“It’s what you do in the dark, that puts you in the light”

“It’s what you do in the dark, that puts you in the light”


[Under Armour]

“Michael Fred Phelps II is known principally as the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 Olympic medals spanning over three Olympic Games. He has actually competed at four Olympics; however, he did not medal at his first Games in Sydney, Australia. He is recognized for his formidable butterfly, though he also specializes in individual medleys and the 100 and 200-meter freestyle.”   Read more @  Swimswam


“There are reasons why I swam every holiday, every Christmas, every birthday,” added Phelps, explaining why he was the most dedicated of swimmers. “I was trying to be as prepared as I could, and I tried to see what I could really do and what my potential was. I just really did kind of whatever it took.”  Read more @  Olympic Org


Rio 2016: Michael Phelps’ last challenge
Related by a mindset

Related by a mindset


Calling all Creators

Those with the need, to make something new. The game changers, the difference makers, the boundary breakers, the tomorrow takers.   Let’s change sport. Let’s change lives. Let’s create.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

• Calling all creators
• Those with the need to make something new
• Obsessed with progress
• It’s everything in today’s game
• Making a statement
• The game will never be the same
• Related by a mindset
• Enlighten while we inspire
• Join us
• Let’ change lives
• Let’s create



I just can never get enough of it

I just can never get enough of it

 [Goal Zero]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Travelling for me is energizing my batteries
  • I love knowing where home is
  • I just get claustrophobic
  • Anxiety comes over
  • I’d rather be living out of a suitcase
  • Doing laundry and washing dishes
  • I just can never get enough of it



250km of Single Track Happiness

250km of Single Track Happiness

[Old Mutual joBerg2c ]

The Old Mutual joBerg2c is riding the off-roads less travelled and trails never travelled. It is racing, riding and touring across this magnificent country. It is sharing a passion for mountain biking with those who love riding.

From the creators of South Africa’s two favourite mountain bike stage races, the Berg & Bush and Sani2c, comes a ride set to capture the imagination of passionate mountain bikers across the country, if not the world. Starting in the south of Johannesburg and finishing nine days later at Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal coast. Part race part adventure, the Old Mutual joBerg2c takes competitors through the country, from the heat and dust of the big city to the cool crisp air of the sea via spectacular mountainous passes.

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[Volvo Cars]

Volvo Cars presents LifePaint. The best way to survive a crash, is not to crash. LifePaint is a unique reflective safety spray. Invisible by daylight, it shines brightly in the glare of car headlights. Making the invisible, visible. Find out more  HERE  #volvolifepaint

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Nearly every day something almost happens
  • The young driver lost concentration
  • Hit me from behind
  • Sustained those injuries
  • Far less traffic
  • Cycling at night
  • It’s a lot more dangerous
  • Apply it to a surface
  • The reflective particles will stick together with a special adhesive
  • Invisible by day, but light up at night
  • It makes it very hard for you to be missed
  • It will make you scream out to drivers like me
  • Cycle safety
  • It’s about cars, it’s about pedestrians
  • It’s great that a car brand has got involved
  • Help cyclists and drivers in the end save lives


The 7 mile miracle

The 7 mile miracle

[Outside Television]

John “John” Alexander Florence (born 18 October 1992) is an American professional surfer. He is known as “one of the most dominant Pipe surfers of his era” and has most recently won the title of 2016 World Surf League Men’s Champion, thus naming him the best surfer in the world. John John is the first Hawaiian champion since 3 times world champion Andy Irons. [Wikipedia]

Follow John John on Instagram HERE



A place where you are the only one around

A place where you are the only one around


[Goal Zero]

Nearly seven years ago, climbers Mark and Janelle Smiley set out to climb a long list of difficult routes made famous by a 1979 guidebook aptly titled “Fifty Classic Climbs of North America”.
Their goal was to document their journey up more than 150K vertical feet of rock, ice, and glaciated technical terrain from New Mexico to Alaska. They have had Goal Zero products with them almost since the beginning and we have been proud to power their journey.  Follow their journey HERE


Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

·    You look like you’re going to make it

·    I want to get this thing over with

·    I don’t want to come back

·    I hear you

·    50 Classic climbs in North America

·    It has been one hell of a journey

·    Remote and wild places

·    Where you are the only one around is the whole reason why I love this project

·    Keep going

·    When you are storm bound in a tent

·    Keeping morale high 

·    Without the iPad, and iPhone and iThis and iThat

·    Glacier camping and glacier living

·    Super-geeked out system

·    Solar panel

·    Car battery

·    Overcharge  a car battery

·    To see the progression

·    Light weight and easy to use

·    Camera gear

·    It has been an amazing journey

·    We did it



Are you tough enough?

Are you tough enough?

[Santini Cycling wear]

The Mortirolo and the Stelvio are two of the most brutal yet beautiful climbs in the world: they echo with the feats of Fausto Coppi, Marco Pantani and many more. Now for the fitfh year, the Granfondo Stelvio Santini will allow you to test yourself against these legendarily tough climbs and follow in the pedal strokes of some of the greatest icons cycling has ever known.  Read more HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • The countless switchbacks
  • Do you feel the fear of failure
  • The struggle, the battle against yourself
  • Give up
  • Go on
  • Pedal stroke after pedal stroke
  • Dig  down and find freedom
  • Push yourself
  • Conquer the peak
  • An epic challenge
  • Are you tough enough



Scotland – Created for walking

Scotland – Created for walking


Visit Scotland

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Enjoy family days out
  • See dramatic landscapes
  • Scale new heights
  • Join a guided group
  • Meet the locals
  • Stroll around the city
  • Take a coastal path
  • There’s a walk for every season
  • Scotland – Created for walking

Map of Scotland :