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  • Struggling to get things done? This 7-day challenge looks simple and easy to follow.
  • How caloric restriction prevents negative effects of aging. Ok, this study was conducted in rats, but nevertheless, great learning and looks very promising!
  • Running out of hand sanitizer? Here are some options to make yours at home​​
  • Bonus: In the market for a water bottle? Our friends at Simple Hydration are running a campaign to launch a bigger water bottle. Check them out here.

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  • The Obstacle Is The Way. Really interesting book that I'm currently listening to. The book is inspired on the philosophy of Stoicism, personal writings of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius and examples of successful leaders from different backgrounds who used stoic principles. I'll be honest, I'm still familiarizing myself with Stoicism, but I really like the overall spirit of the book: how we respond to obstacles is what define us.
  • Must-haves for when you hike or backpack? What do you think? Most of these items look super useful and are dirt cheap
  • Embrace the treadmill. Really! The treadmill is one of the best ways to improve your running. Here are 6 tips on how to improve your treadmill training (what do you think of tip #3?!)
  • The US Olympic Marathon Trials are this weekend. Click here to learn how to watch it on Saturday!

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  • The corona virus is not an excuse for not running. Well, at least it's not for this runner who managed to complete 41 miles running in circles at home. On another occasion, this same person covered 30 kilometers in his bathroom...what?!..that's the spirit!
  • Have you tried doing planks to improve your core? Click here to learn how to execute a proper plank
  • What to eat before your run? Here are some suggestions on what to eat before heading out for your runs. Although it doesn't mention for what type of runs, I assume that these recommendations are for mid to long distances, otherwise I wouldn't consider eating a burrito 2 hours before heading out!

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  • Are You Winning The Day? At CHASKIS we recently finished the January Challenge(we'll have more soon!). My biggest takeaway from this month-long experience has been to start building the habit of getting up early and visualize having a great day. Check out this article with some good advice on things you can do to start your day the right way. I personally do #1, #2, #3 and #6 (I'm gonna add #7 soon!)
  • A "new" Conor McGregor? I'm not an MMA fan but I recently heard about Conor McGregor's "comeback" defeating his opponent in only 40 secs..that's insane! Apparently, McGregor has been working with Tony Robbins for the last year, and apparently, that experience helped change his mindset. Here's a cool conversation between Robbins and McGregor that helps you understand where Conor is coming from and what he's learning from Robbins.
  • Journaling to improve...your life? Interesting article on how the practice of journaling can help increase mindfulness, reduce stress, increase self-confidence, etc. I personally do a 5-minute journaling twice a day (one in the morning and one at night). I've found that journaling in the morning helps me set my day with intention and with clarity on what I want to achieve. Journaling at the end of the day helps me to appreciate what I achieved during the last 24 hours, be grateful and get exited about the next day. Here is some simple advice on how to get started

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