March Favorites | Moments

 

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This month will be a bit different from the usual beauty and skin care inspired monthly faves post. If you read one of my previous blog posts in December 2016(link here!), I mentioned that one of my fitness goals was to complete a 21K by this year.

Since about almost a year ago, I have been slowly progressing my workout stamina from long walks, slow runs and running through pacing. Last March 19, I joined a 12K race with my long time friend and running expert, Mabel. Prior to the race, I have never trained for a 12k, only the weekend before, I ran a 10k and started cramping at the end. So I really didn’t expect on doing the way I did.

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Long story short, I expected to finish 12k in 2 hours, which would a lot me about 10 minutes per kilometer. But to my amazement, I finished in 1 hour and 40 minutes at a pace of 7’59” pace, which to me is quite good considering my circumstances the week before. 

TBH, I tried my best not to get too emotional at the start and end of the race because (I am such a cry baby) it was sort of a little milestone for me. I started this ‘journey’ last May 2016 with non existent stamina, fitness down the drain and zero confidence in myself. And look what less than a year of lifestyle change can do and surrounding yourself with positive people can do?!

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It just shows that with an unending determination, you can achieve anything you put your heart to. 

I don’t exactly have any intention of being a triathlete or anything. Its just me setting personal goals for myself to keep me moving for a healthier life and not comparing myself to others(made a post about that too, link here!) because my progress is my progress.

In the wise words of my fave lifestyle blogger, Estee Lalonde, I am just trying to be my #PersonalBest !!


**All photos and video were taken with a Sony A6000**

Email me at beaandbeautyy@gmail.com or Lets talk on Instagram @beaandbeauty

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