Another great infograph I found: We all know how we can spiral quickly down the slimy pit of being out of action due to an injury. It not only affects our fitness but more so, our moods. I had to … Continue reading
OMG! I was surfing and came across this slideshow from iVillage: What It Takes to Burn Off Your 30 Favorite Food Splurges
Just thought I would share a few here, read the rest on the link above.
(All images from iVillage)
You know how they say: ” kids, don’t try this at home?”
Well, watching this makes me just want to do so. Gee, I feel tired just watching him but at the same time, a small voice at the back of my head says:” awesome, you got to try it sometime.”
For those who don’t know what Assassin’s Creed is or what Parkour is, the former is a hugely popular action-adventure game available on PS, X-box, etc, while the latter is a (according to Wiki) a physical discipline of movement focused on overcoming obstacles.
Credits to bikramyogavancouver.com for photo
The eagle pose is a great pose to practice as it is the only posture in the series that opens up 14 of the largest joints in your body.
Benefits of eagle pose:
- Improves flexibility in the hips,knees, ankles and the rest of your joints.
- Supplies fresh blood to the reproductive system and sex organs, plus the kidneys and helps clear up reproductive problems
Usually you are supposed to put your palms together like in the picture above, but I choose to interlock my fingers like in a prayer instead as it is easier for me. I always experience a deep feeling of compression when wrapping one leg around the other.
Sometimes, losing your balance is inevitable as you struggle to balance all your weight on one leg but it sure feels good when you do it correctly. It is usually after this pose that you are allowed to drink your first sip of water so hang in there!
I’ve got an itch to scratch. Literally.
It’s an irritating moquito bite on the bottom of my feet. At least I can scratch it. Why it bit me there I will never know, it’s not exactly the juiciest part if you know what I mean.
That brings me to the olympics. While on the couch and scratching my foot (very glam I know), I was watching the athletics.
The women’s high jump, the 400m women’s heat and others were showing. Man, those women can really run!
I love the Olympics or any other sporting event for that matter. We get to sit comfortably on our couches watching beautiful bodies compete for fame and honor for themselves and their countries.
We groan and moan at their distress, we share their joy when they win and feel their anguish when they don’t.
I love seeing people at the top of their game.
But then, it makes me feel a host of other things:
- I have got an itch to scratch now! As in, being injured and all, I wanna soothe the need to go do some sport now. At least with muh bite, I can relieve it somehow.. This itch is harder to satisfy.
- It makes me feel guilty! Watching the men’s 3000m steeple chase heat now while typing this. I stopped scratching and started typing. (Yes, I washed my hands if you must know). Back to my point, I think I should step up my game and be more dedicated to improving my fitness.
- Which brings me to feeling motivated. As soon as I heal, training starts!
- Makes me get an adrenalin rush – Especially when someone overtakes another! (Side note, that Kenyan runner is good siah!)
- Makes me wanna travel! I miss London, gloomy weather and all. I miss travelling.. .. Note to self: plan a trip soon.
And the Olympics leaves me amazed! In the time I took to write this, the Russian overtook the Kenyan and won the heat, someone fell and four qualified for the final. Awesome.
Gtg, women’s 100m heat next.
What do the Olympics make you feel?
A great infograph I came across:
Panoramic shot of the stadium just as dawn was breaking I love running in the mornings, the air is always so fresh and crisp and it feels that a new day has truly begun on the right footing. The elderly … Continue reading
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I was never a morning person. As I used to jetset all the time, my hours were pretty irregular. I ran mostly in the evenings or at night or in gyms at the hotels where I stayed at funny hours … Continue reading