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Tokyo: a pleasant surprise

A surprise. Not just the city, the people, the feeling, but the trip itself.

My time in Tokyo was great, and I’d like to share with you at least part of  the beauty I saw.

However, since I took more than 1000 pictures, it wasn’t easy to select just a few for this post. Hopefully it will work.
I leave it to them now, hoping they can deliver to you at least part of the beautiful feeling this city left me with.

The city


Food



Temples









Random








A big thanks to all my Japanese friends who made this vacation so spacial.
I’ll be back!

Fall in love with the best Italian Runway Looks for this season

Here we are!

I really couldn’t wait to share with you my article published on Italian New York about the best trends by Italian fashion designers for this Fall/Winter season!

You will find all the best trends and the must pieces – from accessories to coats and shoes – but remember: you are the most important element! So don’t forget to Personalize every look!

Click here to read the article and yes, you are allowed to go shopping afterward!

To read more about Style on Italian New York click here

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Getting ready for the trip of my life

I love travelling, and sometimes I wonder who doesn’t!

The world is so big and there are so many things to see and learn that I always say that the best way to live is travelling!

However, there are some places that are not in my “to visit asap” list, and not even in my “to visit maybe one day” list.  I guess everybody has preferences about countries or travel experiences that would better satisfy their curiosity.

When it happens to visit these unexpected places it might be a life changing trip.

I have never thought I would visit Japan… but it looks like it’s going to happen.


This trip is so important to me  because  is happening when everything in my life is changing for good. It’s a great opportunity that will give me the chance to recharge my mind and soul and come back to reality ready to enjoy whatever life has in stock for me.

I also will be visiting some friends that I haven’t seen for years, and it will beI know I’m going to have a great time.

It’s funny, looks like every big change in my life starts with a trip…. so I guess every trip is the trip of my life.

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I’m back… maybe

Hi everybody! How are you guys doing?

Lots happened in my life the last 6 months, and I haven’t been able to take care of my blog. Hopefully things are going to get better very soon, and I have lots of surprises for you.

In the meantime I have to thank you for all the visits and comments I have received. It’s really touching to know that you didn’t forget about me, and were wondering how I was doing!

As I said already in the past, this blog is for you.

I’ll be back very soon.

ElenaSC

 

Running: when not to listen to your body

After blogging about my hard moment coming back to my 10k training after an injury, lots of you – my lovely readers – left me nice and kind tips.

I was expressing my disappointment for missing a month of training and basically my hard work to build my cardio.

What I learned from your comments, and I do trust my readers – many of them have also lots of experience in running, which I don’t – it’s that I have to be patient, consistent, and

I HAVE TO LISTEN TO MY BODY.

Ok, all good, but what when your body is telling you something wrong?

The last few weeks, looking for support and a way to get back my cardio, I have been reading lots of article about running, mainly on internet: running website/forum and blogs.

The other day I ran into an article (I wish I could remember where) that was talking about the wrong signs your body can give you, and how you can beat it.

Think about the famous “wall”: is it really a mental thing? How many times you feel your legs heavy and breathing become so hard after only 20 minutes?

So you start thinking it’s not a good day, maybe you didn’t drink enough water during the day, or you didn’t eat properly. You decide to listen to your body and not to push, perhaps running only 75% of what you should.

The reality is you are able to run more and better, and even if bad days do exist, sometimes you body can just ask you to stop and you have to keep going. Use you mind to beat that feeling, tell yourself you are not tired, breath deep and slow.

So now I’m confuse.

In part I agree with what the article: if I would stop every time I feel my body it’s asking me that…. Yeah, I probably would train. There are days where I feel good, but a good 60% I have to admit that I have to push, and I get tired too early.

Especially now that I coming back from an injury, and I am very body-conscious, I understand I have to learn when listen to my body and when not.

What do you thing about it?

For now, I have a long way to go.

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