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Safety Tips for Running in the Dark

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I usually run in the evening, first  because of convenience and not necessarily preference. It’s practically impossible to run in the morning (except for weekends) when there is work and other responsibilities to attend to. Second, there is way less humidity than there is in the morning and that’s what makes a run feel difficult for me. I can’t deal with too much heat. Finicky much? 😛

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Choosing a Running Buddy

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Is having a running buddy really necessary? Think of it as, you know, having someone to share your training with- physically and verbally. Someone to keep you accountable and vice versa. Especially in the morning when it is impossible to get up at 5:00 AM because your bed is too comfortable but you have no choice but to get up because you have to keep to your arranged time to run (just so you know, I am not a morning person). Having a buddy also provides extra protection from those wishing to cause you harm. So what qualities should I look for and how do I get one?

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Health and Fitness · Running

My Journey from a Chain-Smoker to a Marathoner

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I have smoked for 5 years and could finish 1 1/2 packs per day. Yes, I was a chain-smoker. When I smoke my first cigarette, I can’t just smoke half of it or most of it, I smoke the entire thing until the burning ash is touching my fingers and then before tossing the already burnt piece of nothing, I take out another cigarette and light the next one with the burning cigarette of nothing in my hand and use that to light that next cigarette.

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RUPM 2014: Completed the Puzzle

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Completing the RUPM Trilogy has been on my list for the top things to accomplish before 2014 ends (I’ve been itching to collect all three medals). I have been running approximately 10-15 kilometers inconsistently in preparation of this run. Deciding to do the race was a very spontaneous decision, and I had no idea given my lack of training with running long distances during these past few days (due to work schedule), and my out of shapeness.

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