Monday, July 25, 2011

Exercise - Blood Pressure & Heart Beats/Pulse Rate after a Long Run

I notice that every time after a long run, my blood pressure drops.
For example:

After the long-run last Sunday July 24, 2011, the readings were:

- Blood pressure = 112/72
- Pulse = 39 beats per min

I suppose that's good news as high blood pressure leads to all kinds of health issue. But I wonder what causes the drop.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Exercise - Training for my 14th Running Marathon

I did a 23.4 km run this morning as part of my training to complete my 14th marathon this fall.

Next week, the group I am training with will start doing hills, which should be fun lol !!

My goal is to narrow the gap btwn my PB (personal best) and the avg time of all 13 marathons.

Who knows, I might even surprise myself !!

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Short-term Stay vs Long-term Commitment

Here are my comments on blogger leLapinAmoureux's July 10, 2011 article entitled "在家千日好?"

Lapin: 如果可以在地方不同地方也留待一陣子,不是走馬看花,有少少家的味道,便好.

Haricot: Just my thoughts ….. The issue with short-term stay is that there is no long-term commitment. On the other hand, if you pick up skills and gain experience from the many different stops, then your contributions to the common good will be so much richer – if and when you decide to stay longer at one place, or with one project.

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Ghana - My next destination?

I saw this video clip on YouTube. Those surfboats and their handlers were amazing back in 1947. Are they still in operation today?

I want to go to Ghana !!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

USA independence Day July 4, 2011


My pants shall be hemmed,
All ready for Uncle Sam;
Smartly casual I will dress,
Like going to summer camp.


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