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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Whilst I am recovering from the Posterior Tibial Tendonitis, I am trying to educate myself about how running specific injuries occur, why, and what I can do about them if (or more like when) sh*t happens. I believe it is inevitable to come down with some kind of injury or niggle at some point if anyone is seriously into running, however the good news is that by recognising our weak points and proactively working on these areas, we can (with more or less succcess) injury proof ourselves or speed up recovery time if we find ourselves sidelined. In most cases, it comes down on…

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It is one of those blog posts that I am finding very difficult to write. In fact, it has taken me a couple of weeks to get to this stage. The Valencia Marathon itself deserves a separate blog post in its own right, I am now trying to focus on what came after the most-awaited event in 2014 and how I have been trying to survive and maintain my sanity in the past 5-6 weeks. I am a different person now. A tired and desperate shell that needs to be filled with purpose, hope, and renewed strength to go on…

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