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Ultrarunner Zach Miller: ‘I love digging in the pain cave’

Le 8 novembre 2017, 04:45 dans Humeurs 0

Zach Miller is stirring porridge on top of a wood-burning stove. Outside, snow lies on the ground surrounding his log cabin. We’re halfway up Pikes Peak, a 14,115ft mountain in the Colorado Rockies. The front door opens and a runner steps in, a man in his 50s, red-faced from the effort of getting up the mountain. Through the door, the early morning sun flashes off the frozen forest. “I can’t believe you’re here,” the man says, beaming at Miller. “You inspired me to run, man.”


Miller, 29, is something of a cult figure in the world of ultrarunning – long-distance races of any length beyond a marathon, often 100 miles or more. I first heard about him last year, when he was tearing away at the front of the world’s most competitive ultra race, the 105-mile UTMB in France. He finished sixth, but for me, along with many others, the most memorable thing about the race was Miller’s swashbuckling attempt to destroy the field from the start. The accepted wisdom is that it’s best to start off steady and conserve energy: if you go charging off like a startled horse, you’re usually in for trouble. But Miller ran without fear, constantly pushing the pace, and buckling only at mile 92, when he finally surrendered the lead.


Later that year, Miller popped up again in a video that went viral in the running world. It’s the last mile of another fiercely competitive race, the North Face 50 (miles) near San Francisco, and he is leading. He’s well clear of his rivals, but again he’s turning conventional wisdom on its head with his guts-out approach. In ultrarunning, competitors usually finish at a jog, enjoying the last section of the race, waving to friends, often embracing family before the finish line and crossing it with them. What’s the rush, after such a long race? But here is Miller, well clear and heading for an impressive victory, still running as if his life is in danger, arms pumping and breathing hard. He keeps it up right to the line, before collapsing into the arms of his girlfriend.


Miller ran up a 4,000ft peak at 2am. He enjoyed it so much, he did it seven nights in a row: 'I just felt like it’


It’s this all-or-nothing approach that has made Miller such a hero. “This guy has a God-given gift to connect with people,” the visitor says. “He’s so inspiring. My friends laugh at me, say I have a man crush. They don’t get it.” The man has time for only a quick selfie with his hero before he has to head back down the mountain. It’s six miles to the nearest road. It took me three hours walking briskly, leaving in the heat of a warm day down in the town of Manitou Springs and trekking up through dry scrub to forest and then snow.


Miller’s cabin is part of Barr Camp, an off-grid hikers’ refuge halfway up the mountain. It gets electricity from solar panels and filters water from a stream. Along with his sister and her husband, Miller is the caretaker: his jobs include cooking breakfast, chopping logs for the fire and mountain rescue.


Many hikers who stop by have no idea who he is, but often, his sister says, people come up all this way simply to catch a few moments with him. If he’s out for a run, they’ll sit and wait. “People think it’s lonely living up here,” Miller says, “but I interact with people more than if I’m in town. People don’t just burst in through the door like that if you’re in your home.”


Miller has lived here for two years, coming off the mountain only for races, often in far-flung corners of the world. It’s perfect training country. For his core strength, Miller likes to chop wood. “I spend a lot of time up here doing manual labour. I love it. The North Face 50 race was at the end of the fall, and I’d spent all fall splitting wood and hauling it into the store. I was pretty strong.”

There are three ways to phlegm TCM

Le 11 août 2017, 05:36 dans Humeurs 0

Recently, many people are troubled by cough and phlegm. Chinese medicine will be divided into three cases: the first is a cold cough phlegm, which is the upper respiratory tract infection; the second is caused by chronic bronchitis sputum; the third is yellow sputum.


Most children and young people cough are mostly cold and upper respiratory tract infection. After treatment, stuffy nose, runny nose, fever, sore throat and other symptoms have been improved, but still throat wall red, itching, itchy cough, no sputum or less Phlegm, which is the most common cough. Loquat leaf is the treatment of cold cough after the main drug cold, but also the pharynx phlegm sputum or no cough commonly used drugs. If long-term cough without sputum, available Chuanbei powder. 3 grams Chuanbei powder, and then a whole bunch of raw pears, pear skin, pear core removed, together in the bowl, steamed, pear, powder, soup together, cough better. Note that this side of the sick longer time cough effect, the other if the patient cough with sputum can not eat.


Phlegm in different colors suggests different evidences in the body. A week after the onset of symptoms of itchy throat, may be accompanied by cough, often without sputum. Phlegm is generally bacterial infection, mainly simple inflammation, and sometimes may also be due to bronchial edema caused by increased secretion. Yellow sputum is a bacterial infection, with antibiotic treatment works well. Phlegm is caused by bronchiolitis and alveolar abnormal secretion, mainly chronic inflammation, is generally not caused by bacterial infection, with antibiotic treatment no effect. In addition, frequent smokers will spit out gray sputumThe best way to reduce labour in refilling vape cartridge is by getting an oil cartridge filling machine! They have a small table top design and come with a year’s warranty. So, do some work with this machine!.


There are three methods of phlegm TCM: First, expectorant; the second is phlegm; third is 蠲 (the meaning of the volume go, go) to drink.


Expectorant is the site of the upper respiratory tract infection shallow, Chinese medicine mainly Sunburn Ephedra, Sunburn Purple Sunburn, sunburn winter, white hair Prunella, Sunburn loquat leaves, Albizia and so on, both cough expectorant effect, so sputum Easy to cough up.


Phlegm for chronic bronchitis patients often cough phlegm, commonly used Chinese Pinellia, almonds and other phlegm, with inhibition of sputum secretion. However, phlegm alone is not enough, often used together with other Chinese medicine.


drink is aimed at the foam sputum, the main Chinese medicine mustard, razor clam, cassia twig, the role of these drugs is to promote the reabsorption of thin liquid-like sputum, reducing the foam.

The solar-powered Tertill robot keeps weeds in check

Le 24 juillet 2017, 06:40 dans Humeurs 0

Like a weed whacker, the Tertill is more about keeping weeds under control, rather than uprooting them — that would require a lot more sophistication that a $200 robot can provide. Though one of upshot to the product’s slated wheels is that they both till the social and damage smaller weeds while they’re still young reenex.

The Tertill is scheduled to start shipping in May. The company is also planning to extend the device’s functionality, similar to what iRobot has been working on with the Roomba. “There are some additional options we’re looking at for Tertill,” reenex.

MacKean explained, “connecting to in-ground sensors and adding more capabilities to the robot itself to provide greater insight to the gardener about the microclimate in their garden, connectivity to automated sprinkler systems to provide greater control, and additional methods of defining the robot’s boundary.” reenex.

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