Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Today, I used my option for the daily minimum exercise. My goal is to do minimum 10 min workout every day.
Today, I only did 10 min, and it was the easiest, walking.
I'm tired, no time, no energy for more.
But I'm happy I did my 10 min. I think, this is the first time, when I actually use the safety option of to only do 10 min.
I'm happy I did it.
Fields of Nieder-Österreich
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
I'm an engineer in R&D, I love high tech, and the best way to justify to buy a new gadget is when it does something healthy-lifey.
I thought to get a blood pressure monitor, so the most expensive I found on the market was the Omron MIT Elite Plus.
Oh man, I love, big screen, silent, memory, AND, the über geek requirement, can connect to the PC.
I just love it.
Now, I am measuring my blood pressure day and night, sitting and standing, inside and outside, before running and after running.
It blinks, makes this whrrhhhrrrrhhhwwwwring noise to blow up, squeezes the juice out of my arm, then looses its breath.
And the values are there.
It is so much fun!
Here you can see how my body responds to reading your blogs and writing feedback.
And by the way, if I didn't tell you yet, I love running.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Today, I made some experimenting with my running. I talked to one of my colleagues who also loves to run, and got some tips she likes.
So, I started with a fast pace uphill, to loose my breath at the beginning.
I run 2 km uphill keeping my normal pace, 6 min/km, then a 20 sec break.
Then I continued uphill this pace for another 1K, then horizontal, for 7K.
However, for the last 1K, I increased my speed to 5-4 min/km. I was amazed how much energy still I have stored in my body.
Then I had a rest, walking vigorously for 1K, 10 min.
Then I made an as-fast-as-I-can run for 1K.
My heart rate reached the maximum, 180 bpm in 2 minutes, and stayed at this maximum for the rest 2min 30sec. My average speed was 4.4 min/km for this track.
Then I felt tired.
But in a new way.
I loved this tiredness.
And I couldn't breath enough. It was great to experience these limits of my body.
Still Gleisdorf. I love these surroundings. The more I explore here, the more I love it.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Thursday was a bank holiday in Austria, I took Friday off, and with the weekend together, I have spent 4 days for myself. To have a rest, catch up with friends in e-mail, watch movies, sleep, walk around, run, and relax.
I travelled so much lately, and there's quite a bit of travel ahead, this 4 days stands here like a silent island of recreation.
I loved it.
I think I'll do this more often in the future - took some days off just to spend the time for myself.
Now, I am well rested, my energy level is restored, and I am ready for an energetic Monday to kick off the new week.
My camera lost charge before I could take photos, so here's one from before. There is the solar tree, but in the background, Sparkasse.
I thought it would be a nice spark related observation, but I realized, there's more in the word.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
My daily exercise was 7K running.
I went to run at night, somehow it happened late.
I like to run at night.
It's so calm, silent, and now the warm summer night is something I truly enjoy.
It feels like the exercise cleans my body, and flushes trough my mind and cleans everything. The same feelings stay, but the activity transforms them in a way that it feels so good afterwards.
I hear you saying endorphins - it's more like I enjoy the exercise now, and moving my body with whatever exercise feels good, and somehow mobilizes the energy in me.
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