Monday, December 19, 2011
Let's shake it, and make it, and rock, and roll, and baby!
= 55 LBS
Oh I feeeeeeel GOOOOD!
Baby, baby, BABYYYY! OH YES OH YES OH YESSSS!!!!
Sunday, December 18, 2011
I like exploring the surroundings at my daily runs.
Today, we had beautiful sunshine, it was like drinking light.
So, I turned to new hills in my daily 12K.
However, when Endomondo announced "You have reached your goal. 12 kilometers and...", I was at a familiar place, but at least 8K from home.
So, I have must missed a turn on the way back, to get here.
Then I decided to run more, with slower pace, and as long as I feel comfortable, then walk the rest.
When I reached 18K, the weather was still gorgeous, I was feeling very good, so I decided to try the to make half a marathon distance. I only did it once, during summer, so reset Endomondo again, now to 23K.
It was so much fun!
And I am so happy and confident!
By the end, the temperature dropped to -1 - -2°C (28-30 °F), the water puddles were all frozen. So, at home, I ate 1000 g of peach, 3 banana, 75g smoked fish, and took a hot bath.
Did you ever make a big exercise achievement by accident?
Start Time: Dec 18, 2011 1:28 PM
Distance: 23.05 km
Avg Speed: 6:27 min/km
Max Speed: 3:22 min/km
Calories: 1763 kcal
Altitude: 367 m / 598 m
Elevation: 753 m ↑ / 704 m ↓
Heart Rate: 152 / 174
Saturday, December 17, 2011
I'm just back from running. All the saturday morning was difficult, I had a very busy work weak, good, but busy. My boss got a new boss, and things somehow speeding up, but in a good way. So, all morning I felt the stress and such all over my body, I didn't find my place really. On top of this, there is a Christmas market just in front of us below the window, and the jitter and music I think made me unable to have a good rest.
Then, I gathered myself together to go to run. It's cold outside, 4°C (39°F), so not freezing, but it took me a couple of weeks to get used to it. And there was fog too. However, I read this week an article in Runner's World, it was a user survey for the readers. One question was, what stops you from running. Rain, fog, cold, snow, and basically everything all scored very low. The only thing that got significant votes was ice. So, apparently I'm not crazy if I run in winter weather, so I decided that I don't care and go.
I had a fantastic run!
Out of the town, in the hills, the air was clear and sharp, and I watched the sun going down all along. It was beautiful.
Inbetween, my mind cleared up, and had lots of good thoughts for next week.
I run finally 14K, 1h 28min, 6:21 min/K on average. When I run uphill than my speed really lowers. I wonder is there a way to somehow compensate or to take into account the hills into this speed or similar evaluation.
My heart rate was between 150-160 bpm.
I feel so good, fresh, energized, relaxed; grounded.
Sunset near Gleisdorf
What stops you from doing your exercise?
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I got so motivated reading your comments. Thank you. It has such "keep-me-going" effect on me.
Monday night we had a visitor at work, and had a business dinner at a nice place nearby. I "saved up calories" during the day for dinner, so I can freely choose what I want.
I decided to experiment, and get out of my comfort zone a bit, and see what happens.
To start, I got an organic fried tofu couscous plate. It was very tasty, bit fat, but moderate level, and small portion. I don't recall eating tofu before.
My colleagues started to rave about the steak, so I thought to give it a try. I see somehow it belongs to the men image to love steak. To me it doesn't really mean anything, in Hungary and Austria, we dont't have steak, and eating anything not well done sounds like cavemen style in our culture. First time I heard about it was in my French language class, the second when I learned English. And I remember our teacher going for minutes what is rare, medium rare, and so on, and trying to convince us that people really eat the meat with traces of blood.
We have wiener schnitzel, goulasch (= porkolt), and such (other types of meat that however I enjoy); but a semi-fried meat was not considered a proper meal when I was growing up.
So, I went for one of the 200g steaks - since January I avoid these fried type of meals as much as possible, and I really didn't feel comfortable eating "unhealthy". But was curious what happens.
It was good, a nice meat, the others at the table told that probably imported from the states, as in Austria, they don't do meat to be like this.
But, all this effect of extra pleasure my colleagues were raving about (and they were having at the same time with their steaks), somehow didn't come for me. It was good, but that's it.
So, then, I was relaxed, because all the time when I went for my own choice of fish, vegetables, bio, and company, people suggested with their questions that I miss something. "Why do you order fish?" "You cannot eat meat?" But in fact, I don't miss much.
Because fish was really difficult to get when I was a kid, and we only ate it during Christmas holidays. See fish was really something special. I noticed, when I go on a special dinner, somehow I turn the pages to the seafood section, and order something I don't even know how looks living.
Tonight, I had finally again my run in, I missed for three days.
It was so fast and easy, I don't even remember while doing it.
Just this crazy elevated spun up state afterwards.
My recommendation: don't take coffee, pills and such to get high.
Just get 12K in, and you see the World in rose.
Winter leaves from my Saturday run in Gleisdorf.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Last Jan, I used to wear size 38 jeans, and they were kind of tight.
Now, I wear 32, and they are loose-comfortable.
Before, I used to wear shirts size 42-43, normal or wide fit.
Now, I wear 40.5-41, slim fit.
Paris was fantastic last weekend.
Thanks for all the suggestions on the pools!
Finally we went to the pool at Les Halles. It is underground, level -3, there's a huge shopping-cultural-sports center in the middle of Paris at Les Halles. I've never been there before. The pool was very packed, ~8-9 people on each lane. This was the highest speed segmentation of the lanes I've ever seen.
#5: 4 styles slow, drills with equipments
#6: 4 styles fast
#7: crawl and back fast
#8: crawl triathlon
I swam on lane 6. ;-)
There was a window to have a look in from the outside:
On Monday night at the airport, on the way back, I watched a colleague to go trough a big beer, double burger, and pile of french fries. Kind of a treat after the long business day.
He commented how much he loves meat, and how tasty it is, how good it is, and how much he enjoys, and told "Oliver you have such a strong will!"
As I was eating my strwaberry-ananas-mango smoothie, my 5 vegetables bio soup, and fish with salad.
But, I didn't feel like having strong will.
Yes, I was thinking about how much exercise I did that day (zero), all that fat going to my body, but that was not really what determined my choice. Instead, I was craving for fruits, I had none during the whole day. And I love to order fish when I travel, as seafood is seldom in Austria and Hungary, and usually poor quality; and the 5 veg soup looked very tasty on the menu, I wanted to try something new.
CHALLENGE 1st WEEK
Otherwise, the whole last week was difficult nutrition and exercise wise. I was short on sleep every day, which resulted craving for snack, difficulty to resist junk food offered, low energy to get in exercise, no time for blog. Today, I slept finally long (8+1h), and things are smooth.
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