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01:00 am. The perfect time for exercise.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

I had a short night yesterday in small inn with paper walls.
Today, a long day with lab trials, concentration non-stop.
Then a 3.5h drive back home.
I just got to my appartment.
I'm tired.
I have no energy.
I'm sleepy.
It's cold outside.
It's 01:00 am.
Looks like the perfect time for my daily 10 minute exercise.
Let's do it.

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KKINNEA 6/30/2011 10:18PM

    Ok, what did you do? When it gets late for me, I march around my house for 10 minutes!

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KMICHA 6/30/2011 10:17PM

    I like the early mornings . . . but not quite 1:00 a.m.!

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SPOOKIEDO 6/30/2011 7:42PM

    Love early mornings. I hope you enjoyed your exercise. emoticon

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Only the bare min

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

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 6/30/2011 12:23AM

    emoticon job! How great to get even that 10 minutes in!

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NOILEDNWAD 6/29/2011 11:41PM

    Everybody needs a break sometime. I force myself to take 2 days off a week from running. It's hard but my knees thank me for it. Rock on brother Daisy!

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BEATLETOT 6/29/2011 8:53PM

    Ich habe mich heute auch so gefuehlt. I'm so worn down! I went into the gym, and I was yawning as I put scanned my barcode, and I could feel myself dragging and walking slowly.

But we both did it! Hooray!

Good job!

I'm glad you have that option, too. It's comforting to know that you have an "out" you can still feel good about!

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NTSOHLTHNT 6/29/2011 8:44PM

    Great picture. 10 minutes is better than none. Get some rest, and you'll have more energy in the morning.

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HALFPINTS30 6/29/2011 8:25PM

    Remember, 10 min is better then nothing. WTG!

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MISSLORI5 6/29/2011 7:28PM

    Good going, Oliver! We need those slower days to give our bodies a chance to perform on the more active ones! I noticed on the weigh-in that you have exceeded your goal weight! Many, many salutations! I just think you've got it this thing down! Also, thanks so much for your encouragement on my blog-you have been a wonderful teammate, just know you are appreciated!!!!! emoticon

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Blood pressuring day and night. And by the way.

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.
Very healthy!

And by the way, if I didn't tell you yet, I love running.

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NOILEDNWAD 6/29/2011 11:38PM

    I love gadgets too! And running is one of my most favorite ways to exercise! Are we twins?

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MISSLORI5 6/29/2011 7:33PM

    Is that 85 the lower number? The top number is terrific, but I'm not so sure about the second-? The monitor has much the same read out as the hospital ones, must be a really good one! Let us know when the new wears off!!! LOL! emoticon

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    I'll have to read the reviews on the blood pressure monitor. It looks like you enjoy it. I have had problems with my blood pressure in the past. Since I have lost weight It's back to normal. It would be nice to have a monitor. I wish I could find the passion you have for running. Maybe one day.

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KMICHA 6/28/2011 7:43PM

    LOL!!! Hmmmm . . . guys and all of their bells and whistles!!!

You truely do not love running, do you? LOL!!!

Keep on the move!! WTG!!!

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KKINNEA 6/28/2011 5:56PM

    Hilarious, I love it!

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Then I felt tired. But in a new way.

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.

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    Oh how you love to run. You make me tired just reading about it. I'm missing out on so much. I need to find the love for running like you. Great photo as usual. emoticon emoticon

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ON2GOALS 6/28/2011 11:37AM

    Oh, you have the soul of a runner, there is no doubt. I can't wait until you sign up for your first road race (or maybe trail race...)! You are going to just love the experience.

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DTSOBEL 6/27/2011 9:41PM

    Wow, as usual, you inspire me. Just reading your pace makes me tired. Keep up the great job!

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LAURIE9404 6/27/2011 9:27PM

    Beautiful pics! And that was quite the experiment on your running. Glad it worked out so well. Good luck on the next run!

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Battery full

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.

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PEGTIGER 6/27/2011 3:03PM

    I agree, we need some time off every now and then. I did the same this weekend and it was wonderful!!

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SPARKCHANTAL 6/26/2011 6:43PM

    oh, the spark-asse! that's funny, i'll never look at it the same way again.

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