Yulia Brodskaya is well-known for her paper graphics or ‘quilling’ (rolled paper glued on it’s edge). The ‘O’above was created for Oprah’s magazine which also featured an article about Yulia and her work.
She revealled that since she’d designed the cover of a holiday supplement for The Guardian newspaper (UK) in 2008, she’s “never been out of work since”. She also said that she’d like to do more “live” pieces where people can see the work itself, not just photos of it. This seems to have happened this year when she created a huge installation in Shanghai.
See an earlier post about Yulia’s work
A few training deets
Do one of each of these the following over two weeks:
a long run to build endurance
a hilly run for strength
a faster run to improve speed
a social run to keep your mind engaged
a run where you focus on form and drills
Train your mind: run 4 X 800 with 3-4 mins of rest between. Start each repeat at 5K pace. Accelerate to all out after 700M, then after 600M, then 500M, then 400M.
Build your strength:
Complete this circuit once a week- 3 X 10 squats, pushups to failure rest two minutes and then one more set, squat jumps 10 times
Make the connections:
end an easy run with a 10 sec hill, repeat 3 times and build up to 8 times.
TAKE THREE workout instead of tempo:
warmup 1 mile, run 3 at half-marathon pace, jog 1, run another 3 at half-marathon pace, cool down 1 mile.
I tell our runners to divide the race into thirds. Run the first third with your head, the middle with your personality, and the last part with your heart. ” -Mike Fanelli via Runners World
There is, it must be confessed, a curious fascination in hearing deep things talked about, even tho neither we nor the disputants understand them. We get the problematic thrill, we feel the presence of the vastness.—Pragmatism by William James
The big picture. Out of focus.
APOSTLES extend the gospel. As the “sent ones,” they ensure that the faith is transmitted from one context to another and from one generation to the next. They are always thinking about the future, bridging barriers, establishing the church in new contexts, developing leaders, networking trans-locally. Yes, if you focus solely on initiating new ideas and rapid expansion, you can leave people and organizations wounded. The shepherding and teaching functions are needed to ensure people are cared for rather than simply used.
PROPHETS know God’s will. They are particularly attuned to God and his truth for today. They bring correction and challenge the dominant assumptions we inherit from the culture. They insist that the community obey what God has commanded. They question the status quo. Without the other types of leaders in place, prophets can become belligerent activists or, paradoxically, disengage from the imperfection of reality and become other-worldly.
EVANGELISTS recruit. These infectious communicators of the gospel message recruit others to the cause. They call for a personal response to God’s redemption in Christ, and also draw believers to engage the wider mission, growing the church. Evangelists can be so focused on reaching those outside the church that maturing and strengthening those inside is neglected.
SHEPHERDS nurture and protect. Caregivers of the community, they focus on the protection and spiritual maturity of God’s flock, cultivating a loving and spiritually mature network of relationships, making and developing disciples. Shepherds can value stability to the detriment of the mission. They may also foster an unhealthy dependence between the church and themselves.
TEACHERS understand and explain. Communicators of God’s truth and wisdom, they help others remain biblically grounded to better discern God’s will, guiding others toward wisdom, helping the community remain faithful to Christ’s word, and constructing a transferable doctrine. Without the input of the other functions, teachers can fall into dogmatism or dry intellectualism. They may fail to see the personal or missional aspects of the church’s ministry.
taken from: www.theforgottenways.org