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Dealing With Tough Runs, Also Deep Stretches For Flexibility & Active Rest

So there it goes. Yesterday’s 10 km run was brutal. I am not really surprised since I took a few weeks break from running due to my extreme work overload and fatigue that came with it. But I didn’t expect it to be THIS hard.



That being said, I must admit, I am proud of myself. Proud for not giving up, and proud for sticking through it! After all, it is normal to have highs and lows, but what’s more important is how we go about it. All it takes is a little bit of extra effort, willingness and dedication. The feeling of accomplishment when you are done is SOOO worth it!



Today is my rest day. However, I thought it would be a good idea to have an active rest day instead.

it's okay to go both waysSource

And what could be better than doing some yoga?! (+ don’t forget about the Spartan 30 squats for 30 days challenge!)

Plus, I am really overdue on some good stretching!!!

How do you deal with tough runs? What are your favorite ways to have an active rest when it’s still cold outside?



Filed under Fitness, Health, Motivation

Forgetfulness & Health Benefits Of Meditation

I think I’m getting old. No, for real! I’m not sure what this Monday was all about but I’m forgetting things, like IMPORTANT things. Don’t believe me? Well, you tell me!


  1. I couldn’t remember where I put my wedding and engagement rings during our trip up north. *Okay, fine, I knew that they were in my purse, but then I couldn’t find them there because they fell out from a pocket I put them in. I made my hubby to do a detour to come back home to check pockets of my sweater, only to find them back in the car in my purse.*
  2. I forgot my Ipod at work which is a MUST have when I run. *As a result, I had to use my phone as a replacement. But then I had to ask Justin for his headphones because I couldn’t remember where I out mine.*
  3. I completely forgot *or maybe simply didn’t realize* that my gym membership expired last week… and forgot to bring my wallet with me *on the day when my hubby dropped me off there to top it off*. Thank goodness, a guy was nice enough to let me in to work out.

Isn’t forgetfulness a sign of aging? Or could it be a sign that I’m stressed out and mentally tired? In all honesty, I’m hoping it’s the latter! Haha!

Stress vs productivity during a work day


Alright, my day looks nothing like that. But I’m sure you know what I mean!

So what do I have planned for a workout today?

Run 4 miles and perform 15 burpees every 15 minutes (If you can’t do 15 continuous repetitions, do 3 sets of 5 with 30 seconds in between each set).

Afterwards, I decided to have my first meditation session ever to get my stress levels under control. I find that the following Infographic provided me with the important basics to get me started. What do you think?

Benefits of meditation


Do you meditate on a regular basis? What helps you get into the mood?



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