Diary, Personal Development, Philosophy

Accepting Change and Moving On

Happiness is really a choice. Change? Not so much. Change hits me really hard. For some reason I’m just really uncomfortable with it. Many times…rather, most of the time, change is really for the better. I’ve had quite a few things that brought along a lot of change…graduating college, moving out, ending relationships, leaving projects, ending tenures, starting/failing/re-starting grad school.…

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Cycling, Fitness, Running

Via Formspring: Do you consider your heart BPM when training? If so, how do you go about it? Do you track avg BPM? Do you try and maintain a certain % of your max heart rate?

Sorry for the delayed reply! I have NOT done any real BPM training, primarily because I don’t own a monitor. Since I’m new and starting out, I’m really trying to learn to listen to my body instead of measuring and gauging every little thing. (I’m prone to that and I measure as much as I can…) I’d say that it’s…

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Fitness, Marathon Training, Race Preparation, Running, Triathlon Training

Prepare to Fail if You Fail to Prepare

My boyfriend never lets me forget that I’m a J. (First search result: “ISFJs tend to plan their activities and make decisions early. They derive a sense of control through predictability.”) I have a pretty set routine when it comes to my running. Not necessarily with routes, although I have a tendency to run the same one again and again…

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Personal Development

Four Stages of Conflict Resolution

This morning I participated in a meditation and Dharma session at a local Buddhist meditation society and listened to a very thoughtful and provoking address on conflict resolution. In the past year I’ve noticed that my approach to conflict (and its eventual resolution) has dramatically changed. Be it a shift in perspective or different resources I have available to me,…

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