Thursday, June 23, 2011
I remember how was it on 26th April, when I first went out to run.
3K, and I was quite exhausted, and really had to force my body to move forward.
Yesterday I ran 9K, and today I only did 4K, a distance which feels very-very short now.
I put on some new music - I enjoy experimenting of running to new tracks with different rithm and different atmosphere.
I meet more and more people around me who also love running, and I see myself connecting to many people in a new way, "Shall we run together once?".
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Wed, Jun 22, 2011, 19:53
This was again such a busy day at work. And just before going home, we had an ad hoc very important meeting for one of my projects.
Back at home then, I just realize I was concentrating all day long, and I am so tired. Not physically, though. My step counter only shows 6953 steps, not much.
I want to go to run. But the this want doesn't equal I am motivated to go to run. I know of course, if I gather myself together, get dressed, and start slowly, I will like it afterwards. But this doesn't help much at the moment.
I like in these moments, that my goal is just to get dressed, and get outside. That I can do.
So, let's get dressed, and see what happens.
Thanks KKINNEA, it was a great run!
I ran 9K, was very refreshing, enjoying the not-so-hot summer night, the fresh air, the lights of the sun going down, and the beautiful landscape.
I think I love running.
It came so fast, and suddenly takes such an important part of my life.
So, I just stay with it, and enjoy it.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
I've slept only 6h tonight, and I was a bit tired all day.
I was energized after the run yesterday, but still, the shortage on sleep was not good. I think the next step, after the spring challenge and reaching my target goal, will be to improve on sleep.
My Omron BF511 scale arrived today. It can measure:
2. Body fat %
4. Visceral fat%
5. Sceletal muscle %
6. Resting metabolism kcal
So with this, I will be able to track better what is happening.
The weight measurement was clearly not enough in the last month, as my body weight barely changed, but my shape, endurance and all other parameters I am sure were changing.
What is silly, that my existing Soehnle and new Omron scale shows 0.5-1.1 kg difference in the result.
* The Soehnle scale has a precision of +/- 0.5 kg => 82.0 +/-0.5 == 81.5-82.5 (179.3-181.5 lbs)
* The Omron has +/- 1% precision (+/-0.8kg at 80 kg). => 83.6 +/-0.8 == 82.8 - 84.4 (181.2-185.7 lbs)
So, the ranges don't overlap. :-( Probably the Soehnle measured 82.2 or similar (with a 0.5 precision), which was rounded to 82.0.
At work, we have scales that measure with 0.01 kg precision (10g) even in the hundreds of kg range, but they cost several thousand Euros.
So, I'm thinking now what to do, because I've been tracking since January with the Soehnle scale. Maybe I finish tracking with the original scale the Spring 5% challenge, then I make a closure, and set up a new weight goal.
As for exercise, I was super tired, I felt zero energy to do any kind of workout. But then, I thought I just make a small walk, and got started. So, I did a 30 min (3km) vigorous walk.
View near Gleisdorf
Monday, June 20, 2011
Today, I have started to run only 7K, but somehow I was in a good mood and good energy level, and I ran 14K. It didn't feel difficult at all, but on the last few kms I paid attention to step softly on my knees.
As I was running in a hilly region, my speed varied a lot between 6-7 min/km, and my heart rate also varied between 150-175 bpm.
Today, my Omron blood pressure monitor also arrived, so I will be able to measure those, too.
About 6km from Gleisdorf
Sunday, June 19, 2011
It's still funny for me that I had been a tourist in Budapest from Thursday to Sunday, and now I arrived home to Gleisdorf. It used to be the other way around. :-)
In the morning, I made a big walk in Budapest with my friends. This is the statue of Liberty on Gellert-hill.
Back home, I was so tired, but more mentally, I felt a great resistance to make any workout. But then I just put on all my running gear, and got down to the streets. It was good, I just run a short distance, 5K. This is crazy that I write this "a short distance, 5K". I made so much progress since end of April, when I started to run.
My Zephyr heart rate monitor just arrived. It connects via Bluetooth to my phone, and I can follow up during exercise, and then check the graphs in endomondo.com.
Before running, my HR was ~90 bpm, and when running, 150-160 bpm. I still have to look up some background info on what is healthy and recommended.
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