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November 23, 2006


Aner Ravon

I totally relate to the concept and don't think it's a stretch at all. As a matter of fact, I think that that the linkage between recreational activities and the professional persona is a very tight one, specifically when it comes to sports. My personal favorite activity is running (8-9k 3 times a week). The specific blend and level of self discipline, steady high adrenaline and sense of accomplishment works best for me. I also found out that you can always find ways to improve your running and your results which is a tasteful twist of competitive challenge. I used to do sprinting and weightlifting, I don't anymore. It has too much of a hysteric mindset and I couldn't sustain it as a favorite sport. Maybe it has to do with reaching my mid 30s or with the changing focus in life, probably a bit of both.

But let's look at the broader picture. I have a good friend who's a founding CEO of a deep-tech pharma start up. He's addicted to rock climbing. No need to major in psychology to figure that one out. Another is an up and coming lawyer who plays basketball (to win!) in the "sportek" twice a week. Need I say more?

I wonder what my sport of choice in, say, 10 years from now. I really think I can dig wind surfing, so I will look to try that when my knees start sending annoying messages. I haven't biked too much in my life, to be honest, but I can imagine there is a wide range of flavors to it, so that can become a good option as well.

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