Thursday, March 08, 2012
So we are on the way to Morocco with a colleague of mine. We flew to Malaga, Spain, then collected our equipment from a TNT depot station, and drove to Algeciras, which is a big port on the South of Spain. Tomorrow, we take to ferry to enter to Morocco.
It's still a challenge to live healthy when travelling, but I have my workarounds.
My luggage had my scales, running gear, some stock of healthy food that usually I cannot find in hotels and average shops, and my motivation.
I managed not to take the junk food distributed at the airplanes, and only drank water. This is still a challenge, as everybody is eating, and the situation is like "free food - everybody takes it".
For lunch and dinner, we choose local Spanish restaurants with seafood. I love all kinds of seafood, and so I enjoyed it a lot. I choose fish soup to start at both places.
In the evening, we went to run with my colleague, first 4K together, then I went on for my 10K on my own. I ran at the beach in the sand in the dark, it was fantastic. Just the sound of the waves, and the sand cracking under my shoes. The lights of the port on the other side of the bay were marvelous, here you are a pic from the begininning of my "track".
For the next 10 days I will be in Morocco, usualy program with strawberries, which I love, and the excellent Moroccan food all over the place.
Any suggestions, tips, recommendations, things to avoid for nutrition and exercise on a trip, are welcome!
Sunday, March 04, 2012
Saturday, Gleisdorf (Austria):
We made a 60 min walk in the forest with my girlfriend on one of my usual tracks. It was a funny experience, the whole way looked so different by walking, and also much longer. I have seen houses, trees, details I haven't seen before.
Sunday, Szombathely (Hungary):
No run or other exercise today due to travel, so we put in a power walk of 30 min, to get in some exercise. Hopefully, tomorrow I can run, I have my running shoes with me.
Funny, that I only brought a small bag of stuff with me for this one day trip. Guess what's in that bag:
1. Running shoes and gear
2. Kitchen scale
3. Portable body scale
Here's a funny pic from Vienna from Friday. What a contrast...
Saturday, March 03, 2012
We walked by the Rathaus in Vienna, and there was this huge place to ice skate, with roads going around in the park, music, food, and super great ambiance.
This was the 3rd time in my life to ice skate. How the hell I know how to ice skate? I did some in-line skating (roll-skate) a few years ago, but so basic level.
After two hours, my heart broke to get off the ice, I enjoyed it so much, but we had to leave to catch the train. But for next year, I keep an eye on it, and will stay from morning to the evening!
But of course, the day wouldn't been complete without
- my 6K trail on my hardest round with 3K uphill in Gleisdorf early morning, and
- 45 min bike in Graz midday, and
- 1h power walk in Vienna in the afternoon.
Calories are on a forest fire here!
More pics here:
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
This weekend I went on to stretch a bit my comfort zone, and did a two day workshop on contact dance improvisation in Vienna.
I was moving from 10am to 6pm both days, I didn't do so much exercise in one block for years, and it felt so great. And on Sunday, I even stayed for another 90 min of jam, open for everybody.
It was also great to be there with my new body. It was great to be confident, that I look good - before, I always felt some un-confidence when dancing, now I just enjoyed that I am full of muscles, and I can just go on all day long.
I enjoyed it so much, I just can't wait to get back there again.
Today, did something new. I went to run after getting up, 6K in the morning sun.
Then, I went to swim right after work, 1.1K.
I never did this before, and sounds kind of crazy to start my day and end my day with exercise, while last year same time I was just staying on the couch.
Incredible, how things change.
Last day of February - tomorrow it's March and Spring!
Anybody doing exercise twice a day?
What do you do, and how do you organize it, to keep good with the time?
Thursday, February 23, 2012
So sometimes I have these periods when everything works well in terms of healthy life.
Nutrition wise I am in the budget, eating healthy, drinking 10+ glasses per day.
I have my exercise daily, charging up with energy.
I track all food, all exercise, scoring my 50+ sparkpoints every day.
And fat just goes down bit by bit, I can see my abs slimming every morning.
Now, I have these type of series of days.
It's just working perfectly, well oiled machine.
I don't know why it works now so easily.
Today, I had a 12K run after work, with a colleague of mine. He's a bit faster then me, and "pulled" me up to finish in 01:02:10. This is 5:10 min/K.
We even had in the middle 4:45 for a full K.
I've never been so fast for such a long distance.
And, we did 5 high intensity intervals.
Otherwise, I had a pretty worthless day at the office.
But a good run clears my mind so easily.
On Tuesday, I ran in the morning, before work.
The colours, the light, it was just magic.
This is a frozen field of grass.
So, I just enjoy that it's working perfectly.
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