365 DAYS OF PATTERN RECOGNITION TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE AND UNDERSTAND HOW WE ARE WIRED HOW DID IT START? CAN PATTERN RECOGNITION INFLUENCE OUR DECISIONS AND IMPROVE OUR PERFORMANCE? The idea of an observational study showed up while I was learning about diverse models of pattern recognition in a variety of domains: psychology, music, art, advertising, Continue Reading
Nu am mai scris de foarte mult timp și paradoxul e că au fost atât de multe insighturi care meritau împărtășite, încât – vezi cum e – creierul le percepe ca pe un task unitar, în loc să le împartă pe bucăți și îți lasă impresia că nu găsești timpul necesar să le pui pe Continue Reading
1.Scenariul. Ești pe DN1 și ai rămas fără benzină/ți s-a stricat motorul. Iată următorul scenariu: Din nu contează ce motiv, treci sau ai trecut printr-o perioadă în care să spunem că nu-ți merge tocmai bine. Spune-i lipsă de motivație, dezorientare, depresie și așa mai departe. Ești blocat, kaputt, ai rămas fără benzină și Continue Reading
Dear Nike, thanks for giving me fabulous vibes during a whole year. Here’s what happened. Running it’s been my fuel for the past years in many situations. I started in college and continued ever since. I always loved sports and practiced many of them, yet this one settled as the baseline for my wellness foundation. Continue Reading
Did it ever happen to you to throw a look over your shoulder and just…gasp? It doesn’t matter it was for a landscape, a cool view or just a pair of pretty eyes. It was something that brought you contempt in a nice way of fulfillment. Today I grabbed a pen and a piece Continue Reading
Mă regăseam într-o perioadă în care mi se părea că ceea ce-mi doream pe termen mediu nu-mi mai era atât de clar pe cât mi-aș fi dorit. Aveam, așadar, nevoie să găsesc o modalitate prin care să-mi cristalizez imaginea de ansamblu. E adevărat că uneori ai nevoie să lași lucrurile și în briza sorții Continue Reading
This is for the misfits There is rain dancing outside And it slaps your cheeks and feet You would join it and you’d dance Yet, you’re not feeling the beat. There is rain dancing outside And it’s cooling down the street. You would use it for your thoughts Yet, its drops can’t wash the Continue Reading
(For English Version, scroll down) RO: 2017 a fost un an bun. Cu suișuri și coborâșuri, cu experiențe diverse și schimbări de traiectorie care mi-au reconfigurat traseul la 180 de grade. A fost un an de excepție cu siguranță. Despre 2018, pe de altă parte, mi-am dat seama că va fi mai mult despre lecții. Continue Reading
(Find the English Version of the article below) RO: Nu sunt genul de om care oferă sfaturi și directive în viață celorlați, iar asta dintr-un motiv simplu. Cred că fiecare om are nevoie să-și creeze drumul său în viață și să-și seteze propriul set de reguli după care și-l construiește. Cred, în schimb, în Continue Reading
Ready, set, run!?
Last run for 2017 and I’m drawing the line at 908k. In February 2017 I was setting the 1000k yearly goal.
8 months later, in September, I was reaching the 750k milestone, but I also crashed into a nasty knee issue: Patellofemoral Pain syndrome (PFPS), or “the runner’s knee”, which got its nickname for an obvious and very unfortunate reason—knees inflammation.
Therefore, I had to stop running for the next 3 months (which I did…more or less) and start my physioteraphy treatment with a kinetoteraphy recover squedule as followed. All that with a bit of yoga vibe around..
They say listen to your doctor and be nice taking your medicine! Well, let’s just say that behaving might not always be my strength. Maybe because I just can’t take no for an answer, or at least not that easy, for sure.
The show must go on!
Therefore, I kept on running. Not as I used to, of course, but enough to keep moving forward and still keep my knees on recovery mode.
Today, 3 months later, I’m back in the game with a 150k added to my yearly goal, reaching 908k instead of 750k.?
My learnings from the whole experience were priceless!
Besides the overall vibe of running, the positive impact it had on my health and my inner balance, besides the abundance of solutions and clever ideas I got from it, I realised that the biggest impact I received from it was the way it changed my mindset.
It thought me that I’ll never quit easily on something I want. Never.
There is a fine line tho, when you have to choose between the things you have to get over and leave behind and those worth pushing your limits for. Learning when you should cross that line it’s called wisdom. And you can only buy it with life experience and the courage to fail!
I learned that I am definitely stronger than I thought. And I’ve always thought about myself as one of the strong ones.
I learned that perseverence always pays off the hustle. Always.
At last, but not least, I choose to go for the gold and I choose to not settle for less! On the running trail, in my career, with my overall goals…and life!
I encourage you to do the same. 🙂
Have an amazing 2018!