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I am absolutely ecstatic to announce that my hiatus from running has finally ended, and although I’ve only got about 3.5 miles under my feet so far this week, the ankle feels good as new, and I’m ready to take on my own personal trail turkey trot tomorrow.
I know I have been pussy footing around getting back into running. Erring on the side of caution in order to push back my return to doing something I love so much, going mildly psychotic in the meanwhile,and growing more and more irritable as the days went by.
I have to be honest though… I probably could’ve started back a week earlier, but I was scared.
First of all, I only started running in April, so I know how bad it sucks when you first start running. At least for me it did. It’s uncomfortable, your lungs hurt, your legs hurt, your pride takes a beat down, it’s time consuming… Starting running and sticking to it takes balls.
Since I have been injured, I have been counting the days I’ve gone since running, knowing each one that passed would make my “comeback” that much more like starting all over again.
Moved to Emzinet (cat. Travel)
It’s effective. After I first started Crossfitting, this chick, who couldn’t even do 5 girl-style pushups started doing regular pushups within 2 weeks…and lots of them too. I saw muscles, I had innate strength for daily life.
It just freaking works, you must have faith in the methodology and the programming. If you’ve been trying boring treadmills and elliptical and traditional strength, bodybuilding routines and have gotten burnt out and bored and haven’t seen results, give Crossfit a try. The reasons why and how it works are found at the official Crossfit site.
It doesn’t take very long. The longest Workout of the Day (WOD) I’ve ever done took me about 30 minutes and that was only once. So, it’s effective and it’s quick – WIN!
It’s not boring. Every WOD is different. Even if I’m doing the same one I did 3 months ago, it’s still different because I’m lifting more, jumping higher, running faster, running longer distances, etc. So you never truly repeat the same work out twice.
And, it’s so intense that for those 10 or 15 minutes you’re WODing you cannot focus on anything else on your mind. If you’re worried about something, or your mind wanders, or if you can’t turn off all the ideas in your head, you’ll get a reprieve during your WOD. The result is better focus and increased concentration in other areas of your life.
Remember in your childhood you receiving about getting a present from Santa Claus? Perhaps, you still do? Then you should definitely come to Belarus, the country, where people celebrate not just one, but two Christmases!
How is it possible?
Today most of the world lives according to the Gregorian calendar. The Orthodox Church, however, still adheres to the old, Julian calendar. This is why all holidays are celebrated with the 13-day delay.
Most of Belarusians are Orthodox Christians, but the share of Roman Catholics and Protestants is also very significant. That is why major religious holidays like Christmas and Easter are marked as non-working days in the official calendar. People are free to choose which one they want to celebrate.
In Belarus, the ritual of Christmas is therefore closely tied with the folk holiday of Kalyady, with people not only going to church, but also observing rituals of pagan origin, with both traditions fused into a single fest. In the present Belarusian language the word Kaliady describes the whole period of Christmas celebrations. Continue reading “Christmas and New Year in Belarus” »
It’s about time you were taken more seriously—that you gave your own self a raise and promotion, and that you gave yourself more power in the workplace. It’s easier than you think, too—just start embracing “green think,” and quickly discover that your fellow workers will begin to think the world of you as you think more of the world.
Maybe you are tired of working for “The Man” and are contemplating branching out on your own and becoming your own business person. This may involve selling a green product or service—such as eco-friendly beauty products or even a green home-cleaning service.
Either way, by going green in business, you essentially are promoting yourself to the status of a company owner, and because green goods are in high demand these days, you can expect an economy-driven pay raise as well.
If you’re not crazy about the idea of assuming the risk of running your own business, maybe you’re still tired of being stagnant in your role and want to breathe new life into your job: Just consider what you can do to make it easier for future generations to “breathe” easy in a constantly changing world.
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Today is my ridiculously long day, but it feels great to be getting back into the swing of things. Who knew how little time off it takes to get completely a little rusty when it comes to studying?
Usually on Fridays I do a “things I love” post, but I have procrastinated on putting this post together, so I’m going to have to skip it this week. Bad blogger.
But maybe I’ll do one tomorrow since I’ll have more time?
Anyway. I thought I would just ramble about something that has been on my mind today.
I have always considered myself a realist. I wouldn’t describe myself as overly pessimistic, but I tend to have a “hope for the best, plan for the worst” mentality. And I come by that mentality honestly. I am not one of those people that have things come easily for them. A lot of times it feels like I have the worst luck- if something can go wrong, it will.
I am Murphy, you know Marthy’s law…
Y’all have seen the ads: some smiling beautiful person is trying to tell the world how much easier their life is since they “paid off” their credit card bills by using their HELoC (Home Equity Line of Credit). It might have been on TV, in the newspaper, on the radio, or even online. It’s touted as the “smart” thing to do. There is so much wrong with this idea, I am not even sure where to begin!
First, let’s tackle the erroneous notion that you can “pay off” debt by borrowing (more debt). Yes, a HELoC is borrowing…it’s borrowing against the equity of your HOME. Dave Ramsey has a cute but very true saying: “You can’t borrow your way out of debt.” He is 100% right on that point.
Now let’s look at the (lack of) wisdom in this strategy: The notion that taking unsecured credit card debt and moving it to a secured debt situation is “smart”. Credit card companies will scream, holler, and cry blue murder if you don’t pay them …
Trust me I have had personal experience with this … but the worst they can do is ding up your credit report (and score) then discharge the debt and sell it to a collection agency who usually has as bad or worse phone tactics.