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Running, travelling, eating

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!

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SPBETTERWAY 7/23/2011 9:18PM

    I bet you needed the calories with all the running you do. Thanks for sharing another lovely picture.

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MARYCHERRY92 7/23/2011 9:44AM

    What a beautiful picture!

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MINDY502 7/23/2011 9:06AM

    Way to go on the workout. Sometimes going over happens but not like you make a habit of it. Beautiful picture! Keep on running!


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NTSOHLTHNT 7/22/2011 6:09PM

    With all the running you've been doing, you deserved that Mohnstrudel. I would love to have some right now. No running outside here. With almost 50 Grad im Schatten, there's no way. Have a great weekend!

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KKINNEA 7/22/2011 5:49PM

    Beautiful picture - I love "good tiredness".

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So energized

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

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TBID227 7/22/2011 9:41AM

    What a beautiful picture! And love all that healthy fruit! It is nice to know that all your hard work is paying off and that your fitness level has raised so much since you began! Congrats on being able to do all that running!

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ELLEYKAT 7/22/2011 9:26AM

    That's AMAZING. I keep meaning to start the Couch to 5k (C25K) program, but I just ... don't. THIS WEEKEND I WILL START! You've inspired me, and I want to be a cool runner like you, haha. =)

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PAIGESMAMA 7/21/2011 3:56PM

    Wow. That's a lot of running. emoticon

great job!

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KKINNEA 7/21/2011 12:04PM

    Great picture! Sounds like you're ready for your weekly rest.

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SPBETTERWAY 7/21/2011 8:51AM

    Thanks for the inspiration! emoticon emoticon

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NOILEDNWAD 7/20/2011 8:40PM

    Someday we can run a virtual 10K at the same time, that would be fun! I, however, am still only running 5K 4x a week. Although I walk 5K 6 days a week now.

By the way, I still love my Nike/Apple running gizmo but I'm having trouble utilizing the download portion of it with their website.

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KMICHA 7/20/2011 7:25PM

    Awesome!!! You are an inspiration with your love for running!

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Struggle to stay in the budget

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.

Near Gleisdorf

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KKINNEA 7/20/2011 1:11PM

    Isn't it nice to discover we've surpassed previous limits?

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CAPTHAMMER 7/19/2011 10:35PM

    I am very surprised that you have been allowed only 150 more calories with the amount that you have increased your exercise. Doesn't seem like much but these calculations are done by someone much more knowledgeable than I, so we'll simply have to trust in the SparkPeople wisdom.

--you have such an eye for photography. Do you do anything special with your photos like albums or display on your walls? As much as we enjoy you sharing them with us, I hope they have more of a life than a digital existence. They are all beautiful.

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KMICHA 7/19/2011 8:49PM

    You have come so far! from a 3K to a 10K AWESOME!!! Today is a new day, try to keep on track today. Look at all that you have accomplished since April! WTG!!!

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SPBETTERWAY 7/19/2011 7:23PM

    emoticon on a good run! and
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and pics.

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ON2GOALS 7/19/2011 7:04PM

    Cool....so 10k is the new 3k for you now, huh? emoticon

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ARGYLE-RUNNER 7/19/2011 6:13PM

    the last line of your post is so beautifully worded :)

seems like your calorie overage was for a good reason - best to celebrate those rare moments of life, tomorrow is a new day

your 10K runs are inspiring to someone who wishes to be a runner, but can't run more than a few meters at a time at this point


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10+1K - through the forest

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.

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FVHORVATH 7/19/2011 10:32AM

    Wow! What a goal to run 10K daily! I could never do that! Great picture too!

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ELLEYKAT 7/18/2011 9:38PM

    You're a crazy MACHINE!!! You never cease to amaze me!

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SPBETTERWAY 7/18/2011 6:20PM

    Lovely! emoticon emoticon

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KKINNEA 7/18/2011 4:49PM

    Great picture! Quite a goal to do a daily 10K - hope they all go smoothly.

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It is strange to rest

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Today was the resting day after the long run yesterday.


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.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ANNITAMOUSE 7/18/2011 10:42AM

    The park looks beautiful. It is nice that rest is a "required" practice after a run like that. Often we don't fit a rest into our busy lives. Now if we could get our minds to relax too...

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NTSOHLTHNT 7/18/2011 7:24AM

    Rest days are a good way to get your body started again, and it sounds like you had a really good one. You're doing great all the way around!

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KKINNEA 7/18/2011 5:32AM

    Great job, it sounds like a perfect rest day. You'll be back on the road soon enough!

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 7/18/2011 12:49AM

    Nice to have a day of rest...but seeing a movie in German - and not knowing the language but figuring out 60-70% of it! Awesome!

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KIMBERTA99 7/18/2011 12:17AM

    Glad to hear you gave yourself a day of rest, sounds like you had a great day.

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CAPTHAMMER 7/17/2011 8:30PM

    I'm happy to hear you allowed yourself a day of rest. And going to the cinema is a good reward. Glad you enjoyed the movie even if you had to work through the German.

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SPBETTERWAY 7/17/2011 7:15PM

    Amazing how a day of rest really makes you want to get at it again! Have a great week. emoticon

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