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RacingThePlanet: Madagascar 2014 Blogs

5 yoga poses
22-Mar-2014 04:59:17 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

I learnt that to better prepare for a long run/ walk, it's nice to work on below 5 yoga poses to relax muscles: Quadriceps: Lunges hold for 1-5mins Hamstrings: Half split 3-5 mins Frog 3-5mins Pigeon 3-5mins Double pigeon 3-5mins - place calf on another then bend forward for more sensation For tired legs, Legs-Up-to-the-Wall pose for 5-10 mins has following benefits: -Relieves tired or cramped legs and feet -Gently stretches the back legs, front torso, and the back of the neck -Relieves mild backache -Calms the mind From Feb - Mar, I committed myself to 8 yoga classes- Hatha, Power Yoga, Core and Twist, Yin.. I feel gaining more strength on my core and back gradually. I'm going to try to carry 20 pounds included a bag of rice (10 pounds) for a half day hike tomorrow. Carrying heavy weight earlier to get myself used to with two poles. Nat
Begin with yoga
12-Mar-2014 04:33:16 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

With less then six months of time, I'm picking up yoga to strengthen my core. My greatest concern is the weight that I need to carry throughout this race. I have asked my dad to be my coach to help monitoring my progress. He understands me the most of what nutrition I lack of and which area I need to focus on. Yoga, I believe it can help to prevent injuries as it builds up strength in different part of muscles that we tend to neglect. Also, it helps with your flexibility and durability. Gradually, I will need to put on some weight training after I get more strength for my back and shoulders. Here is a good way to express my thoughts and feelings that sometimes it's hard to share and make one understand.
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I"ve worked for Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong for 8 years, rotating from different departments and land on Human Resources field within the hotel. I enjoy working in the hospitality industry as you get to meet lots of interesting people. We get to travel to stay at other FS properties to taste the experience as a guest. So we learn to "treat others as you would like to be treated". I studied Hospitality and Tourism Management in Toronto.

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For a new challenge and to learn more about
myself, test my limits and tolerant.

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