Later this week, I will begin my next blog series which relates to endurance running. In my mind the human form was designed for running, and in particular, long distance running. With a few exceptions I feel we are all capable to traveling great distances on foot. A look at various tribal cultures proves this point, as does archeology and observation of indigenous peoples.
Unfortunately, many of us in the "civilized" world have lost touch with this innate ability and have instead exchanged it for sitting on our butts as we drive to work, then sitting on our butts all day at work, then sitting on our butts as we MAYBE drive to the gym, then attaching our body to some "exoskeleton" contraption-of-a-cardio-machine for a workout, then more sitting on our butts as we drive home, followed by an evening of sitting on our butts as we watch television. Sound familiar? Maybe it's not you, but you certainly know way too many people that live this life day in and day out - many of them omitting the physical activity part.
I have several personal points I will be sharing in the upcoming series as well as articles I have found and more. For now, I wanted to share the below YouTube video for your consideration. I will warn you, if you have a strong stance against hunting or that sort of thing, don't watch this video. This video is a segment of a documentary. In this scene, you witness what is called the "persistence hunt".