9987 steps this morning…

It was more than -20 this morning as we took off to get Svetochka to the train station….I am walking no matter what….I ran a 38.8 temperature yesterday, as I fight with very bad arthritis that gives me fevers. Just do it people….walk…

As I write this article after almost 10,000 steps this morning, it is still -19, But that is really nothing new to a Russian and they are out in groves getting on with business. Guys are on the roofs removing snow, knocking icicles down and children are going to school. Cold is just another obstacle in a normal life for a Russian. Builders build and children go to school. It does not slow down until you see -40 to -50 and then they might play chess inside instead of outside. 🙂

This morning I watched four guys sitting on the edge of a tall building, they were dangling their feet over the edge and sipping coffee and eating sweet rolls. They waved at me and I waved back. They were enjoying life…

Isn’t that what it is all about?

Therefore, if you have two good feet and can walk, just walk and get better…


Lets look at some more images…

These were taken with my phone… Click to get away from thumbnail size…


The Russians had every reason in the world to bitch about the Olympics (with all the political issues tossed at her) but, I see the west and particularly the USA is bitching to beat the band. I was kinda pleased to see Russia took the most important event of the Winter Olympics. Russia played hockey and went to the end in style…

Somethings are meant to be…


https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/02/25/russia-blamed-eastern-ghouta-crisis-the-west-hypocrisy-knows-no-bounds.html

You need to read this….and think, grab the link and read…

As usual, the West has demonstrated its ability to fire off a quick response when it comes to slamming Russia for something it has not done. This time it’s about Eastern Ghouta, a Damascus suburb under terrorist control. The accusation? Russia and its ally Syria are guilty of killing innocent civilians, thanks to their “devastating” attacks and “siege-and-starve tactics.” It’s the same old story – no actions against terrorists are permissible because of the risk of collateral damage. The Western media have jumped on the anti-Russia bandwagon as readily as if they were orchestra members carefully following the tempo of their conductor’s baton. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley wasted no time chiming in.


Lets have a good quote to help the thinking…

We all have insecurities, and the thing that makes them crippling is that we all have the ability to blow them up into such huge issues in our minds, that we might as well have a facial deformity. It keeps us from really going out there and living our lives, and forgetting about hating yourself and just experiencing the world around you. – Christina Ricci

Lets end with that quote…

WtR

The rules have to be applied to all and all equally!

Well, it seems, some nations have specific problems. Like Norwegian winter Olympians all seem to have Asthma. And they get the appropriate medicine? I call foul on such practices…

Norway’s cross-country skiers will arrive in Pyeongchang hoping to continue their recent dominance in a sport that doubles as a national obsession, but even at home there are questions over the ethical use of medicines by athletes.

Source: Norway’s cross-country Olympic success clouded by asthma drug ethics

Its tough to be an Olympian and be so allergic to “fresh cold air” that you need 200 doses of asthma medication for a week…

Olympic doping: Athletes turn to common nasal spray, asthma inhalers, for edge

Like Norwegian winter Olympians all seem to have Asthma and it is a chosen problem, to enhance with legally…

Such hypocrisy. I was not aware that people with asthma, are so good at long distance sports. Russians get a blanket ban on their entire team and life bans (literally) for lessor issues. Even when the Norwegian three-time Olympic medalist Martin Johnsrud Sundby was caught by WADA with almost 10 times the allowed limit of “asthma medicine”, he gets a 2 month suspension and is ended up competing in PyonChang? (With very little fanfare and full blessings!)

Sorry but, it count as steroids if you don’t have asthma, if you do have asthma….well, you don’t do long distance endurance sports…..and that is the issue….giving drugs for false health issues to enhance the athlete with and only allowing certain countries to indulge in such practices…

The rules have to be applied to all and all equally! But as with the way of the world in general….they are not and have never been applied properly…

EG: Now, it turns out that there are figures, hidden in WADA’s own reports no less, showing not only that the number of Russian athletes caught doping is well within international norms, but that the Russian National Anti-Doping Organization RUSADA has one of the highest rates of testing in the world. The figures, found in the organization’s ‘2014 Anti-Doping Testing Figures Report’, show that RUSADA carried out 12,556 anti-doping tests on its athletes in 2014, with a total of 0.9% (114 cases) testing positive for prohibited substances. As a percentage, that figure is actually lower than the global total calculated by WADA (which amounted to 1.0% of total testing). (wada_2014_anti-doping-testing-figures_full-report_en)

Either allow everything and or allow nothing and nothing is the best. If you have to be drugged to perform, then maybe you need to get a desk job…

Very simple!

WtR