Reflections on the Grind

thoughts on training and life of an introvert


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Faced my fear and went to the dentist last month. Got a tartar scraping. Nothing serious. Dental health is important for the quality of life. Another good reason to avoid sugar: keep teeth free of caries.

Got a fever again a couple days ago. This one is thankfully not serious. Good sleep, bone broth, and ginger tea seem to have helped. With the toxic environment in the city, physical sickness is just part of life. It’s important to accept it calmly and not be disturbed.

Mental health at work is good. Able to identify problems without getting upset. You can only do what you can. If things don’t get improved, let them be. Out of control, out of mind.

Did a usual 12 min run before breakfast. One year ago today I ran the 10k race, my last race since. These days I am running not to train, but just to sweat and get the legs moving. Office life is unnatural. From 5 km a day a year ago, I am currently doing 5 km week. It feels enough.

By avoiding certain foods, it is easy to minimize hunger. I eat as much as I want until I am full. Weight is pretty stable at 57-58 kg.

Another month, another nutrition experiment. Basically still very low carb, but reducing fiber as well. Have a blood test coming up next month so the result should be interesting.

Spent the day at Bangwan, a dessert shop with coffee, and consumed one of the few non-sugar items on the menu: an espresso. First cup of caffeine this week. Since limiting coffee to one to two cups a week, it is important to make it a good one each time.

Time is limited. Wake up to spend each day as if it is your last. Enjoy the present and ignore what other people think. Be ready to be gone and forgotten.


Written by Rop

August 5, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Posted in food, health, running, thoughts

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  1. becareful with low carb. gives people heart disease and no athlete on the planet eats low carb as it doesnt support glycogen success.

    Fastest and leanest runners on earth eat a high carb diet of rice, bananas, corn, sugar and potatoes – Kenyans..


    August 8, 2013 at 7:57 am

  2. Lo-carb doesn’t have to be no-carb. I eat some complex carbs with success – beans, lentils, brown rice, whole-grain bread and two servings of fruit. No refined sugar, though – it’s lethal!


    August 25, 2013 at 7:37 pm

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