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People sometimes sneer at those who run every day, claiming they’ll go to any length to live longer. But don’t think that’s the reason most people run. Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest. If you’re going to while away the years, it’s far better to live them with clear goals and fully alive then in a fog, and I believe running helps you to do that. Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that’s the essence of running, and a metaphor for life and for me, for writing as whole. I believe many runners would agree. Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.
A little tweak on Ollie’s hair cut and now he looks more amazing!!! I didn’t really like the other hair cut and took him to a better salon and got him a killer cut, and I got one too, my hair was too damaged and beyond repair from the horrible hair dye from 6 moths ago and I tried everything but it was still feeling it like carton, and now I feel much better.
I do prefer long hair, unfortunately I was not able to maintain it, no biggy my hair grows really fast and in one year I will have it long again. Now I just need to take care of it better and stop using cheap ass hair dye, I will never ever do that away, I prefer to stay with the gray hairs until I get a good quality one. Anyways, I feel really good and Ollie looks super handsome!
Have you ever had that moment where your arm is still waving good bye, but you aren’t moving your hand anymore? Don’t worry, we’ve all felt that arm jiggle at some point or another. To cut the flab from your upper arm area, try adding this exercise to your upper body or total body routine. Trust me, you will feel these areas tighten up quicker than you think! Get ready to wave “buh-bye” to that arm fat without the post-jiggle.
Squatting Speed Bag: Get in a squat bending your knees and sitting back as if you were in a chair. Keep your chest up, knees behind your toes and your butt down as far as you can.Keep your weight in your heels. Make loose fists with your hands and bring them up above your forehead with your elbows out. Rotate your forearms clockwise as fast as you can. Keep rotating for 60 seconds. Alternate directions every set. This will burn you!
The past 6 months were hard and full of small victories, mainly mental health victories and now I’m ready to pass to my body and life goals. I have already started doing some the steps to get to them and in this last 3 months of 2014 I want to achieve these goals:
- Pass the first 2 of the 3 exams I have left from school.
- Run/walk at least 30 km per month or 12K per week.
- Participate in my first official run in my city.
- Stop drinking coca-cola. And stick with it.
- Accomplish my 27 laps in 5 minutes in Roller Derby. Or at least 20.
I’m in a good path, my routine it’s well stablished now, a couple of them are a bit harder for me (the coca-cola and 27 in 5 things) but a change in actitud will help me overcome them. I also have family goals that we are working on and we are doing great, I’m so happy and proud that I’m changing my life around little by little, it’s not a fast magical thing, we are working hard to get it and that makes it feel more special. 2014 you made learn a lot!
Oh sweet potato!!! I actually did it. I haven’t seen Ollie with short hair since he was a baby, It really hurt to cut it, it did… But he need it, we’ve been battling with the idea of cutting his hair for a while and never really went full short hair style, heck! He used to sweat a lot and was really uncomfortable during this hot season, besides the school have short hair for boys code.
It’s something that sooner or later we’d had to do. It’s weird, but I never saw Ollie look like a girl when his hair was long (lots of people mistake him for a girl) But now with short hair I kind of look at him a bit more feminine, it’s so weeeeird, he is still super handsome and awesome and that will never change whatever his hair style is. TE AMO HIJO!
Yes, you have every right to be angry but…“I have every right to be angry!” How many times have you said this or something similar? You rant on in righteous anger about how so and so or such and such wronged you or how “they” should do something about… You’ll defend your position no matter what the cost. You’ll tell anyone who will listen your tale of woe, and if you are lucky, you can even get a group of people talking about your issues.
It’s easy. All you have to do is start to complain about some injustice, real or imagined, and before too long, other people will join in. They’ll emphasize with you and may even add their own story to fuel the fire. If you doubt this, just listen to almost any group of people discussing a current issue. There is one problem with this entire scenario. The injustices that you are talking about; the bad service you received in a restaurant or whatever is the source of your anger, you are in a vibrational match to the negative situation.
You’re vibrating in harmony with something you do not want and from that point of attraction, you can only attract more of it. But, you argue, I have to talk about it. Maybe, maybe not but, this is important; you do not have to dwell on the situation. While there may not be anything wrong with expressing anger, there is absolutely no value in maintaining this emotional state.
Whenever you are in a heightened emotional state, good or bad, you are attracting the same or similar conditions. Knowing this, why would you want to keep replaying a negative situation? Acknowledge the situation, maybe even allow yourself to feel angry or upset by it, but then move on. Reach for a thought that feels better than the one you’re thinking. Replaying unpleasant events from the past has absolutely no value in the present moment. All it will do is keep you stuck and recreate more of the same.
Remaining angry at someone was like letting them live “rent free” in your head. The next time you find yourself in a situation that can set you off, acknowledge it and then let it go. Either find something good in the situation or just replace the thought with a thought of something you do want.
Simply go, in your mind, to some place, real or imagined, that feels good and remain there for about 30 seconds basking in the good feelings. That is usually sufficient to change your emotional state to one that is more productive. The most important thing is that you feel good. It’s really that simple. If you are feeling good, everything is flowing and you are attracting your desires. Anything less, and you are shortchanging yourself.
Keep on Running! Tips to Fine-Tune Your Form: Running is all about putting one foot in front of the other. Sounds easy enough, right? But if your running form is off, then you’ll likely end up with aches, strains, and injuries that could keep you from lacing up your sneakers at all. Make sure to avoid these running-form mistakes the next time you hit the treadmill, trail, or road, especially if you’re training for your first half or full marathon.
1. Head: Prevent neck strain and encourage an open throat for easy breathing by keeping your head stacked over your spine. Avoid tilting it up or down toward your chest, as this could strain the neck. Correct head position also encourages a straight, upright stance, which makes you a more efficient runner. Be mindful about relaxing the muscles in the face, wearing sunglasses to prevent squinting, and relaxing your jaw, since not doing all three of these can lead to a headache.
2. Shoulders: Without even realizing it, you may be running with your upper back and shoulders tensed up toward your ears. Every so often, take a nice deep breath in and as you exhale, relax your upper torso and actively roll your shoulders back and down toward your pelvis. Do a self-check to make sure your shoulders are stacked over the hips — hunching the upper body forward not only makes it difficult to breathe, it also puts pressure on your lower back and knees.
3. Arms: Leave the side-to-side swaying arms for the dance floor. Your arms shouldn’t move across the midline of your body when you run — it uses up energy, tires your muscles, and actually interferes with the forward motion of your body. To increase your speed and endurance, focus on pumping your arms in a fluid motion, forward and back, keeping your elbows at 90-degree angles.
4. Hands: Clenched fists translate to tense arms and shoulders, which tires your muscles and can cause a dull, achy sensation. Not to mention, it also makes you look like an angry runner! Maintain a sense of relaxation in your torso by running with a slightly open fist, pretending you’re holding an egg in each palm. With a normal running pace, the hands shouldn’t come higher than the lower breastbone.
5. Hips and belly: Many runners complain of lower back pain, and one reason is because they don’t engage their abs. While running, concentrate on drawing your navel in toward your spine to keep your pelvis and lower spine stable. With the hips staying directly below the shoulders, tuck your pelvis under slightly as if you’re sitting on a stool. This will help you engage your lower abs and keep the spine straight.
6. Feet: Where your feet strike is a big debate among runners. In order to land with the least amount of jarring pressure on your ankles and knees and have the ability to push off the ground with great force, it’s best to land on the midfoot — not on the heel. The foot should be in line with the knee and chest when it makes contact with the ground. Then roll forward quickly onto the toes, pushing off the ground with each step. Landing softly is key — no one should hear you pounding your feet as you run. Think of yourself as a deer, quietly and effortlessly bounding as you move.
It’s sad how out of condition I am on skates, I went to RD practice (I forced myself to go actually) I was not going because I’m so betted up from the last one, but heck! Discipline! I must go! So I went, and my feet felt like they were on fire, oh the pain, just like when I was a freshmeat. I know it will take me months to get to my old condition, my 6 months of absence are no joke. But I’m back and I’m trying and that’s what matter, even if I’m ultra slow.
What I like now is that out current coach it’s giving us amazing workouts and drills, we seriously sweat and cry lol, which makes me think how lazy we were before, and we are now training with the guys co-ed so it’s even harder now, I’m really happy of being back, this time I will not mess around with dramas or anything like that, just the sport. I’m there to skate!