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Juneathon2014 – Day 1 | Being contrary

Copyright (c) Ines Varela-Silva, 2014 ******************************** It has been a long time since my last post but, here I am again, on this bright day of 1 June 2014, fully committed to start the Juneathon 2014.  And what better way to start it if not by being contrary and challenge the very first rule? “RUN EVERY DAY” […]

Playlists for the holidays

  Hello, it has been a while…finally the academic year is over and I am getting ready to go on holiday where the sun REALLY shines – i.e. Portugal! The main goal of this holiday is, of course, to rest…in an active way, but away from gyms. Lots of walking, Zumba as much as possible, […]

The last day of Juneathon

That’s it…today, 30th June, marks the official end of Juneathon. Who succeded? Who was able to exercise everyday for 30 days? How did we juggle all our tasks, commitments, and whatever unexpected events  life brings to us? It requires skill, determination and a bit of craziness. I guess we all agree with this. Well, I […]

What a difference 4 days make. Juneathon Days 13 – 17

Well, it’s been a couple of days since my last post…lots of work and  virus have slowed me down.The Juneathon goals have been achieved, nonetheless, although carefully…and sometimes the best exercise is not doing anything and let your body rest. I am doing this today. The only plan besides napping and drinking lots of fluids is to […]

Juneathon in Lisbon, Portugal – Day 6

This is a very short post today. I am in Lisbon. This is a walking/climbing day. I am walking around town to meet several colleagues and do some work and climbing 12 floors up and down the hotel room. That should account for something. Lisbon is gorgeous and it is a delight to just walk. […]

High intensity 2-hour circuit – Juneathon Day #5

This is Évora, Portugal. Welcome! Juneathon day#5 was composed by two segments: 1) a high-intensity/high-impact 2 hour-training circuit and, 2) a 45min resistance session totally focused on the bum. Tim Weeks, please be proud of me!  When one’s lucky enough to have been born in one of the most gorgeous cities in the world and come to […]