Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Just don't worry

Sometimes we think too much.

Monday, 22 August 2011

They are not afraid

I was in their place.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

He strikes again

Novak Djockovic is known for imitating other tennis players: their sounds and movements on the tennis court.

This time he does it with the ad for a racket company. Can you find the differences?

Friday, 19 August 2011

Team Spirit

In a individual sport like triathlon racing with a team isn't easy. But this Sunday different countries will form their teams of 3 athletes to compete in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The aim is for Team Triathlon to be added to Olympic Schedule alongside the currently 1.5/40/10 individual to expand the sport.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

This makes me cry

Not cry for sadness. Cry for joy!

Meet Cody McCasland: He dreams of winning a gold medal in the Paralympics for running or swimming, was born without any tibia or knee bones, and had to have the bottom half of his legs amputated as a toddler. He is one of the fastest nine-year-olds around!

http://youtu.be/ladcCd9PRLc (I could not embed the video but you should watch it)

He's a true inspiration! And with him many kids have the dream of enjoying sports.

Please support them: Challenged Athletes Foundation

Tuesday, 16 August 2011


With the work on my dissertation going on I've not been able to watch that much TV. But yesterday I was feeling a bit tired and turned the TV on.

Then I saw this ad:

I didn't move. And then I thought "I really have to watch this!"

I can say it was time well spent. This was produced for Channel 4 and it's called Concrete Circus. It is a series of episodes that show some of the British urban art which includes not only BMX and Parkour but also street dance, street art or hip hop all throughout the month of August.

I like this not only because of the footage but also because I couldn't do what they do, not even a 1/4.

This was the final part of the episode yesterday:

Friday, 12 August 2011


But the thing is I really want to get to the next level, I want to train hard every single day.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Great things happen...

...when you switch your TV.

At the moment news are either full of bad events or gossips.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Food and Culture

Jeff, an ironworker, avoids fastfood and brings a cooler with him with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, smoked salmon, yogurt, crackers and diet sodas. Estimated calories: 6,600 

Noolkisaruni Tarakuai,  Kenya. Her diet for the day includes cornmeal porridge, bananas and black tea with whole milk and sugar. Estimated calories pictured: 800.

Ahmed Ahmed Swaid, 50, Yemen, pictured here with dishes of fava beans, minced meat, lamb and saltah (a stew with beef and eggplant). Estimated calories pictured: 3,300.

These are just three pictures from a photographer and a writer's project, Peter Menzel and Faith D’Alusio, who traveled the world collecting photos and stories about what people eat in a day. They gathered 80 people and took pictures of their planned diet for that day. See more pictures here: Food Pictures

Not only it is interesting to see the difference choice of food in each culture but also in each job and for each age group. Many people eat according to their traditions and others lost their culture to eat in a more globalized way. Many eat too many or too little for their daily activities. Some of them that are seated all day choose a high-carbohydrate diet while others who have to walk and stay up all day choose a more high-protein/high-fat diet.

It is also important to note that many people that were going to eat fast-food on the day they were photographed already knew their food choices and I thought you only eat fast-food when you don't have time not something already planned.

Let's make a game: imagine your food for the day. Could you say you are making the right choices? 

Monday, 8 August 2011

Another of those experiences

On Sunday I woke up really early to catch the train. I went to London and precisely to Hyde Park. While some other guys next to me were drinking beer at 8am because they were heading to Wembley for a football match, I was going to watch one of the sports where the pro-athletes are the most friendly - triathlon.

The World Championship Series (triathlon races in different cities around the World) came to London and all the best athletes were racing here because they wanted their place for the Olympics (this race is the exact same course as the Triathlon event in the Olympics in 2012 and it qualified automatically some athletes that came on top3/8/12 depending on each Country's way of qualifying).

Many more people went to the Hyde Park compared to Saturday (the women's race was earlier) and I felt the incredible atmosphere with spectators from all over the World cheering for their favorite athletes (the British were the majority). As for me I had the opportunity to talk with some of the female athletes including the Olympic champion Emma Snowsill, the wonder girl Paula Findlay and also talked with Gwen Jorgensen the rising American star. For the men I had time to speak with the Portuguese athletes, Alistair Brownlee who won the race and with Olympic champion Jan Frodeno.

The weather didn't help much. I didn't have an umbrella so I had to place myself below a tree (didn't make any difference I was all wet in the end). Funny part was people saying this is the British weather but it isn't. I've talked with some people and they say it's not common at this time of year to rain like yesterday.

As for pictures me and batteries are close friends. I took some photos with my mobile phone and after charging it the whole night before I didn't have any battery in the afternoon (really need to buy a new battery) and my camera only had battery for 12 photos! These are the Possible Pictures but hope you like it.

Back to work!

Saturday, 6 August 2011


"Be patient, head down, get the work done and execute brilliantly when it all counts" by Joel Filliol

Thursday, 4 August 2011


Is nothing.

Today I received a message from a friend that made my day and this will keep my motivation high. I thought it's also good for you:

"Never give up on your dreams, always believe in yourself!"

Wednesday, 3 August 2011


what this guys can do is just incredible! Can't for wait for the movie!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Call me old

But I'm always trying to find the meaning of some abbreviations on the internet.

Monday, 1 August 2011


Sometime ago I have posted the story of a Portuguese Pro rider that was working in a cycling magazine and was hired by a professional cycling team: João Correia. But because of the changes in his professional team he is no longer a professional rider.

However I continue to enjoy his lifestyle. He rides bikes and still works for a cycling magazine but he knows what cycling is all about: discovering new places, people and food.

That is why he launched a new cycling Tour in Chianti - Tuscany, Italy (one of my favorite regions in Italy): Chianti Eating Drinkin Riding and the Facebook page: FatManTours.

Only hear if you want

Sometimes people ask me for advice. I'm always available for any help.

It's strange but many times I feel like they will not do what I'm telling. I know - I can be wrong but I think people come to me with a fixed idea in mind and just want to hear something to prove they are right. If I'm wrong people would just need to tell me at that moment.

I will continue to be available to help. Like Agatha Christie said: "Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it".