山伏

man in white t shirt and black pants in a running position

キウイ

The last spurt

The last spurt.

The last part of the race is all about what you’ve done until then, it’s all about how much energy you’ve got in the tank, it’s all about whether you can truly push yourself to the limit.

When it gets to that point, a lot of the time you’re running on adrenaline, so in a way everything is in preparation for the last spurt. Everything is hoping that by the time it came around, you’d have the energy left to push through.

If you’ve made it this far, you can make the rest. Stay calm and steady and win the race.

P.s. Of the words to become Japanese this is one of the weirdest.

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.


I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.


On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.


Sign up to the weekly Mountains of Wisdom newsletter, follow me on social (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, Clubhouse, all @kiwiyamabushi), or send me an email via the link below to stay in touch.


Tim.

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