Category Archives: training technique

Putting “Fear” In Perspective

  Fear has a bad reputation in our culture – it is perceived as a negative and weakness. In actuality, fear is not all bad. Being afraid is normal. After all it is one of the fundamental human emotions.  It … Continue reading

Posted in awareness, Goals, marathon training, relationship, social, training technique | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Knowing My Limits

  “What would you like to be when you grow up?” is a perennial question I think about even after I retired 6 years ago.  Yes, the question is relevant because I am continuing to learn about myself, particularly after … Continue reading

Posted in awareness, Goals, inspiration, life, relationship, training technique | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Big Data & Gardening

  Yesterday in Washington the temperature was in the mid 60’s Fahrenheit and sunny.  I was out in the yard raking leaves and seeding grass.  Today, less than twelve hours, a complete turnaround – high temperature never got beyond low … Continue reading

Posted in big data, Goals, life, training technique, weather | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Knowledge & Skills

  Knowledge and skills do not go hand-in-hand necessarily.  Knowledge can be acquired relatively easy now-a-day with the help of internet.  Skills on the other hand takes time, or more precisely experience, to hone.  Preferably the relevant experience. The famed … Continue reading

Posted in life, training technique, value | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

On Being Chronic

  Being chronic has a connotative association to things negative.  Chronic disease, chronic worrying, chronic illness . . . Whatever the situation, being chronic implies a long term happening that will wear us down.  It saps our energy, choice, or … Continue reading

Posted in awareness, Goals, health, time management, training technique | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Taking Care Of Self During Covid-19

  I have posted “Taking Care Of Self” a few years back. But with the Covid-19 pandemic, it has become even more imperative to revisit this topic. Instead of getting worn out by the Coronavirus, it is an opportunity to … Continue reading

Posted in awareness, health, life, relationship, training technique | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Reblog: Take three breaths ‹ Mindfulbalance ‹ WordPress.com

  Meditation is a good way to be mindful of the present and to disrupt autopilot or mindlessness. A nice concept in theory but how exactly does one go about achieving it? Wait no more.  The advise of “take three … Continue reading

Posted in awareness, meditation, training technique | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Letting Go Of What Doesn’t Serve

  For the past two and a half months, I have been practicing daily yoga.  And a simple yet profound reminder I discover from my practices is the saying of “letting go of what does not serve.” What does not … Continue reading

Posted in awareness, Goals, health, training technique | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Hill Workout During Holidays

  Went for a hill run this morning. Not that I am training for any races but because I have been eating a lot during the holidays and really can use some intensity workout to burn off the surplus calories.  … Continue reading

Posted in health, training technique, value | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Off-season Should Be Pain-free

  Training can be stressful. Pains due to strain, overuse, or worst, injury, all self induced, are common symptoms associated with any kinds of physical training. After all, isn’t it the price of admission for pushing the envelopes? And most … Continue reading

Posted in Goals, health, time management, training technique | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment