Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

lunes, 21 de noviembre de 2016

Run, Forrest, run!!!!

Do you like running? jogging? Well, you need a pair of trainers!!

What's the American word for 'trainers'? "I just felt like running" What does this expression mean?

Joaquin said in his comment that the American word for 'trainer' is 'sneaker' because they were so quiet and that a person wearing them could sneak up on someone. ("escabullirse") 

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3 comentarios:

  1. Nowadays, there are many people who run by the street or by the road. One of the main reasons is because they want to keep on fit their bodies, another reason is that they simply like running. But..., do you need a pair of trainers?

    As far as I'm concerned, running is  incredibly healthy for your heart. For this reason , I sometimes go running at the weekend when I haven't got too many things to do. I usually run about 10 kilometres and it's very curious because when I finish of running, I feel like a feather. It's very comifortable.

    Today, I can see a big amount of people who don't do any type of exercise. I personally think that people are becoming more and more lazier and more that they eat, less exercise they do. Answering to the past question, the American word for trainers is sneakers.

    Joaquín Alejandro España Sánchez 1oA.Bachillerato.

  2. The first sneakers were quite simple, with rubber sole and canvas upper. In England they began to call plimsolls, word of nautical origin. In the United States, by the year 1892, the U.S. Rubber Company created more comfortable and practical sneakers, because people walking didn't make a noise, so they could sneak up on someone (sneak up on someone).

    These shoes were made with vulcanized rubber, patented by the company Good Year in the year 1839. The first predecessor of the sneakers were croquet shoes that were created in 1876 by the New Liverpool Rubber Company.

    According to the story. The first shoes that were made massively were Keds, in 1916 and a year later, Marquis Converse, founder of the company Converse Rubber Shoe Company, released the first basketball shoe, the Converse All Stars.

    Nowadays we use sneakers for everything, to make sport, to dress ... On the one hand we always use comfortable sneakers to do sport as they avoid possible injuries. From my point of view it is very important to wear good footwear, because it can help us correct the way of walking and many more things.

    Paola Ruiz 1ºBach A

  3. The American word for trainer is sneaker, because they were so quiet and a person wearing them could sneak up on someone.

    I have just read that running has a lot of benefits. This sport allows us to have a good form and be slimming progressively. Moreover, running helps us to improve the blood stream, it helps us to eliminate the liquids that we retain and helps us to improve the concentration and we will have stronger and healthier bones.

    In my opinion, running is one of the easiest sports. The practice of this exercise is one of the simplest, since we can go out to run when we want and without having to spend money. We can go out to run for the streets and for the parks near where we live. In addition, to run is a sport that it does not need of material, with a few slippers and trousers of tracksuit we have everything that we need. I think running is one of the most practised sports in the world, people that have free time and want to get slimmer usually go running.