I love running. I think I started registering for fun runs around the last quarter of 2013. And then the distance quickly progressed, next thing I know I was running in half marathon events. The runner’s high is addictive I never wanted to stop.

#IAmUrbanBrave Sporty Hipster

Unfortunately, 2016 was a horrible year for me. I met an accident in the first half of the year and I had to take a break. I didn’t know what was going to happen but thankfully, I had a wonderful support system (especially my boyfriend, Gregoire) that helped me all throughout until I got better.

#IAmUrbanBrave Sporty Hipster

I haven’t gotten back to running just yet as I’m taking it slowly. I don’t want to cause any additional trouble on my foot. I know I’ll be back soon, that’s for sure.

In the meantime, I’m making myself stronger by working out, stretching and some yoga.

#IAmUrbanBrave Sporty Hipster

Greg and I both love the outdoors. Though he doesn’t go to the gym, we hike a lot and visit the beach frequently. He works out in the swimming pool by doing some impressive laps, I should join him this year actually.

Speaking of, this 2017, I want to maintain this healthy lifestyle of working out and doing more outdoor activities. Sports isn’t just volleyball or basketball, there’s so many things that you can do to increase your stamina and stay fit. Remember, don’t limit yourself. Its really nice to see more people getting involved in hiking, trekking and mountain climbing!


Of course, just like workout clothes (admit it, you feel extra motivated to be active when you have nice or even new workout clothes or shoes haha!), I will need some extra help so I can brave the Urban life. This HydraPak 1L Stash™ will surely keep me hydrated when working out or hiking. Its so easy to carry around and when empty it turns into a collapsible water bottle! I can’t wait to take this with me when I start running again!


And oh, this is important! One thing I dislike when hiking is carrying stuff with my hands. I personally need my hands free in case I need to hold onto something when the hike is a bit difficult and this Qliplet is just perfect for me! It is a modified carabiner that I can clip to bag that I am carrying. It is a rotating, folding hook that hangs or rests just about anywhere and holds up to 50 lbs! I can already picture this with my CabinZero backpack!

I may not have new workout attire, but I’ll stay true to my goal this year: stay fit and healthy by being active.

How about you, is working out or sports part of your new year resolutions?

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