This post was originally a guest post here: http://carbsandkilometres.com/running-the-authentic/

But I have decided to repost it here…

Introduction and History

Where does the name of the famous marathon race originate from? For those that do not know, it comes from a Greek town called Marathon, located roughly 40km north west of Athens. During 490 B.C. the Greeks were under siege by the Persians and an important battle had taken place in the town of Marathon. A soldier named Pheidippides, elated by the victory, ran all the way from Marathon back to Athens to share the brilliant news. It was said he fell at…


The Pugilist

Slip, Cross, Uppercut, Weave, Jab…

Weave, Weave, Rib, Hook, Cross…

Jab, Cross, Jab…

Boxing is all about patterns and sequences, tying together moves to evade and moves to strike. The goal is to land the highest amount of meaningful hits without receiving any yourself. ‘The Sweet Science’, one of boxing’s alternative names, suggests the required finesse to achieve an optimal balance between striking and defending.

Executing these sequences over and over again builds a muscle memory integral to winning a bout. There is a well-known adage that says ‘boxing is won outside of the ring’. …


The motivation for this post came when my partner and I were sitting around on a warm Australian summer afternoon looking for some entertainment. I had spent the day mucking around on various computing devices so I was personally keen to step away from the screen. We often turn to card games in such moments and it seemed to fit the current mood (a nice cool drink outside in the shade). We did have a problem though, neither of us had really memorised any card games. We had vague notions of what games exist though and could have looked some…


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History

Stollen started as a Christmas bread at the Saxon Royal Court, Dresden in 1427. During those times the nature and quality of the cakes was very different from today. At that time it was made from flour, yeast, some oil and water. You could imagine during this period it was seen as rather bland and tasteless.

However, Dresden was not short of butter and sweeter ingredients, the restrictions forcing bakers to stick to this bland recipe were in place for religious reasons. So, in 1490 the bakers of Dresden wrote to the pope, in what became known as the “butter…


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When the 2018 edition of the iPad Pro was announced, I immediately knew that I had to get my hands on one. Although I have had and passed-on previous versions of the iPad, the latest iteration takes the tablet to new heights.

I’ve now been using the newest iPad Pro for two weeks, trying to discover as much as possible about the hardware and software, and figuring out how it could fit into my daily life. After this initial period, I sit in a ‘positive-frustrated’ camp: positive because the hardware is great, but frustrated by the software limitations of today.

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