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Music Sports

Watch the Formula 1 theme come to life

I like the Formula 1 theme that plays at the beginning of every Formula 1 race. Logically, I knew it had to have been produced in some way. I just wasn’t expecting it to be performed quite like this:

That movie soundtrack genius Brian Tyler produced this theme track makes this even more awesome! Here it is on Spotify too:

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Mindsets Sports

Austrian Grand Prix Spoiler Alert Fail

I sat down to watch the pre-recorded Austrian Grand Prix after work. My son came up to me …

Son: Do you know who won the race?
Me: No, I haven’t looked. I just want to watch the race.

My son left the room, and returned a few minutes later.

Son: Can I show you something?
Me (thinking this has to do with a game he’s been playing lately): Ok.

He shows me the Formula 1 app on his phone, and gleefully shows me who won the race I just started watching. 😱

Me: Haven’t you heard of spoiler alerts?! 😭

🏎️

By the way, what a race! If you’re interested, here are some race highlights (🚨 SPOILER ALERT 🚨):

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Events and Life Mindsets Sports Wellbeing

Today’s alternative to my usual run

Frisbee and a ball
Our frisbee and ball

I finally took some time to get outside, and exercise for the first time in about a week. I was going to do my usual run (it’s effective but I don’t particularly like it) when my daughter asked me to take her to the park.

I was about to say “No”, and that I wouldn’t have time, and then it occurred to both of us that I could take her to the park, and get my cardio workout.

So we took a ball and a frisbee. Our daughter (and, later, her friend too), threw the frisbee, or kicked the ball, and I ran around fetching it for them.

This worked out to be a win-win, I think.

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People Sports

Imagine almost cycling around the world, every year

Wired’s video about ultra-endurance bicycle rider, Lael Wilcox, is well worth watching if you’re interested in cycling (here’s a story on Wired.com):

I used to cycle everywhere in my teens because, well, that’s how I got around. My father was really into cycling, and I remember riding a pretty long race with him. We didn’t finish anywhere near the front (more likely somewhere in the middle-ish).

My son has started riding around the city as a way to get around, and I’d love to buy myself a bike so we can go riding together. Something to save up for, I think. There are some great routes for riding in our city, and it’s a great way to just get around, and get some exercise in.

For the time being, I’ve been getting back into running. I’m still getting started there (at least that’s how it feels), but I’ve managed five runs this week. Just on the subject of running, I found this article pretty inspiring too: When Your Body Says No | Outside Online.

Returning to Wilcox, what an inspiring person! Wow. Oh, and her site happens to be on WordPress.com. 😁

Not that being on WordPress.com will make you a super athlete, but it is a great place for your home on the Web. Just saying.

unsplash-logoFeatured image by Flo Karr
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Events and Life Politics and government Sports

Israeli national anthem played in Abu Dhabi for the first time ever

The Israeli national anthem was played in Abu Dhabi for the first time ever, at the Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Slam. Israel’s Sagi Muki won the gold medal.

In previous tournaments, Israeli athletes couldn’t compete under our flag, let alone hear our anthem play when they won medals.

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Events and Life Sports

The stunning Israeli rhythmic gymnastics squad

The Israeli rhythmic gymnastics team recently won the gold medal at the 2016 European Championships. Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs shared a video showcasing the squad and it is stunning:

According to Times of Israel:

The five-member, all-girl squad took gold in the clubs and hoops category.

The team also won a silver medal for its ribbon routine, and, two days ago, captured the bronze in the all-around competition.

What a remarkable team. I’m looking forward to seeing how they do at the Summer Olympics in Rio.

Photo credit: Israel Gymnastic Association

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Events and Life Sports

Proctor & Gamble says #ThankYouMom

Proctor & Gamble has published a touching video that says #ThankYouMom to all the mothers of the athletes competing in the Rio 2016 Olympics.

https://twitter.com/ProcterGamble/status/725308912342159361

It’s a bit of a tear jerker for parents so brace yourself.

Image credit: Freely Photos

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Mindsets People Sports

Little girls can wear fairy wings and do skateboard tricks

I saw this and just thought about our daughter. I can definitely see her doing this in a couple years, with the wings.