Reflections on the Grind

thoughts on training and life of an introvert


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I have returned to regular running. Legs are nearly back to normal. Fighting the heat as usual. Rain makes it hard too.

Due to change in work schedule, I am contemplating buying a treadmill. Otherwise, I would have to run after work and get home late. Running is a simple activity that really shouldn’t cost much. However, sometimes it’s just not realistic or safe to go run outside everyday. If I want to keep up with my training, I just have to invest.

Things are bad in Japan. I am sad for the Japanese people. The scale of the disaster is incredible. Thousands of people have died from the multiple earthquakes and tsunamis. Many have lost everything and are living in shelters with limited food supplies, in freezing cold temperature.

Imagine waking up that day, having all these plans in your head. In matter of minutes, the world turns upside down. You lose everything. Your house, your car, your possession, and your loved ones. It’s harsh.

The country will bounce back without a doubt, as they have high-quality people. But now, it’s a very, very difficult time.

Life is a fragile thing. Live each day as if it were your last. Do things you enjoy. Don’t waste a day. That’s all one can do.


Written by Rop

March 15, 2011 at 5:20 am

Posted in running, thoughts

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  1. So touched :’-)


    March 15, 2011 at 9:54 am

  2. Hi Rop. When I found out about the earthquake and tsunami after returning home from work, the problems one has at work is nothing compared to what we’ve seen on video. Yes, the Japanese people will come together and will bounce back. Living in an earthquake area such as I’m in, I’ve made certain that food, water and supplies are in my place if and when one happens here. Unlike a tornado or a hurricane, earthquakes are unpredictable.

    Hope all is well with you. Please take care.


    March 20, 2011 at 11:33 am

    • It’s good to see that the situation is getting better now.

      Thanks for visiting Wayne. Keep up with good training and take care.


      March 21, 2011 at 9:01 am

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