Hallenbad Union Graz (Austria)
So, the closure of the open air swimming pool in Gleisdorf forced me to explore new possibilities to swim. Now, whereever I go, I check before if there is a swimming pool nearby, and I bring my stuff, and jump in for a quick breaststroke series... Read more
A week in the hotel - the look back
So, I have spent last week from Sunday to Saturday in the "Holiday Beach Hotel" in Budapest, Hungary, on a training course. This was the 2nd week of a series of 5 weeks.
The course, and the class were exceptional, I still miss the experienc... Read more
2nd day in the hotel - checklist
So, here I am on my course in Budapest, Hungary, 1 week sleeping and eating in a hotel.
This is my 2nd day, so here's the checklist for the start about to fit the environment to my healthy lifestyle, and to check the habits in the morning+even... Read more
Umbrella before - a week on training
Tomorrow, I start a week of training (organisaitonal development, in my free time) here in Budapest. We have a package in the hotel with rooms and food all inclusive. It means "dining out" 3x a day, 7 days the week.
I remember, when I was ... Read more
Swim-run break during my long train trip
On Friday yesterday, I had a long train trip from Gleisdorf, Austria to Budapest, Hungary (3h+3h). I was wondering when and where could I swim and run.
Then, I decided to stop on half way in Szombathely, near the border in Hungary, after 3h... Read more
New day, new pool (Spa zur Sonne Graz)
Today, I had again an unplanned meeting outside, and as I had may swimming gear in my bag (who knows when a pool comes along), on the way back, I could handle the situation when suddenly a pool was blocking my way.
1.5K breaststroke in 45 m... Read more
Swim, run; happy face!
After my meeting today, I was able to make a quick visit to a nearby swimming pool on the way home. I just looked it up with my GPS application - POI \ Facilities \ Sports and there we go. I had no clue what type of pool is that, I just thought ... Read more
Today the pool was closed again. It seems like they just grab every little opportunity to close. If there is a little cloudy on the sky, they close.
So, I couldn't swim today. This is difficult, first, it breaks my excellent exercise routin... Read more
In the loss range again
I have notice during my sparkjourney, that weight loss happens for me usually in a well defined eaten-burned range of calories.
If I eat less, or burn more then necessary, I don't loose weight. And it takes quite some time to find the right... Read more
Compacting exercise time - how you do it?
Today, I was experimenting on how to optimize time around my exercise.
This is because 10K run is about 1 hour depending on my speed (few minutes less or more); plus stretching 5 min before, 5 after; and about 15 min walk afterwards to cool... Read more
2.5KG (5.5LBS) FAT off at Summer5% (W8 D2)
So this is my weight loss history for the Summer 5% challenge:
7/16: 81.4kg (179.1 lbs, Fat: 16.7%, Muscle: 40.2%) (START)
7/23: 82.2 kg (180.8 lbs)
7/30: 81.7 kg (179.7 lbs, Fat 15.1%, Muscle 41.1%)
8/06: 81.7 kg (179.7 lbs)
8/13: ... Read more
Photo of "My" swimming pool
So now my daily exercise schedule is swimming from around 18:50 to 19:30, then take on my running gear right ahead and run 10K. It feels great, and I don't feel much tired when back at home. This is strange.
Last week the pool was full of p... Read more
Balaton, swimming, party (Summer 5% W7 D3)
I had a wonderful weekend at the lake Balaton in Hungary. I spent it with some international friends, who live in Hungary.
On Friday, I was a lot interested to do a big swim in the lake, which I told right away when arrived. In the end, oth... Read more
Just a coin for the locker
I was planning the whole day that after work I get out and head directly to the swimming pool. It was already 7pm, but I discovered the entry is free after 7, and I can swim until 8pm. This is great, as during the day I think the whole area is t... Read more
Chateau de Chenonceaux
35 minutes swimming in the local open air swimming pool.
It was a challenge, I think I was the only person until now not staying in the evenings at the "Wellenbad". It was like a swimming Marathon in all the pools, but people instead ... Read more