I am a No Meat Athlete, Ultra-runner, Scrum master, Coffee drinker and part time Buddhist. I live with my wife and kids in the beautifull city Hamburg located the north of Germany. I am co-founder of Speicher 210, where I work as CTO.
On this site I mainly collect idea’s, links, notes and writings related to my main interests; long distance running, Zen Buddhism, Taoism, Silence and keeping up2date on current technology. Do not expect big articles or in-depth discussions, just a digital scrapbook.
What is Ultra Running? UltraRunning is the sport of long distance running, also known as ultramarathoning. The standard definition is anything past the marathon, or 26.2 miles. However, the shortest standard distance that is considered an ultra is the 50 kilometer distance, or 31.07 miles. Other standard distances are the 50 mile, 100 mile, 100 km, and a series of events that last for specified time periods such as 6 hour, 12 hour, 24 hour, 48 hour or several days. No Meat Athlete ? yep, I am doing this on a plant-based diet.
Part time Buddhist? I follow a Buddhism without believes and I am familiar with and attracted to the Taoist principles found in the Daodejing and Zhuangzi, such as simplicity, naturalness, peace, “effortless action” (wu wei), emptiness, detachment, the strength of softness and the relativism of human ways of life. Although I am not a Taoist, Buddhist or Zen Monk; I do (ZaZen) meditate, prefer a simple peaceful lifestyle and like to get my mind going on the various Zen complexities and the concepts of Buddhist and Taoism.
A scrum master is the facilitator for a product development team that uses scrum, a rugby analogy for a development methodology that allows a team to self-organize and make changes quickly. The scrum master manages the process for how information is exchanged.
Likes: airport waiting, avocado, biographies, coffee, empty space, espresso, ethnic art, fresh apple-pie, taxi driving at night, history, japanese art, Jazz music, light rain, long runs, Metal music, playing children, flashes of insight, post-adrenaline euphoria, reading, running, silence, spring, starry nights, tao, tattoos, the inexplicable, unknown landscapes, walking country roads, zen.
Dislikes: 9to5, arrogance, authority, bookkeeping, buying clothes, cars, drunk people, ego, masses, meat, milk, oak kitchens, party’s, popular culture, pressure, shopping, surprises.