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overcoming obstacles about running

A week ago, I ran 5 miles for the first time ever in my life! I am not sure whether I had a physical or mental block, but I haven’t been able to run since the 5 mile run a week ago. It seemed too hard. I felt too sore. I felt too weak. I […]

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sports weight loss

life after a 5 mile run…

Since running my first 5 mile ever last Friday, I haven’t wanted to run at all. I am new to running, so didn’t know how fast I should increase my runs. I went from 3.9 mile run to 5 mile run in a week. which, given I wasn’t running much at all ever in my […]

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academic anxiety health PhD Life weight loss

drilling holes in your boat?

i saw this on instagram few days ago… Self-sabotage is when you drill holes in your own ship because the trip is going so well that you feel uncomfortable because someone or something taught you that you don’t deserve smooth sailing. @JonAcuff i copied and sent it to few friends. i thought it was a […]

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health weight loss

who am i? – my first 5 mile run

a month ago, i could barely run a mile. then i ran a 3 mile to raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention on 9/26. and then two days ago, on 10/16/2020, i ran my first 5 mile run! i can’t believe it still. since april, i lost over 40 lbs. to lose the weight, […]

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how to lose weight during the pandemic

I have now lost 35 lbs since April of this year, couple weeks into lock-down due to Covid19 pandemic. I thought my weight loss was going unnoticed or mostly just noticed by me and close friends and family. But yesterday my neighbor told me that everyday she and her mother in law comment on how […]