Road to success
The road to success can be bumpy, we climb and we might fall, some drop out and some waddle on. Of course, those who stay in the fight always succeed and come out stronger.
When we are challenged with difficult tasks, somehow we lose our focus and let fatigue and frustration get to us. Telling from my training experience, I have injured myself a few times in the past, my chiropractor even told me to lay off running and tennis for a while, if not until my legs were fully recovered (my legs hurt even when I walked, let alone run), I could not be more frustrated. At some point, I thought I would never be able to run again because the recovery seemed hiatus. I waited, impatiently and reluctantly, 3 months later, I was able to get back to my normal training but as soon as I stepped up the intensity, bang, shin splints struck again. One again I was limping for another few months...
These days I am training harder but I also listen to my body. I back off training for a day or two when unusual symptoms/ soreness kick in. It is a blessing to be able to run again. Last month my legs carried me across 25k finish line without much complaint, I felt triumphant and invincible.
Whatever your goals, you should hang in there and stay focused despite that challenges. However hard the training, just do it and do it safely. Remember, you will always come out stronger and success is just around the corner.
Best Your Best,
Monday, June 28, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
This exercise is for intermediate to advanced levels, therefore, it is best if you have been practising core stabilizing exercises for at least 6 months.
- Sit up with lower back round, thus stomach tucked in.
- Lean back with your chest up, arms extended.
- Further tighten your lower abs and lift your feet, legs straight.*
- Hold for 30s or longer
*you can start with holding onto your legs until you feel more stable and comfortable with the exercise.
Give it a try!