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Mar 6, 2014
Feb 11, 2014
It's been a while, but I'm back! I've been trying to ease back into running (and writing). My last long run was during the first week of December last year. Well, you know with the holidays just around the corner that time, not much exercise followed after that 10K run. Naturally, most of us gained pounds. Tell me who didn't and I'll say you're simply incredible! I've been trying to shake those extra pounds before I go back to running. I'm just being kinder and more careful with my knees, the left one in particular. So no running until I lose a few pounds.
Dec 10, 2013
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I wonder what big rock I have crawled under in the past few days that I have failed to notice that this site's page rank has gone up a notch, from PR 1 to PR 2. I was about to do a cartwheel anyway, then I realized, the update was already 4 days ago. Where have I been to? Lol! Anyway, this calls for a cartwheel just the same, if I knew how to do one, for starters. Maybe I'll just do the dance of joy, ala Larry and Balki (Remember them? Never mind if you don't).
Nov 26, 2013
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I have sometimes wondered if I'll be able to run at least a half marathon. But right now, I just don't have the strong desire to run 21 k in one shot. One of my running buddies already tried that several times, previously and he came out okay, of course not without cramps and post running injuries. Last Sunday, another running buddy tried her mettle in running and she survived her first half marathon with the inevitable aching leg muscles, minus the cramps.
So when would be my turn? I don't know. I'm not even training for that. I just don't see myself doing that in the next months or maybe not even in a year. To be honest, a 10-k run is already too long for me. I already get bored running for more than an hour. So progressing to a half marathon that could take me 3 hours or more is stretching my limit way beyond my will power. If I do that right now, it will be a punishment of sorts. I think my body could still take the running, at least the run-walk-run routine, but if my heart is not into it, I'd probably not be able to finish the race.
Nov 19, 2013
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My alternative to antihistamines, decongestants, and nasal sprays is just to get plenty of water and sleep. And water myself a lot, I do, very religiously. Sleep helps a lot since I am relaxed and you don't sneeze when you sleep (at least you have to wake up first hehe). The moment I wake up though, I'd be sure to give a minimum of 5 big sneezes (with gusto!). Sometimes, it feels like my nose would pop out from my face, but it's actually such a relief with that automatic body reflex to flush out allergens. It's a good thing also that I have my own office cubicle so I can sneeze all I want and nobody has to run away from my direct assault.
Nov 12, 2013
I just had the annual physical examination that is done yearly in our company. It's the usual thing: taking blood pressure, physical exam of the breast and abdomen for women, chest x-ray, a bit of interview on medical history, eye examination...that's about it.
Oct 31, 2013
We've finally come to the end of the series, but definitely not the end of the journey. Hardly. In fact, to many of us, it's just the kick off. The habit of which is a lifetime commitment, not a 31 Day Challenge that you forgo after a month. This challenge is more than just a writing challenge, by the way. It is a commitment to make life changing steps that hopefully will result in a positive transformation that will become a part of our lifestyle. I commend The Nester for this very challenging and brilliant idea.