Saturday, May 14, 2011
It was 6pm. I wanted to catch the 7pm service.
But I felt to run now, not afterwards.
Changing, stretching, drinking, should be OK in 10 min.
4 km at 7 min/km, that's 28 min.
Cool down walk, stretching, shower, drinking, banana, changing,-another 12 min.
3 min walk to there.
I should be able to catch it.
And I did.
Oh boy, but how stressful was to run like this.
Although, I had the same time for running like always, and I was the same pace, I felt urged throughout the whole distance.
A 3 or 4 km run is a 1h program for me.
It's not just about squeezing in minus calories into the day. It's also about enjoying the neighborhood, let the day go, time for myself. It's about living healthy, which I prefer to do in a relaxed pace.
High heart rate and high mind rate can happen at the same time, but are different things.
Friday, May 13, 2011
I can fully understand Forest. When someone begins running, it feels like to never stop.
I started to run the same way - one day, I just felt like I have to run.
And since, I have been running.
Maybe, I watch it again during the weekend.
I see my pace increasing.
I see my distances getting longer.
Breath much easier.
And enjoy more and more.
- In fact, I look forward a lot to my daily run during the whole day before.
Also, today, I increased my calorie range with 2500 kcal burned per week, as there was so much red warnings on the calorie tracker page for more than a week now, that I will loose less weight, metabolic rate and. So, instead of 1530-1870, I target 1710-2060. Actually, I will eat the same, just instead being at the top of my budget, I will be in the middle.
This is the last day of our Week 1 of the 5% spring challenge.
I can't believe, how much I enjoy this challenge. Each day a bit more. Your support has a tremendous effect on me, all this challenge is not really a challenge. It is much more a fun ride. Thank you Daisy Team.
I think I would have never joined a team called "Determined Daisies".
Come on, men don't do such things, we go for Sparkling Dragons, SprinT-rex, or simply Spartans. When someone asks about the challenge, and I tell that I'm a Daisy, all I get is laughing, and "What?".
I'm really happy I took it for the organizers to put me into a team, otherwise I would have never got to know you. Thanks for letting me being a Daisy.
I can't wait for tomorrow for my next run.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
If it goes on like this, I zero in Columbus in no time.
I think this is called Streicheggbach - maybe brook in English?
It was just a another day, but somehow a lot of things happened.
There were a lot of chocolate and biscuits in the office "for free" today.
People keep on bringing them in, and put it on the coffee table in the corridor or on a shelf in the office area. I see it every single time that I pass by.
It is difficult for me to resist.
Of course I like chocolate and biscuits.
I chechked my calorie budget, checked the calories on the packaging, and decided to take a "Steirerkraft" pumpkinseed-chochlate bar. In Austria, things made with pumpkinseed are very popular, I see it in all sorts of food, sweet, salty, bakery, meat, pasta, salad dressing, in everything.
It was not bad, but somehow, I didn't feel that satisfaction that I expected before. However, my mouth still felt like want to eat more.
I took a glass of water to free my mouth from the taste, and turned back to my work.
During the coffee around the coffee table after lunch (standing), all the buscuits again in front of me when we talked.
I just took a glass of water, which was also good for my 8 glasses.
Please, tell me, I did well! :-)
It was interesting to me: I noticed another colleague, who also took a glass of water. I don't know if it was because of me, nevertheless, I don't remember people drinking water during the coffee breaks before.
Before, I was challenged often, why I drink water, instead of coffee, fruit juice, or tea.
But then, it seems these things are interesting only for 3 days (or 3 weeks), then people get used to it, if someone drinks water. And even join.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
These days, I run each day to a different direction, I enjoy exploring new ground. And actually, there is a river in Gleisdorf, not small. Somehow, I only realized it today. I'm laughing at myself, how could I live here for 9 months, and only see The River today.
It is called Rába in Hungarian, or Raab in German.
I know the Raba very well, as in Hungary, we used to make canoe tours during high school, and once we made a week trip on the Rába.
I think I like running. I discovered that during the whole day, I was looking forward to my daily run. This is my time, for myself. And somehow, I was running in company, all you Daisy team and SparkFriends somehow companied me. This is great.
Do you see him?
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
This is from my window, just before starting my daily run tonight. I start from and arrive back here every day.
So, I promised the goals for the 2011 Spring 5% Challenge.
Here they are:
My SP goals for 7th May - 2nd July 2011:
1. Track my food every day.
- Even, if I eat more than my calorie budget, I will track every single item.
- If I don't have internet access, I jot down to my copybook, and enter items later to SP.
2. 10 min exercise every day.
- As for running, get on my running shoes and clothes, get out down to the square, and then decide if to run or not. I can come back, but then do push ups, situps, or a SP video exercise inside, still in my running gear.
- If I travel, I bring my running gear with me (shoes, trousers, t-shirt, jumper, cap, phone+headphones).
3. Blog about my sparklife at least 3 times a week.
- Read blogs of team members at least 3 times a week, and leave at least a thumbsup in comments.
- If I will be offline for more then a week, I write about the past days the latest the 2nd day I am back on-line.
If I don't keep my goals, please, let me know!
OK, let's roll!
Note: the fountain is on 08:00-22:00.
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