A Staten Island triathlete and endurance coach ventures into the ultramarathon realm where there are seemingly no limits to human endurance. In 2013, he successfully finished the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning (picture of 2013 Grand Slam finishers above; I'm second from right), becoming only the 282nd person (since its beginnings in 1986) and only the fourth New Yorker to finish four of the oldest and most prestigious 100 mile ultramarathons in the U.S. in only 10 weeks.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Unexplained...Part 1

"I'm only human."

A very common phrase, isn't it. Most of the time it is used as a shortcoming of our species.

It's also used to define the walls we make in our own prisons. The limits we make on ourselves.

Most people think it's outside factors that make the limits. The problem with most people is that they don't even make the attempt at all.

Science is supposed to interpret our environment and attempt to explain practically why this reality exists. But science has never really attempted to answer some of the big questions, like who we really are. That requires some "out of the box" thinking, which is something most scientists have a problem doing.

So, even our sciences have self-imposed limits that are imposed on us as well.

Which is why science cannot explain a great many things that are out there.

Take this guy, for instance. His name is Wim Hof, dubbed "The Iceman". He can thrive in extreme cold when most other people perish in it. And yes, science cannot explain how he does it:

Wim Hof, the Iceman doing a half marathon above the Arctic Circle


In fact, this guy recently managed to get to the top of Mt. Everest with just a pair of shorts and no oxygen tanks. Mt. Everest claims a number of lives each year due to his extreme environment and yet he gets up there as easy as I climb Moses Mountain.


Science, again, can't explain it.

I come from a scientific background. And yes, science is very important to help us understand the environment we live in.

But science isn't king.

In fact, I think science has barely scratched 1% of understanding how this reality works.

For those who want to believe that the only things that are real are contained within your 5 senses, I really urge you to take your blinders off. You might see some amazing things that you otherwise won't see.

Tomorrow, I'll post another interesting example of something that is unexplained by science and I'll tie it all together on Friday.

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