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Mocha Vegan Performance Podcast — episode #061

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Planning for Success

Goal Definition and Creating a Plan.

Listen in to Episode #061 and MAKE YOUR PLAN TODAY!

MVP #061 – Half Marathon Emergency Plan

MVP #056 – How to Run a 6-Minute Mile – Breaking Through Barriers

MVP #056 – How to Run a 6-Minute Mile –

Mocha Vegan Performance Podcast Episode #56 is available for your listening pleasure. Learn how to accomplish more than you ever thought possible!

MVP #056 – How to Run a 6-Minute Mile – Breaking Through Barriers

 

So you want to run a 6:00 mile or an 8:00 or 10:00 mile. You want to improve. YES! Identify your goal:

Let’s use the 6-Minute Mile.
One mile = 4 laps around the school track.
4 x 1:30 = 6:00
Half-lap pace would be 45 seconds or a quarter lap at 22.5 seconds.
You get the idea. Break down the goal into a small enough piece so that you can nail it! Then each week try to increase the number of times you can repeat this ‘miracle’ of new performance. Keep score, track your results and let me know how you do.
Running faster, lifting more weight, eating something better than a sleeve of Oreos when you get home. Performing any of these activities will require you to endure some pain. You have to train yourself to deal with some discomfort in order to enact change.
Habits are difficult to uproot. Try something fun and brush your teeth with the opposite hand or put on your pants with the other leg first.
Keep in mind that in order to change a habit, you must add in a replacement for that habit and practice it. Stick with in and you’ll be reporting that 6-Minute Mile in no time!
Mark
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Crismon Elementary 6th Grade Science Camp 2015 – Tonto Rim Christian Camp

Listen in to Mocha Vegan Podcast #051 – Science Camp and Wall E

 

Hills and uneven surfaces and sunlight, oh my!

Hills and uneven surfaces and sunlight, oh my!

 

Remember going to camp as a kid? Though I never went to science camp in 6th grade, I’ve stayed in red cabins without climate control beneath beautiful trees and spent time unplugged from the busy daily life. When I was a kid, busy was riding bikes or watching cartoons. Kids have their own busy things today, but camp serves the same purpose as always: it allows you to focus on other people and nature. Learn a little about how nature works and experience living a little more simply, if only for a couple days.

100 6th graders from 3 classes experiencing the crown jewel of their elementary school time. Good times and great memories for all. I brought a small cooler with supplemental food and made a mostly vegan camping experience for me; it wasn’t hard at all.

Enjoy the skit video from the boys in our cabin, Those Ivy Boys. They may always remember this 2:40 of their camp! My son, Mark, has the hat and the footie pajamas!

I Like to Move It, Move It (My Body)

By Bella Phipps, age 8

Here are some ways how to stay healthy and what happens when you do them.

Happy Life

Regular exercise every day for about one hour can increase up to five more years of life to live in a happy and healthy life with your family.

Sporty Fun

When you exercise daily you won’t get fat and you can enjoy any sports that you may do.By doing that sport you can stay healthy if you do it often.

Looks

If you exercise often then you won’t be fat and you’ll look better than ever!

Proud

Just stay healthy to make yourself proud to be fit and skinny.

Staying Healthy Is Important

Stay healthy so that you won’t die as soon as you would if you didn’t exercise and eat fruits and vegetables.

body for volleyball

Bella muscles ready for action

Volleyball Exercises

You can stay fit by doing volleyball because you must have quick feet so that you can get to the ball in time to bump it over the net.To get quick feet you have to increase your feet muscles which takes muscles.When you set the ball it increases your upper body strength.If you are the hitter in your volleyball team or club your upper body strength increases whenever you hit the ball over the net.

Basketball

Basketball can help you stay fit because whenever you shoot the ball into the basketball hoop you increase your upper body strength.When you pass the basketball to someone you increase upper body strength.If your dribbling the basketball it helps a bit by increasing your arm strength and your upper body strength.

Football

Another sport that would help you stay fit is football.Football is a throwing, kicking, and tackling sport and all three of these are increasing and using muscles.

Running And Push-Ups

If you run about a mile a day and do ten push-ups everyday for one month then you might be aching but you’ll be fit and you will burn a lot of fat.

Fruits And Veggies

When you eat fruits and vegetables often then you’ll definitely be  healthy but you also have to exercise so don’t think that only eating healthy will keep you healthy.

Those are some ways how to stay healthy and what happens if you do them often or a lot.

[This article was written by my daughter, Bella Phipps.]

Face it, we get pigeon-holed in life.

If we are tall, we must play basketball. If we are tall as a basketball player, we would be placed near the basket to block shots on defense. If you are good at something at work, you will find that you are asked to repeat this activity as long as your efficiency allows. Diversity, being well-rounded, can improve the performance of the tall basketball player. Diversity can improve perspective on why the functions you perform repetitively at work are important and how they impact others on the team.

The grass isn’t greener in positions other than the one you are playing. Experiencing diversity means being exposed to the many facets of the team so that you understand how your typical role plays best within the organization.

Try to be exposed to as many perspectives in life as you can. The diversity will make you stronger.

SAVERS – A great way to start your day.

Silence Appreciation Visualization Exercise Reading Scribing

 

Diversity on the freeway. So many individuals riding in the cars alone wishing they were home or at the gym or anywhere but stuck in traffic. I wish we could build a train that allowed the drivers to ride together and chat instead of being glued to the steering wheel. That would be cool.

 Keep learning and keep trying to improve.

Wow, did I seriously celebrate the amount of time I have on the freeway because I am enjoying recording the podcast?! Very full of diversity, my personality is…

Make the most of what you’ve got.

Have fun, be thankful, be in a state of appreciation. I have a car…with air conditioning…a job – we all have problems.  Be nice to other people, be friendly. Play nice together on the freeway.

Last night’s speed workout was a direct result of stress and not running in the morning. I got beyond my typical way to get out of running / taking a day off by jumping on the track 50 yards from basketball practice.

My running workouts have been trying to experience diversity.
My track workout:

Warmup jog 1 mile.
Run hard 100m
Walk 100m
REPEAT for a total of 12 intervals. (1.5 miles)

I don’t remember how to run fast AND I am sore the day after.

My dad’s accident and how he started running. It was a motorcycle accident where he was very lucky. It was not his fault. Through his brain trauma and rehabilitation, he started using a treadmill to walk and sometimes jog. I used to email him about my running all the time and he ultimately started jogging during his walks. A little diversity goes a long way.

Cleveland Marathon together in 2006. Be thankful for the gifts you are given. An attitude of gratitude. Here is a picture from the Lost Dutchman Marathon in 2008.

Mark Phipps - the miner - Larry Phipps

Lost Dutchman Marathon 2008

Don’t sell yourself short, do something for yourself that you can repeat every day, then build upon it.

Work on happy.

Mark

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Running!

Jeff Sanders and The 5AM Miracle

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Enjoy Jeff Sanders and our discussion about food, running, responsibility and how all these things work together.

Mocha Vegan Performance Podcast #27

Our glaciers are said to be dying, but our bodies may be following a similar slow decline.  Mark brings in a little Darren Hardy to try and jumpstart a better way to look at your health.

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