Chicago marathon 2018 I remember vividly the first time I felt that pain in my lower back and glutes. I was 16 years old and had just finished playing a competitive soccer match on a sunny, warm, and dry day in Venezuela, my home country. I thought it was just some pain I had picked … Continue reading My Life with Ankylosing Spondylitis
We know the importance of health when we are at risk of losing it. Similar to most things in life, we don't know what we have until we are about to lose it. Our body is a masterpiece. It’s something out of this world. Think about it – our body knows both when to activate … Continue reading On health
A recent conversation with my doctor sparkled a forgotten thought from the times when I used to play football/soccer (where there is more contact) or now that I run long-distance races. Knowing the difference between treating versus preventing an injury, which seems like a no-brainer for anyone involved in sports. I've probably taken the prevention part for granted … Continue reading Before it gets bad
Your relationships will be some of the most important things you will have in your life. They are a reflection of who you are or aren't. They can make you better or worse. According to Jim Rohn, "we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with." This is a reminder … Continue reading Healthy Relationships
The idea of giving up food in any shape or form for a whole day sounds out of this world for most people. Why should I even do that when there’s so much of it around me at any given moment and time? That’s true. Why should I? But that’s the truth that opened my … Continue reading Fasting though life
We should care. It’s our life. How can we make life more sustainable and optimized, less dramatic and problematic, and more fun and interesting? It’s up to us. Perhaps begin with some healthy habits like not falling under the 80-hour workweek trap, sleeping 7–8 hours per night, eating healthy, doing some kind of exercise regularly, … Continue reading Who cares?
Have you ever lost your wallet? How about your smartphone? What about your backpack, keys, or a valuable item? You probably nodded at least one time. How did it feel? Probably sucked, correct? I’ve also been there and done that. The good side of losing these is that they’re all recoverable. You can buy a … Continue reading What’s there to fear
How many times have you said “I will do it later” when it comes to taking care of your health, whether it’s in the form of eating habits, exercising, or resting? Most people aren’t aware of the damage until the pain shows up. We rarely take care of ourselves to prevent sickness or pain. Most … Continue reading Taking care of ourselves
A friend and I were recently chatting during our commute and an interesting question came up: what’s more painful, emotional pain or physical pain? Although I quickly replied with what I thought and feel about both, this question had me thinking for the past few days. In the most Stoic side of me, I sort … Continue reading What is more painful?
Who hasn't been guilty of saying "I don't need that much sleep to function everyday"? You aren't the only one. I used to be one of these people too.