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Budhia Singh – Born to Run movie trailer, review & Box office collection prediction

Budhia Singh – Born to Run movie is going to released on 5th Aug 2016. Budhia awooga Singh is an Indian boy.  He was born on 2002  in Orissa . He is that one person who is recording his name in the age of Four years. He is the world’s y...
by 123 Box office Collection on Jun 24, 2016

Book: 80/20 Running

It has been a long time since I haven’t reviewed a book (maybe because I can’t read). The last time around it was ‘Born to Run‘, by the way, if you still haven’t read it: buy it now and read it! Shortly after I had...
by French Bloke Runs on Jun 21, 2016

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – Coventry 2016

Date: Friday 3rd June 2016 Venue: Ricoh Arena (Coventry) Set List It has been almost four years since I last had the pleasure of catching The Boss on stage with the legendary E Street Band. Which therefore means it has been almost four years of te...
by Lets Go To The Movies on Jun 4, 2016

Test: Free Your Feet (FYF)

On my path towards barefoot running, I think I have found the most minimalistic footwear one can imagine. It started as a Kickstarter campaign last year and I felt immediately attracted to those. I had read Born to Run not long before and I had ran c...
by French Bloke Runs on May 20, 2016

Of motivation

I realise I must seem crazy when I say that I run 5 times a week or that I get up at 6am just to run, but I don’t think I am. You can do it too, you just need to find the motivation. Here’s a bunch of tips to get and stay motivated. They...
by French Bloke Runs on May 17, 2016

Inspiring runners: Emil Zátopek

Emil Zátopek is certainly the first legendary runner I’ve ever heard of. I remember him being the answer to a Trivial Pursuit question during a family game. My grandfather was surprised I didn’t know the famous ‘Czech Locomotive...
by French Bloke Runs on Apr 1, 2016

The top 5 unglamorous things about running and how to cope with them

In this blog, I always talk about running like this perfect sport with daily unicorn encounters and rainbows and pots of gold. It’s true that running is a great feeling and has great benefits, but I had a conversation with Mad Cook the other...
by French Bloke Runs on Mar 8, 2016

Of the usefulness of the skill of running

If you’ve read Born to run, you know that in the distant past, running was probably the most useful skill available to us (if you haven’t read it yet, read it now). Actually, it was essential for survival: on a daily basis, you needed to...
by French Bloke Runs on Mar 1, 2016

You must read ‘Born to run’

Everything is in the title. Just buy the damn book and read it! Seriously, when the Quiet Roman recommended to read it, I only complied because he’s one of my friends and I tend to trust these guys. But I really didn’t want to read it bec...
by French Bloke Runs on Jan 28, 2016

The Party Culture of Born to Run Ultras

The golden hills of East Creek RanchExactly two weeks after the Swagon was unloaded from Badwater Salton Sea 2015, it was cram packed again with an inflatable sofa, a camp kitchen/tiki bar, disco chandelier lights and red cups for the keg.It was time...

States Right

Can you name your state insect? State bird? State dinosaur? The concept of united states, perhaps more obvious in Europe where languages differ, is a complex one. In the United States of America we’ve got our culture wars that generally … Con...

Matthew McConaughey will soon be Born To Run

It was just announced that Matthew McConaughey will star in a screen adaptation of Christopher McDougall’s book Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, And The Greatest Race The World Has Never Seen. Matthew Michael Carnahan (World War Z)...
by Flickering Myth Movie Blog on Jan 29, 2015

2014 Born To Run Ultras - Festival, Celebration, Shenanigans, Magic

State flags over the start/finish lineat the Born To Run Ultras 2014As my ultra running friend, Patrick Sweeney, would call it... this year's Born To Run Ultras were nothing less than a Shenaniganza. But shenanigans aside (oh don't you worry, I'll ge...

Born To Run Ultras Prep 2014

I've been busy lately. Can you tell? No recent blog posts = SUPER BUSY. Yup. I've been getting shirts printed, crafted a disco ball, sewed a teeny tiny Zaps Threads Barbie tee, participated in an awesome interview for the Unapologetically Ultra Podca...

New Year's Un-goals

Where can I find me a tiny sexy lasso? New year resolutions... fuck that shit. Not that I'm against making goals or resolutin' anything, but sometimes I think there's a step missing in the whole new year resolution process. You know? Like how'd those...

Creative Rebellion - Limited Edition Zaps Threads Tees

The new Zaps Threads Transcend Tee When I was about five years old my parents wouldn't let me draw on the walls in the house. The only place where I could draw on the walls was my own bedroom (which was actually a pretty cool rule). I tried to follow...

Born To Run Ultra 2013 - Ultra Training

Pretty much the theme of the weekend.At first I thought the two words BEER and MILE sounded fun when put together, but trust me, those two words are best kept separate. And if they are ever to be used in one sentence then the sentence should look som...

Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run.

In 1992, after risking fan accusations of “going Hollywood” by moving to Los Angeles (a radical move for someone so linked to the blue-collar life of the Jersey Shore) and working with session musicians, Springsteen released two albums at...
by Simple.Interesting on Mar 27, 2013

Hoo-rag Winners and Update

Alrighty then... did you win a black/white Hoo-rag? If you are comments number 3 and 7 the answer is YES! So Jeff and Scott you'll need to contact me soon at zapmamak[at]gmail.com to claim your prize!Thank you to everyone who participated i...

Another Hoo-Rag Giveaway and Some Flim Flam

Beyoncé would totally rock the Hoo-rag! {this giveaway closed March 17th, 2013} Alrighty then... are you ready for another Hoo-rag giveaway? Cuz I need a little favor to ask and I'm hoping ya'll will kindly oblige.You see... I'm getting ready for th...


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