OutsideSlacker contains the idle musings of what others would call a weekend warrior in the Philippines. It’s not exactly a fitness blog, and I am not exactly an athlete. Try as I might, I don’t think I’ll ever be a podium finisher in the trail runs I join, the mountain bike races I take part in, nor will I ever be able to climb 5.13. So, this blog doesn’t presume either to present the perfect fitness checklist that would turn its readers into Lance Armstrongs, Kilian Jornets, or Chris Sharmas.
Let’s face it, those guys are freaks. In the case of Armstrong, he is a lying, cheating, and stealing freak. They have a genetic makeup that simply puts them above everyone else. But that doesn’t mean regular folks can’t enjoy doing the same things they are doing–running, biking and climbing.
It’s just about guys (and girls) having fun, getting a bit healthier, and maybe a happy realization or two about what it means to be alive every now and then. Just good vibes.
This blog is also a personal project to motivate myself to run, bike, climb and do other interesting things outdoors. Why? Because sometimes the lure of the couch, the smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc. can be overpowering in a world where ubiquitous connectivity promises instant gratification of the need to escape boredom. But that isn’t a very good way to experience life is it? The philosopher Nietzsche said that we get only one chance to live on this Earth, and we better make the most out of it–do something great and exciting. And so this.
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