If you have the opportunity to hang with professional runners or elite athletes, you may be able to pick up a few tidbits—how to pace yourself, which routes have the cleanest bathrooms, what to wear when the weather changes during your run. When I started running I used to ask coaches, trainers, nutritionists and veteran... Continue Reading →
How and when should we train our mind?
While there are a lot of people that run for the pure joy of it, many of us train to test our limits. Generally, we do this by racing and by doing several workouts that prepare us for that moment. Preparation for a race is key. While there are some adventurous people that will join... Continue Reading →
Changing your perspective
Most of us spend so much of our lives plagued by our insecurities, failures, negative behaviors and addictions. If all we focus on is the negative, it will be hard to accomplish everything we are meant to do in this world. If we spent half our energy focusing on what’s good within us instead of what’s... Continue Reading →
How to overcome challenging times
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They are what make the instrument stretch, what makes you go beyond the norm. Imagine a life where everything goes your way. Where you get everything you want without having to work hard for it. Where you have pretty much the path clear... Continue Reading →
You are good enough
Have you ever worked really hard to get what you want only to find out the end result wasn’t as satisfying as you thought? I have been training really hard during my life to be good at something. To feel like I am good enough. To matter. And lately, to make a difference. I have... Continue Reading →
BRIDGE RUN RACE REPORT
I am writing this blog sitting on the plane back home. I am coming back from my race in South Carolina. The first one after being sick with pneumonia and having a minor thing in my achilles tendon. I arrived to Charleston on Wednesday. It was a long flight and the 3 hour difference (time... Continue Reading →
Get a leaner (runner’s) body with these 6 easy steps
I have always been naturally thin (except on my swimming days when I worked super hard to bulk up). But being thin doesn't mean being lean. Being lean has to do with the amount of body fat and lean muscle our bodies have. It has nothing to do with how much we weigh (When I... Continue Reading →
Are you your worst enemy?
Back in 1999 I was a good swimmer. I thought of myself as a super swimmer (my ego was a little bit bigger than it is now). I had already won a world championship, at 27 I became the oldest member in our National Swim Team ever, I helped our team to earn a couple of... Continue Reading →
What are the habits of mentally strong people?
We all have heard of people who are mentally strong. While for some people being mentally string is natural and something they were born with, for some others it doesn't come as easy. The good news is that we can always work on it and become mentally stronger by incorporating the following habits into our... Continue Reading →