The Truesapien Blog

Be TrueSapien. What Is TrueSapien? - What is it to ‘Be TrueSapien’? ‘TrueSapien’ is the aspirational, omnipotent version of our self. It is achieved only by consistently challenging oneself to improve and by aligning with our natural traits, instincts and abilities as Homosapiens to be at one with but also master our chosen environment. TrueSapiens use this high ground not for...
challenge-life-a-lifestyle-choice Challenge Life – A Lifestyle Choice - What does being ‘TrueSapien’ and living a ‘Challenging Life’ mean to me? It’s more than just about aiming to be a little fitter. It’s more than intermittently participating in events and then sitting back admiring my achievement. And more than sporadically attending the local fitness class or gym in attempt to attain short term and...
challenge-life-inspire-be-truesapien Challenge Life. Inspire. Be TrueSapien. - Why do the majority shrink and shy away from challenge? Has this reluctance to commit to personal challenge become second nature? Whether it’s a physical challenge, career, personal or some other challenge, people everywhere are systematically wasting their potential. Happy living their lives completely within their comfort zones and never experiencing what life has to...
pacing-helping-others-running-success Pacing. Helping Others Achieve Running Success. - I want to talk about Pacing. But what is Pacing? Basically, I run 13.1 miles with a flag on my back, sometimes a vest, often just a t-shirt. If I’m really special I get to run with a balloon strapped to my top!!! All of these pacer tools are relevant to the time that I...
the-secret-fit-healthy ‘The Secret’ To Being Fit And Healthy - Is there a ‘secret’ to being fit and healthy? Being TrueSapien is as much about challenging attitudes and beliefs as it is to be challenging ourselves physically. After all, the former is usually the catalyst to the latter, right? There is no right or wrong, only opinion based on your own core beliefs. What is...
the-line-what-it-takes-to-hill-climb The Line – What It Takes To Hill Climb - The Line. It’s a simple line. A line you choose to cross, then a line you must cross, a line that marks the start and the line that marks the finish.The problem with a Line is that it can have so many meanings. It can also be the line attached to the hook that draws...
running-dads-an-introduction Running Dads – An Introduction - Few other communities are more strongly aligned with the TrueSapien culture than Running Dads. What is Running Dads? Running Dads is the brainchild of founder Anthony Turner. It was born of his passion for running and the body and mind fitness benefits derived from it. But it doesn’t stop there. The aim is to also...
whos-running-scared Who’s Running Scared? - Are our streets a safe place to run or are you literally running scared? The onset of Autumn/Winter and the dark morning and evenings that accompany it introduces to some of us a most unwelcome barrier to our running plans. What is the problem? TrueSapien and ‘ExploreRunner’ Tim Caldwell addresses this issue and how fear...
5 ways to sort out your stuff - I’m a hoarder, a hoarder of stuff. It has pissed off my my parents, it currently pisses off my wife-to-be and it’s starting to piss me off! With space dwindling in my home it’s time to get rid of the unnecessary. I’m not alien to this task, I’ve had a “clear out” man of times....
the-resentment-of-the-lazy-majority The Resentment Of The Lazy Majority - Most of the human race are lazy. Fact. Most of the human race are motivated by shallow, materialistic and meaningless goals. Sad fact. They don’t examine or question it because they gain a strange and distorted comfort belonging to the MAJORITY. They resent those that challenge this way of ‘life’ because they represent a more...
The balance of Technology - Technology can get a bad rep and can also be what we love. We hate the big brother aspect of following ads, but we love the gadgets that help us monitor, track and evaluate our performance and activities. Fact is they work hand in hand. Start-up companies are popping up everywhere. New technology to further...
Is Image is Everything? - It’s not a new concept, each era seems to have had it in some form or another. To give the world a view of oneself of what we believe society deems as powerful, successful or desirable. Then the internet came along and gave everyone a platform to showcase themselves. This seems to have supercharged the...
Motivation and how it is effected by seasonality - With summer over, autumn upon us and winter in our sights how does the change of season affect us as human beings? There are claims our brains are affected by seasonality such as huffingtonpost.com article How Different Seasons Affect The Way Your Brain Works, but does this relate to motivation? Is SAD the only affect...
How To Survive An Ultra Marathon - What is an Ultra Marathon? Even non runners will be familiar with the term Marathon but what makes a Marathon ‘Ultra’? How does it differ from a standard Marathon and what does it take to complete one? Basically an Ultra Marathon is any race that is longer than a Marathon (26.2 miles). Some are several...
Too lazy to take the stairs? - People are lazy, me included. If it involves an easy way out or less effort, then this is doubly so. One recent example involved a trip down to the big smoke. Traveling from A to B, like many, I took the subway. Exiting a train I waited in line, London tube can be annoyingly packed,...
The Perfect Workout Routine - There is no “one-size fits all” workout routine, but is there a blueprint for the amateur-athlete to ensure we can continue to strive in our goals and maintain healthy lifestyle? In general, yes there is; in a nutshell it is strength, cardio and skill training. No matter what you do, what your goals are you...
Where is the ACCOUNTABILITY? - Accountability is a personality trait that is fast becoming extinct in our modern day lives. It is leading to serious health issues, rising crime figures and countless other social issues as our sense of self-respect and respect of others is fast diminishing. A Learned Attribute Accountability and responsibility is a learned attribute. Once passed down...
In Pursuit Of The One Armed Handstand - Set your targets high, develop your strategy and commit to achieving. That’s the TrueSapien way. Bodyweight and Calisthenics practitioner Richard Blakeway epitomises and embodies the TrueSapien spirit. He recently set his sights on achieving one of the ‘holy grails’ of his field, the One Armed Handstand. The parameters being that he must be able to...
Be Jealous or Be TrueSapien - We have a choice. Either be inspired and achieve more than you ever thought possible, inspiring others in the process. Or be jealous, and live a shit, pointless existence in obscurity and mediocrity. It’s the difference between being average and being TrueSapien. Let’s face it, it’s nigh on impossible these days to avoid noticing the...
Sour Grapes. Curse Of The Average Human - It’s deep-seated in our human nature that when stricken with failure, we pretend that victory wasn’t really worth it anyway. Is this some lame way to save face in a world where we feel inadequate? Or a coping mechanism so that the hurt of defeat is more easily accepted and ignored? The earliest public recognition...
Injury sucks - Injury sucks! They stop us from achieving our long term and short-term goals and at times, depending on severity, can completely disable our ability to do anything. Severe or mild, they often stress us out due to this inability to progress and / or move as desired. On top of that there is the crippling...