Friday, July 22, 2011
I got up early today, and made my run in the morning, as I was travelling the afternoon and evening, and I knew I won't have time in the evening.
It was quite challenging to run, after running 10K in the evening, another 10 in the morning. In the end, I did 13K, to get back on time to work! :-)
And I felt the whole day this good tiredness.
Now, in the evning, somehow I feel to run again, I think my body got used to have this exercise at the end of the day.
Unfortunately, I didn't track my food during the day, only the evening, and I went over my budget a lot. All these little things, snacks add up.
Especially, I ate a strudel with poppy seeds (local bakery product popular in Austria and Hungary), which seems to have 600 kcal in a piece. If I new that, I wouldn't have eaten it. I think lots of sugar, and the oil from the poppy seeds make it very calorie heavy.
Apple fields near Gleisdorf, Austria
I am still hungry!
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I'm just back from my 10K run. I decided to run 10K every day this week, and rest during the weekend, and see what happens.
The effort I have to do feels similar to end of April, when I decided to do exercise, and run 3K each day, no matter what.
There was so much resistance to pull myself together to finally get out there, but once I moved, it was just going. After 6-7K, it became so easy and effortless, I could continue for very long.
I managed to stay in my calorie range, mainly because I bought a lot of fruits on the way home:
- 1 kg plum
- 1 kg peach
- 2x 500g strawberries
- 0.5 kg melon
- dried grapes for snacks
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Today, I was again out of my calorie budget.
Only about 60 kcal, but still, over it.
For lunch, a colleague of mine brought a cold dish of home made ham and cheese, with home made bread, to celebrate his recently born baby. I was very happy for him!
However, when there are so calorie full things on my plate, it is very difficult, as I need to eat a certain volume. So, after lunch, I was basically already near my daily lower limit.
To balance things, I bought on the way home some salad, and strawberry, and ate that for dinner, both low on calories.
My run was excellent, it was again 10K.
I also updated my calorie range, to reflect this exercise - only 150 kcal more per day. Lot of exercise, and not much calories as extra.
The effort I had to make remembered me when I started in April, and I was just doing 3K each day. Now, it was a similar effort for me, both for my body and my sipirt.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Finally my rest day was over and today I was out to run again.
To make something new, I plan this week to run each day 10K, and rest during the weekend.
Today, I made some distance trough forests, not even tracks, just go ahead. It feels so free and great, to run trough under the trees, bushes, and everything.
It stopped raining just before I started, the air was so fresh and clean, and the sun setting down made beautiful colours.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Today was the resting day after the long run yesterday.
IT IS STRANGE TO REST.
This is funny - somehow I am waiting so much for tomorrow, and be out again and run again. It must be really the endorphines.
Before, I couldn't imagine where I could fit in those exercise minutes.
Now, my tomorrow-afternoon-evening looks like a giant window, where the only important thing to do is my one hour running (I plan 10K).
Crazy, how my attitude transformed during the last months.
Somehow, today I was hungry over my calorie budget, so I went over it by 330 kcal.
However, the huge improvement compared to January 2011, that in July 2011 I ate over my budget from melon, peach, low fat yogurt, carrots, and such. The only less healthy thing today was some ice cream, during my light walk outside. I think this is big!
Also, to reward myself for running 22K, I bought a "Diesel Kino Card" to the local cinema. I also watched a movie today, Bad Teacher. It was in German, which is a foreign language for me, and I am far from perfect in German. To my surprise, I enjoyed the movie a lot, despite being in German, and I understood 60-70% of it.
This giving reward for myself is something I learned here on SP, and it has a great effect on me.
I was also able to read many of your blogs and messages, which sometimes helps even more, then doing alone my exercise.
This challenge starts really well!
This from the citypark, from my exercise-walk.
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