Five Points newsletter #40

Barefoot 21K, #ChallengeNOTaccepted; how Denmark fixed McDonald’s; Pedestrians being dumb for 10 minutes straight.

Five Points newsletter #40

This week I took my daughter for a short vacation in London during her school holidays. She was super excited about the big city, and it was my present for her 16th birthday.

On Sunday I ran my thirty-something half marathon distance, but this time I ran barefooted. Ljubljana Marathon track passes my home on the third kilometer, and when I stopped to energize from the kids' hugs, I took off the shoes and ran the rest of the race with my bare feet.
Spectators by the route seemed to find running barefoot pretty astonishing, but in the end, it's the same as with the shoes on, you just have to be a bit more careful where you land. However, with barefoot running, different muscles seem to be working, so I always end up with some soreness afterward. But running itself is pure joy and freedom. I ran much slower than my usual pace, but that's okay.

After more than 35 times running longer than 20K distance (including 3 full, 42K marathons!), I believe I've found my enough in the 21K half marathon distance. It's somewhat challenging, yet not as exhausting, and doesn't require so much mental nor tactical preparation as the full marathon. So it strips away all the work and leaves only the pure joy of running.

I thrive in change, and just like I dropped the shoes to change my running, I'll also bring some change to this newsletter (yes, again). Stay tuned.

Title photo: Churchill's daily schedule and habits. I have a fetish on figuring out the daily habits of smart people and Winston has to be on top of the list. There are so many things to learn from this great leader. Extra points for that Nobel prize in literature. A leader, a writer, a painter, and a person who seemed to know how to enjoy life with his cigars, wine, and liquor. A truly remarkable man who found his enough.

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See you next week.
Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish.
Peter K.

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