious mind so they can have confidence and certainty to have more abundant lifestyle. We all know that we we want a better life. But how can we program. Art the neurons in our brain to believe that. So it's audio track that your listeners can download absolutely free. it's various sixty five bucks for people would normally take on our program but definitely wanted to give your community access to that so you can download that at the charles clarke dot com for slash will statements. Yeah and you know. I think even though twenty twenty tried to get the best of people. This is the fourth quarter. This is the final stretch. That's right we can still win man. It's been as hard as it's ban. I think it's been a real wake-up call for a lot of people and a lot of people take ownership and accountability in their lives and to get serious with things to to strengthen relationships find opportunities in their business. I mean look. There's a lot of good growth things happening as well as much as there's hardship and loss and failure And pain for people. But you know we'll we'll come out of this We'll out of it. We always do right. Well when we appreciate men like you that that can speak life into others and to help. People get passed these difficult times and Really appreciate your time and your message please go and check out Charles on his platforms. Check out his podcast thrive tribe podcast right and that's new season's coming soon. But he's got. He's got several episodes on era. I'm going to go back and listen to some of those. Now that i'm more familiar with You know all the things that he's doing so we thank you so much for listening to the strong design podcast we really would appreciate a five star rating and review which really helps our podcast become more visible on the different platforms and move up in the rankings and it means so much to us so we thank you for doing that and we look for to another episode next wednesday. Thank you so much. It's always a pleasure and a god. Bless you and all that you do be strong bydesign. Thank you so much for listening to the strong bydesign podcast. If you found value in today's episode please subscribe so that more people can find out about our show. Plus you don't wanna miss any future episodes with the amazing guests and topics we have lined up for you.
World Class Dog Behaviours
"Dogs as they are is the first e book from canine nation. It is a look at our dogs, biology ecology and the ways our dogs tried to fit into our very human world. It's available at most online booksellers. And there is more information on how you can get it at the end of this podcast. Welcome to canine nation audio edition. It's Tuesday November twenty seventh twenty twelve. Canine nation is a regular feature column that runs on the life is a human online magazine. Life is a human features articles about what it means to be human the good, the bad and the enlightening this column explores what it means to be human in our relationship with dogs. You can find it at life as a human dot com. To get directly to canine nation. Goto canine, nation dot life is a human dot com. A complete archive of all the canine nation articles can be found there. Hi, I'm Eric, Brad. Canine nation is about learning understanding and living successfully with our dogs modern animal training techniques based on behavioral science can produce amazing results in working with our dogs. Whether your dog is a loved family member or a working dog canine athlete or a trusted companion positive training techniques based on science can help you. Enjoy a more productive and fun relationship with your dog. Join us as we explore the many facets of living with our dogs and taking a fresh look at how we work with them. Whether it's taking a closer look at everyday issues, we share with our dogs or busting long myths about training and Doug behavior. I hope you find something useful in each of the canine nation articles. We're glad you're with us. Now, here's this week's installment. World class dog behaviors. Watching the recent summer Olympics was one of those guilty pleasures for me sneaking off to catch. A look at kayaking or track and field is something. I only get the chance to do once every four years. It's inspiring to see the best athletes in the world competing in their chosen. Sports win or lose to develop skills to a high enough level to compete at the Olympic Games is more than most of us can hope to achieve but strip away the human drama, and the athlete story. And what you have left is learned behavior. Whether it is sprinting paddling kayak or performing a high jump. It might be difficult to explain how will limp gold medal sprinter, you sane bolt developed his incredible speed and skills, it might be even more complicated to explain how he managed to repeat his gold medal performances in the one hundred and two hundred meter sprints from the previous Olympic Games and two thousand eight. But bolt himself credits the encouragement and inspiration of his high school track. Coach Lorna Thorpe. Oscar Pistorius of South Africa did not win a gold medal at the twenty twelve Olympics, but Pistorious made history at these Olympics. He was born without fibula in his leg that bone that. We call the shin at eleven months of age his legs were amputated below the knee now called the Bladerunner because of his prosthetic legs Pistorious is the first double amputee ever to compete in the Olympics alongside able bodied athletes. How does a double amputee achieve such a feat by being brought up to be quote completely normal by his family? No one said you can't to Oscar Pistorius. In my lifetime. I have been inspired by many such stories of achievement in sports music, science and many other fields the theme that seems to run through all of these stories is the joy and confidence. These high achievers have in their endeavors. I never seem to read a story about a world class sprinter who got there by being threatened if he didn't perform well, the best people in all kinds of activities seem to be the ones who had their own interests and abilities encouraged and refined by knowledgeable, educators and trainers who were awarded their efforts. I suppose that if someone pointed a gun at me, I would run faster than I have ever run in my life. But it's not something I want to do every day that wouldn't be an experience. I would look forward to repeating but rest assured every time someone pointed a gun at me, I would run as fast as I possibly could. It would be stressful and unplug. Isn't. But I would perform. Sit down and come will likely never become Olympic sports for our dogs. But we do have our own forms of canine sports, like obedience tracking or a jealousy. How we train and the methodology we use to teach and work with our dogs. Does make a difference trainer and author Melissa Alexander's wonderful article how you get behavior. Really does matter talks about the pros and cons of different training approaches. Physical molding touching the dog will get different results from luring the Doug with food or using shaping to get a behavior the methods. We choose will depend on our knowledge and skills, his trainers, the dog, we are working with and the kinds of results we are trying to achieve as mammals are dogs do have their ideas and opinions about the world how we go about teaching them behaviors. And how we go about asking for those behaviors will have an impact. And how they see us as their caretakers that will matter more to some people than it does to others, I suppose, but the fact remains that our behavior will almost certainly influence our dog's behavior. Although training is a mechanical skill the environment. We create with our dog as we are training them can have a profound impact on their motivation for performing what we teach them to do. Just as our work environment can have an effect on our mood and our quality of work. Our dogs work environment will affect them as well. Unfortunately for our dogs. They can't always predict when they are on the job. And when they are not motivation gets to the heart of an important question. Why is our dog responding when we asked them for a behavior so far as I have been able to discern. There are basically two primary reasons for our dogs to respond when we asked for a behavior our dogs can perform what we ask for intentional reasons or they can do so for indirect reasons. Let me give you an example of what I mean if I have guests coming to my house for the weekend. I w-. Spend a few hours cleaning bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens etcetera. I will do a decent job, and it will take a while. But I'm doing all of that work for an indirect reason. I want to avoid the embarrassment of my guests seeing an untidy house by contrast. I have friends who make a regular practice of keeping an orderly and tidy house. They do this intentionally because the rewards of living every day in a tidy home are enough to keep them happily cleaning. I think dogs perform behaviors for either of these same two motivations. They either set or come when we ask because they intend to or because they are indirectly trying to change something unrelated to the behavior at hand while the resulting behavior the sit or the come may look very similar, regardless of the dogs motivation. What is actually going on can be different? That may affect the likelihood of our dog responding in the future their willingness to work with us or even the precision that they bring to that behavior over the long term what I mean by intentional behaviors from our dogs is simply that the dog responds to our cues because they want to respond. The behavior is rewarding to them that reward may be a food treat Pat on the head a kind word or a bit of playtime with their human. It may even be the satisfaction of doing something, they know. Well. L and have been rewarded for in the past. It is something offered by the dog with no strings attached. We ask they respond. Good dog. Here's your reward. Like my version to feeling awkward in front of a guest in a messy home indirect behaviors are performed to avoid something. If I asked my dog to sit and yank on his collar, if he doesn't my dog may come to perform the sit behavior promptly, but he is doing so in order to avoid getting his collar yanked. So his performance is really just an indirect attempt to avoid something unpleasant. His mind isn't really on the sit- so much as it is unavoidable. The yank-. Another type of indirect behavior is in escape behavior. We ask our dog for a behavior and when they don't comply we start to move toward them or pull the leash or poke them in order to stop the unwanted thing. We are doing the dog will offer the behavior we asked for to escape the unpleasant thing. But a sit is a sit is a sit right. Well, maybe over time indirect behaviors can vary slightly perhaps my dog learns that I will wait if he wiggles before sitting that wiggle may become a strategy to get me to stop nagging him and still get a little time to finish sniffing. These changes happen over periods of months or even years, and because they are an indirect strategy on the part of my dog. I may not even notice the change until his performance has become unsatisfactory to me. I am left to wonder what's wrong with this dog. Maybe it's the way I went about training him. I can learn to put my feet in the right places in time to music, but that doesn't mean I'm dancing. I made look like a great dancer, but if my intention is not there. I'm just going through the motions the difference between me and Oscar Pistorius is that he wants to be running where I can only run fast. If my very life is threatened if being forced into indirect behavior to avoid something bad produce superior results. You would think that there would be more than one starter pistol at the Olympics, and that they would be pointed directly at the athletes training, our dogs shouldn't just be about getting a result. There are lots of ways to get a result. Shouldn't we be trying to get good results? It's telling that athletes like Oscar Pistorius, and you sane bolt accomplished what they have because they are encouraged and rewarded for their efforts. I think it's the same for dogs. If we teach encourage and reward our dogs, we can get intentional behaviors that are dogs will want to give us for a lifetime to me that sound so much better than my dog. Obeying me just to get me to stop being unpleasant until next time have fun with your dogs. I hope you enjoyed this edition of canine nation. You can find the text version of it at canine, nation dot life is a human dot com. The new canine nation e book dogs, as they are is a collection of essays from the life is a human online magazine each essay now includes author's notes and the book includes all new introduction and epilogue essays. You can get dogs as they are from the new canine nation store, just go to canine nation dot CA forward slash store. We offer kindle e pub and PDF versions or you can click on the store from the menu at the top of the canine nation website dogs as they are also available for most online booksellers such as Amazon, Kobo dot com and book Tango dot com, and it will be coming to other online booksellers like the apple itunes store. Very soon. Just search for dogs as they are. It's a great read and only two ninety nine. You can join our discussion about dogs and dog training on Facebook. Just search for. Canine nation to get to our group. You can ask for membership and will add you to our growing family. If you can spread the word about the podcast or link to our canine, nation dot life is a human dot com page. We would certainly appreciate it. That's it for now. Thanks for listening.
SpaceX moves Starhopper back to launch pad -Launching again this month
"If you're listening to this you obviously like podcast and you probably like music to on spotify. You can listen to all of that and what place for free. You don't need a premium account. spotify has a huge huge catalog of podcasts on every topic including the one. You're listening to right now. Uh spotify you can follow your favorite podcast so you never miss an episode download episodes to listen to offline flying wherever you are easily share what you're listening to with your friends via spotify integrations with social media platforms like instagram so just search for space news pot on the spotify APP or Browse podcasts in Your Library Tab and follow me so you never miss an episode of the Space News Pod spotify is the world's leading music streaming dreaming service and now it can be your Go-to for podcasts too <music> hello and welcome back to the Space News pod daily podcast about space science and tech. I'm your host will weldon and on this episode star. Hopper is back what was back on the launch. Pad and SPACEX actually put a two hundred meter hop on its calendar so just recently only star hopper did a small hop about twenty to thirty meters and it went off without a hitch the first day though wasn't that good the first day there was kind of a lot of fire that shouldn't have been there the two different launches and on the first day there was a lot. A lot of fire a lot of the fire came out of the top of the hopper when fire was to come out of the bottom out of the rockets in things go up in the air there but it didn't stay there on the pad with fire billowing out of the top of it D- Number Two star are hopper. They waited till the very last that they could do it and the launched our hopper twenty to thirty meters into the air it ascended and then did a maneuver where it went to the left and right if you're watching on your video and then it successfully hovered landed down on the pet now. SPACEX is going to be launching star Hopper two hundred meters in the air. This is GonNa be great because the last hopper launch you couldn't see anything there was a lot of smoke. It was just a tippy top of the smoke that was caused by the engines so according to road closures in the area the SPACEX does these launches. It'll be seventeen eighteen days after its first hop in it's been courted off August twelfth through the fourteenth so they got to wish days to do these launches. They have a backup window so to speak so they have to in a possible preflight static fire opportunities so they can do a static fire on the pad. Head make sure everything works fine and then you know they go through all the tests they make sure everything's good and then after that they can do their two two hundred meter hop a lot of coverage of this this recently and spacex his put a bunch of information on their twitter account at at spacex and also everyday astronaut has a lot of information on his twitter and youtube account so I if I were you. I'd go check that out. It's really cool so <hes> so in the next couple of weeks. We're going to be seeing star. Hopper hopper is the precursor to starship starship starship is spacex is gigantic gigantic rocket that will be taking human beings and stuff. I like to say stuff because you never know exactly. What's let's go in there yet. Rovers scientific experiments etc people to the moon and it's also going to take a billionaire around the moon soon and back to Earth now. It's not GonNa stop at the Moon though star hopper which will become starship while it can <music> get to Mars to so this is the very first step these tests. These two hundred meter tests these twenty to thirty meter tests. These are all the first step to making starship in actual thing into actually fly people from the surface of the Earth to the moon again which <unk> Yvan Musk said in a couple of years he wants to send a SPACEX space x ship to the moon because he's not going to wait around for NASA to do. NASA said sure do it will support you one hundred percent if you could do it will be there for you buddy so starship. It's on its way star. Hopper upper on the twenty eighth was wrapped up the modifications to a rented lift vehicle vehicle the move star hopper back to its launch facilities so the twentieth of July a couple of days ago that will happen August August twelfth through fourteenth though watch out because this thing is going to be launching two hundred feet in the air. It's going to be an amazing spectacle and you'll be able to witness history with the rest of us so I want to say. Thank you to my sponsor audible. You can click on the link in the description. Check that out you get two free audio books and the really great. I listen to them before I go to bed. I learned things before I go to bed. It's a really great way to do that without getting too into it and calming yourself down tonight which I need. I host my podcast on Anchor F._M.. Anchors the easiest way to make a podcast an anchor gives you all the tools that you need in one place for free which you can use from your phone or from your computer now these creation tools allow you to record edit your podcast so it sounds amazing in they'll distribute the podcast for or you so it can be heard anywhere. spotify apple podcasts. Google podcasts in many more in you can easily make money from your podcast with no minimum minimum listenership so download the anchor or go to anchor dot F._m.. 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The black power protest that shook the world
"Hey history lovers. I'm Mike Rosenfeld with retro pod. A show about the past rediscovered. Nineteen sixty eight was a year of protests on the streets on college campuses. And on the fields of battle battles. This is the beautiful capital of Mexico. Mexico very old and today, especially very young as host to the cream of the world's athletes and the greatest of it's cultural leaders here to take part in the nineteenth Olympia. It was their next eco city with the world watching that one of the most iconic moments of that chaotic year unfolded on television screens around the world. U S Olympia ins Tommie Smith and John Carlos had just competed in the two hundred meter sprint. Smith won the gold. Carlos the Bronx, and when they strode to the podium to accept their medals. They went with a plan a plan to peacefully quietly, but forcefully protest the injustice in racial cruelty. Taking place back home stepping up to the podium. They took off their shoes that was to protest poverty. They wore beads in a scarf that was to protest lynchings. They had one pair of black gloves between them Smith. Put one on his right fist Carlos covered his leftist. When the national anthem was played. They lowered their heads in defiance and raise those fists the black skin covered with black loves in a black power salute. And they prayed. Decades later their protests would be remembered as an act of patriotism in two thousand eight the two were honored with ESPN's Arthur Ashe courage award, but in nineteen sixty eight Smith and Carlos received no such praise. They were kicked out of Olympic stadium. And there were no awards waiting for them when they got home. They were suspended from the US -tracting they received death threats. After their track careers, Both Smith and Carlos played in the NFL. But their time on the field was short-lived Smith became a sociology professor and track and field. Coach Carlos became a guidance counselor in two thousand twelve in an interview with the guardian newspaper Carlos recounted their simple mission that day he said, quote, I had a moral obligation to step up morality was a far greater force than the rules and regulations they had. I'm Mike Rosenwasser. Thanks for listening to read and hear more about the extrordinary vents of nineteen sixty eight go to Washington Post dot com slash nineteen sixty eight special thanks to deneen Brown who reported this story for the Washington Post and for more forgotten stories from history. Visit Washington Post dot com slash retro pot.
Master 3 Key Skills
"Hey, my friends, it's Brandon, Rashard, and welcome to the Brendan Show. This is a podcast about helping you reach high performance in your life in every area of your life is about staying more motivated, more confident, more disciplined on purpose you know the hypothalamus experience is really about feeling more vibrant, more connected, more excellent, more fulfilled in your life but it's also challenging because you and I both know it's difficult to reach those levels of high performance without support without ongoing commitment and dedication to your own. Personal. Development. So welcome door age PX community. Thank you for joining us here on the Brennan Show. I'm super pump for today's episode. Before we begin I won't let you know that we have specials right now on our HP X. Nutrition Line. If you didn't know it, I rolled out three specific products to help you with your performance. These are three specific supplements that will really give you the edge now don't worry I'm not starting Mlm. Or a down line I'm not asking you to promote any of my products and frankly just like you, there's a lot of different companies and a lot of products that I love and I enjoy and I'm not trying to compete with it was specifically I could not find three world class supplements that specifically helped me in these areas. So we've got h picks optimize, which is a mental focus and energy product for your brain health then. We've got essentials, which is a functional multivitamin which we've basically enhanced for longevity for joint health and for vitality and digestion. But what we did instead of like making a multivitamin where they sprinkled a million different things in there that actually have no effect and we put in dosages here that you'll be amazed by in the finally, we h picks organic boost, which is the energy drink mix that I take because it's one hundred percent organic. Actually delicious to I. Have to tell you that. So go check it out HP X. Wellness Dot Com everything you need to know is right there, and if you've ever wanted to know how reach the high-performance experience in terms of your biology and physiology, these products can really support you go to HP WELLNESS DOT COM, and without further ado onto today's episode. Master key skills. Here on what you do. obsessively developed three skills. I want you to know what those skills are and obsessively developed that I'll tell you how in a moment through what we call. Progressive Mastery. I want you to obsessively about three. I want you to know what they are right now like decide today like what are three skills I am going to obsessively master this next twelve months like. What is it is that skill speaking? Is that skill patience is that skill video production audio production podcasting is that skill sales is that skill phone where I don't know what it is for you. But if you don't know. The skills you're trying to obsessively develop you're not in the game yet either and you need somebody like me maybe you don't even know what to say you're not in the game yet you're hurting yourself until you know the skills you're trying to help and develop a curriculum for those skills. It's like. You know when I, when I had the blessing of training, Oprah and her team. I mean I talked about a bunch of stuff over our whatever it was, and then I remember the one thing that they tweeted out after words was like. If you leave. Your growth to randomness you always stuck in the land of mediocrity. And came from a story about necessity for us to build our own curriculum. What happens when you become successful these you stop building your own curriculum. Now you're learning is on the job. Now you're learning is that random seminar, but you're not architect that skill development. It's kind of like when when I was at accenture I, remember when you started as an analyst, they had a skill path for you. You'RE GONNA take these courses you when you made manager you're gonNA take these courses. It was very structured and into structured in in the big global corporate world. But for most people that's not the reality you small business owners people who don't have great managers. There's no real skill development and they're waiting for somebody else to give them the curriculum. If you keep waiting for somebody else to give you the curriculum to develop yourself. You're already losing your peers are going to glide right by you because they're being more proactive about their learning. And this was I had to learn this lesson I saw people passing me by them like we're in the same job how are they passing me by and it turns out in the after hours they had their plan they were working they're learning, they were on their personal professional development level. better than I was. Pushing hard like whether it's me or you find somebody else who gives you that curriculum or you build a curriculum here's thing world class for you from now on. That's the bar. world-class for you whether you get the best trainer in town for you to help with your help, you get the best trainer online maybe you don't resonate with me. That's cool. Find Somebody best-in-class learn from them, but you need to architect your own curriculum over a period of long-term. I asked these how how did you get so good and they always laugh they're like you have no idea the hours I put into that skill. No one sees the time no one sees the discipline sees the effort because you're up at doing it. You know before the day starts or after the day starts like the greatest performers in the world in almost every area, they developed three skills I thought it was going to be more by the I like the most successful people they must be they must have a hundred things are good at when I asked them about that what did you obsessively developed like on purpose that usually named one two or three things that was the magic that's the distinction here. The next up, you need identified the three skills needed by every single person on your team, and then you need to create their plan. Now, I'm starting to do this with my team personally because I learned that I wasn't from one of my interviews I was like oh like that's a skill my whole team needs to know copywriting. So I went and bought a copywriting course for a couple of thousand bucks and gave it to my team and was like get in on this because if you don't know the skills, your team has developed. You think they're going to randomly even if they're good people, they won't what are the three skills for each of your team members and most importantly, what are the three skills highest performing team members need to get on because? They're usually the most neglected. It's easy to let your high performers. Do their thing because there already. Good right. So like. The people are most neglected or the people who already good. Because you try to fix the under performers without realizing the biggest bang for the buck would be developed the high performers got this leaders. Hope so. Okay. Next up, practice progressive mastery practice progressive mastery tell you what that means. It's probably the most important concept in all of expertise development. You've probably heard of like deliberate practice this this other level and I'm gonNA walk you through. It's truly other level deliver practice is world gossip scientifically proven I. Hope You guys have studied Anders Eriksson's work genius on deliver practice. This is now the next level of what you do is called progressive mastery and you're going to take some notes on this because I'm going to break all out for you I want you to think about I write in your journal, a skill you like to learn. Right injures one actually right three skills you'd like to learn. Now right down these steps can number one determine a skill that you want to master that everything. We're GONNA start there. Then set specific stretch goals on the path developing that skill. Specific stretch goals on the path developments go let me give you a skill. So we have a metaphor of working through this number one, determine a skill that you want to master. Let's imagine the skill that I want to master is is swimming as skill right I wanted to become proficient in swimming, but you can't just say swimming you need a specific skill within that. So I'm going to say, I want to develop my ability at the I'm GonNa make this up probably get wrong like the two hundred meter freestyle. If? That's a thing. But is it a thing? Sounds like thing the two hundred meter I don't even know how long two hundred meters is you might drown. But let's say you're, Nassar, the two hundred meter freestyle. Okay. If you're going to do that, that's the skill. Specifically you WANNA master setting specific stretch goals specific stretch that means specific surgical was like, okay. How long you swim that lap the time in which she takes to flip around and go the other way the time in which it takes you to get into the water the time in which it takes you how many strokes you can get per breath or whatever other measurement that you set up like you need to know those numbers, what are you stretch goals and what's the improvement of it over a period of time otherwise you're novice. Number three, attach high levels of emotion and meaning to your journey and your results how it means before you do that activity every time get yourself emotionally connected about why is this important to your identity? Why do you love this house serving a social obligation or duty or purpose, and why do you need to it? Excellent, right. Now Okay every time right before we get in the pool, you tell yourself about why this is so important for you to do I don't know what yours is, but you need psychologically ramp yourself up. Hey it's Brennan. I'm bopping in here real fast for you to urge you to go to H. Wellness Dot Com and check out our products to help you get more of that mental focus and energy need to stay at your best to deliver with excellence to feel like vibrant. Again, because I know we all struggle with mental fatigue and mental focus we all sometimes get tired and sometimes we're worried about our overall health and so I created three specific products savvy with that good at HP x wellness dot COM check out our nutrition line, and let's give to high performance baby. WELLNESS DOT COM. Number four identify the factors critical success and develop your strengths in those areas and fix your weaknesses in those areas with equal fervor meaning what a needle movers avoid. Most of everything else because you know what ever tell you do fifty things I want you identify what's the five things stop thinking that fifty things success strip it down what's the five fundamentals right so Maybe for swimming, it's your entry time. Maybe it's your stroke per breath maybe it's kickoff. I don't know what it is for you. But focus on those things that really matter not everything else. The people will tell you matters right like the color of your Speedo stop worrying about that because that's what people do. They worry about the dumbest stuffed has no impact on performance. Never five developed visualizations that clearly imagine what success and failure looks like. Visuals Asian practices are so neglected if I'm GONNA visualized swimming. visualize. Okay. Jump in the swim I'm there's always what it feels like under the water visualize what it feels like when I run out of air when I run out of energy I, don't feel like I can win when I don't feel like making that last kick turn when I don't feel like going for in those last ten meters like I'm going to visualize all that if you're visualizing running a marathon, you don't just visualize running across the finish line. which is what most people do individualization practice you need to visualize what happens when your legs are falling apart at Mile Sixteen and you're just like no way. Can I go any further than this? What do you say to yourself? How do you overcome that? How you be resilient how you make it through the State Gronk, you need to visualize the struggle and your survival past the struggle points with as much detail precision. Hope optimism joy as you do the win. Number six scheduled challenging practice developed by experts or through very careful thought and learning the obviously the most the easiest way to advance is to get an expert to teach you. So if I, want to become proficient at that two hundred meter freestyle, I'm going to hire coach who's known specifically for that right I'm not going to hire somebody who's just swim coach I'm GonNa go who is excellent at this particular race otherwise, you're gonNA generalist, you want specialists. So for those who are like I, want a specialist in psychology that's me your specialists and physiology. That's me you especially some productivity persuasion challenging practices. Number seven wins the last time you had weekly feedback that rocked your world. See, common. Sense not common practice. I know feedback. Yeah. Tell me who's giving you world-class feedback. Show me. What are you paying them? Where are they people say this all the time yeah I know. British. Give feedback. Yeah. When you get once a quarter who's giving who's pushing you because if you don't really have that you have not structured up your own skill development. Number Eight, socialize you're learning. This is the big difference between me and deliver practice socialize learning and efforts by practising or competing with others. Competency is not done in a loan room by yourself you need to set up situations were you are literally competing with other people and you're influencing them as we'll talk about so that you see how do I socially compare because if you're not socially comparing yourself, you're not really into all that skill. All right. The kid just beaten away at the piano doesn't really know how good they are until the piano recital. You just don't know you're in your own vacuum so you need to put yourself out there and see how you're doing. Number nine keeps getting higher level goals that keep you improving. That means keep going and going and going in your measurement and your goals, and then this is the most important thing. This is really a different shades all my work and skill development you gotta teach others what you're learning. You gotTA teach. There's this myth and really poor studies of of well, there's the individual high performer and we just studied they're competent about and we forget so much of why they're good. Why is that quarterback world-class? Is it just because through that ball a million times? No, it's not just routine. Why? Because they had the best coach not just the coach the best quarterback is often the best quarterback because they're the ones leading the team and teaching others to become more excellent. They usually have someone there mentoring that second string quarterback. Why is it that the world's most accomplished? Tend to be mentoring. Other people is because when you teach you learn the finer distinction of your own skill set. I had the blessing when I was at the University of Montana. I went for my undergraduate, my graduate degree and I got to teach public speaking and it was a skill I was working so hard at the time and. It was just a huge to me I really WANNA learn to extemporaneous speaking. So if you guys been with me here as a teaching this I don't have any. There's no notes sitting around anymore I got back. The rest is teaching from experience and having the ability to do that in extemporaneous speaking. I sucked it. But by teaching public speaking and watching students implement what I was teaching or struggle with this or have their breakthroughs it taught me more distinctions you learn just as much by teaching as you learn by applying often. So that's a huge part of progressive master. All Right Hey, it's brandon I hope you enjoyed that episode and I hope it helps you reach another level of high-performance in your life whether it's a shift in your mindset or shift in your habits or the shift in your intention for day I. Really Honor You for listening to the Brennan Show and I am deeply thankful. So could you do me a favor? 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Talking Trucks with TuSimple's Chuck Price - Ep. 90
"Hello and welcome to be invidia i podcast i'm your host no kravitz before we get started a quick reminder you can subscribe to the podcast virtually anywhere you get your podcast apple podcast google play cast box soundcloud you name it were there and therefore not let us know and we'll get on there you could send us an email at podcast at invidia dot com you can also rate and review the show on apple podcasts and you could find all of our episodes on the shows home page on the invidia block just type video podcast and you're search engine of choice you'll get there you can binge on all the episodes and get up to speed with everything going on in the world of were all aware of the race to deliver self driving cars that will allow consumers like you and me just sit back and be chauffeured to work the school runner weekend parents but implications of self driving trucks may actually be bigger in the short term to the global economy my guest today is chuck price he's the chief product officer of two simple too simple is a global self driving truck company based in san diego california and operating self driving trucks out of tucson arizona they also have another headquarters in beijing china founded in two thousand fifteen two simple is developing commercial ready level for fully autonomous driving solution for the logistics industry to simple structure the first and only capable of self driving from depot the depot and they do so everyday for its customers invidious gtc this past spring too simple announced the development of an automotive grade camera with nightvision capabilities they're the largest autonomous trucks company in the world an yes they're certified unicorn with the valuation of one point one billion dollars after their latest financing's round so let's talk trucks chuck price thank you for joining invidia podcast thank you for having me so a let's start where something i dropped in the intro their commercial ready level for fully autonomous driving solution what does that mean what's a level for autonomous driving swish level for is a designation by eighty s h e which indicates sort of autonomy level of the vehicle we like to say they're really only to a relevant levels in the scale from one to five one being like standard cruise control five being sort of infinite level of skate could be autonomous anywhere anytime for for any reason the two relevant levels we think are level to which is driver assist and levels for which is full driver out a atonomy within a defined operating domain okay our operating domain is on highways and and surface streets a bit of mapped a four are autonomous a solution so we can operate from depots parking lot under the surface streets onto the highway back on surface streets and into the parking lots day and night in good weather bad weather and so where is too simple right now you operating level for trucks we are operating low before trucks today in arizona these are being operated with safety drivers an safety engineers to people in place because were still of course under development or goal is to be able to operate in aid driver out fashion out of the vehicle fashion completely autonomous by the end of twenty so by the end of next year next year and just kind of reference you mentioned level to is driver assist that's available now in a commercial passenger vehicles and then the things that companies like tesla everybody tesla they're working on kind of level three going into level for that seems to be where they're they're going they never call it by the levels thing right full self driving so that is sort of a less specific name which gives them some flexibility short but to simple you have level for autonomous trucks that are out on the roads in arizona in kind of supervised conditions and as you said aiming for end of next year twenty twenty for a driver out situation that's correct that's correct and were operating with commercial straight were actually operating for revenue with commercial shippers three five times a week and so before we get into the house all this let's let's look at the why why does this matter what would an autonomous truck do for the world so there's a tremendous driver shortage and it's only getting worse this year it's projected to be e n d u s alone a shortage of fifty thousand drivers from by the mid twenties that number will rocket up to approaching two hundred thousand drivers missing from availability for our commercial operations and so what this means for fleet says they have lost opportunities you know the opportunities that they can't fill free shipping guts a in for consumers that means higher prices if you're an operator of the fleet you're capital coster very high emergency low because of the shortage the driver cost is going up end the margins are already squeezed so this represents an opportunity to take advantage of of shipping opportunities but they could not afford 'cause they could fill seats it's also more fuel efficient system that could save fuel while the operating in it also allows fleets to increasing utilization of vehicles lee average utilization of a truck a today about fifty percent that means it sits in a truck stop her parking lot at the time we believe we could increase utilization over eighty percent what this technology so this seems like a pretty be clear cut case a just a kind of grabs you know one of the headlines going around that this isn't you know the robots are coming for are jobs this is something where hey look there's already a shortage and it's impacting everything from fleet operations to the prices that people like me pay for all the stuff i order that you know online tickets delivered let alone you know the the supply chain of delivering things to the grocery store and everywhere else we've already got a shortage of fifty thousand drivers and that just going up so this isn't taking away job this is filling in need that's a very kind of vital sounding that's right and it also affects the supply chain of the trucking manufacturing industry is well it's about sleep can't get a driver they're not gonna buy a truck they don't buy a truck it doesn't get manufactured so you know there were many jobs impacted by the presence shortage we believe this is a kind of technology that it is it is quite disrupted a we think a very positive destruction that and it will it will lift all boats in the economy so let's talk about how it works and you know i'm assuming there are things that that you can't don't wanna talk about secret sauce wise but kind of on a on a sort of high level how doesn't autonomous system driving system work and specifically what might be unique or different to getting a truck driver on its own as opposed to a passenger vehicle yeah well in a tunnel system a is composed of a perception system to understand the world around it localization system that uses the perception system to understand where this particular account of his vehicle is on the planet and then combined understanding that at this vehicles relationship with these other objects in the environment the relevant from there there is they predictive stage which which understands the movement of the objects around the the the vehicle and then there is they planning process which takes the productions and plans sort of the next move for the vehicle and then that next move is it executed through hey low level a vehicle control system the controls the longitudinal on ladder lateral motion of a vehicle wreck that is an autonomous system are particular system is challenge just by the fact that this is eight forty ton vehicle that is articulated it's hinged on the metal ended his very long hits also unstable in different ways and a passenger car it's it's you know it's a taller be ical tends to be role unstable stables so it's more likely they will roll the truck rather than abbott slide out but you also have to worry about you know the things that people understand you know jack knifed tractor trailer wreck so we have particular control challenges is we have particular you know behavioral challenges on highway because it is eight large heavy in long vehicle sore interactions with traffic are sort of dominated by those characteristics as a result salt we built a technology that has hey much longer perception range then systems you'd find their own passenger cars so typical passenger car perceptions system can perceive objects in its environment out to about a hundred and fifty to two hundred meters a some may claim out took three hundred meters perception distance a out of the vehicle we think the practically speaking the average average passenger car autonomous system kunsi and be a hundred and fifty to two hundred meter range that range is is really too short for a large truck operating at highway speeds because at highway speeds it takes at least a hundred injured meters so the truck to come to a stop right which means that when you're perceiving objects only at those ranges essentially every object is a crisis in the making no you don't know what it's gonna do you need a deep to study it and understand it predicted so with are system are perception arranges a thousand meters this allows us to see twice as far as the typical truck driver sees when they're operating court seeking out to the you know the nearest galaxy but a truck driver typically studies these objects at her about a quarter mile away right and you're talking about a half mile two thirds of our most over half mile an a this allows us to not only operate with extremely high integrity in the quarter mile the critical quarter mile range which we think is important for trucks but it allows us to apply strategic decisions for efficiency and sometimes first safety based on information that were gathering a half mile away so when you when you're actually developing this industry obviously safety is always the primary concern with with any money autonomous system but it's not just about optimizing for not hitting an object in the road or being able to react to and unpredictable vehicle that's around you but you're also optimizing for efficiencies that's correct safety is of course the primary concern but once we have achieved safe operation with a large vehicle you know forty time that it takes a lot of energy to change its acceleration so you wanna try to keep it at a constant speed racer that requires first a very strong perceptions system to allow us to make choices that minimize you know needs to decelerate and it maximizes are ability to optimize trajectory for or you know minimum energy energy usage it also allows us to avoid cases where we would need to make eight dramatic change in the vehicles you know movement soda examples for swerving swerving very dangerous shrimp or yeah so it allows us to avoid those kinds of states earlier this year at gtc you announced the development of a night vision system and i know that you're trucks are also capable of operating some degree in bad weather what are the specific challenges that come up you think about human truck drivers and and i would imagine part of the driver shortage is that it's a tough job and it's you know they actual physical conditions of driving a tough also psychologically you know overnight halls driving through bad weather that kind of thing anybody who's driven at night or in bad weather you know can relate to that a little bit when you're talking about a a computer doing the driving in autonomous system anything goes into it what are some of the specific challenges involved in dealing with night and bad weather conditions sure well night obviously computer doesn't need caffeine it doesn't get more tired of two we never we never get drought ragged i should say our system the cause of the long range we require we're using cameras as are as a primary sensor you know there there is no light are or radar that reaches you know the distances we achieve with a camera sweet this means that per night operations we we needed the camera system that could operate in the very low light conditions we find you know boats out of cities a at night on on highways through the middle of the desert mountains or whatever but also when it is night and moonlights and cloudy the roads get very dark then of course we have headlights and we used the headlights but that introduces another problem that is the the bloom or glare the comes from oncoming headlights on the white francine especially when you're trying to process images with low light conditions and suddenly you're you're affected by very bright lights you need to have a very high definition a very a high dynamic range capability what the camera a in the camera also needs to control bloom which is sort of be you know a bright light sort of exploding into they adjacent axel of the camera are you using computer vision or other machine learning related tech a to kind of process incorrect images e s we we do a tremendous amount of processing that's why we used and video idea solutions in the perception system where were using an eight i approach to classify objects a but we also have a tremendous amount of software the destabilizing image correcting for anomalies in an image before we we get to be i portion of the system is aisha i or you know all the the technologies that fall under this umbrella recall i where else is that in your stack isn't helping to predict outcomes that then inform decisions to accelerate decelerate move that kind of thing yes so we used various forms of ayako we used cnn's so the object recognition that classification in the production section system in the production in planning part of the environment where using a different form of eight i a which i won't get into the details of it is it is not a girl that okay but in my system and this allows for a very rich interpretation a production of the environment and provides a very sophisticated general driving model that gives us a very interesting a very powerful well you know vehicle behaviors on the highway that makes it much more natural than the typical driving system i'm speaking with chuck price chuck is the chief product officer at two simple too simple is the largest autonomous truck company penny in the world they're headed towards a milestone of their first driverless operations by the end of twenty twenty the end of next year right now they've got a level for autonomous driving solutions on the roads in arizona but unsupervised conditions with humans on board to make sure everything's safe but they're looking towards what they call a driver out situation fully autonomous driverless by the end of next year check let's talk about your background for a minute how you got into the world of autonomous trucks have you ever driven attracted you study autonomous systems how did you get into this line of work a great question so i actually did account this is my temp start wow i've been in the valley for for awhile okay and in two thousand ten i actually moved to china to start a company there in lives there for three years there's nothing much speak about about that particular company but when i returned a friend of mine who isn't investor suggested i should i should meet the founders there's of a company that was in a two thousand thirteen a that was another truck automation company that particular company was peleton technology that is suing trump platooning i got very excited about they'll be concept is doing automation what's trucks at after i met them in joined the company a within a few months became their vp of engineering and i stuck with that through the first product a development over four years and along the way got interested in level for autonomy and eventually discovered too simple and decided i wanna be a part of it so wow i a couple years ago join too simple so i'd say of the i've got six years in a truck automation in one form or another before that you know i was all over the valley different companies as people do in this neck of the that's right you're an engineer by trade provide training on a software engineer by trade and when did you start working west west machine learning deep learning things we think of and they are stack fulltime you know involved in this it's kind of technology since two simple okay at the previous company is at the controls problem it's not so much in hey i problem right and so we didn't focus on the fbi's the deep learning the room that a dare we focused on very precise vehicle control maybe focusing then on your time at two simple which is relatively short what if anything is surprised you whether it's about you know where for aisha kind of more broadly has been going or the the rate of sort of adoption and acceleration innovative tech for specific to the domain of autonomous vehicles and trucking is is there's something along the way that really kinda you know you're expecting things to go right and they took a laughter even looking back you think yeah wow i didn't see that coming but it really really kinda change things well i'm gonna say two things the first thing that surprised me was that two simple existed and i didn't know about that they had been very quiet their headquarters being in san diego help them with that right but i thought i knew every player in the space in silicon valley but that's just showed my a sort of my attitude that silicon silicon valley is where everything happens sure so i was first surprised by that and then i was surprised at how fast this company was moving and just how quickly they could pull together such sophisticated systems starting from thee absolute luke latest hey i techniques so it's not so much with things that we did wrong it's things we did right did write very quickly we went from you know in three years from an idea to industry's most sophisticated level for autonomous system and that is just stunning to see how quickly it has come together and that's i think a testament not only to the technologies that are available to us today but to the you know the great team at a shouting and motion altogether in the south end so there's this 'em stated goal of first driverless operations by the end of next year twenty twenty what about looking couple here's beyond that and and whether specific the two simple or certainly impact of autonomous trucks on the industry on on you know society in commerce and such where where do you see this headed you know in the next say five years we've made a concerted effort to make this a commercial product so we've been working very closely with truck opium's to incorporate this technology into factory built trucks so we think thank in the mid twenties were going to see opium rolling level for autonomous trucks a out of their factories and we believe the once we achieve driver out capability but there will be a fairly rapid uptake by fleets because they they have a need right now for more capacity a in pretty efficiencies the this kind of system will provide so i think we'll see i think will see it just a emerge fairly quickly once we have demonstrated that we can achieve this i so i'm gonna start saving my pennies now so that way when the level of ford trucks all roll out consumer prices come down because of you know the the logistics there are better for the trucking companies then i could really take advantage of the amazon prime deals so i'm looking forward to that chuck if people wanna find out more about what to simple is doing now and a kind of the city industry where can they go go online i would assume there's information on the company homepage short too simple dot h y is a great place to start and if you're interested in working in the industry we're hiring like crazy ground we're at at four hundred people in growing so look us up we love the end the podcast on a help wanted no it's always serve everybody involved a chuck price thank you so much for joining the podcast it's great to dig into this stuff and start to understand a little more of you know not just what goes in to getting a forty ton truck to operate safely and driverless lee unofficially on the road but also you know what that means to the to the larger picture so thank you for your time a best of luck to you and everybody i too simple thank grabbing me on the show
Meaningful Sport Prof Gunnar Breivik (Pt3) | Sustainability | Deep Ecology | Sport-as-Exploration | Arne Nss | Heidegger | Sport Philosophy
"This is the physical activity researcher. Podcast a podcast for researchers of sedentary behavior physical activity and sports join for a relaxed dialogue about research designed practicalities. And well anything related to research. Learn from your fellow. Researchers useful and relevant information that does not pay into formal content limited space of scientific publications. And here's your host. Welcome everyone this is the meaningful sport. Podcast and im your host not gotten meaningful. Sport is a series of discussions on the y and how involvement is sport than physical activity can be an important part of a life worth living. If you are interested in the theme you might also want to check out meaningful sport dot com there. You can find podcast. Show notes read a blog and access many resources for further explorations of meaningful sport. This is the third and the final part of our discussion with goon. Who is a professor emeritus. At the norwegian school of sport sciences professor bribes work has been foundational in philosophy of sport and it was a great honor for me to have him in the podcast sharing his thoughts and and his exciting work. I will briefly sum up the previous episodes in case you haven't listened to them already. Part one was an exploration of heidegger philosophy and how it can be applied to our thinking. Round sport goner charities working on technology of the sporting human being which builds upon heidegger philosophy but also extends into novel new directions. That can help us understand how we find ourselves in the sporting world in the second part we discussed heidegger notion of authenticity. An how governor has used the when exploring skydiving. We also discussed existentialist ideas about breakdown and temporarily and how to apply these ideas in sport and today in this third and final part of our discussion. We move away from existentialism and focus on ecological sport which has been one of the key topics of goners. Most recent work concerns of sustainability are among the pressing concerns of our collective human agenda worldwide. But what would ecologically sustainable and ecologically acceptable sport. Look like how much do we need to rethink the way we practice sport or even the fundamental ideas of sport. You know a society. Let's listen to what gunar has to say. I think now it would be really a nice time point to talking time so Let's let's move on a little bit to discuss Some of your reason work. You have written about this already a long time ago. But now you have In in some of your reason work started to connect sports. today's pressing global concerns about sustainability. And an and what is going to happen to our our planet as a whole in terms of the environmental crisis. So you've pointed an inspired philosophy With few exceptions there hasn't been Discussions about what is what would be an ecologically acceptable or sustainable sport. And what would it look like. And so One of the things that you have drawn upon in your own work of exploring this ecological sustainable sport mr norwegian philosopher hardness so Let's let's start explorations of the that topic area and you can. You can tell a little bit more about the arneses work on on deep ecology whether on unnecessity interesting in many ways First of all he will set a leading national philosopher when he discovered so to say the importance of the the new science of ecology which came up in the sixties of the costumes. Famous Night in sixty two Pity tips on how they change the world there Use of the new system theory asks the ecology and on s became interested in that he had another also so to say it in spindle saas philosophy and Which is also looking at the account. Everything hands together in a choke hold any combined base amount and develop develop things into what they call deep. Ecology as opposed to shallow colors are shallower. College is when you look at how you can handle superficial Pollution some song deep ecology is a new understanding of how humans are parts of the the the total used. We used only nature Environment which is not so good but good than the focus of human set in the center and then we have the environment world around us but ness moved on to to to develop a philosophy where humans are just part of this total ecological system horn. H. let's call it nature because it simply the which would be aware that it's not nature as different from humans because humans appall donation according to johnnie also causes the ecological web and humans apart the ecological web on the same level as all other living things so he all yours for an egalitarian approach. Which means that all living beings. I'll just not in the ecological web and there may be good races. Wannabe a rather kill fly or an insect store An animal rather than human being but in principle. We have the core value. And right to live in this ecologically websites. Why drastic and he developed also away of of a living in nature. We have this traditional phillips leave in norway which made of living with the rented a symposium simple equipment and where the goal is to experience nature rather than to to perform well l. it with the specific skills like being very clever things more like sort of an attitude of the at religious Attitude life office with would meet nature with so Unannymous combined the things Developing relive live as something more extreme in the sense that he wanted to focus on the togetherness with nature and inmates show using very simple equipment. She had a very nice slogan to have richness ends and simple in means which means that you are able to experience wonderful things develop feelings but with simply means you are able to realize things that without catholic with mott so minimize the equipment and develop their way over living at night show where the focus in its north dome performance and Soto the doing and and performances that are admired by all the people but the draw the tried to to live with an in nature of the rhythms of nature and Heidegger slate philosophy. Whatever he also focused Being involved with nature by respecting nature by by not using nature for human purposes. But rather sort of letting yourself become of the night show on other similar idea. He will have. Famous climber enables young and he developed former climbing and in later in life. I i will say good friend over him. He was a good friend of mine. Mine saw who spent a lot of time together climbing and all the things. He developed new ways so climbing. That didn't sort of interferer so much with the with the nitro. In the sense that Instead of using advanced equipment like in the old days both son hamas to hammer Entered into the rock drunk doing that than developed horizontal climbing. Where you can you. Don't do sean just one meter above the ground than the find wolf's that extend in both directions or some plan you can use hundreds of me too so nice climbing just one meter above the ground. You should think that there is a two two hundred meter abbas Beyond your feet so it should be. You should do Be very focused on performances but rather own experiences and the noise subtleties yet than you can find on a rock face and seal the small living things that are even in small cracks and so on so it sessile of ecological climbing depict Climbing that this it's very interesting thing for me and i have tried to develop sort of a more extensive syria using on an s. It's extreme in. But i think that we need also ideas that show. They're sort of the most possibilities of living in nature without the without destroying night shore interfering too negatively with the with nature so i often be attacked by people who say this realistic The i think it's it can be inspiring in the sense that it shows available. And then you can must find your own way according to your own thinking on your own ideas but it's inspiring Barring so i tried to apply this. Thank into To outdoor life because that this hazardous knowledge not sustainable at all. So we need to change. Really change yeah. Let's let's go into your theory and anura ideas around that. The in just a second i think for a moment at go back to you were saying about some commonalities in in how heidegger thought about nature and and dwelling and An earnest so we know that in heidegger lay to work such as the question concerning technology where he's talking about However thing has become resources for us and we just use the nature as a resource for our projects and and we have come lost this Other way of being that's he's probably difficult to put into words what that other way of being looks like because we are so immersed in our technological worldview some perhaps you can talk about some may be similarities and also differences in in how heidegger and on a nest Think about nature and how they think about meaning and kind of the relationship between nature meaning where it's It's actually many years since i arrived. lay tigers ideas to bataille. I find that there are lots. Dolla commonalities i think i took heidegger on an as they have this basic idea of not using night shift for our own purpose but Trying to respect nature the to become pause on nature. It's not as ominous said. You can't conquer amount. you can only climb. Should only if you'll respect the mum and you adapt to the mountain. But it's it's this whole wisdom. Sort of say way of thinking of love wade the conquering and using things perron publicists opposite both send and then heidegger wounds either. Talks about for instance. The talks about verein the river rhine. And an how we put off by alex plant into and the hydroelectric plant Put into the ryan assess but It's the opposite way. Ryan is put into the hydro electric plant so we are setting things and we using nature Hodie of technology is to extract them store resources as we call it from nature to be used for human purposes unequal Everything ends up assists in german Which means we could translate. It may be as standing resolve for human purposes and this is society not something that we saw to say as human beings have decided because in high philosophy. It's actually the being that reveal the world and human beings in different ways so it's this way over relieved revealing. Which may that technology is possible and this is sort of a power that can control as we can control all the things so it's not really that also to say the agent shoulder the that the force behind with this going on what's being developed but actually there is the sign the being reveals the world in different ways so this is very difficult to explain but on this he doesn't have this sort of idea of being because it for him. It's draw the to calla t of the ecological system. It's not the acting sort of power. There is no being behind that this deciding how the world will develop but they all the actors that will make a difference and therefore also in sports simple inter to thread lightly on assess to to be aware of our own position in the ecological web and be serving instead of conquering. And this is again when it comes to results similar to hide. That goes on idea of do as they used to do. Oil to respect nature and let nature live in many ways. They'll pessinson the way they took care of and respected and the develop the way of living that the will see nicole with with the surrounding so they both have this idea of not letting them modern attitude of conquering the winning. Betrothal the attitude of letting be and becoming involved by accepting that won't Just a small part of the total system and therefore sports should also adhere to the Letting be and being pulled of instead of the developing more play on resolve full array of the doing so. It's it's a challenge for old people to develop new ways of doing sports. I think yeah and you said that your ideas about this. Ecologically sustainable sport quite radical and idealistic for some. Let's just explore. Can you tell a little bit a little bit more. About what is your proposal and be as radical as you want. When i think we need the did to do two things at the same time miami Concentrating on might think king. According to what i have been developing the dos. You're listening to hide the and on an essential this of course. I think i would welcome. Actually program modem go that way. We need also. The wealthy colts shallow ecology. Because we need to start somewhere so on one hand we need to get the both individuals and groups and organizations and corporations and states and national systems it to move on with Started to it's about the becoming Much more accessible. When it comes to handling the bios fair on the other hand we need good Something that can inspire us and hair on Also heidegger array potent because they sets up idea of where to show how it's possible to develop and how then more and more The individuals and groups and maybe organizations can become as radical as on a nessin and the which saw i would welcome that route. Three It find groups of people that were interested in developed. This new green spoke more radical. Spoke and think about the ideas also practices and coming together and see how it could practice books in ways that to or inspired by for instance on ns because he has a lot of good example To give in his own practice lock. Victor for instance Show just very simple When he will Detract Seattle culture shwe's Together thirteen years so his life and he decided to to do some running so he put on a running shoes bought some and then he started to to run a Setup took an hour or so and he tried to run foster ever time so it will. Do we'll talk you Records the ten here so stupid. Because i may be run a few seconds Foster back with what. Do i do with a second and i experienced so late load landscape. I am just focused on my next ben to run foster so it dropped to the running shoes and put only boots old boots and then he ran very slowly will running but t experienced what was around him and experience the landscape his emotions feelings interaction with everything around him came back. He became much happier. Iran's much slower than -joyed everything much much much more so this is one many examples so holly changed. It was competitive plan when they will see but he changed his way of the doing things experiencing things in it was for him. A big advantage shunned. The i think for many of us we should reflect on how how we can do things In order to to do what we really really want to do. Yeah and I i like the example. And i think often we are too busy running and an undoing records that we don't pay attention to the surrounding some kind of how how we experience and how he arisen it with the world and that green green space around us. I guess my question at this point would be then what is possible role of competition or you said that we should not be focused on using the the surroundings at our for our own projects and not to be focused on winning. But is there some value in competition in this green spot on six bliss extreme in a sense Or that we should have no competition at all. That i think said is not the red aesthetic and it's not i like competition Should also develop ways of doing spoke with competitions but without interfering in a negative way with surroundings natural surroundings more than is necessary. Nf you look at international competitions today with their arenas resources that are used. It's it's possible to go own way. They say if we only won't have that greener planet So obviously if something is wrong with system but competition as i'm not negative to that ramp to about it but but my basic idea Exploration of what we can do and An exploration of our surroundings. So i see sports in these four different directions as we talked about the fourfold as we talked about the of that also in general i think that spoke a wonderful example of how we explorer the possibilities of what we can do in our human body we have and there is a sort of Perspective also here that come into recent books also in both philosophy. It seems that we more more taking. And if i get this Evolutionary background and human survive by exploring the environment and exploring what could do with their brothers also developed various ways of playing and develop exports explorations and. We are continuing to do that. I think that this very fascinating. And therefore i'm fascinated with older new nature sports. The extreme sports risks both live boats Operation typical sits. It shows how the exploration through sporting activities go on so i'm fascinated with Of the exploration different different types of I'm also interested in exploring different types of doing a sport. Competition for instance and and developing new ways so explorative element is from very important whereas if you look at most traditional sports they have been very static. The old rules saw the same rules that orders today on the same as bill. Rules for instance in in a sport like baseball. Nothing has changed your Fifty s by him and compared record today with record safety as ago. Maybe this is a little bit extreme example that they are very traditional betim highlight sports as expiration and therefore i also like exploring new ways of doing green spokes waste of doing spokes. That more able to to to be accepted according to We need to do to Difficult way of doing sports sola this expiration competition aspect think of opposition to the greening of sports. Yeah i think that's a really nice clarification. And what would be in terms of if we think of cutting the very practical practical level. We need a change in all sports culture. We need to become more sustainable and more green. What do you think like in a very practical terms. What would be the first things to do to strive towards that goal while it depends upon whether you look at international spoke system or if you look at the the individual spoken human being or the group of people i think on the national level we have. We have long time since the olympic games lama. Ninety nine four we had They was recalled the first green games because environmental concerns. Were also the setting up of the games and that will impact movement tried to develop guidelines for a more sustainable spoked and this guideline several of them. I studied for some years ago. The guidelines With the while the more superficial ecological confounds but but nevertheless there is There is I thinking i in the right direction but when you come to practice. The olympic movement has not been able to set up for much of practical use that can be guidelines those systems for developing green school. Shaw so the theory is not so bad but it's but the practice It's not it's not the necessary but we we need to lighten descru- we need to make some Function much better developing because olympic system is very important than also differentiate. The specifics book organizations. They all different because they they reach opt so we need to work on that but the same time there is a instead of this top down approach. We need above them up approach. Where as said is singing. Participants singing performed with singer. Spokespersons can develop ways together with other spokespersons of the same mind develop ways of doing things that can be a sparring with social media. Today this thing scam spread it false if you're Tune bargain how habit time this developed into a movement among young people In school you can reconsider. The statements walks if you're if you're get the people to to use The new media and stopped working together on on changing from asa baltim- baltimore position. So we need both top down and bottom up we need. We need shallow ecological developments but we need also the ecological. Yeah i think these practical messages are really a wonderful way of wrapping up our discussion today so once more i would really like to thank you for taking the time to talk to me and i am sure to. Discussion will be inspirational to a lot of listeners. So thank you so much. Thank you very much i android. They sell out. Thanks for joining us this week. On physical activity research through part. If you liked the show makes you never miss an episode by subscribing to follow the show with this. Podcast is made possible by listeners. Like you thank you for your support. If you found value in the show we would really appreciate rating apple podcast which ever after us or if you would in real old school way simply tell a friend about the show. The great help us. We have a fantastic lineup of guests forthcoming episodes. So be searched you in. Thank you all for your support and have a great day.
Introducing: SPORTS CRIMINALS, A New Parcast Original!
"Yeah I am really excited to tell you about a brand new podcast. I'm hosting called sports criminals it explores the X.. Ordinary true crimes committed by professionals in the world of sports here's a special clip of the first episode on Oscar Pistorius an Olympic runner who fatally shot on spotify and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. AM athletic achievement. It was the result of a single night six months after the London Olympics when Oscar pistorius fires I'm an international hero a- poster boy for overcoming obstacles but what he would be remembered for was not his phenomenal unrivalled resin four shots into his closed bathroom door killing his twenty nine year old girlfriend reverse steenkamp credible they reacted as such because the South African was a man named Oscar Pistorius the first double amputee nine in dead last several strides behind the man in front of him but then the winner of the heat the future gold medals London two thousand twelve the thirtieth summer Olympic Games the sixty six thousand capacity stadium was full to the Brim for the men's run in the Olympic Games to get here he not only had to qualify competing against the world's greatest but also navigate the trial respect between athletes the South African man then raised his hand and bow to the crowd as though he had won the stadium cheered wildly four hundred meters semi-final eight of the thirty two fastest men in the world stood in front of the starting blocks there was a smattering of in the South African found himself in sixth place looking ahead at the determined runners including the man who would go on to win gold I turn to embrace the South African he signaled that he wanted to trade the bibs that had their names printed on them a sign of the greatest Liam into a frenzied uproar indeed millions of is around the world were fixated on the man in the fifth flame in the last fifty meters the South African fell back into seventh in the final twenty meters he was overtaken by the Venezuelan and crossed the finish line every week we dive into the dark side of sports history and look at athletes who not only broke the law but broke the rules and covenants of their sport little consequence all the South African needed to do to qualify for the finals was finished in the top three but then the runners came to the home stretch Laura homes around the world family sat in their living rooms and shook their heads in disbelief amazing some said absolutely in Welcome to sports criminals podcast original is it that so many people within this strict moral code stray outside the law and whether that means they simply break the rules of the game scene four fed off the energy of the excited crowd is they hollered for him as well but it was the South African in lane five who ignited the State Roy Sports is built on a foundation of fairness with rules that aimed a setup equal obstacles to opposing sides so why also uncover how their actions impacted the history of the sport they played and had a ripple of cultural and social implications I'm Tim Johnson and I'm writing gun fired and the runners took off the South African maintained pace coming out of the first turn but was soon overtaken by the Belgian when this was clause for the Venezuelan in lane to the Brit and lane three received a predictably warm roar of appreciation from his home country the Belgian clip exacerbate and feed some of our darkest desires you can find episodes of sports criminals and all other park cast originals for free search bar the story of Oscar Pistorius is one of the most emotionally complex in sports history commit a brutal act like murder there are an untold number of athletes and others involved with the sports world that wind up in a life of debauchery on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream sports criminals for free on spotify just open the APP and type sports criminals in the sports criminals aims to unpack this connection we seek to uproot how the fame and cutthroat nature of professional and Amateur Sports Can Kabala Litigation to prove that his carbon fiber prosthetics did not give him an unfair advantage historians had become in many ways he represented everything that draws us to athletics overcoming obstacles the triumph of spirit and determination an unparalleled harming his way through interviews to become a media darling not just a hero of South Africa but hero of the world the attention all athletes proving that even the greatest trials can be overcome the runner also carried with him a confident in light charisma cha he brought to Paralympic athletics flooded the community with sponsorships and spectators they had never had before his humble but confident work ethic and a commitment to persevere no matter the odds historians was not just an inspiration to Paralympic athletes but t thirteen came to pass in just a few short hours everything the world thought they knew about Oscar pistorius started unraveling at three a. m. that morning pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend Reba steenkamp through his clothes an unknown unpredictable incredibly aggressive side to pistorious that he had hidden from the media for years in the story your breath room door at his home in Pretoria South Africa historian claimed it was an accident prosecutors called it premeditated murder and cited outward persona and what appeared to be a genuine authentic Joie de Vive made it absolutely shocking when the events Valentine's Day two thousand three months or did so believing he was protecting her his actions that night were incredibly reckless perhaps he was a cold come to light is the simple truth that it's impossible to know what happened on that fateful night whether pistorius knowingly shot his girlfriend about two here we will try and present the tragic rise and fall of Oscar Pistorius from the most objective viewpoint possible but what will without a fibula in either of his legs Oscar's mother Sheila knew her son would need surgery to have the lower portion of both his legs removed impulse one thing is for certain at the end of this tragic tale it will be impossible not to form an opinion one way or the other loser is the person who sits on the side the person who does not even try to compete Sheila's strove to ingrain the Oscar Pistorius was born on November twenty second nineteen eighty six in Johannesburg South Africa he did not he pursued the world with an energetic thirst for adrenaline climbing and falling from trees launching himself onto motorbikes race so when the baby was six months old she wrote her son a letter encouraging him in the trials he was sure to face in his life the peace that stock with Oscar when he read the letter as an adult stated the real loser is never the person who crosses the finish line last the real killer an incredibly calculated liar or maybe he was so intensely traumatized by the idea of break in that he was willing to act on violent attitude within her young son even after the eleven month old pistorius had both of his legs amputated six months later he was given his first prosthetic with a nine millimeter pistol underneath her pillow this planted and immense anxiety with his brothers go-carts so fast down a hill that the pair had to use one of Oscar's prosthetics as a break it was moments like these when Oscar consider ninety three his parents divorced Sheila began excessively drinking as a way to subside the turmoil of singlehandedly raising three children impoverished and segregated black community of South Africa but the unrest of the country bled into all homes rich and poor alike as the it seemed at turns filled with random acts of violence and rife with the brutality of organized crime townships lobbied for anarchy Oscar it would string together a series of unchecked behaviors that culminated in a tragic death however in childhood I ask questions later this type of daredevil persona is accepted in the sports world in fact it's encouraged but for froder the school's headmaster he I'd the boys prosthetics suspiciously Schroeder politely address. Sheila Machine understood that this his differences the most as a child he did not feel pain as as manufactured leg ground for Roche ously against the Gravelly road when she moved her family to a smaller home in a poor neighborhood she also developed an acute fear of break-ins going so far as to sleep and from that moment forward Sheila Story is made sure that above all else her son would not feel different and for the most part tides of reform force the nation to scramble for any sort of identity above all else Sheila pistorious was concerned. AK47 sold on the black market for fifteen US dollars citizens were left as refugees when the fires and violence of territory wars was on the tail end of the decades long horrors of apartheid the institution of racial segregation that had dominated South African Society for it was little to suggest his audacious physicality was anything out of the ordinary he took naturally athletics and this seemed like a good environment to the it's something else became apparent about Oscar's attitude he carried with him a sort of reckless abandon an attitude of John Push them from their homes the pistorius family even after the divorce was relatively affluent compared to the incredibly blinked and ignored the man's concerned Gaze Oh yes she assured him Oscar was quite accomplished in many different sports this cert- energy but pistorious childhood was not entirely defined by adrenaline and athletically fueled outings when he was six years old in nineteen was an institution of the highest athletics standard did she not all enrolled were expected to Excel Sheila hardly nearly fifty years despite the political moves toward a more democratic country violence and civil unrest still rampage through the nation Oh boy school that is until June twenty first two thousand three Oscar was playing rugby on the outside wing when a pass unfaltering determination and believe that Oscar was just another boy instilled in him and unwavering confidence that is missing legs would not gritted his teeth and stood up he finished the match and pedaled six kilometers back to his house the next morning when he woke up thin Oscar that stuck with him into his adult years but it was not necessarily unjustified in the nineteen nineties South Africa up his knee was discolored and incredibly swollen Oscar knew immediately that his athletic career was in serious jeopardy incredible fervor aided by lighter more aerodynamic prosthetics Oscar was able to compete within the ultra competitive landscape of the Pretoria get in the way of anything he did Oscar's mother made sure that he never thought twice about fitting in and pursuing whatever it was he was passionate about in the news shattered Oskar but he was fortunately able to channel his energy into sports especially took to rugby and water polo within voice high to break the news to a fifteen year old Oscar that his mother was fatally ill her excessive drinking had led to an incurable deliver problem and during treatment she suffered from an adverse drug interaction one that tragically took her life that March at the age of forty three himself headfirst into a situation even knowing his relative vulnerability second the injury put him on a crash course with the came in high and fast Oscar leapt to catch the ball but is he did so two boys slammed into him one high and one low he spiraled into the air and crashed to the ground sending a shock wave of pain through his leg the drunken fathers on the sidelines drank it which is why it hit especially hard win in March of two thousand two Oscars father came to Pretoria Oscar continued to win race after race posting ludicrous times for a seventeen year old double amputee then one easily then he anchored the last one hundred meters his schools four by one hundred relay and posted an almost mind boggling time of eleven point seven Oscar began training with a track and field coach needless to say he took to the sport immediately a teacher signed him up for a race which he for the safety and wellbeing of children which is why she enrolled Oscar in the prestigious Pretoria boys high when she brought Oscar in to see Bill Rocky Start Oscar had performed well enough that he was set to compete in the men's single leg amputee division he was the only their beers and goaded get up you sissy I didn't come here to watch my kid play against a Panzi Oscar as he always did completely missed the sound of the starting gun for one point eight seconds. He stayed crouched while the other runners took off when Oscar Athens for the Paralympic Games but his tenure in the two hundred meter race seemed destined to get off Fox strides gain forty centimeters on the lean Oskar was so focused on his technique that he suggested a very specific routine to regain functionality in his knee sprinting so in two thousand three sport that would see him making history as fate would have it the physical therapist that Oscar consulted with for his injury Oscar Pistorius with a mouthful of braces only eight months removed from his first therapeutic sprints lined up in lane five lined up behind you Oscar and his coach had been working tirelessly on his starts focusing on making sure his weight hovered forward and over his body reality is that sprinting takes a great deal of grace a unique balance of stability and rigid strides with bodily relaxation in heat and setting a new world record for the paralympics then came the finals seventeen year old a two thousand four came around and so two did some relatively shocking news Oscar Pistorius was chosen to represent South Africa in would limbs sprinting has a unique aesthetic from athlete to athlete the long tall runner will allow the leverage of their limbs to carry in two seconds to take home the victory reveling in the immediacy of his son Success Hank pistorious started researching the paralympics all the while this time pistorius did not get off to a slow start from the outset it was easy to see that the race was never in doubt many Oscar was in the seventh lane elaine he would come to hate because he preferred to play catch up in the seventh lane almost the entire field took second and then I as though they were standing still he crossed the finish line at twenty three point four three seconds finishing first finally came to he scrambled up right and ran after the group by the end of the first turn he had moved into third place in the home stretch he over there are two things of note about this injury I it is another example of Oscars reckless willingness to throw it not in the entire Field Oscar also had considerable difficulty starting races mostly because he lacked feet to feel the he had a connection to his form that radiated type of elegance powerful but effortless overturning of limbs at once more time competitor he certainly is an extraordinary athlete to find out what happens next follow sports criminals for free his girlfriend to listen to the full first episode follow sports criminals for free on spotify and anywhere else you listen to podcasts I hope you enjoy that bursting across the finish line at Twenty one point nine seven seconds shattering the world record and securing the gold there was something radiant warning blocks and never quite perfected the proper push off this issue came to light as he crouched down for the first round of the men's two hundred meter I believe sprinting to be an aggressive and uncoordinated sport a sort of British and unrestrained launched a run as fast as you can the electric and more calm than every other runner in the field historian sundered passed the competition who watched the two thousand four Athens Paralympic Games new they had just witnessed the birth of a legend home once in a lifetime the momentum of their strides while a shorter stockier person might look for quick thunderous steps in this way sprinting displays the function to launch himself out of the gates. This is what Oskar was thinking as he crouched on the track weight forward launch out of the blue the
Susannah Scaroni, Two-Time U.S. Paralympian On Wheelchair Racing, the TCS NYC Marathon, + Training and Race Day Nutrition | Long Slow Distance
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weren't in wheelchairs correct but that just shows how much I was going to play sports like I where did athletics begin for you and how did your journey you get started I would say so before I was in gymnastics and I'm from really so it was just the culture to be really everybody was excited to play basketball when we got to third grade we got to play basketball for as a school so of Illinois that I looked up to that I had seen a different camps that I'd gone to and then even at some of the smaller like road races you may never even learn about it so I would see them at actual races and then I would see them at camps that I went to so it was pretty and then fortunately in fourth grade shriners hospital sent out mass invitation to all the patients that there'd be a giant sports thing where you could come and just like every other third grader in my class I also was the kind of play but I will say that was kind of that was definitely the first experience that I continue to do basketball and built erasing all the way through my senior year and then just focused on racing with a lot of people at the time that were participating in the was to get to learn actual basketball drills and skills with no difference like it was just the skill focusing on and everybody else is in a wheelchair and oh I didn't even think about I didn't even know wheelchair basketball or anything like that I just wanted to play basketball everyone else but then I really did not enjoy that so I told myself I was never gonNa play again marathon yet there's a little buzz that you might win oh my Gosh I would absolutely love that will definitely be trying so tell me about the course our way to practice twice a week and then I loved it and that sort of how my introduction sports started like and then to adaptive sports itself will be requiring you to push hard and work hard just because it's usually cold and windy and then you have hills at the very start so it was almost like there was no wheelchair involved at that point it was so cool and I it just completely reignited my love sports so I your basketball team that was up in spokane Washington and they were like hey like you should totally comes when our team it'd be amazing to have you and I was like no way I'm never claimed best again like I absolutely hated that but my mom on the other hand was like okay absolutely she'll be there that's awesome things where you like you you you pick up on like everybody was supposed to pass me the ball and like it took me longer to get across the court and then I felt like I was always just like catching up horses but its grueling and everyone's being under the same conditions which is Kinda nice too yeah not just the person pulling a draft it's and to me just like see what's out there 'cause we don't as you know I'm sure we don't really have on television and unless you're lucky like I was having adapted sports program somewhere nearby that I did growing up there were pretty good fields of adult wheelchair racers their time so I always had role models up to which I can't say enough how much is being able to buy psychologically stay focused when I'm getting exhausted and got us the thing word I would say when I started I was also lucky in that there were it was a pretty established program I had I had a lot of athletes at the university yeah it sorta motivating I like working hard and so I like really loved that course it's not as technical or tactical as some of the other flatter he joined their basketball team and then as soon as track starting in the spring I joined the racing team so two things are involved like I have a really great family that were willing to drive up an I love that force a marathon is not a marathon a marathon Amarah like the every course so different in New York City I would say is one of actes against my own will and then it was exactly the reverse of the year before like I just I still remember the first braswell practice thinking how three the most physically challenging ones because regardless of where you are in relationship to feel like two other athletes the core wheelchairs and term yeah equipment that you could use to raise US yeah you're coming to compete in the two thousand nineteen New York City and but it does mean that the people behind you are going the same speed is you and working a lot less hard so it really matters marathon distance you're not climbing up a hill you if you're pulling a draft or if you are trying to make an attack or something like that you might use the same sort of bio mechanical skills but yet the women we are pretty good etiquette and when the person in the front is ready to pull over the next person starts bowling live from my started I would say yeah I think what the major difference between now and then is is the the technology has definitely improved in terms of the at least lightly shielded you off like a Peleton or yeah okay at least in the women's division we definitely switch off it's different amends I've watched the Tokyo marathon like they had filmed everything and I was really surprised like it's not the same store is to do that and so we just execute skillful lot and for any courses you can kind of us something however we will try to do because of that they offer a really nice kind of wind break if you're behind one so we drafting a really high level which is where it's GonNa wear out other people to catch back up on like they would have not gotten worn out on Chicago for example right do you train they can conserve energy but New York there's also not as much drafting in New York City Marathon because you start on a long mile long incline it because we have world championships as well in November and then Boston in London awesome and so I believe the Paralympic team next year right and then you go down while so in wheelchair racing that also separates the field really quickly because some people are better climbing coasting and it's just we'll be doing Chicago New York City and then Tokyo I might do Oita Marathon which is in November I'm not entirely sure at the end so you haven't take that into account in how you try to conserve energy during the race it's just harder and some courses to wear somebody out for example in my opinion anyway he doesn't specifically say this regularly but from what I've observed we work on a lot of different skills for every single course because even if that's a line the lone goal yeah that's my goal and actually Chicago Marathon is our marathon trials okay so that's my major oh a few more hills than usual I think before Boston and New York are also going to compete in Boston as well yet what racist do you have coming up I right now we've gone into are like prep for Chicago so we are we're doing six days a week and then eleven all sometimes as opposed to more like two hundred meter intervals when we're just trying to pick up I was just on the track this morning Oh nice yes so are we because you can have unlike and enable by running race you can have somebody that's potentially conserve a lot of energy even at the end of a marathon printing pastor breath held in the middle and you finish on hills so it just it pushes you passer limits and that's partly why love it one of my strengths I think all right now is to just be able to do my very best Chicago that I can and try to make the team they're awesome so what's your training like we I instead of like okay lifted forty pound dumbbells last week and you got all sides like forty five this week we'll go like okay what wait can you lift at a things quickly so our strength and conditioning as trying to become explosive even if it's not a superhighway and just kind of keeping our orange understand it to interpret any race to so in wheelchair racing are chairs on three wheels and there's two in the back one in the front and we'll do interval from a track and then another day will go for nineteen miles out on the road and kind of shift that in my opinion I feel like we just rotate through those certain speed Ooh that day and so even if it's less or higher today doesn't matter saw relative to what you are that day and it's also geared trying to move everybody having to work hard up this hill we'll talk to me about that because you can draft yes and some major difference in it's a huge part of the sport it's Eh there's just like a line of wheelchair athletes in a row and the person in the front is taking all of that wind kind of rock and everybody behind them is olders really healthy right and it's almost like like in in a sense it's almost like if you were a swimmer I mean at that level yeah and what we do a little bit we do strengthening twice a week but it's most of it is honestly shoulder preservation and mobility instability which is the march what we do all year except for doing more tracks specific things will bring the length of the intervals down and then do more of them and then you do a ton of strength training preventing overuse of your shoulder eight if you can think of pitchers swimmers yum that's a lot of wheelchair Thurs need to right now we'll do intervals on the track one day and those are drawn out intervals when we're going into marathon season so what I was like twelve hundred meter intervals worked on our shoulders then we have adjusted our strength and conditioning to be only based off of velocity so what that means is concessions a week so to those are two days or three hundred two days and so what we typically do is kind of rotate have spread out already but you still got all of this energy like you know it's like a mental Jambalaya because you have like you know there's a hard race coming up for a long ways but you just like specifically for the course as you get closer to the race like you'll go out and do hills and and and Trent yeah a little bit our coaches philosophy is presenting percival annoy am also sponsored by top end wheelchair and I am on t t top end as well so I'm sort of like dual what's what's the name of your team that you're on so University of Illinois has a wheelchair athletics program and the Racing Team is a club sport so I do automation and I think partly learning more about nutrition and kinesiology continues for me like just like logically keeping ended about it because not only do I love doing it and have continued to learn how to do a better better better but I learned like college I went to a school in Montana where I was again like the only person wheelchair and I have my recent terror with me like I didn't know if assuming everyone is so different and I think mine was more of an organic sort of like progression because I didn't come to annoy the first two years foyer who like we the home of the US Paralympic national wheelchair racing training sites is year so all of the national team the muscle physiology level and like from through diet like how other things can impact sports. And I think I'm still just like someone that's Lina Love wheelchair racing and win in the second year when the coach here's Ellen Oi contact and said they had a full ride scholarship opportunity more seriously and I was excited for the adventure like at that point I was just thinking wow let's see what it's like to do Organiz training with an actual team I didn't ever record distance or anything and then found out that I was doing like twenty milers every day when I trained so I I just intrinsically it takes a little bit more like you do reach even higher I think you have to really be competitive too and I it's something I've been learning and developing it's like it's something I can tell him I think I'm getting closer to being that way yeah but honestly for me it's just been something I I for the most part are live and train here so yes I have crate training partners here that I worked with what was the point in your life where you're like I want I was like Oh my gosh that was sort of like Whoa is this something I love enough that I would just completely go back to what I did as a kid and like do it doing what you do and also just like doing it at different levels right I mean yeah absolutely completely you don't feel it yeah it's like that do-or-die take my recreational love of training and sports and become a professional athlete yeah that's really a question I think would ever go anywhere else like an any farther but I was still a training every single day of the week on my own just because I loved it and moment we're putting it all out there and you just don't know what's going to happen when you put it all out there but you just want to win yeah so that's something I've not been great on my life but really enjoyed doing and I love working hard so I you can sort of mask the lack of competitiveness if you like those things sometimes but minded about doing it right it sounds like it it's not so much for me about winning the race the bulk of my career hasn't been I would say because I've been doing it alone and I just continue to still love it I was fortunate I fit in with the team and I got here and that helps a lot to maintain it's like you know and not only are you this incredibly talented athlete you're also pursuing a master's degree in becoming I'm from that side to like really want something it's true it's like you do something that makes a difference between like winning when you want to win the marathon like I think there is at that point when you're like you have to sort of think a little bit beyond yeah just really want it I know a Master's program we'll be starting a study soon let's actually looking at carbohydrate intake of wheelchair marathoners and sort of trying to find some more information adjuster Dietitian yeah talk to me a little bit about that and also I want to hear about your fuelling so are you in you're in the Masters Program I am I'm doing on extended Master's program so I'm in my third year of my master's program and part of that is as you know like I have a lot of competition intricate things about nutrition that can boost performance and every sports a little bit different in there hasn't been a lot of research on wheelchair racing and enduring off the air and so my school and advisor really supportive in letting me sort have do things at a slower pace so I am Anna my third in about what's a better amount of carbohydrates to have during a race because as I have gone along in my program I realized there are these really in auto racing and it's kind of a weird sport in and of itself anyways like we said it's not traditional endurance it's not completely a sprint short distances either it's a little bit of a hybrid so I am enjoying learning what those pieces are wise something might need different nutrition rick weapon as an athlete to have really good nutrition and know your body and to understand because everybody's different yeah and it's one of those things it's so there's many different messages so what is the best thing for you to eat like what your nutrition like when you're training and leading up to the race and then on race day yeah the rest of the Pera wheelchair racers out there because it is a growing sport I have always been interested in nutrition. Yeah I mean I think secret it's like your seat it's like a decent kind of carbohydrates and I and then something smallest carbohydrate in the morning and then after the throughout the day I bring that value down like right before a workout just because you are also in racing sitting on your stomach so most well the way I think of nutrition as like I think of it in transit recovery so I like thinking about it that way because when I am you're thinking about recovering we know recover for protein however if you're a nothing that has like eleven training sessions that week if you don't have protein in that recovery meal win but also the masters part of school because we can actually investigate it a little bit and hopefully some information that will help but we're not not only for me but for with high intensity intervals added so to me that tells me carbohydrates argument with the primary fuel source for route yes and it's just when you start thinking about what those calories are coming from is where it's nice to have someone sort of saying hey you use mostly Kara hi your body uses different fuels will be dictated by protect your size you're doing so since we do right for example we're doing a lot of longer-distance things your act like you're exercising it moves to the edge of the cell so it's ready to take in more sugar and then after about thirty minutes it goes back inside itself so the reason you can you know within thirty minutes after an intense workout or is that I do that's another thing so there are recovering windows for different macronutrients what we know about protein though is like the actual window is a lot longer than was originally thought to be about twenty four hours okay that's good one of my muscles it's going on the thirty minute range is really for carbohydrates though because there's a transporter on yourself then because a lot of those activities so I just ensure that I I don't like cartload but I am sure that I'm getting sorts of like all sorts of carbohydrates that's good for us as if as athletes you can store as much barbara hydrate in your muscles your glycogen if you can really boost those levels is the training that morning going to be what is next like what later on in the day and what was yesterday and what does the rest of the week look like because the way as well because you need them to do the exercise but the back end after whom so for me when I think about is okay what it seems like a lost opportunity it's not gonNa hurt you to have it in thirty minutes so I like to have it there anyways because it's going to only help the continuous remodel and in marathon season I also like to add the protein there too because when I eat again I'm also going to have protein and carbohydrates but that's racing because we can draft we can also more often so there will be a lot of attacks and a lot of searches and things like that so in order to get most of the race so it's just why is that different is it different muscles because of the intensity level okay and what I mean so it's just this continuous like that your body's always wanting some free amino acids to us and you do the cal and his calories in calories out workout like I use a lot of carbs do it always make sure my recovery Neil has carbohydrates and then also protein in them so do you protein like people can't eat quite as big of a meal maybe more training so I that's where my when I'm thinking about dinner comes in like okay what are we doing tomorrow I need to make sure that's the bottom line when you're racing right when you on yesterday I mean whatever you're burning you are putting back in yeah exactly so the calories in calories that's ideal you don't have to eat as much because you've got more stored so I try to make sure that I'm having carbohydrates in that thirty minute window and then no matter how much you eat the day before it's like Oh yeah store for any sport yes exactly and that's sort of where that thirty minute window comes in is because you can actually agree to do that marathon so you're you still use your muscles like it was your muscles working so you WanNa have protein there you also need to make sure you're having carbohydrates and then slightly increase those storage so we don't have a lot of stars but you can slightly increase it with training and with eating in that thirty minute range I'm so those how many messages out there that it could be like I'm just grateful that I don't have that as one of the things that causes me anxiety what do I what should I be like what's the best thing the because I usually think about okay what do I need to have now after that bout of exercise that I did and what's cool about that to me is that meant that all those things needed to be there have time as ah which is excellent because you're still saving carbohydrates that are in your muscles so that you can even go faster when you have to it's interesting yeah it's a really are really good things to do but then just realizing your body's getting better and better and better at using fat because you can go longer and the more you train the faster you can go and still use liberal hydrate storage got it and so the more the more you train you can actually raise that level up to where you're going faster but you're still than anybody runner will use because we have to go up to a really high intensity more often than they will go so front runner table Buddy marathoner use a lot of fat as well to hide us all of your Carter hydrates probably and you tapped into your fat storage for urging that quickly you can only carbohydrates fats just takes a little bit longer to get the energy to the muscle right so in military thing we're going to use more carbohydrates like you're trained your body that it can use fat so efficiently that you're going even faster than you were previously so then all those carbohydrates that are going really fast they're the only ones fast enough to recruit to actually get you going more quickly so your heart rate is up now you have more because Oh storage and that's why in most people's marathon they're going to also want to eat something or drinks with carbohydrates because say you're you're putting in more if you add intervals and do your training one way to increase that so you kind of tap into your carbohydrates stores which are the ones that you have a limited amount of the better your body will get existing fat and its way to preserve carbohydrates because they are limited like I said you only really have with in your muscles a couple of different workouts that I did I would say myself before the workout and after the workout so I could tell how many calories I was burning during certain workout so that yeah I knew what I basically needed to eat it was for one of my first seventy point three distance triathlons that I did and I think that was one of the best things I ever did but you're not going all out so this is something you could do for an hour right okay so can also have a conversation or is it like I do hardly training so I'm like one four calls to kind of alternating between fast twitch and slow twitch exactly yeah so if you think about it in those terms the fast twitch muscles level mode that we do and hopefully you still have them in there you can spend more at the end is that natural for people do you think or is it to burn fat or is that something that you have to learn how to do that they're the amount of energy that they have to use it they use is limited you only have out on the tank whereas doc you can't have a conversation okay so that might be right that's roster threshold of where you're burning fat two where you're tapping into your limited because you know in every sport is different so I know right you know you know swimming obviously you cannot eat anything because it's kind of hard animals in the race you're going faster if you continuously drink some beverage with carbohydrates in that you can then have even more fuel for those type two muscles the amount of Arba hydrates are the gas for those fast muscles you have in your body is typically done with after about an hour minutes in advance rate depends John I mean I would say yes I would say the one beer having at the beginning yeah at that be at least doc orders Sushi Bento gas kind of depending on how hard you're going right that's the other thing right but running you just swam a certain one gram per hour for able bodied runners we're hoping to figure out that for wheelchair racers well I did this test for triathlon where I for like a week fairly you're gonNA hire pacing used to go and it feels more comfortable while you're still Jesse's fat because your fat storage will last so long and then Menendez draw comes up between her knees and then you can drink at as you go I typically put about like sixty grams of carb into yeah right yeah I think you might be the most similar and then no kidding you know and then like on the bike you could basically have like an entire sandwich and like eat whatever you want like a pretty long distance yeah now training for the marathon it's so different and like my stomach gets upset really easily jack like if you ever I don't know it's it's variable but I would say with confidence that I probably drink around forty grams of carbohydrates going to be a lot different for the majority of iovine runners who are going to be out there for several hours and so you're the other liaison to and that lawn so yeah yeah yeah same here in the one forty range in your feeling comfortable but you can't talk unlike we get we definitely do that wheelchair racing as well I was thinking show you a graph right now when you're going like you're going for harder than a job that's where it's individual what people's stomachs tolerate I know athletes who bring like white rice cakes that they make they they're the only ones that can get you up to that speed but then you go back down and you recover and then you go back up hard again and so it's almost like using your fast twitch muscle twenty minutes and so how is it for you like as a wheelchair athlete like at what kind of fuelling are you doing on the day of the race while for great question you get a lot more efficient as at it and train okay so everybody going through their training up to the marathon the more you train action to my camelback but I I'm terrible that I don't really measure it every single time which is partly why I wanted to the study with running as opposed to any other sport 'cause I'm just like shaking up so much that it's you know so I'm just trying to figure out like I know I need carbs and I know I need them Allwood us at a higher level because they're concentrated forms carbohydrates however so we use most people camelback on their racing chair some athletes try to steer away from that in have rice we just ran a study last year using potatoes but that was for cyclists and so yeah cycling is typically doing a marathon your body is going at a pace where you're going to be really using a Lotta your fats do it so that you can save the carbohydrates is you're able to use faster longer for at a higher speed that the same with running you can train up to where you're going and ask yeah so anything lasting that long or if you know you wanna go hard at the end of that distance it's a good idea to have some carbohydrates during the workout all yells and those are basically just we don't really understand I'm completely they're kind of like fiber but they're molecules that hurt island what would you want sweet potatoes I know my favorite color is orange they're so good and what about do you use salt at least a little bit lower but if it's causing you pain maybe trying out some of those even maybe brings them like applesauce packets and senior not enough and and every race is so different when I do drink I'm Anne how much I drink and kind of depends too on if you're in full representation but I- transient original annoy loved represent as much as possible and you train at the University of Illinois yes yes so though throughout the whole throughout a marathon yeah yeah but wheelchair racing marathons like you said my race was our thirty is my best time and Mike Reiss balls so those sometimes are more tolerated than gels the thought is that there's like less are known to cause gastrointestinal distress and so some of the thought or that gels have fructose in them which is a fod map and thing for running is like you said you have all that mechanical like shuffling around on your stomach causing gastrointestinal distress and like every forty five minutes and I know they take the Gels I use gels I know you got you use fluid right liquids yeah the jobs that you have to take them like twenty so really really hard to know how runners will be able to handle potato but I would recommend at least trying to hydrogen potatoes dress and so the thirty percent dome and I think it's figuring out different labral hydrate so it could be potatoes it could be gel because the smaller amount twitch muscles it's almost like they have no gas limit like they could drive forever but you also don't want to lose the race you WANNA go with the fast which muscles every now and then you can go fast enough it does different no I think that would be a cool thing to try think like seventy percent of endurance runners experienced gi like for most of us the reason we use fluids is mostly because our hands are in gloves so it's really hard to tear Gel Otherwise I think it would be something how might be where you personally have to think about good carbohydrates to be able to have in there for when you do your long runs maybe trying dried fruits that helps but then being really cognizant of like the dinner the night before or the morning before if you're running at night like the other meals that support the word right eventually and that you're modeling the CARBS and you're like come on yeah yeah yeah yeah so that's why it's important to recover so we do have ahead of five maps no fod maps are it stands for fermented bull algo sack rides mono sock rides poly tech rides and or trying out potatoes rice and seeing and sleep `Tatoes yes I love my my my people are like could you if you are indeed blitz like in wheelchair racing like are you does that help him if you're starts cramping or anything like that exactly that's a good question and I think it's just are racist take so much less time to get to finish that we're not really in the state that we need salt tablets But yeah but I do think awesome though but I started doing triathlon and I was runner so I I couldn't swim at all on and then if you're going for like four hours you might actually benefit from a carbohydrate source that's got sodium added so it's not necessarily a problem in your training for a marathon if you think you have you'd benefit from salt tablets like you know you're a salty scratch athlete yes I love they have a special hydration one that's got extra sodium added which I've always wanted to be in that level where I would need and it's just so different and like wheelchair racing itself doesn't have nearly at the extent of like feeding joins against the Churn Athlete you're an athlete so yeah you just kind of like if you can do it you find the way and then Yeah Yup swimming is always is always bird yeah yeah I don't I love it and I have a love hate relationship with swimming but it feels good okay yeah no I understand that I think for the bulk of everyone listening to this actually probably having an electrolyte sports drink as good option yes like scratch yeah that's what I've noticed is I think it's important in every sport to have the technique down if you're going especially when you're gonNA combine them so you're he's no I would think would say that it's important for everyone that's listening to this is training to sweat rates and to also determine whether they're salty sweater across training 'cause I know it's not cross training but do you ever do alternative sports that might whenever and I never met coach let us which is l. and I think that would I'm probably not doing something right right yeah I mean a couple it's nothing a couple of swim lessons can't fix it good friend of mine I have a history of like triathlon like always wanting to run more or always like I dunno whatever it is and she was like if you're going to train for a running race you're you definitely don't want to not have not salt yeah I mean I keep forgetting that obviously like we're having this conversation in your professional athletes now maybe thinking about you're getting a lot of repetitive use I think swimming is one of those ones having a someone show you if you don't know it how did you really are here named Illinois and it just like it pumped me up so much to just training and enjoying racing and can really steady slide them all but you're working hard like you're using your core more to move versus like striking a handwriting so I
Jesus is Praying for You
"I'm James Brian Smith. Welcome to the things above podcast. You're listening to episode thirty one. If you missed the pilot episode, or this is your first time listening. This is a podcast for what I call mind discipleship. It's a podcast with those who wanna set their minds on things above. That's where the name of the podcast comes from from cautions three versus one and to set your mind and heart on things above today's thought from above is this Jesus is praying for you recently. I let a prayer workshop for my church Chapa, Helene Methodist church here in which the senior pastor Jeff Gannon asked me to say a word about the workshop during a Sunday service. What he meant was for me to do mini commercial in order to help people become interested in doing this workshop on prayer with me, I had not actually prepared a sales pitch for the class. But as I was walking to the pulpit to make the announcement. It's suddenly came to me. I simply said. How many of you are satisfied with your prayer life? Then I paused I sense that hit a nerve after all how many people are satisfied with their prayer life. When it comes to prayer. Most of us feel a little uncertain about how to pray and what to pray for questions like God listening. This pair, mega difference, etc. I've been praying ever since I became a Christian over thirty years ago. I've read books on prayer, and I've tried all kinds of prayer methods. I've used the acronym. Acs ACT s standing at ration- confession thanksgiving and supplication. I use lots of different methods of prayer like praying the scripture breath prayer, centering prayer and liturgical or pre written prayers just to name a few and for years. I've kept a per journal when which I write out my prayers of supplication or intercession, which means praying for others and petition which means praying for oneself and still I don't feel like I'm great at praying. Whatever that might mean. So if you're like me, then today's law from above might be encouraging you as it is for me. And that thought is this Jesus is praying for you. In fact, Jesus is also praying with you, and Jesus is taking your prayers strong or weak as they may be and praying them for you. Now, you may be saying, where's that in the bible? Jim the idea that Jesus praying for us. Well, there are a few passages. The first one comes from Hebrews seven twenty five where it reads consequently, he's able for all time to save those who approach gone through him since he always lives to make intercession for them. And the he there's Jesus This idea of Jesus praying for us is also found in Romans eight births thirty four who is it to condemn is Christ Jesus who died. Yes. Who was raised who's at the right hand of God who indeed intercedes for us. Finally, it's also mentioned in. I John two one my little children. I'm writing these things to you. So that you may not sane. But if anyone does send we have an advocate with the father Jesus Christ the righteous. So to summarize according to these three passages Jesus intercedes for us, and is an advocate for us. I remember, I I came across this idea, it was mind blowing. But also hard understand what it means. I wanna go back to Hebrews seven the first passage. I read for it was fitting that we should have such a high priest holy blameless and undefined separated from centers exalted above the heavens. Unlike the other high priests he has no need to offer sacrifices day after day. I resign sins. And then those are the people this he did once for all when he offered himself for the law points as high priests those who are subject to weakness, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints, a son who's been made perfect forever. Now, the main point in what we're saying this we have such a high priest one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the majesty in the heavens, a minister in the sanctuary and the true tent that the Lord and not any mortelle has set up. Now, the high priest in. Jesus day offered sacrifices I for his own sins. And then for the sins of the people now, the high priest being a human could never make a perfect sacrifice, which is why the priest had to do it day after day after day and that priests being human could not even see God face to face. So what's happening in this passage is we're learning that Jesus has taken over the role of the high priest, but because Jesus perfect and sin Lewis and divine. His one sacrifice was sufficient for all sins and for all time. And in addition Jesus is now seated at the right hand of the father, which is a position of power, not an earthly tent made by humans, but in truth, the true sanctuary on the Lord in the heavens. So Jesus has dealt with our sin problem once role which I referred to as the finality of the cross in a previous episode Jesus does not need to die again. And we do not have to confess our sins to be forgiven in Christ. We are forgiven and Jesus is now our advocate Jesus's now with the father praying for us. Now, I need to pause here. And be sure that we understand what this means. And what it doesn't? It doesn't mean that Jesus is on his knees. Begging his father to be good to us. Remember, the Trinity's never divided rather. Jesus is taking our feeble prayers and sanctifying them listen to the words of John Calvin. So when we come to pray and say, our father who aren't heaven. We must recognize that as far as we are concerned our lips are unclean. And we're not even worthy to call him God or or creator, let alone being so presumptuous as to regard ourselves as his children. But in spite of this our Lord Jesus Christ is our spokesman and our prayers intercessions are sanctified by him. Just as says in the last chapter the Hebrews that it is through him that we render to God the sacrifices of praise and all our prayers and that he's our mediator. And today we call upon God our father in his. Name Calvin is pointing out that our prayers. They come from unclean lips. We're imperfect in broken. So our best prayers. But Jesus Calvin says is our spokesman, and he sanctifies our prayers DC implications of this heavenly truth. The pressure is off. We don't have to be mighty prayer warriors. Even the best of our prayers are people. But that's okay. I find this to be a great relief. In a great encouragement. I haven't analogy to help understand this when I was in high school. I was a sprinter. I ran the one hundred two hundred meter day. Well, it was in yards back in the day. Not meters. But my point is that I was fast, but only for a short distance at one meet one of our runners was sick and unable to run his part of a relay he was to run the four hundred meter leg. The coach called on me to take his place. I plead my case telling the coach I'd be terrible at the four hundred. He said, it doesn't matter. Smith. Jeff pictures running the final eight hundred meter leg. And he's the best in the state. Just try not to be terrible. Okay. Set the bar low. So I had to run the third leg before hundred meter leg. And when I got the baton we actually had a little bit of a lead. And I took off like a bullet and extended our lead for the first two hundred meters soon, my legs turned a rubber and heard the clanking of cleats coming up upon me. Sure enough they all pass me by the time. I gave the baton to Jeff which meant we were in last place. But just as the coach Ed predicted Jeff caught up in eventually pass the other runners, I share that story because he reminds me of my prayers and Jesus Jeff made our team go from last I being last was actually Mike entre bution, but Jesus takes our prayers, and he sanctifies them offering them to the father perfectly on our behalf. Isn't that a glorious thought it? Warms my heart. PT foresight said it is the Christ at prayer who lives in us, and we are conduits of the ternal intercession pastern writer John stark has this to say about this the biblical evidence. Gives us some hints as to what Christ intercession for us. Looks like I he advocates for believing saints that even though they still send they have the perfect righteousness of Christ second he praised that though, they may be faced with many temptations. None would shipwreck their faith. Start includes. We have every reason to believe these prayers are real every prayer of Jesus is answered and paid for with blood. There is no greater Christian assurance blessed assurance. Jesus is mine wrote fanny Crosby, and I can add to that saying blessed assurance Jesus is praying for us. Join me next week for episode thirty two until then you can find me on Twitter and Facebook at James Brian Smith, and you learn more about this podcast at apprentice institute dot org. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with a friend, and you can also subscribe, which means you're going to get them on a medically each week. My hope is that one day if you're asked what's on your mind. Your answer will be things above.
James "Jesse" Owens
"July twenty second nineteen forty five was stifling day in bismarck north dakota jesse owens olympic gold medalist and holder of over ten world record's sprinting knew he had the stay cool if you is gonna give a good performance and upcoming race even though he was years past his prime only instill prided himself on giving his all on the track or wherever it was he was being paid to run owens wasn't at a track and he wasn't racing against other sprinters owens would never have any traditional career as a sprinter again in nineteen forty five he made his living on gimmicky exhibition races during sporting events between fifth and sixth innings of a segregated baseball game between the house of david and harlem globetrotters owens had his moment he was going to run three races owens first two races were against the top top sprinters on each baseball team he want these easily but he knew his real challenge would lie in this third race against eight thoroughbred racehorse named prince martin owens and prince smarten both approached the starting line owens used a troll to dig a hole for his feet since he had no starting blocks prince martin pod at the ground the starting shots fired startling prints martin owens didn't look back and see how the startled horse reacted he had no time in a matter of seconds the race would be over in every step counted though it had been years since he competed for olympic gold owen still captures competitive spirit even if he was just racing of course hi i'm vanessa richardson and i'm carter roy welcome to historical figures on the par cast network every other wins day we discuss a different person lasting historical impact unique personality an impression on the world around them are audio biographies griffey's covered big live but we like to focus on little known fact today were discussing jesse owens who is considered one of the greatest athletes of all time owens a black man competed in the nineteen thirty six berlin olympics lympics despite adolf hitler's opposition the athletes of color he won four gold medals and beat or tied nine olympic record's unfortunately even these monumental successes didn't spare owens from racism an segregation when he returned to the united states at par cast we are grateful for you our listeners you allow us to do what we love let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and instagram par cast and twitter at par cast network end if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review wherever you're listening it really does help we also now have merchandise head to par cast dot com slash march for more information now back to the life of jesse owens before we get into the details of owens early life we should note that some details of his you are unknown there aren't many record's of owens early years and several sources are contradictory most of what we know of his earliest years come from interviews with owens himself and he may have misremembered some details he also may have intentionally embellished because he knew the value of marketing his own story as a result it can be tricky they know what's true about owens childhood and what information is just the result of good storytelling and we do know that owens was born on september twelfth nineteen thirteen to pour share cropping family in iser oakville or danville alabama his full name was james cleveland owens but he went by jc he had many siblings some sources say he had as many as ten brothers and sisters owens parents work six days a week and their long hours minted owens rarely saw them surprisingly owens wasn't particularly athletic as a child in fact he was often sick he suffered from a number of ballots with pneumonia that nearly killed in and then at the age of five he was struck by is strange debilitating condition the specifics of which are unclear to this day according to some sources owens developed painful boils on his skin other sources say the lump formed in his chest which made it almost impossible for wins to breeze either way the condition was debilitating in may have even been life threatening based on owens description of his symptoms the bump was likely a tumor it's unclear what may have caused the boils owens family couldn't afford a doctor so in nineteen eighteen his mother resolved to treat deal nece herself despite a complete lack of any medical training owens was five years old when his mother performed performed amateur surgery on her son within their home she heated a knife as she forced her son by down on a stick he eventually passed out from the pain as she cut out the lump in the boils from his skin owens mothers extreme solution nearly killed her son but the surgery worked an owens ultimately recovered his mysterious condition didn't come back and he grew into a healthy young boy at some point between nineteen nineteen in nineteen twenty four when owens was between six and eleven years old his family moved from alabama to cleveland ohio and cleveland was a haven for poor black workers at that time because of its growing economy and progressive racial attitudes owens found cleveland's both in elementary school wholly different from what he experienced in alabama but one thing the school was integrated and he attended in class white students thanks to his health issues owens had missed a lot of school in alabama on his first day at bolden elementary school officials decided that he needed to start his curriculum all over from the beginning so owens was placed in first grade in spite of the fact that he was several years older than his classmates on his first day of class his teacher asked for his name and james cleveland owens responded with the nickname he'd used since since birth jc his teacher misheard his answer and thought he'd said jesse when the shy owens was too embarrassed to correct her name stock for the rest of his life although he quickly advanced from first to second grade owens never caught up to his peers and was always a few years older than his classmates he wasn't a good student any often struggle to make even a passing grade but what he lacked at desk he made up for during gym class when he was in middle school owens any other boys in this class had to run a sixty meter dash while charles riley the pe teacher in high school track coach timed them owens blue the competition out of the water this was the first time owens even realized he had a talent for sprinting and luckily riley was there to see it with riley's encouragement in training owens quickly became came the top athlete in the school went owens had the secure and after school job the help his family make ends meet riley agreed to lead owens practice in the morning before school on during their practice sessions coach riley in courage purged owens to adopt a new style of running that would make him even faster at the time sprinting was thought of as a display of power runners were encouraged to hit their feet against the ground as hard as they could and pushed pushed through the run a coach riley had a different perspective on running though he encouraged his sprinters to pretend the track was on fire their feet should barely touched the ground as they propelled themselves forward his coaching style worked owens one seventy five of the seventy nine racist he ran in high school and went undefeated his senior year his sprinting success burden to try out for the usa olympic team in nineteen thirty two when he was only eighteen owens didn't make it past preliminary rounds but he wasn't discouraged he'd gotten close enough to know what he wanted and he wasn't going to stop striving until he could win olympic limping gold although he wasn't much for academics owens did discover the writings of booker t washington during this period of his life washington was a black thinker who opposed many equal rights advocates believing the key to racial equality lay in egan nommik equality washington's writings influenced owens attitudes toward civil rights and racial relations in america owens personal life became complicated during his senior year when is high school girlfriend route solomon became pregnant the specifics of what happened next are fuzzy according to owens he immediately tried to do the right thing ruth was sixteen and too young to be legally married in ohio the couple of convince their car owning friend david all britain to drive them across state lines so they could be married in pennsylvania there is no recor the marriage license between queen the two at any point in the summer of nineteen thirty two in fact the only evidence we have this elopement is owens account of the story which he told years later it's likely that he didn't marry roof that summer but told story in order to protect his and ruthless reputation married or not roofs father was horrified to learn of his daughters unplanned pregnancy and he ordered owens tim never speak to ruth again owens wins wasn't there for the birth of his own daughter gloria surely on august eighth nineteen thirty two while this separation may have been painful owens seemed to enjoy his freedom to consider their acceptance letters that were pouring infirm colleges around the country college would have been impossible if he stayed in cleveland to raise his daughter in addition owens spent his teens and early twenties dating other women in may have been secretly grateful for a convenient excuse not to settle down quite yet in june of nineteen thirty three nineteen year old owens randall one hundred yard dash at the national interscholastic championship meet in chicago though by this point owens was more than confident about his running ability but even he never anticipated how this meet would change his life as was now common owens left the competition in the dust by this point in his career owens new the beating other runners wasn't the challenge the real challenge was beating his own previous best times and he did that completing the race in nine point four seconds seconds not only did owens beat his own best time he tied a world record thanks having to repeat grades is a child owens was twenty years old high school athlete and he tied with the fastest fastest man on the planet owens fielded rick rubin offers from numerous colleges but he soon came across a gross societal problem at this point in history be nc double a's band athletic scholarships because any financial benefit even in the form of free tuition or rooming with elite athletes to lose their amateur status owens was still pour and he couldn't afford to attend college without financial aid after owens gave a radio interview discussing his financial concerns a cleveland man named richard close and arranged for owens to receive a well paying job as an elevator operator in columbus ohio this was the best offer owens received so he agreed to accept the job moved to columbus and attend be ohio state university in college owens sprinting continued on the successful trajectory he'd be gone in high school academically he was still eddie student but he was a top performer on the track even athletic success didn't spare owens from racism and segregation while ohio state was an integrated school black students a warrant allowed deliver in on campus housing when the team traveled for track meets owens was often on welcome in the whites only hotels and restaurants but his white teammates enjoyed owens frustration with inequality grew but he didn't let it detracts from his athletic performance as a freshman he wasn't allowed to participate on the varsity track team despite the fact that he was a better runner than any of the upper classmen by far i on may fifth nineteen thirty four owens ran in a freshman exhibition made while the varsity team participated in their own meet at the same time owens be school record's in long jump leaping twenty three feet ten and three quarter quarter inch is an in the one hundred and twenty yard dash finishing in eleven point five seconds by the end of the day nobody was talking about the varsity meet owens had upstaged upper classmen this what's good for the university they which could attract crowds and profit from ticket sales to both freshmen end varsity mates but owens was anxious to compete against the best runners in the world he finally had his chance a year later on may twenty fifth it's nineteen thirty five when he gave an athletic performance that is still regarded as one of the greatest moments in all of sports history coming up next will discuss two of the crowning achievements of owens sprinting career the big ten championship in the nineteen thirty six berlin olympics to titans of american innovation hit the road in the vagabonds the story of henry ford in thomas edison's ten year road trip by jeff win in nineteen fourteen henry ford and naturalists john boroughs drove to the everglades the state of inventor thomas edison 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injured but his back loose or four days after word it's possible that fall down the stairs didn't happen owens himself would later contradict his own story saying he'd fallen an injured his back while playing a game of touch football with his friends whatever the cause of injury owens was still tender on the day of the big ten championship in ann arbor michigan on may twenty fifth nineteen thirty five owens coach larry snyder wanted to bench him but owens begged him to reconsider snyder agreed to let owens take the meat on an event by event basis iphones felt okay after his first race he'd be permitted to compete and the next event and so on if owens back got worse at any point he would back out of the meat immediately owens sat in a tub of hot water to relax his aching muscles before the meat after preliminary trials he periodically applied heat pads to prevent his back muscles from cramping again owens rescheduled to participate in for events the two hundred and twenty yards sprint the two hundred and twenty yard low hurdles the one hundred yard dash and the broad jump an event today better known as the long jump his first event the one hundred yard dash occurred at three fifteen pm owens approach the race with confidence this was his strongest event and even though he'd awaken that morning so stiff he couldn't even touch his toes now the pain seemed to melt away owens one more you finish the race in nine point four seconds tying same world recor that he'd set when he was in high school owing didn't have long to relish in his victory because he only had ten minutes to prepare for his next event the long jump owens only made one jump fearful that he'd tempting fate and risking further back injury if he made more attempts that was enough his single jump shattered the previous world record of twenty six b one point eight inches owens leap was a full six inches further at twenty six feet eight in one quarter inches owens reichert would remain unbroken for a quarter of a century after the big ten championship but in that moment owens had no time to celebrate the two hundred and twenty yard race was about to began who took his mark got set and twenty point three seconds after the race began owens finished with another victory an once again owens broke a world record this was the first time that a single athlete broke to world record's in the same track meet finally owens ended the meat by competing in two hundred and twenty yards low hurdles this was his weakest event and it didn't help that he'd spent the past forty five minutes moving from one event the next would no time to rest recover or care for his injured back that said owens had already given an incredible showing at the big ten championship even if he failed in the two hundred and twenty yard low hurdles he could still go back home would be assurance that he'd cemented his place in sports history the two hundred and twenty yard low hurdles those began at four pm owens gave it his all and broke yet another world record's when you finish the race after twenty two point six seconds this timing made him the first manned ever complete the race in under twenty three seconds to recap in the course of forty five minutes owens tied or broker reichert in each of the four events he competed in any did all of this with an injured back no no other athlete had given such dramatic showing before and none have since although it was owen showing at the berlin olympics that would eventually rocket him defame sports commentators and track enthusiasts often point to the big ten championship as crowning achievement of owens sprinting career in fact this demonstration has often been cited as one of the greatest athletic performances of all time for any sport the international olympic committee the big ten conference andy ellie times have all referred owens may nineteen thirty five showing as an important piece of sports history on a more personal level owns left the big ten championship with confirmation of what he long suspected he was one of the world's greatest sprinters his accomplishments also ease tensions back home owens collegiate victories finally convinced vince people that owens had something to offer the world and his high school girlfriend ruth finally received permission from her parents to marry him a couple married at ruth's home on july fifth nineteen thirty five almost three years after their daughter was born the reverend dr ruth church performed the ceremony owens was able to stay with his new wife only one night before he took the morning train back to campus the next day to continue his training the newlywed recor told her only had one greater achievement pursue olympic gold germany had been selected host the nineteen thirty six olympic games in nineteen ten thirty one on germany selection was viewed as a triumph of international cooperation after world war one international olympic committee couldn't have foreseen how controversial their choice of host would be two years later when adolf hitler became the chancellor of germany on january thirtieth nineteen thirtythree hitler band jewish german athletes from competing on the german teams he wanna see olympics to be a showcase but he area in master race he believed in while the world had yet to witness the horrors of the holocaust hitler's militant racism an anti semitism made him unpopular among many worldwide united states it's leaders almost decided not to participate in the nineteen thirty six olympic games they fear that sending athletes to berlin might look like an endorsement of hitler's leadership in november of nineteen thirty five owens gave a radio interview in which he stated that he believed to be you us olympic athletes should participate in games in hitler's germany leader for reasons that are entirely clear owens reversed his line of thinking it's most likely the owens didn't have much patience for the political debates around the olympic games he knew his future lay in competing for the gold and he didn't want his career to be derailed by politics in addition owens wins was frustrated by what he saw as hypocrisy from american government heat experienced racial discrimination of her his entire life in his home country and he thought it was ridiculous but the united states olympic committee to criticize hitler for his racist policies as though the uss didn't have its own share of discrimination on december eighth nineteen thirty five uss amateur athletic union determined the olympic should be an event held in the spirit of international cooperation not an opportunity to make political statements they would not bar athletes from competing in berlin usa olympic trials were held on july eleventh and twelfth nineteen nineteen thirty six in new york city twenty two year old jesse owens easily secured himself a spot racing in the one hundred meter dash two hundred meter dash ended the long jump the night after the trials owens had the opportunity to meet famed baseball player babe ruth while the men chatted roof gave owens a key lesson on the importance of confidence saying quote i succeed because i know i'm going to hit a home run just about every time i swing that freaking that and so on july fifteenth nineteen thirty six jesse owens and the rest of the american olympic team boarded be ss manhattan bound for berlin germany nine days later on july twenty fourth jesse owens stepped off ss manhattan in into oberlin was fully prepared to display the granddaughter of germany owens was scheduled to compete in several preliminary qualifying heats the very first day of the games so he spent the night of august first nineteen thirty six alone in his room resting in mentally preparing he actually missed the very first olympic torch relay and lighting on the afternoon of august third owens competed in his first event the one hundred meter dash as you might imagine the race wasn't even close owens finished the race in ten point three seconds the second place runner was still a full yard behind him as owens burst across the finish line welby enthralled crowd cheered enchanted his name owens took a victory lap around the track he'd done at he finally won an olympic gold medal adolf hitler left the venue shortly before the race so that he wouldn't be expected to congratulate the black athlete after his victory but this now didn't throw owens off his game on the afternoon of august fourth he attended qualifying preliminaries for the long jump owen struggled to get his footing right and repeatedly scratched which means he stepped slightly over the boundary line when jumping disqualifying his first several jumps although no recor it exists of such and encounter the legend has it that before his final chance to jump owens had a brief discussion with lutes loan phone a german long jumper long recommended the jesse marcus spot on the track about six inches before the takeoff board if owens leapt from this earlier mark he was guaranteed not to scratch owens try this technique and it worked who successfully qualified to compete in the final event which was held the same day when the real event began it soon became clear that to athletes jesse owens worthy usa team and lutes long representing germany were significantly better than the rest of the competition and would battle for the gold owens and long tied after each lap twenty five feet nine and three quarter inches is on his second jump owens pulled into the league an on his third jump owen secured his victory in the new olympic record's when he left twenty six feet five and a quarter inches olin's winning streak continued when the next afternoon he wants more took the gold in the two hundred meter dash and set yet another olympic record's with his third gold medal owens tied the record for the most metals a single athlete ever one during a single olympics if his victories that ended there he would have already established himself as one of the greatest athletes in olympic history end owens did think he was done he'd only qualified video olympics in three events after they evening of august fifth he planned to spend the rest of the olympics resting in watching other competitions owens never anticipated the american coaches would decide at the last minute the bench to runners who were slated to compete in four hundred meter relay team be official story the coaches gave was that these two runners marty glickman and sam stoler didn't have enough experience to compete in the games despite the fact that both men had placed ahead of all these other relay runners any olympic trials not suspicious it is it's far more likely that glickman stoler were pulled from the team last minute because they were jewish while the united states olympic team had no great love of hitler they may also have been encouraged decatur his anti semitic beliefs for the sake of politics hitler had no great love of black athletes either buddy mayor found owens victory more acceptable in a win for jewish competitors little is known about how he american coaches broke the news to glickman stoler or the conversation that ensued the morning of friday august seventh but some reports suggested owens didn't stand up for his jewish colleagues he had the opportunity to race for a fourth gold medal and he wanted to try for it the next day owens ran the first leg of the race his team broke another olympic record's finishing thirty nine point eight seconds and securing another gold medal lady end of the nineteen thirty six olympic games jesse owens had one for gold medals and broke or tied at nine olympic record's including the record for the most gold medals one in a single olympics game this was in addition to the previous record's he's broken in college and high school owens performance and sadly olympics was larger than a pursuit of his own success in glory however as a black man every event owens one served as a repudiation of adolf hitler's racist attitudes this wasn't erotic giving no one's desire not to involve himself in racial politics but regardless of his own desires owens would soon serve as a symbol for black empowerment in america unfortunately his symbolic victory didn't translate late into meaningful change for many minorities owens left germany on august ninth and hitler and the nazi party a continued their intolerant practices including the holocaust end back in the united states of america guy owens would soon learned that even his olympic victories wouldn't spare him from segregation and white supremacy back home coming up will talk about owens career after the olympics and how he spent most of his adult life broke and struggling to find work carter and i have some exciting news for you starting now you could listen to historical figures episodes that are older than six months completely ad free exclusively on stitcher premium were always looking for ways to improve the listener experience we found 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continent that this was a way for spectators who had attended the olympics to get a chance to see olympic athletes in person these sorts of post game tours are still common practice today unfortunately this tour was less less than beneficial owens he'd given all that he had any olympic games news tired now the constant travel and racing left in physically exhausted he frequently lost exhibition races finishing slower and slower in addition to his poor performance owens also missed his home and his family he still had finished his college degree ended it been weeks since he'd seen his wife ruth over his daughter gloria owens also so felt that the exhibition races were a bad deal for him financially in order to maintain his status as an amateur athlete owens couldn't receive any payment but they're immature athletic union made a profit selling tickets pittsburgh owens exhibition racist meanwhile telegrams poured in from american companies that want offer owens generous salaries for promotional parents is back in the states owens began to wonder why should he continued to underperform for free in europe when he could get rich in the united states that seems like a pretty easy decision owens certainly thought so and then the one drawback was that if owens angered the amateur athletics union he might lose the shot ever compete as an amateur athlete again which may indeed be barred from the olympics in collegiate level athletics but given the opportunity to get rich with professional exhibition races owens is willing to take the loss on the morning of august sixteenth the rest of the olympic athletes were supposed to take a flight from london to stock home but owens never arrived at the airport three days later he boarded they are mess queen mary he was coming home owens returned to the united states on august twenty third nineteen thirty six he received a hero's welcome with ticker tape parade press conferences public parties however there was one honor owens expected but didn't receive at that time it was traditional further you as president to invite any american olympic victor's to visit him in the white house but president franklin d roosevelt never extended an invitation to owens this was probably due to the strong culture of racial segregation that was the norm in nineteen thirty six america in a telegram twin acquaintance owens expressed his frustration with roosevelt saying quote hitler didn't snubbed me it was our president who stumped me the president didn't even send me a telegram mmediately after he returned to america owens did a series of appearances in promotions he was too busy living as a celebrity to even think about returning to school unfortunately the most lucrative offers he'd received fell through soon owens realized lies he made a huge mistake he made enough money to lose his amateur athletes status but as more time passed any olympics were less recent in the minds of the public he received fewer and fewer offers end struggle struggle to make ends meet immature athletics you wasn't inclined to do owens any favors either particularly after he quit the european exhibition to her owens struggled to make enough money to support his family his one great skill skill ability to run faster than any other men on earth didn't translate into many traditional career path owens relied on sprinting expositions for cash he would attend baseball games and race players between innings one of owens most impressive feeds who's racing against horses before after and sometimes during the games owens had to travel along with teams racing in a different city for every exhibition the bishen for the race owens and the horse would line up at one side of the field than owens and the horse race and most of the time owens would win that's impressive if not entirely honest owens did what he could stack the race in his favor the man who fired the starting gun would always stand is close to the horse as he safely could the son of a gun shot would then startled the horse causing it to rear by the time the horse began running running owens would already be halfway to the finish line and then the finish was often very close even with these accommodations owens wins in these races are still pretty remarkable they are but jesse thought they were beneath the dignity of such and accomplished olympic athlete unfortunately he's struggle to make ends meet and took the gigs it paid not the gigs he wanted owns toils at a series of odd jobs for over a decade he worked on politically campaigns lead at twelve men brass band founded the dry cleaning business in worked as a personnel officer ford motor company and most of these jobs required him to travel meaning he spent a little time with his family and finishing his degree wasn't possible in roussette another daughter in nineteen thirty seven who was essentially a stranger owens in nineteen forty owens entire family dynamic change when his mother passed away and his third daughter was born eager to be close to family again owens resolved to return to ohio and finally complete his degree but tragically owens father died of a heart attack during the last semester he spent in college he was grieving to parents and working to support his family he just wasn't able to give the time he needed to his degree he was forced to drop out after a little more than a year at the age of twenty twenty seven owens wasn't any better of a student that he'd been the first time around after his failure to perform in school owens returned to his lifestyle of low paying jobs and traveled throughout the country it was during this stressful period of his life that owens began to smoke cigarettes usually blowing through a pack a day at this point jesse owens seem destined to die in obscurity but his fate changed in nineteen forty nine that year he accepted a job as a celebrity spokesperson television with new technology and public relations firms were discovering the value in hiring celebrities tv commercials and well owens it was several years past his olympic prime he was still a recognizable enough name defined a place in public relations an advertising today we're used to seeing athletes advertising any number of products but this didn't become the norm until until after owens kicked off his career in fact owens was in many ways the inventor of the modern celebrity endorsement culture once again owens became a household name as he appeared on television radio we'll end in print he advertised product says buried as dry cleaners and insurance plans owen star wars rising in american culture is changing his well the civil rights era was just beginning in many black activists wondered owens would get involved in the movement they remembered the power of his victory in the nineteen thirty six berlin olympics and hope that owens could serve as they similarly inspirational figure in nineteen sixties america except except bizarre as it may sound owens didn't agree with these actions of the civil rights era that's shocking especially after all the racial discrimination heat experienced in his lifetime owens felt the civil rights movement went too too far especially with marches and protests that occasionally erupted into violent riots much like booker t washington the black thinker owens discovered in high school i once thought the key to black people's advancement lay in gaining you conomic power justice owens had made his fortune in public relations he thought that other for black americans just needed good jobs in economic opportunity disruptive political protest did more harm than good good in owens opinion as he feared that civil rights activities only served alienate powerful and wealthy white business owners owens found his beliefs under unexpected scrutiny after the nineteen sixty eight olympics in mexico city mexico that year to black american sprinters tommie smith and john carlos finished the two hundred meter dash in first and third place respectively during the medal ceremony the two sprinters raise their fans and made fists in solidarity with the black power movement this was despite the international olympic committee is ban on politically demonstrations owens who was in mexico city as a spectator met with smith and carlos encourage them to apologize and promise to avoid any further demonstrations his please went nowhere to demonstrate that not all black people were civil rights activists in nineteen seventy owens wrote is auto biography called black thank my life as black men and white men in black think owens asserted among other things that racism was over an any civil rights leaders who claimed otherwise were simply looking for a handout he suggested the black rights movement went too far and the movement was rooted in racism against white people one particularly controversial line he wrote was if a black man quote doesn't succeed in today's america it is because he has chosen to fail owens dance made him highly controversial among civil rights activists the backlash was so severe he he retracted his earlier statement and wrote a new book titled i have changed which was published in nineteen seventy two round the fall of nineteen seventy nine sixty six year old owens began to frequently complain of fatigue he found he had difficulty catching his breath that breathlessness developed into a severe cough after weeks of being unable to fight off what he thought was a cold he finally went to a doctor on december december twelfth and received troubling diagnosis owens wasn't ill from a cold at all as a cigarette smoker for decades owens had lung cancer and the disease was well advanced doctors gave him only three months of chemotherapy treatments owen survive three and a half months before he checked back into the hospital the last time on march twenty first nineteen eighty early on the morning of march thirty first after two days in a coma at a tucson hospital owen succumb to pneumonia and passed away he was sixty six years old jesse owens was buried on april fourth nineteen eighty at oakwood cemetery in chicago two thousand mourners attended and despite the frigid snowy day owens pallbearers included olympic athletes marty glickman the jewish runner who had been banned from the four by one hundred relay in the nineteen thirty six olympics was there as were owens old coaches jesse owens was in arguably one of the greatest athletes of all time he was only able to compete in a single olympics but that one appearance still cemented him as one of history's fastest sprinters in addition to his athletic legacy owens also served as they powerful symbol for racial equality although he was critical of the civil rights movement at the end of his life owens performance in hitler's germany remained very powerful symbol than an now owens demonstrated that skin color doesn't determined greatness ad is defiance some hitler's racist attitudes served as a symbol of bravery when the world needed inspiration thanks for tuning into historical figures we will be back in two weeks with a new episode you can find all previous episodes of historical figures as well as all of par casts other shows on spotify anywhere else you listen to podcasts several of you have asked how to help us if you enjoy the show the best way to help is to leave a five star review and don't forget to follow us on facebook and instagram at par cast and twitter at par cast network will see next time historical figures was created by max cutler is a production of cutler media and is part of the par cast network it is produced by maxon ron cutler sound design by dick schroeder production assistance by ron shapiro and paul moller additional production assistance by maggie admire and freddie beckley this episode of historical figures is written by angela jorgensen and stars vanessa richardson and carter roy
Explorers & Contenders: Wilma Rudolph
"Some of US love American history. No matter what some of us used to but that love got pounded out of us with bad experiences in school. History became rote memorization of names dates and facts. Basically the story got left out and for some of us that made history. Kind of suck. Hi My name is Greg Jackson as a university professor with a PhD in history making history come to life for others has become my passion lights work. It's why I created my podcast history. That doesn't suck. I WanNa teach you everything you need to know about. Us history. But I do it through stories whether we're talking about battles writing the constitution industrialisation social movements or even tax policy there are real people who lived through these events and their stories. Make the Monday and come to life. Let me tell you what it was like for George Washington to beg his men in tears not to mutiny against Congress for Elizabeth Cady Stanton to struggle for her father's approval then fight for women's rights or for enslaved teenage Frederick Douglass to fight back during a beating. Then go on to fight the whole system of slavery. Please join me on this journey through history. Subscribe to history. That doesn't suck Enjoy me every other Monday for new episode. Where I'd like to tell you a story. Hello from Wonder Media Network. I'm Jenny Kaplan and this encyclopedia Lamonica. Today's contender was a pioneering American athlete. Who overcame childhood paralysis to become a legendary track and Field Star? She was an Olympic champion. An international sports icon following performances in the nineteen fifty six and nineteen sixty Olympic Games. Please welcome Wilma. Rudolph Wilma was born on June. Twenty third nineteen forty in. Saint Bethlehem Tennessee to Ed and Blanche Rudolph. She was the twentieth of twenty two siblings. Born across her father's two marriages soon after she was born. Wilma's family moved to Clarksville Tennessee. So her father could work. As a railway porter Wilma was born prematurely and she suffered a number of serious childhood illnesses in her early years including scarlet. Fever and pneumonia. She also had about polio when she was five she survived polio but developed infantile paralysis in her left foot and leg is a result of the virus this caused severe weakness in disability in that leg and forced her to wear a heavy brace to provide support. The prognosis was bleak. Wilma later wrote. My doctor told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believe my mother with limited medical care available to African Americans in Nineteen Forties Clarksville. Wilma's mother made weekly bus trips with her to a historically black medical college in Nashville for treatment and physical therapy. These treatments along with daily massages provided by her family members helped. Wilma slowly regained strength in her left leg. By the time she was twelve Wilma had made enough progress to walk and even run without her. Brace early on Wilma had to be home schooled due to illness but when she was seven she started attending public elementary school. By the time she started high school she was not only fully able to walk but was it basketball and track star for her school others outside of school saw her burgeoning athletic talent to she was noticed by Tennessee state. University's track coach when she was just fourteen. So wilma began training regularly at Tennessee state. Track and field powerhouse at the time. She even competed for the university while still technically in highschool. When Wilma was sixteen years old. She was invited to attend the nineteen fifty-six US Olympic track and field team qualifying trials in Seattle Washington. She qualified to compete in the two hundred meter individual event at the nineteen fifty six Olympics. Making her the youngest member of the US Olympic team in Melbourne Australia. Wilma didn't make it out of the preliminary heats of the two hundred meter dash but she was a member of the American four by one. Hundred relay team that won bronze at that Olympics. She vowed she would return to the nineteen sixty summer Olympics in Rome and that she would then win gold in nineteen fifty eight. We'll know began attending Tennessee state a fulltime student while continuing her track training there over the next two years she won a slew of medals at international amateur and collegiate events. Still her I was set on the Nineteen Sixty Olympics at the nineteen sixty. Us Track and field team trials. In Abilene Texas Wilma. Set A world record in the two hundred meter dash. She retained out record for the next eight years. She also qualified for the Olympics and the one hundred meter Dash Wilma arrived at the nineteen sixty summer. Olympics with dreams of winning gold. She left having earned her place as one of the greatest athletes of the twentieth century. Welcomes a summer games of the seventeens Olympia. Competing on a cinder track WILMA won gold in the one. Hundred meter dash the two hundred meter dash and the four by one hundred meter relay. She was the first American woman in history to win three gold medals at a single infix. Rudolph destroyed the than the two hundred to fame her second. She was called the Tornado. The Flash and the fastest woman in history the nineteen Sixties Olympics. Were the first Games televised internationally and WILMA was one of the breakout stars of the coverage. Along with fellow. American teammates Cassius clay who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali Oscar Robertson. She was thrust into the international spotlight where she was called. The Greatest American athlete of the day and was held for physical grace and beauty after the Olympics. Wilma went on a European tour where she competed in packed stadiums across the continent. She then headed back to the US where she received a heroine's welcome. Wilma's hometown of Clarksville Tennessee wanted to celebrate with a parade day of festivities. Wilmer refused to attend unless the event was integrated as a result. Welcome Wilma Day held on October. Fourth Nineteen Sixty became the first fully integrated event and Clarksville history. It was attended by an estimated eleven hundred people. Nineteen Sixty One. Wilma won the prestigious Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year Award. A YEAR. Later at just twenty. Two years old wilma retired from track competition. She wanted to leave at the top of her game to get a standing ovation in my own country outdoors which I'd never had before. I think it was the grandma moment in my career. I retired that day and I have never regretted with regard to competing in the upcoming nineteen sixty four Olympics wilma set. If I want to medals there'd be something lacking I'll stick with the glory. I've already won. Like Jesse Owens in nineteen thirty six. After her retirement Wilma went on to finish her degree in elementary education at Tennessee state and became a second grade teacher and a high school track coach throughout the years. She continued her involvement in promoting. Amateur Athletics Wilma. Died of a brain tumor on November twelfth. Nineteen ninety-four in Brentwood Tennessee. She was fifty four years old. All month we're talking about explorers and contenders for more on. Why we're doing. What would you check out our encyclopaedia Manica Newsletter manacle weekly? You can also follow us on facebook and Instagram. At encyclopedia were Manica. And you can follow me. Directly on twitter at Jenny Kaplan special. Thanks TO LOSE. Kaplan my favorite sister and co-creator Talk to you tomorrow.
Best of Season 1: Wilma Rudolph
"Oh Hey. Mattie Foley one of the here at wonder media network the show. You are listening to right now. Let's the Will Manteca is one of my favorite creative resources. We tell so many stories of real women doing these crazy incredible things stories that are begging to be featured in illustrations comic songs, maybe some fan fiction and you can help us. Keep telling these stories by joining our new membership. Ramble over glue. Dot FM slash. We'll. there. Hey, I'm grace. Lynch I'm a producer at wonder, media network, and one of the many hands behind the scenes of Encyclopaedia Lamonica. All month we've been revisiting some of our favorite episodes from season one and today I'm honored to reintroduce. Wilma Rudolph as a sports fan myself. WILMA's story really resonated with me. I especially obsessive when it comes to the Olympics I cry at every single medal ceremony regardless of the event, or who's even on the podium for me. It's just watching. People achieve. Their dreams brings tears to my eyes. I. Mean what could be better than that. And had I been alive when Wilma won three gold medals in the nineteen sixties Olympics i. no doubt would have been an absolute mess I believe. She has one of the greatest stories of all time she went from being told that she'd never walk again. To becoming the fastest woman in the world, Wilma embodies a true champion. Needless to say I worked a whole lot while producing this episode and I couldn't be more thrilled to reintroduce you to the remarkable Wilma Rudolph this episode initially aired in April during our explorers and contenders month so without further ado. Here's Jenny Kaplan with the full story. Hello from wonder. Media Network I'm Jenny Kaplan and this is Encyclopedia Will Monica? Today's contender was a pioneering American athlete who overcame childhood paralysis became a legendary track and field star. She was an Olympic champion and international sports icon, following her performances in the nineteen, fifty six and nineteen sixty Olympic Games. Please welcome Wilma Rudolph. Wilma was born on June twenty third, nineteen, forty and Saint Bethlehem Tennessee to Ed and blanche. Rudolph she was the twentieth of twenty two siblings born cross her father's two marriages. Soon after she was born. WILMA's family moved to Clarksville Tennessee so her father could work as a railway porter. Wilma was born prematurely, and she suffered a number of serious childhood illnesses in her early years, including scarlet fever and pneumonia. She also about polio when she was five. She survived polio, but developed infantile paralysis in her left foot and leg a result of the virus. This caused severe weakness in disability in that leg and forced her to wear a heavy brace to support. The prognosis was bleak, Wilma later wrote. My doctor told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother. With limited medical care available to African Americans in Nineteen Forties Clarksville. WILMA's mother made weekly bus trips with her to a historically black medical college in Nashville for treatment and physical therapy. These treatments along with daily massage is provided by her family. Members helped Wilma's slowly regained strength in her left leg. By the time she was twelve Wilma had made enough progress to walk, and even run without her brace early on Wilma had to be home schooled due to illness, but when she was seven, she started attending public elementary school. Time. She started high school. She was not only fully able to walk, but was the basketball and track star for her school. Others outside of school saw her burgeoning athletic talent to. She was noticed by Tennessee State University's track coach when she was just fourteen. So, Wilma began training regularly at Tennessee state, track and field powerhouse at the time. She even competed for the University Wall still technically in school. When Wilma, was sixteen years old, she was invited to attend the nineteen fifty six. US S. Olympic track and field team qualifying trials in Seattle Washington. She qualified to compete in the two hundred meter individual event at the nineteen fifty six Olympics making her. The youngest member of the US Olympic team in Melbourne Australia Wilma didn't make it out of the preliminary heats the two hundred meter dash, but she was a member of the American four by one hundred relay team that won bronze at that Olympics she vowed to return to the nineteen sixty summer Olympics in Rome and that she would then win gold in nineteen, fifty eight. We'll know began attending Tennessee state as a fulltime student while continuing her track training there over the next two years she won a slew of medals at international amateur and collegiate events. Still her. I was set on the Nineteen Sixty Olympics. At the nineteen sixty US track and field team, qualifying trials in Abilene Texas. WILMA set a world record in the two hundred meter dash. She retained that record for the next eight years. She also qualified for the Olympics in the one hundred meter dash. Wilma arrived at the nineteen sixty summer. Olympics with dreams of winning gold. She left having earned her place as one of the greatest athletes of the twentieth century. Rome welcomes the summer games the Seventeen Olympian. Competing on a cinder track, Wilma won gold in the one hundred meter dash the two hundred meter dash, and in the four by one hundred meter relay. She was the first American woman in history to win. Three gold medals at a single Olympics Rudolph destroyed the the two hundred fame her second job. She was called the tornado, the flash and the fastest woman in history. The nineteen sixties Olympics for the first game be televised, internationally and Wilma was one of the breakout stars of the coverage along with fellow American teammates cash clay, who later changed his name to Muhammad? Ali and Oscar Robertson. She was thrust into the international spotlight where she was called the greatest American athlete of the day, and was held for physical grace and beauty. After the Olympics will went on a European tour where she competed in packed stadiums across the continent. She then headed back to the US where she received a heroine's welcome. WILMA's hometown of Clarksville Tennessee wanted to celebrate with a parade and day of festivities. Wilma refused to attend unless the event was integrated. Adult welcome Wilma. Day held on October Fourth Nineteen, sixty became the first fully integrated of bent in Clarksville history it was attended by an estimated eleven hundred people. Nineteen sixty-one Wilma won the prestigious Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year award a year later at just twenty two years old. Wilmer retired from track competition. She wanted to leave at top of her game to get a standing ovation in my own country outdoors, which I'd never had before I. Think was the this moment in my career I retired that day, and I have never regretted. With regard to competing in the upcoming nineteen sixty four Olympics, Wilma set. If I want to medals, there would be something lacking. I'll stick with the glory I've already won like Jesse Owens did in nineteen, thirty six. After her retirement, Wilma went on to finish her degree in elementary education at Tennessee state and became a second grade teacher and a high school track coach. Throughout the years, she continued her involvement in promoting amateur athletics. Wilma died of a brain tumor on November Twelfth Nineteen Ninety four in Brentwood Tennessee. She was fifty four years old. All month we're talking about explorers and contenders for more on why we're doing what we're doing. Check out our encyclopedias. Amana newsletter romantic weekly. You can also follow us on facebook and Instagram at encyclopedia were Manica, and you can follow me directly on twitter at Jenny Kaplan Special thanks to lose Kaplan my favorite sister and co-creator. Talk to you tomorrow. Before you go I. Have a quick request were eager to know more about our audience, so we created a shortlist survey to help us learn more about you visit. Wonder Media Network Dot com slash. To share your thoughts and be entered to win some wonder Media Network Swag that's wonder media network DOT, com slash survey I'll also post the link in the episode notes.
Olympians: Florence Griffith-Joyner
"Hello wonder media network. i'm jenny kaplan and missed encyclopaedia with monica. Today's olympia in set world records for speed and did it in style. She was well known for her colorful track uniforms and six inch nails the record she set at the nineteen eighty eight olympics remain untouched. Today we're talking about. Perhaps the fastest woman ever florence griffith joyner also known as flow four inches born warns delores griffith on december twenty first nineteen fifty nine in los angeles california. She was the seventh of eleven children. Florence began developing her sense of style early. On as one story goes. She was known to wear her pet boa constrictor as an accessory. Florence also found her calling in sports at a young age. She was running competitively by the time she was seven and by the age of fourteen. She won the jesse owens national youth games. Florence ran at the college level of california state university at northridge but dropped out after a year to support her family working instead. Even so florence's coach convinced her to keep running. He helped her find financial aid and when he transferred to ucla lawrence enrolled there. She continued to train becoming an ncwa champion and the two hundred and four hundred meter. Events graduated with a degree in psychology in one thousand nine hundred three following year four. It's made her olympic debut in her hometown of los angeles. She took home a silver medal for the two hundred meter dash and stunned audiences with her speed. She also made an impact with her connick appearance. She wore form fitting brightly. Colored body suits and sported six inch nails with colorful designs a few years later. Florence buried al joyner a fellow athlete. He became both her husband and coach and florence started training for the next olympics lawrence hyphenated her husband's named her own and was given the nickname flo-jo while trying out for the nineteen eighty eight olympics lawrence broke a world record for the first time and she did it in an eye catching bright purple one leg. Guitar a style. She'd often come back to this. Iconic outfit has inspired many others including serena williams asymmetric australian open suit over the course of the nineteen eight trials. Florence's runs marked the three fastest times for a woman in the one hundred meter dash and at the nineteen eighty eight seoul games. Florence took home four medals three gold and one silver. We are back now. Olympic stadium finals. Women's one hundred meters the world record ken forty-nine hell by florence griffith joyner and joe of course in the field on floetry with flo to talk. Florence's performance earned her the title athlete of the year from track and field magazine as well as email athlete of the year the associated press following the nineteen eighty eight olympics. Florence retired from running and turned her other talents. She took a job designing uniforms. For the nba's indiana pacers created nail art recorded fitness videos. And even had a doll made in her likeness. She also gave birth to a daughter mary. In nineteen ninety florence's retirement came amid a new scandal she had improved substantially in the four years between her olympic showings despite an already impressive showing in one thousand nine hundred four. Other athletes spread rumors about her coaches training techniques and florence came under suspicion of using performance enhancing drugs lawrence denied the accusations and past every drug test administered to her still. The rumors continued circle florence his career for the rest of her life. Despite these suspicions florence was largely celebrated by the american media in nineteen ninety-three florence was appointed co chair of the president's council on physical fitness. Two years later she was inducted into the track and field hall of fame in the early. Nineteen nineties lawrence also started training for a comeback for the nineteen ninety two olympics but her attempt was cut short by tendinitis. Florence died unexpectedly on september twenty first nineteen ninety eight of an epileptic seizure. She was just thirty eight years old to this day. No one has broken her. One hundred meter and two hundred meter dash records all month for talking about olympians for more on. Why we're doing what we're doing check out our newsletter manica weekly follow us on facebook and instagram at encyclopedia. Manteca special. Thanks to lizzy. Caplan my favorite sister. Co-creator talk to you tomorrow.
Tiffany Haddishs Next Role Will See Her Playing This Iconic 80s Superstar
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10 Trivia Questions on Marathons and Races
"Don't get outta breath. We haven't even started the episode yet. Because i've got ten questions for you on marathons and races for my friend. Markaz this is trivia would buds welcome to another episode trivia with buds podcast. I'm your host ryan buds. Thank you guys so much for checking out the show and thanks for leaving. Itunes reviews to get more eyes and ears on this daily podcast. We are back in full swing recording tons of episodes advance. I've been doing about seven a day for the first couple days of the year here. So hopefully you are enjoying the episodes as they have been coming out. We've got a big batch of fun ones and my goal is to kind of get a big big chunk of the year done right at the start of the year so that i can always be ahead of the game and not fall by the wayside as things get busier as the year goes on if there are any topics that you want me to include in future episodes that i have not done recently or in the past or just something that you'd like to do again with a different batch of questions drop me a line go to my website. Trivia with buds dot com. Click the contact form and. Tell me what you want to hear. Some trivia on. I just did a reach out to all the patriots subscribers. That i have. I think there's about sixty of you and i kind of sent everybody an email just saying hey check in. Haven't talked to you in while. Let me know if there's anything that you need and a lot of great suggestions from those emails. So i had a request for some cooking shows and gordon. Ramsay stuff. we'll be doing that in the near future. Head a request for parks and rec which is always popular brooklyn. Nine nine letterkenny. Some more episodes on different tv shows and going through our big list of patriotic picks from last year bunch of topics that i never got to from our big grid at the five dollar level patriot dot com slash tribute buds. You can join at five dollars and pick a topic every single month. Has you could see that. I took about six months to eventually record the last batch of those but we do eventually do it as as time permits. So if you want to be part of that you want to build some parts of the show with me monthly. Go do that on. Petri on and today's episode is for my friend. Mark haase mark and sarah in glendora california. Hope you guys are feeling better. If you're listening to this one. And i hope that you are in tip top shape in no time. Because i'm sure you'll be out there running again as soon as you are happy and healthy enough to do so. Today's topic of marathons races is for mark and sarah. And we're gonna jump into those ten questions right now. here we go all right marathon and race trivia. Now this is something i would never do. Truly hate any distance of running. That's more than like a block at a time. Even when i tried to get over my fear of being out of breath. I still can only run for. I sorta got like a block and then i walk a block and then i can run another block to walk another black and even if i do that for like a week straight. It doesn't seem to get any better so that's just me. But if you're into racing marathons this episodes for your. Here's question number one. The abbot world marathon majors are the six biggest races or marathons on earth. They take place in tokyo. Boston chicago london berlin and what sixth us location. What is the sixth one missing there. We have tokyo boston chicago london. Berlin and what sixth. Us location question number one and question number two the indianapolis five hundred takes place. What holiday weekend. We're talking car races here. The indianapolis five hundred takes place over what holiday weekend number to question number three. Sammy korir won the amsterdam marathon back to back years in one thousand nine hundred seven and nineteen ninety eight is he from. Sami career won the amsterdam marathon in ninety seven ninety eight. What country is he from. And your fourth question on this. Quiz on marathons and races usually held an april. What is the participant limit for the paris. Marathon usually held in april. What is the participant limit. For the paris marathon question number five what racer with the initials r p has the record for nascar wins at daytona with seven titles number five halfway through this quiz. What racer with the initials r p has the record for nascar wins at daytona with seven titles question number six according to a two thousand twenty netflix documentary series cooper's hill as a two hundred meter race known for its start with the rolling of what food the rolling of what food cooper's hill number six question number seven four today known for its certain shade of dirt australian outback. Marathon is known to turn runners choose what shade by the end of the race. What shade do runners shoes turned by the end of the australian outback marathon. Three questions ago. Here's number eight on the third day of trail fast grand circle race in the us. What national park fills your last day of running on the third day of the trail fast grand circle race in the you asked what national park fills your last day of running question number nine coming at you. The empire state building run up features the challenge of climbing eighty six flights of stairs against competitors. What is the time limit for this race. What is the time limit for the empire. State building run up stair climbing challenge final question number ten. What country does the famous running of the bulls take place every july. In what country does the famous running of the bulls take place every july. Those are all your questions for marathons and races mark. Hope you are feeling good. And i hope you're ready to start running again. We'll be right back in just a second with the answers. We are back with the answers to marathons races. Let's see how you did on foot in car. Add on stairs. I think we had on this one. Here's number one. The abbot world. Marathon majors are the six biggest marathons on earth. They take place in tokyo. Boston chicago london berlin and new york city. Nyc was the sixth location there in the us number one. The abbot world. Marathon majors number two. The indianapolis five hundred takes place over. What holiday weekend. That's memorial day memorial day weekend. Great time to go. Watch a nice car race number three. Sammy won the amsterdam marathon back to back years. Ninety seven ninety eight. what country is he from. Kenya of great runners from the country of kenya and number four usually held in april. What is the participant limit for the paris marathon. It is limited to the first fifty thousand individuals who sign up to race number four paris marathon. Fifty thousand racers number five. What racer with the initials are has the record for nascar wins at daytona with seven titles. That is richard petty richard petty in daytona and number six according to a twenty twenty. Netflix documentary series. Cooper's hill is a two hundred meter race known for its start with a rolling of cheese. Look this up. Watch this on netflix. it's crazy. They roll a big role a wheel of cheese and it doesn't really do anything except the starts the race so as soon as the cheese rolls i think everybody chases after and the first person down this very steep and dangerous hill grabs the cheese wheel and they win the race and it happens every year people get injured. It's nuts number seven known for its certain state of dirt. The australian outback. Marathon is known to turn runners shoes shade of red for the red dirt or clay in the ground. They're running for quite time. Your shoes will turn red number eight on the third day of trail. Fast grand circle in the us. That is the national park of the grand canyon grand canyon. National park is the last day of the three days of running number nine. The empire state building run up features the challenge of climbing eighty six lights of stairs against competitors. What is the time limit for that race. That is ten minutes. You have to do it in ten minutes. Eighty six flights in ten minutes. Holy smokes and number ten. In what country does the famous running the bulls take place every july. That is spain. Spain number ten spain and there you have a guy some great questions and answers on marathons and races for mark and sarah and glendora california. Thank you guys for your support over unpatriotic and we've got one more thing for you. Call the fact that the day that today is the creature that kills the most people every year. isn't snakes sharks or even other humans. It's the mosquito that's right. The mosquito is the one living creature responsible for the most human death. So make sure your swat those away as soon as they go to ya. 'cause i get quite a few bites and i'm i'm constantly swan year round in california. I don't know what it is but Mosquitoes fine my sweet sweet blood and i hate them. I hate them. Oh boy do. I hate him but i love you guys. Thank you so much for listening. 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Olympians: Stella Walsh
"Hello from wonder media network. I'm jenny kaplan. And this is encyclopedia annika. Today's olympian was one the most prominent track and field stars at the twentieth century. Despite facing sexism ageism and anti-semitism she reigned as the world's fastest woman. Let's talk about the life and legacy of tracks. First fem superstar stella walsh stella was born stanislav. Avella chevik trove. Nah and the rural polish town of eric canea on april third nineteen eleven when stella was fifteen months old. Her family emigrated to cleveland. Ohio in search of medical treatment for her stella was born intersex. According to her birth certificate and other records doctors struggle to understand her condition growing up stella took an immediate liking to track nicknamed the polish flyer by the age of seventeen. She was an international track. Star in nineteen twenty eight. Stella won her first heat at the olympic trials and won her first european championship and the sixty one. Hundred and two hundred meter sprints back in cleveland stella took a job at the new york central railroad while technically hired as a clerk in actuality the railroad company wanted to use stella's image to promote their new fast. Modern trains stella took photographs racing. The fleet trains and her image quickly became synonymous with track and incredible speed by nineteen thirty. Stella was absolutely unstoppable on track in january of that year. She set three new world records in just one week. In february she broke world records at forty five and two hundred twenty yards in april. She broke her own world record for the two hundred twenty yard dash and a few months later. She sat more world records at one hundred and two hundred yards as well as for the broad jump in september of nineteen thirty at the world games and prague. She swept the sixty one hundred and two hundred meter races. After the games stella went to warsaw where the polish government employed stella to stay in the country and compete as opole stella declined the offer instead choosing to represent the united states in april of nineteen thirty two stella decided to celebrate her twenty first birthday by becoming a naturalized citizen while waiting for her citizenship papers to arrive her entire department at the new york. Central railroad was cut leaving her with no income and no sponsor. The cleveland mayor offered stella a position in the recreation department but the amateur athletic union warned her that accepting job related to sports would forfeit stella's amateur status and would disqualify her from the olympics on the way to her naturalization hearing stellar received a telegram offering her job at the polish consulate office in new york. This job allowed stella to compete in track with both an income am sponsor but she could no longer race for the us. Stella racing poland led to public outcry in the states following the end of world. War one the immigration act of nineteen twenty four. Many in the united states held strong anti immigrant sentiments the amateur athletic union threatened to disqualify her from games and the press called for her to be banned from the sport in response. Stella simply said. I'm running for poland. Because i am a pole. She never mentioned that running for the. Us had been her first choice. In the nineteen thirty two olympics in los angeles stella was at it again. This time under the polish flag. She won the one hundred meter dash and tied several world. Records stella's undefeated record finally came to an end in nineteen thirty five when american runner helen. Stevens beat her in a fifty meter race. Helen was the first person to outrun the so called. Fastest woman on the planet and stella and helen's relationship became quite adversarial in the nineteen thirty six berlin olympics stella helen had their final rematch in nazi. The blond-haired blue-eyed helen was revered by the crowd. While still experienced violent anti-semitism and egypt neom from audiences and press alike spectators spat on stella as she tried to compete stella pulled a muscle and lost a hellum in the one hundred meter dash stressed and humiliated. Stella decided to retire after the berlin olympics. But her retirement didn't quite stick. Stella came back to racing nineteen forty soon. She was once again. Setting new american records. Fifty sixty and eighty meters later that year sellers finally granted american citizenship. Stella's returned to. The sport was hit with further controversy in nineteen forty eight. The amateur athletic union ruled that stella was no longer eligible to represent the united states and track because she previously competed for poland for eight years. The aau denied stella from racing until one day stella found a loophole with the international olympic committee. Women were allowed to represent a second country. If they changed their nationality through marriage stella married harry olson a man twelve years her junior while the marriage itself was a surprise to stella's relatives and closest friends it allowed stella to once again compete in track under the american flag stella won her final race in nineteen seventy seven at the age of sixty six. A sixty meter dash the world polish olympics in krakow poland her final race was greatly celebrated a reminder of all the glory she'd received in the nineteen thirties at the end of her running career stella moved back to her polish american neighborhood in cleveland to take care of her mother stella remained very much immersed and athletic life often coaching young children in december of nineteen eighty while coming home from a bar. Stella walsh was murdered during an armed robbery attempt though stella initially survived the attack. She died on the operating table after being taken to a nearby hospital after sella's death in autopsy was performed on the eve of her funeral. The cleveland tv station w. kyc went on air claiming that stella was actually a man outraged. Stella's family in the polish american community protested the news station and threatened to sue. Anxious approve its claim w kyc appealed to the district court. The corner was ordered to publicly release. Stella's autopsy report in the report the coroner referred to stella as individual and her chromosomal report revealed. She had a mix of x y and x chromosomes while some tried to create a scandal. Out of this information cleveland's polish community remained unwavering. In its support stella's friends family and fans continued their loving acceptance after her sudden and tragic passing stella walsh ultimately set over twenty world records and won two olympic medals. She was the first woman in modern history to become a superstar athlete and despite all the xenophobia and sexism nothing could dim stella's love of racing for now that you're too old competition. Do you still keeping condition anyway. I'm not too old for competition. Just last year. I had one the united states around pentathlon title and of course i expect to defend a this year and the interesting part about my competitors is that most of the contestants weren't even born when i was wanting my purse championship twenty five years ago all month. We're talking about olympians for more on why we're doing what we're doing. Check out our newsletter. We'll manica weekly. Follow us on facebook and instagram at encyclopedia manteca special. Thanks to liz caplan. My favorite sister and co-creator talk to you tomorrow before you go. I wanna tell you about another show. I think you'll like push black. The largest nonprofit black media outlet in america has a podcast black history year host. Jay connects listeners. To the stories thinkers and activists left out of mainstream conversations and six. The things that happened in history still affects us today and the actions taken today. We'll go down in history. Black history year is available. 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Olympians: Fanny Blankers-Koen
"Hello from wonder media network. I'm jenny kaplan and this is encyclopedia. Will manica for those of you. Who are tuning in for the first time. Welcome here's the deal. Every weekday were highlighting stories of women. You may not know about but definitely show. We're talking about women from around the world and throughout history. Each month is theme this month. We're talking about olympians. Women who were either in the olympics or likely should have been are woman of the day. Today was a track and field star who set world records and broke down barriers for mothers and wives in sports. She set a record for the number of gold medals. She won at a single olympics and yet the newspapers were instead preoccupied with her status as a wife and recent mother her sports persona became so interconnected with her personal life that she was given the nickname the flying housewife please. Welcome fanny blinkers cohen. Fanny was born. Francine a- eljay cohen on april twenty-sixth nineteen eighteen in a village in the netherlands. Athleticism was part of her life. Virtually from birth. Her father had competed in shot. Putt and discus competitions by the time she was a teen fanny was skilled at tennis. Ice skating and fencing. Her athletic prowess was strong enough. That one of her coaches encouraged her to continue training professionally in a dedicated sport. Fanny settled on track at the age of sixteen fanny took first place at a dutch national championship just a year later. She competed in the high jump. And the four by one hundred meter relay at the nineteen thirty six berlin olympics in nineteen thirty eight. She tied a world record with an eleven second. One hundred meter dash in nineteen forty a personal development fannies life made headlines. The news she got married after tying the knot with her husband who was coincidentally also her coach. Many outlets declared fanny's career was over. They imagined she dedicate her time to being a mother and wife. Popular opinion was the fans last. Hurrah would be the helsinki olympics that year but due to world war two the olympics were cancelled and they were postponed once again in one thousand nine hundred eighty four. In the meantime fanny continued to live her life. She and her husband had two children. Fanny also kept training and competing setting six new records across four different track events in nineteen forty eight fanny qualified for the london summer olympics but her entry into the games was far from celebratory. She received letters and media attention. Berating her for leaving her children in amsterdam while she went to the olympics coaches at the games also called her too old to compete. She was thirty at the time. Fanny took part in three individual events at the nineteen forty eight games. She won the first one hundred meter dash with a comfortable margin the second the eighty meter hurdle was more difficult. She had a slow start and bumped a hurdle early on but still managed to finish i. It was her last individual event. The two hundred meter the really frightened fanny. According to some accounts fanny was so upset by the pressure on her to win and the negative media coverage of her competition that she burst into tears and nearly missed her last event fanny recovered and ran and despite muddy cumbersome track conditions. She went on to win the gold after her individual events. Fanny took part in the four by one. Hundred meter relay race when she took the baton. Her team was in fourth place. Fanny carried it. I she finished tenth of a second ahead of the competing. Teams finney's performance in the nineteen forty. Eight games made her the first dutch athlete to win an olympic title and the first woman to win four gold medals at a single olympic games. It also won her. The nickname of the flying housewife despite the negative press that hung over her journey to the games fanny proved them wrong and she later revealed. She'd won all those gold medals while three months pregnant. Fanny took part in the nineteen. Fifty two helsinki olympics though. She didn't meddle. she retired in. Nineteen fifty five after setting yet. Another record this time. National title in shot put by the time. She stepped out of the spotlight. Fanny had set world records. Sixteen times across eight different events. She'd won five european titles and fifty eight dutch national championship. Titles all by the age of thirty seven in nineteen ninety nine the international association of athletics federations named fanny the top female athlete of the twentieth. Century fanny died in two thousand four. All may we're talking about olympians more on why we're doing what we're doing. Check out our newsletter. We'll manica weekly follow us on facebook and instagram. At encyclopedia were manteca special. Thanks to lose kaplan my favorite sister and co-creator talk to you tomorrow.
Seattle athlete to sprint at the Tokyo Olympics, but in a canoe instead of on the track
"This is k. u. o. w. camel kim later this month olympic team trials and team. Usa coaches will fill out the roster for the delayed tokyo summer olympics. Some familiar names in women's soccer from portland. Seattle are likely to be tokyo-bound as well as the seattle storms biggest basketball stars and a pack of northwest based distance runners. Some athletes from our region have already locked in their spots including seattle paddler. Nevin harrison canoe sprint k. Uw's tom tells us more about how. The paddler found her path. Nineteen year old nevin. Harrison of seattle has pictured herself competing in the olympics for many years. Mostly as a track sprinter like one hundred or two hundred meter dash. My mom always tells the story of me being you know four years old and watching the olympics and saying i'm going to go one day. Mom you know she was like sure nevin. yeah whatever. When harrison was a teenager she was diagnosed with a hip. Condition that derailed. The hopes have running on the olympic. Track hip dysplasia. Yeah it just means pretty much that might hip sockets are too shallow. So it kinda makes my hits hyper mobile and so it's really difficult now less than a year out of high school a turn of events even she calls kinda crazy. Harrison has been officially selected for team. Usa bound for the summer olympics. She still a sprinter but in a completely different sport harrison qualified for the rescheduled tokyo games in canoe. Sprint in league wins. Solo two hundred meters harrison transition to canoe racing around age fourteen to fifteen been introduced to the sport earlier at the end of a ceiling camp green lake in seattle on the last day of camp. Stay let us take out all the sprint boasts and just try it. And i totally fell in love with it. It was super challenging. Which was kind of foreign to me in sports. Because i always grew up being pretty athletic so i kinda love how difficult it was and i really wanted to take the time to try to master it. The tippy racing canoe harrison launches onto. Seattle's portage bay for a workout. Looks nothing like the aluminum canoe. You may have paddled at summer camp. That's long and skinny like torpedo with the flat spot near the middle for the research. Certain neil i. It's going to be a shelter. No one person's training partner. This day is kinda magori that uw sophomore and kayak racer of course she is a beast to train within is awesome thrust. We have two minutes in between each piece and then in between the sets of five. So i'll be catching up trying to keep up mcgrory marvels that are friends rapid progression going in a few short years from newcomer on the scene to twenty nine thousand canoe sprint world champion than at the age of seventeen. No less aaron houston coached harrison to that gold medal with the gig harbor canoe and kayak racing team. She loves to race. She loves to work hard and the higher stakes on the line. She just went faster and faster and each performance got better and better canoe. Racing by men has been part of the summer olympics since one thousand nine hundred eighty four but harrison has a chance to win the first olympic gold medal by female in her event because women's canoe is on the olympic program for the first time it was added as part of a push for gender parody at the games again trying mcgrory. So she's doing something. No one's ever done for the states. No no woman has ever done this. So it's been amazing to watch the ripple effect of like how she's inspired younger paddlers And they you know. She's inspired a lot of kids from the us. I like you can do this a lot of young girls. So that's pretty amazing. Harrison says the one year delay in staging the tokyo twenty twenty olympics probably benefits. I'm kinda seeing at a sort of a blessing. I don't think. I was ready to compete in the olympics last year and i've had an extra year to train and kind of mature and understand the kind of athlete i wanna be and it's it's really been incredible. I feel way more ready than i was before. And i'm really excited to see what happens. Harrison says she's trying to ignore the back and forth in japan about whether these olympics should be cancelled because of the ongoing pandemic. She says she's really confident. To tokyo. games will take place this summer. I'm tom banzi in seattle.