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5 Outdoor Activities to Clear Your Mind

5 Outdoor Activities to Clear Your Mind The day-to-day at work, the commitments we have scheduled, or other circumstances make our minds load causing mental exhaustion that can lead to stress. Find out what outdoor activities you can do to keep your body and mind relaxed and how to keep your mind calm and focused . Outdoor activities, such as physical activity, are able to reduce the symptoms of depression in many cases, it has even been shown that 2 weeks after starting these activities, the antidepressant effect decreases in the person who does it. That is why it is important to give our mind a break, doing activities that calm it down, relaxing its muscles and making them more flexible. This way you can ward off anxiety, depression or sleep problems that you can often suffer from due to the rhythm of life. Benefits offered by outdoor activities Performing relaxation activities can achieve great changes in our body, since it allows all the accumulated load of day to day to be release

My Running Journey from 21 KM to New York City Marathon Part - 1

My Running Journey from Half Marathon (21 KM) to New York City Full Marathon (42 km)




        Journey started from Jan, 2019 when I completed my first HM. After completing my first HF I got confidence and planned to do another HM which was in Feb 2019 with some better timing. I registered for my 2nd Half Marathon 'Unis Running Inner Strength Half Marathon' on 2/Feb/2019, which was on 17/Feb/2019. Now for this HM I had only 2 weeks for practice.


       

         I had collected my bib no 21154 and t-shirt on 16/Feb/2019 one day before the marathon. On 17/Feb/2019 marathon day, I woke up around 3:30 am in the morning and did my morning routine activity. For this marathon one good thing is that the start and end point of the event are the same, So I planned to take my car and park at the event place and this time my son and wife also wanted to join to cheers-up. We started around 4:00 am from home and reached the starting point around 4:30 am as it was near to my home so it took less time.


        In this event we had HM, 10 km and 5 km run. First started our Half Marathon at sharp 5:00 am in the morning. As it was my second Half Marathon so now, I had some idea how to manage. It was very humid and hot in the morning so I started running slowly. At the starting of the race till 5 km, I was running slowly and completed 5 km in 40 minutes. Then slowly I increased the pace and completed my next 5 km in 30 minutes, then drank some water and continued my run and completed another 8 km in around 50 minutes. Till now I had completed 18 km and everything was good and I was enjoying my run. But after 18 km I was feeling a little tired and now it was tough for me to run fast, so I slowed down my pace and started running slowly and completed my last 3 km in 20 minutes.

        Finally, I completed my 2nd Half Marathon (21 km) in 2:20:22 Hrs which was better than my previous timing. At the end point I met my son and wife who were waiting to finish and they were happy to see me, then collected my marathon medal. After some rest, we moved to the breakfast counter which was arranged by the organizer, had breakfast. After breakfast I took some photos with my 2nd HM medal and came back home. After reaching home I took a rest.






The Main Journey of New York City Marathon 2019 started from here after completing my 2 HM's.  

Click below link for Part 2 

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