Pills of wisdom by Andrea

This page is a collection of wisdom pills (between the serious and the facetious) that come to mind before, during and after doing sports.

Take them as they are! πŸ™‚

23.05.2021 – Bingen am Rhein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

  • When you plan to run with two younger, super motivated and fast road runners, make sure that the plan is to run…Trail-Running! πŸ™‚
  • When you plan to run with two younger, super motivated and fast road runners, make sure that the plan is to run…Trail-Running with technical downhills and steep/long uphills! πŸ˜€
  • When you plan to run with two younger, super motivated and fast road runners, make sure to start by saying “let’s take it easy, I am still still a bit tired and I need to save energy for the next one“…of course the latter does not work at all! πŸ˜›

07.05.2021 – Nauroth, Hesse, Germany

  • If it is a cold, windy and rainy morning, and you have forgotten long-sleeved shirt, wind jackets and so on, just wear the sun glasses and run faster πŸ™‚
  • A dinner with carbs is good for training; a dinner with a lot of carbs and red wine is another level!
  • If you want to gain some Strava crowns, just run with one of the master of Strava crowns (@ Carlo!)

01.05.2021 – Aosta, Aosta Valley, Italy

  • When Andrea thinks to run flat stuff, “flat” is kind of relative concept, especially if his friends share the same concept! πŸ™‚
  • When two friends with a strong passion for trail running think to stay out for max 1 hour, there is a kind of flexible and additional time to be counted for….something usually in the range of plus 30 minutes and 1 hour! πŸ™‚
  • It is not important how much time you stay in a place, it is more important HOW you decide to spend the time there πŸ˜‰

24.04.2021 – Lorch am Rhein, Hesse, Germany

  • If you are cold, just rotate fast your arms…clockwise and counterclockwise. Then clap and smile πŸ™‚
  • Sun glasses are not only for sun and “fashion”. They protect your eyes from insects and wind!
  • Trail Running in group: start together, run together (not necessarily each meter, especially if you need to fart or burp), finish together, but especially enjoy the route and panorama together! πŸ™‚

14.04.2021 – Hausen vor der HΓΆhe, Hesse, Germany

  • if you meet two “bambi” and try to chase them uphill….no chance: forget it πŸ™‚
  • if you are in Germany and you meet an hiker and crossing him, he says smiling “wahnsinn” to you,….it is supposed to be a compliment πŸ˜‰
  • Say what you do. Do what you say. Always.

10.04.2021 – Espenscheid, Hesse, Germany

  • If the weather is bad (but not dangerous), and the plan is to run together with someone, do not write text messages whether to run or not. I think rain jackets have been invented for some reasons πŸ˜€
  • If the sky is gray and the ground brown….just put on a pair of fluo-colored clothes πŸ˜›
  • If the plan is to run a loop and it starts with a looooong downhill, then it will finish with a looooong uphill πŸ˜‰

09.04.2021 – Ramsheid, Hesse, Germany

  • Always follow your passions, but also use your brain not to overdo it
  • Talk, talk, talk while you run...so you train your breath….and the hearing of those around you πŸ™‚
  • There’s nothing wrong with saying “Hallo, Hello, Moin, Gude, Morgen, Hi, Servus” to anyone you meet along the paths…and do it with a big smile! πŸ™‚

03.04.2021 – Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany

  • If you do a long run one day, during the following day, it is much better few hours biking than few hours laying on the sofa
  • if your name is Andrea and you like outdoor, do not trust yourself when you say: “I just want to bike 1 or 2 hours maximum”….bring always with you an additional jacket and a headlamp (as I wisely did! :-))
  • The best part of Mainz is the one on the other side of the Rhine πŸ˜› ….I know that my mainzer friends will not like it! (p.s. I’m just joking!)

02.04.2021 – Rodalben, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Final Remarks

The generation of these pills of wisdom is linked to different sports activities I do, tyically (not always) published on my social channels:

For more technical and detailed information just browse my website and choose one of the pages or categories that interest you the most My Website: several reasons for it| EmigranTrailer.

If you have specific topics, feel free to write me privately.

Enjoy your passions!

Andrea De Filippo

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Latest update & publication: 24.05.2021

First publication: 09.04.2021

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