running-by-effort

This was such a strong run. Moderate to hard effort, nice variety on the route, and I absolutely killed it. Like Friday’s run, I am amazed at what speed “moderate to hard” is getting me right now, and how comfortable these paces are starting to feel again. Very pleased.

Nepal Earthquake

Already relief agencies are scrambling to get needed supplies, including food, water, shelter, and medical aid, into the country.

Here are several organizations active in the area you can support:

  • Save the Children: “Save the Children is in need of donations to support our disaster response efforts. Your support will help us protect vulnerable children and provide desperately needed relief to families. Donations will go to the Nepal Earthquake Children’s Relief Fund will support our disaster response to this emergency.” Donate Now
  • Global Giving: “All donations to this fund will support disaster recovery and relief efforts in response to the region of Nepal impacted by this earthquake. Initially, the fund will help first responders meet survivors’ immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. Once initial relief work is complete, this fund will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted local organizations.” Donate Now

America Nepal Medical Foundation:

“The American Nepal Medical Foundation is a 501©(3) non-profit membership organization incorporated in the state of New York.”

Their mission

states, in part, “It is the firm belief of the foundation that as with the problems in any other field, the primary responsibility of resolving Nepal’s health problems lies with the Nepali people including medical professionals. There can be no substitute for their own commitment and action in Nepal. However, as a U.S. based nonprofit organization, the foundation is committed to supporting the Nepali people’s ongoing efforts to enhance their health status. ANMF will focus on improving the quality of medical care, medical education and medical research in Nepal.”

Donate Now

CARE Emergency:

“CARE’s humanitarian workers on the ground in Nepal are currently assessing the situation and determining immediate needs. CARE has worked in Nepal since 1978, with programs focused on areas including food Security, HIV/AIDS, health, education, water and sanitation, and the empowerment of women and girls. CARE’s past responses to emergencies in Nepal have included response to massive landslides in Nepal’s Sindhupalchowk district in August 2014… CARE, which works in 90 countries around the world, places a special focus on women, children and other vulnerable populations, who are often disproportionately affected by disasters. ”

Donate Now

Lastly, if you have friends or loved ones in the area, you can check in on them through a page set up on Facebook that allows people mark themselves or others as safe:

https://www.facebook.com/safetycheck/nepalearthquake/


You can also donate to the American Red Cross by texting “redcross” to 90999. That text will result in a $10 donation to the disaster relief fund.

Read more:

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/americanbuddhist/2015/04/5-ways-to-help-victims-of-the-nepal-earthquake.html#ixzz3YNx6RqQx


(or for those in the US, you can Text GIVE NEPAL to 80088 to donate $10 to the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund. Message and data rates may apply.)

image source:www.voanews.com/content/death-toll-rises-in-aftermath-of-himalayan-quake-130104003/145421.html

Please help if you can guys…this quake effected many people in 4 countries

Help for Nepal

Compassionate Giving for the Victims of the Nepal Quake

  • Save the Children: “Save the Children is in need of donations to support our disaster response efforts. Your support will help us protect vulnerable children and provide desperately needed relief to families. Donations will go to the Nepal Earthquake Children’s Relief Fund will support our disaster response to this emergency.” Donate Now
  • Global Giving: “All donations to this fund will support disaster recovery and relief efforts in response to the region of Nepal impacted by this earthquake. Initially, the fund will help first responders meet survivors’ immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. Once initial relief work is complete, this fund will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted local organizations.” Donate Now
  • America Nepal Medical Foundation: “The American Nepal Medical Foundation is a 501©(3) non-profit membership organization incorporated in the state of New York.” Their mission states, in part, “It is the firm belief of the foundation that as with the problems in any other field, the primary responsibility of resolving Nepal’s health problems lies with the Nepali people including medical professionals. There can be no substitute for their own commitment and action in Nepal. However, as a U.S. based nonprofit organization, the foundation is committed to supporting the Nepali people’s ongoing efforts to enhance their health status. ANMF will focus on improving the quality of medical care, medical education and medical research in Nepal.” Donate Now
  • CARE Emergency: “CARE’s humanitarian workers on the ground in Nepal are currently assessing the situation and determining immediate needs. CARE has worked in Nepal since 1978, with programs focused on areas including food Security, HIV/AIDS, health, education, water and sanitation, and the empowerment of women and girls. CARE’s past responses to emergencies in Nepal have included response to massive landslides in Nepal’s Sindhupalchowk district in August 2014… CARE, which works in 90 countries around the world, places a special focus on women, children and other vulnerable populations, who are often disproportionately affected by disasters. ” Donate Now
  • Lastly, if you have friends or loved ones in the area, you can check in on them through a page set up on Facebook that allows people mark themselves or others as safe: https://www.facebook.com/safetycheck/nepalearthquake/

(or for those in the US, you can Text GIVE NEPAL to 80088 to donate $10 to the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund. Message and data rates may apply.)

From: Patheos: American Buddhist 

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i think abt this a lot

yamaguchi has been shown to be very focused on improving and moving forward, in stark contrast to tsukishima who at this point in the manga seems to be stuck in the moment when he discovered akiteru was lying to him.

which just like makes this scene kind of break my heart

bc at first it just seems like an innocuous little scene showing that once again tsukki does not like to put as much effort into training than  as the rest of the team

but then thinking abt it in context of yamaguchi being the one who’s focused on the future and tsukishima as the one who’s trapped and in the past and suddenly tsukki telling yamaguchi to go on ahead without him and yams doing it and i just

i cry

Easy effort, mixed route. This was lovely, relaxing. I look forward to easy runs now, ones so comfortable I could hold a conversation. I can’t believe it took me so long to make them part of my training.

Aside from that, though, I almost forgot: in spring and summer, the runs themselves are secondary to being up and out during the sunrise. Today it was a sliver of moon in a rainbow sky that looked like it was done with a large fuzzy paintbrush. I love these mornings. I look forward to many more brilliant ones as the early daylight months progress.

💪🏻 Planning my workouts & booking them ahead of time helps me incorporate them into my week. Makes it easier to plan around them when I know when & where I have to be!! Looking forward to getting back on track!! #workouts #goals #fitness #strong 💪🏻 #barre 👯 #spin 🚴🏻 #hotyoga 🙏🏻 #running 🏃🏼 #yyc #summerscoming 👙 #sunmer ☀️ #abs #bum #squat #health #routine #strength #energy #happy #effort #gym

Vision

John worked hard. He felt led by God. He filled his time with meetings and travelling. But he felt lonely and empty.

How are you doing with life, is there happiness, joy, hope etc…? Do you feel that you have been called to a certain thing in life but it is taking all the energy out of you? Maybe in the beginning it was fresh and exciting but now it is dull, boring and so much effort.

Running the course is something worth pursuing as it fulfils God’s calling in us.

God’s calling - do you find time for prayer, quietness, rest and study of the Bible. Are you listening to God? If you are not may I encourage you to stop all you are doing and concentrate on these things. Doing so will reconnect you to the source of your calling and will be reenergise you.

Are your relationships good - maybe you need to reconnect with trusted and stable friends. Maybe there has been hurt and it is time to say sorry, or to seek reconciliation.

How do you compare with Jesus - look at Jesus and see how alike you are. Spend time reflecting and examining your motives.

Do you do what you do because you are a fan of Jesus, or do you seek to follow him daily.

How much love do you have in comparison to judgment and condemnation. Stop now and spend time with Jesus listening, being honest and moving into your calling.  

Seek today to put God first, commit to prayer, listening and study of the Bible.

Dear God,
You are the reason
I will follow you
Listen to you
To seek to serve
And bring in your Kingdom
In Jesus name
Amen

Relief for Nepal.....

If you would like to help with the relief effort in Nepal, these are a few Nonreligious groups you can send funds to.

  • Mercy Corps
    Mercy Corps has been in Nepal since 2006 and has more than 90 volunteers on the ground trying to distribute water, shelter kits, mosquito netting, tarps, cooking utensils, hygiene materials, and some other household provisions. @mercycorps on Twitter
  • Habitat for Humanity International
    The group says its disaster response teams are coordinating efforts with local government agencies and disaster relief partners, and will be assembling emergency shelter kits. @habitat_org on Twitter.
  • Global Giving
    Money donated to support relief operations in Nepal will go toward helping first responders “meet survivors’ immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter,” the organization said.  “Once initial relief work is complete, this fund will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted local organizations.” @GlobalGiving on Twitter.
  • Oxfam
    Oxfam is an international coalition of charities dedicated to fighting poverty. Aid workers from the group are on the ground, preparing to hand out food and water.  @Oxfam on Twitter.
  • Red Cross
    Volunteers from the Nepal arm of the Red Cross are helping in the search for survivors. @ICRC on Twitter.
  • CARE
    CARE is asking for donations for critical relief. The group said its humanitarian workers were currently on the ground assessing the situation in Nepal and determining the most immediate needs.@CARE on Twitter.
  • Save the Children
    Donations to Save the Children, an organization with extensive reach in Nepal, will go toward efforts to provide protection for children and relief to their families.
    @SC_Nepal on Twitter.

Today had finally arrived – after months of counting down to this moment, for it to be here felt beyond what words could describe. he’d get to see her, hold her, kiss her, and be in the presence of someone he loved so deeply. these long months without her were on the border line of unbareable, but after today he wouldn’t have to remember what’s it like to be without her. As his plane landed, all the excitement built up from the entire ride was spreading through his body. The male didn’t waste anytime gathering what little items he had and frantically entered the area where everyone waits for their loved ones, family members, and significant others. As he scanned the room – it only took a few seconds for his eyes to find hers and everything seem to freeze around them. He found himself running towards in and no efforts to slow down until his arms surrounded her – and they did. “Oh, baby. I missed you.” he whispered gently.

Me: *has an anxiety attack in a crowded restaurant. Then runs to the car*
Mom: “thanks for causing that scene can’t even have a nice dinner with you”
Dad: “why can’t you stop being a pussy and be a normal 15 year old BOY”

Motivation Monday: Working Together

Motivation Monday: Working Together

In two weeks, for the second year in a row, I’m running a 10 Km race.  This means running for an hour non-stop.  If you had asked me to train and run this distance two years ago I would have said it was impossible.  I would have said “I’m not a runner, I’m more into lifting weights,” or “I don’t have the body type of a distance runner.”  At the time I signed up for a 5 Km run with my girlfriend…

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Après l'effort le réconfort ! 30 ans je gère 💪🏼👊🏼😘😋😉🎤🎀🎂💚☀️ #run #spa #detente #effort #bday #funkylife #running #fit #runtoinspire #furtherfasterstronger #seenonmyrun #runhappy #instagood #time2run #happyrunnner #fitness #workout #cardio #team #workouttime #missquerido #chabadateam 😘✨👊🏼 (à Plage du Havre)

It’s no secret that the DMCA’s section 1201 is extremely problematic. It’s the “anti-circumvention” part of the law, that makes it illegal to circumvent “technological protection measures” even if it’s for non-infringing purposes. This is a mess – especially in an age of DRM trying to lock up everything. Try to get around it, and it’s a violation of the law – even if you’re not trying to infringe on the underlying material. This is why Cory Doctorow is running a new effort to eradicate DRM with a target placed firmly on Section 1201.