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It's Monday. It rains. (Gleisdorf, Austria)


Monday, June 04, 2012

I put in the title that now I'm back in Austria, to keep track. Maybe more for me, than for you.

I was always true to my 10 min exercise per day. Once I started last year, in May 2011, I always do it. Sometimes it's like borderline, and I have to re-label some of my activity during the day, when I am super tired, super travelled a lot, or just super low on energy. But it was always in. This gives some kind of strenghts to me, to know, exercise is always part of the day.

Today, I got back from work tired. I've spent all day in front of the screen, very focused, making a poster-presentation for next weeks R&D conference at our company. I have to some up all results from the last 1.5 year in a A2 page. What to put in, what to leave out, make nice graphics, deal with the Smart Chart wizard, and re-color the flat default colour templates installed by the IT department. I got up at 6:30pm from the chair, and I was surprised. I started at 9am. Inbetween, just a quick lunch, and then squeezing the thoughts into those powerpoint slides. How come I didn't even get up during the whole day?!

Back home, I just wanted to eat first. I was hungry already, since I eat regularly at 12:00 at work, I get hungry by the evening. On the way to home, I stopped by at the supermarket, and loaded my stock of fresh fruits.
> 1 kg of apricot (early ones, steel green, missed the sun)
> 1 kg of pear (that's lots of carbs)
> 2 kg of banana (it was so cheap)
> 2 huge cucumbers (low on cal, and high on fiber)
> a few cans of green beans French style (it's summer, but it was on sale)
> a head of lettuce (bio style)
> some bars of dark chocolate, Lindt 85% (this is not fruit, but goes with, I got and addict)

It was soooo good to eat lots of fruits. Somehow, since I'm a convert (it takes a couple of weeks to get the hang of this fruit'n' veg thing), I'm just craving fruits. Looking back, sounds crazy.

And then, I watched an episode of Nikita, then replied some e-mails. It was still raining, and my motivation to get out to do some exercise was hitting the floor. And it was still raining.

And then, I said to myself, ok, 10 min is not the end of the world, I can get wet in 10 minutes.

Then I got out, the music got me energized, and I did my usual short distance, 6K.

Now, I can get to grips to my current habit under development (inspired by Kriszta, thanks!), 8h a day to sleep. I started on 1st June, so far very good.

Here's a pic from my weekend Bike-Run-Bike sandwich near the river Raba.


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PRAIRIECROCUS 8/7/2012 2:23AM

    Sounds like it was a fantastic day !
Good for you !
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ZELLAZM 6/7/2012 12:18PM

    Wow, I remember Nikita. Is that still on?

Anyway, sounds like a very productive day. I can appreciate that feeling of being glued to the desk all day, but it's a good feeling to know that you've done your best and finished your project well.

Seems to me that the weather forecasts have been incorrect most of the time for the past two months! Had to smile at your post title - lots of rain here the past few days, too. And cold for June!

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KIMBERTA99 6/6/2012 12:31AM

    Yup, a little rain never hurt anyone!! Glad you got out and got your run on!! I have actually stated running..well on the treadmill and right now it is 2 minute run 1 minute walk and then the last 4 minutes running straight!! My running speed is 7.0 - 7.5 mph. It's a start!! Eventually I want to start running outdoors, but it is too hot right now.
Love your pics as always and it is always nice to see where you are in your travels, even if you are at home:)

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KRISZTA11 6/5/2012 4:01AM

    There is a strange bliss in sitting at your desk, creating something very complex without even getting up? ; )
However, doing that for many days in a row is too much stress...

Your day made quite a positive turn in the healthy direction when you headed home! : )
I'm glad I inspired you to sleep more! : )

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 6/4/2012 8:00PM

    Good for you for getting your exercise in....guess I will see it on Endomondo!

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