I thank God that I am back into running properly now, following my posterior tibial tendonitis. I used three races to build up my confidence again in my body’s ability to be able to cope with speed and distance after recovering from the injury, and to get back my mojo again. So I signed up for three different distances: a 5k, 10k and a half marathon. Below is a short summary and my verdict. Stockley Park 10k This race is organised by Purple Patch each May – having done a few of their races already (such as the Up Tow…

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It’s just been over a month since my last entry but it feels like years! It is not only a new season in the calendar, but also a new season in my journey so far since November. With the arrival of spring, light has filled not only the mornings and evenings but also burst into my heart again. In many ways I feel I am able to be more receptive to this ‘light’ and appreciate the good things because of all the cr*p that I have been through. I had an epiphany when I came across this quote by the…

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I have been through a lot lately and I am kind of experiencing a new awakening in my life, the way I have started to look at certain things that matter a lot to me. The past couple of weeks have been tainted by great grief and sadness. First, my grandmother passed away in hospital after a very long period of suffering in January – we all knew this was bound to happen in the near future, however when it finally happened, it was little consolation for us. Then shortly after her funeral, our beloved kitten, Luna, passed away completely out…

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I am on month 3 during my recovery journey. It is actually difficult to say whether I am back to full health again or not, and if I am, how long this state is sustainable without relapsing. It is going to be a period of experimenting and careful testing to see how my foot copes with running and higher impact moves. I have started to very gradually re-introduce these elements into my workout routine this week. Walking is not an issue any more, I can even walk on consecutive days, well over an hour, on any surface. I was able…

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Here we go, it is that time of the year again! It seems 2014 just flew by… Yet, as I look back, I can say I have been through a lot: there were lots of highs, proud moments, breakthroughs, fun-filled new adventures, lots of soul-searching, tears, dark times and setbacks, too, but I just want to pause here for a moment and be grateful for who I am today. I think I am one of those people who have been given the peculiar ‘gift’ of foreseeing things, or perhaps we can call it a well-developed 6th sense. I feel 2015 will…

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