Reflections on the Miles

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Workout motivation playlist

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My gym playlist on 8tracks: “Iron Will” at http://8tracks.com/aeroppon-833/iron-will

Train hard. Make each day count.

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January 24, 2015 at 3:44 pm

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No excuses in 2015

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New year. Be the best you can be. Never point finger.

The journey is within.

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January 1, 2015 at 8:30 am

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Krabi

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Krabi, Sep 2014

Krabi, Sep 2014

Vacation time. Gloomy weather. Isolated location. Injured foot. No running. A bit of swimming and lifting.

Good time with family.

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September 16, 2014 at 6:38 pm

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New focus

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Another journey, another opportunity to learn.

from speed, to strength
from km, to kg
from laps, to plates
from keeping slim, to bulking up

first day at the gym

first day at the gym (may 2014)

Since the hospital stay in Aug 2012, I’d been having trouble with joints when running. So I decided to try something else. Found lifting weight to be easier and suit my schedule better for now. It makes me feel stronger too. Still walking everyday for cardio. But no long run for now. May do another race and try to better the PR’s in the future. But for now, I’m going for a new goal. New diet, new workout, new focus. Life is just about trying out different things.

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September 9, 2014 at 3:14 pm

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Around a tower

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Tower of London run. 7 May 2014. Ran 5 km in 25 min. Had a good time.

Tower of London run, may 2014

Tower of London run, may 2014

Tower of London run, may 2014

Tower of London run, may 2014

Tower of London run, may 2014

Tower of London run, may 2014

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May 16, 2014 at 8:45 am

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Four and a half days in Chiang Mai

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A family time up north. Delicious northern Thai food, slower living, cleaner air, laid back people… All make for a good vacation.

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April 17, 2014 at 3:45 pm

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Indoctrination and injustice

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When freedom of expression is oppressed, tension is bound to erupt into violence. It’s unnatural to force people to have a certain opinion about something. Unnatural and disrespectful.

The ongoing conflict in this country has a root cause in the culture of indoctrination. Children have been taught to accept things without thinking for themselves or questioning authorities. People who speak with reasons are not encouraged, but constantly harassed. “Sit quietly in class. Memorize the textbooks. Do what the authority tells you to do.”

Thai people are buried in propaganda since the time they were born. They don’t even realized they are being brainwashed.

When there are conflicts, people don’t know how to argue civilly. They just spew insults and use hate speech to dehumanize the other side. They can’t accept the fact that it’s okay to disagree. Even though we all are different, we can live together in peace as long as we follow the rules.

The self-righteous mob disregards the rule of law. They are fueled by hatred. They will do anything their leader tells them to do.

The situation is grim. The mob has a powerful backing. Their criminal acts, captured in photographs and videos, have gone unpunished for months. When the judges and the military are protecting the criminals, who can we turn to?

Peace appears so far away.

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February 22, 2014 at 11:16 am

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