The first thing anyone should realize and know about me is I am all about Freedom. And I don't mean just doing whatever you want... It's being who you really are without apologies or fake mask to wear to make others feel comfortable within their own fake mask.
I was born as most babies are feeling everything all the time without filters. I happened to of not been able to buffer or stifle those feelings as most are indoctrinated to do so in the societal conformity concentration camps called schools.
Yes I like to Feel EVERYTHING!
In feeling everything I've always had a sensitivity to the "vibe" of things, people and environments that's socially mostly ascribed to women.
It wasn't until I'd laid down over 750,000 miles of both Ultra Distance Adventure Cycling and Bicycle Road Racing combined that I came to realize that I couldn't stand even having shoes on my feet! I was 49 yrs along and in dealing with being mentally burned out and uninspired after decades of "Surfing the Concrete and Asphalt Roads" that I really wanted to feel the Earth again.
I took a couple months off the bike to sort out what I was going to do with my life if I was no longer going to be a cyclist. I tried being a gym rat again. A couple of months doing that made me claustrophobic. I took to running in shoes again. I loved the simplicity, the slower pace, the lack of paranoia about car traffic approaching from behind constantly knowing 9 out 10 either were distracted or feeling malicious for me being on the roads even if I rode close to their city street speeds.
Then my right knee grenaded. In my quest to find non surgical solutions to the pain and inflammation every run seemed to produce, I was pulled towards barefoot running. So many blogs whose owners "Used to have" the same symptoms I was experiencing. The strange part was how their symptoms all went away after gradually transitioning from shoes to bare soles.
Barefoot Running has literally given me a new lease on life. At one point Medical Doctors told me I needed to allow them to hacksaw off my entire right knee and install a plastic and metal one. Of which I promptly told them to "F-Off!"
"A knife didn't cause the chronic inflammation and and a knife won't fix it!"
This led to my eventually figuring out that the lack of sensory feedback via the nerves of the soles of the feet beginning way back when my mom began to stuff my tiny little toddler feet into "Baby Shoes", that sole level blindness, set in motion my adopting what I saw adults doing as in using the hip flexor muscles to extend the entire leg from the hip down out in front of the hip joint like a pole vaulters running down the chute and planting the tip of the pole (our foots heel bone) creating very joint traumatizing braking effect that destroys joints over time and in many cases breaks bones in the feet!
I was literally "Pounding The Pavement" and the pavement was winning!
Well long story short, (I'll do an actual blog post with details later) I ditched the shoes, realized I was using my right leg, hip, foot completely differently from the left creating twisting, torquing, grinding motions in the knee joint, heel striking was causing my shin muscles to take on a job description they were never intended for: preventing all of my foot in front of the heel from slapping the ground like a dead fall - face planting drunk.... on every foot landing! The heel bone or Tarsus bone looks like a beat up used to round rock. So I has no natural stability for landing ones entire accelerated body mass upon unlike the ball of the foot as all toddlers naturally learn in the beginning of become a bipedal human.
What I did to correct all this will be unpacked in a future "irregular" blog post...
So what is it that makes me the way I am as male person walk or should I say run such a different perceptual and behavioral path than most?
Meyers - Briggs Personality Type: INFP
I'm suggesting you take the time to take the personality test for you because as you deepen your understanding of who and what you actually are, you will automatically make it easier for you to deeply understand others. Matter of fact its impossible to truly "innerstand" or connect as if you are standing inside another perceiving and processing as they uniquely do unless you truly and deeply inner stand yourself. Think of this approach as Self Love. Not the idea of love but Love in the deepest sense of who you are. You can't truly love another until you love yourself. Whatever limitations we have within ourselves we project upon our relationships. Become Limitless.... Always exploring... Always learning... Always being inspired.... Looking into your own INNER LIGHT...
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I love Teaching Others how to identify and implement systems that one can deploy that can work for them instead of them working for a system to earn a more than enough to live a Personal Freedom centered Minimalist Lifestyle.
In this day and age, if you have a mobile phone, you can have a Location Independent Virtual Business that you can grow and support from anywhere a cell signal or WiFi signal can be tapped into.
Explore the "LifeStyle Money" category in the main menu above to learn more about that topic and feel free to either text me for additional links to more detailed videos on PDF's I can send you that I promise will be game changers for you if your just not getting it how powerful these systems can be and how your only a decision away from beginning to build bridges out of the Wage Slavery you've tolerated so far because it was the best offer you've had based on years of indoctrination (schooling) that only offered you an education geared towards becoming a nice compliant wage slave. I know this because I came from where. you are and I hated every moment of it.
Not a day went by where I didn't find myself pondering that there had to be a better way to make money and actually have a life.... Somehow I knew the universe was rearranging the realm I've traveled through life on to one day walk me right into the answer to that vision.
Selling your time (Literally, Your Life Force) by the hour, week or whatever way they manage to "Con - Vince" you that your only with X amount of dollars per hour is a really enslaving way of life. You don't actually have real freedom until you have systems in place making you money while you sleep, poop, lay out naked on a remote beach, hang out at home or like me, run all over everywhere for as far and long as I like, visiting peeps, making new friends and even business partners along the way.
Contrary to what most believe, it doesn't take a degree, any business know how up front, lots of money to get started and get to profit, or any of that nonsense.
I chose a system that has built in app - phone desktop accessible video tutorials on what I need to know and how to do the few task involved in creating a positive cash flow and maintaining it over time with minimal oversight and maximal free time to go do me and those I care about and love.
So this area doesn't become too long let me summarize what topics your likely to find as I continue to type and peck my thoughts and experiences into publishable pages here:
Barefoot and Semi Barefoot Running involving minimalist huaraches or running sandals and perhaps few fully enclosed minimalist running shoes for those in extreme cold climates.
Biomechanics of Bipedal Locomotion: How feet, ankles, lower, upper legs including knee joints, hips, torso, arms and shoulders work to create an elegant and sustainable running motion or form.
Biochemistry from the view of The Innate Intelligence or Body Level Intelligence: I'll bet most of you have never considered that the innate intelligence that orchestrates and governs the trillions of biochemical transactions and processes going on even as you read this to make it possible for you breath, maintain inner alkalinity, remove waste byproducts and toxins, digest food, remove excess water, hold you upright without you falling over on your ear right now is actually your "Real Self"! How is that? Keep coming back and find out!
Structure - Function Insights: The more cells or tissue dedicated to a given physiological structures mass the more that mass predisposes one to experience what that structure is designed to do.
This goes even beyond physicality and into quantum physics and I will unpack
Cellular and Systemic Regeneration
Nutrition based on ones own DNA Analysis
Foot - Sole Health
Fitness via Body Weight and Gym available technologies
Run Touring and Camping Equipment and Practices
Meditation in Motion and in Stillness
Knowing Thyself - Personality Testing
This blog is a living, breathing documentation of the real world and hard won insights and experiences I've lived and learned from spanning at the time of this posting about 850,000 human powered miles.
I've survived and learned to thrive in all kinds of weather, on road and off-road terrain, altitudes, mental, physical and emotional fatigue, near death experiences, that included needing to overcome severe depression and near suicidal states to seek out insights and actions that could help me regenerate a severely damaged body the doctors told me could not be restored to previous states of functionality: Nerve and joint damage....
Needless to say, I've overcome all the above and more. Out the ashes of all the ways I could crash and burn I've arisen to bring buckets of water, insights and actionable tools to overcome just about everything life has thrown at you.
Be it a body that's not performing at optimal or ideal levels in some area or all over, Or some mental or emotional state or pattern that sabotages you every time you go to move to the next level in fitness, relationships, creating financial independence, and the freedom to come and go as you please about this earth with no cash flow concerns.
As a visitor here, you have the option to become a part of my growing family of friends or as I experience it: Connections I love to Connect with....
Understand up front that I am an Introvert by nature. That doesn't mean I don't like people. It means I love people that are authentic, genuine, unfiltered, deep thinkers and creative in their view points.
It also means that I do cherish my time alone... That's how I recharge my inner batteries. Deep conversations with others and or just running side by side down some road or trail can be energizing also.
A lot of what I have learned in all those miles and moments came to me while alone.
However the most priceless insights came from connections as unique as you are, who shared their stories, experiences and hard won insights.
Each of us is an entirely unique universe of different experiences and perspectives that when shared can prove priceless in inspiring and empowering someone else that we had no idea would get so much out of what might seem ordinary to ourselves.
While doing Rideshare Driving a few years ago I gave a ride to a very wealthy guy who lived in a mansion on the water in Newport Beach CA - he even had a 100 ft yacht tied up right at his front door!
He asked me to tell him a bit about my journey through life so far.....
In the span of a 18 minute ride he turned to me and stated; "Erskien, I want to thank you!" I said: "For what?"
He replied, "For everything, our brief little conversation this morning just changed the entire trajectory of my life!" I asked: "What did I say?" He replied: "Everything!"
One of my greatest mentors once told me that "We teach best what we most need to learn!"
So in sharing what I do here, I find that as I reread over time what I post and the comments you all offer in the comments areas, I learn and feel fed in kind. Visitors report they too gain insights and realizations that cause them to go next level and make course corrections.
I find its when you all ask me the questions you have not found solutions to that take me into the abyss of inner wisdom into space and places I probably would not go into for my own sake that end up bringing out pearls of wisdom with a fortune in delivering a higher quality of life.
Based on what's available via the "Knowing Thyself" clickable link on this blogs front page across the top, I've come to realize that as an INFP in the Meyers - Briggs Personality Type Indicator System I'm kind of a "Word Artist". People say I do an amazing job of helping them understand complex things using simple "Mind Pictures" I create out of words and memes.
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In the back ground as you're reading this, I am laying out the logistics for the biggest adventure I've ever dreamed of.
Many passionate runners have run coast to coast. I've ridden a bicycle across the US before and I loved it!
Since age 9 I've had a dream of traversing all 48 Continental States to create a Transcontinental Run that will take approximately 2 years to complete and cover approximately 30,000 miles.
I'll be doing many post along the way leading up to the targeted launch window of late winter to early spring of 2022 and beyond.
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