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Being a walking advertisment
Sunday, June 20, 2010      5 comments

One of the interesting side effects of loosing a whole bunch of weight is being asked how you did it. Typically it's accompanied by a loud exclamation of "you got to tell me" and a disappointment look when you say something like "nutrition and e... Read more
A bit of unexpected motivation
Monday, May 31, 2010      3 comments

I went swimming today at the university pool. I didn't really feel like it, but than I haven't "felt like" anything for a couple of days now, so that's not an excuse. So I went. About half way through my swim I begin to notice something stran... Read more
Spreading too much and finding your focus
Thursday, May 20, 2010      3 comments

I've been lusting after a road bike, and trying to break all kinds of personal swimming record for a couple of months now, as part of my bid to one day become a triathlete. But I've been slowly coming to the conclusion that I'm actually hinderin... Read more
For all you runners out there
Thursday, May 06, 2010      2 comments

If you ever look for the ultimate running challenge: www.badwater.com/ ... Read more
6 under 6. Under 5 and a half, actually.
Tuesday, May 04, 2010      1 comments

So my training plan called (I think) for 5km at 6:12 pace. So like any normal person (no comments from the peanut gallery on that one) I decided that a good goal would be 6km, at under 6min/km pace. You know, just a bit more challenging. And for... Read more
I wonder if I eat enough?
Monday, May 03, 2010      1 comments

I mean, I'm within my range (though usually in the lower end) but I also exercise rather more than I told Spark that I do. I wonder if I may be eating too few calories...... Read more
Tomorrow will be another day
Thursday, April 29, 2010      1 comments

If you did good today, tomorrow you can do better. And if you didn't do so good, tomorrow you can do better. ... Read more
Tomorrow I will have Pizza for Lunch and get no exercise
Wednesday, April 28, 2010      1 comments

It's my co-worker's going away party tomorrow, so instead of going out during my lunch break and exercising like I usually do, I'm going to stay in with everybody and have two slices of Pizza for lunch. And you know what? That's great. Becaus... Read more
40 minutes at a gym
Tuesday, April 27, 2010      3 comments

People tend to think that if you go to a gym you should spend hours there. Not true. I went today, spend 40 minutes working on my upper body and core strength, and left feeling like I've done good without overdoing it. Now that I know that I c... Read more
Back to normal
Monday, April 26, 2010      1 comments

After a month's worth of holidays, races, and other occasions, this week I can finally get back to my normal weekly routine of running and swimming. I like routine. It makes things much easier to plan for.... Read more
An answer to PLINE10
Sunday, April 25, 2010      2 comments

No one is chasing you except for yourself, your butt may not be on fire butt your muscles feel like they are, and there's no chocolate at the end, just a finish line and a clock. But in the same way I could ask why loose weight? There's no on... Read more
Second 5K
Saturday, April 24, 2010      3 comments

Just wanted to share this: On my first 5K (well 5.6) I ran a "respectable" 32:17 My second 5K was a week later (yesterday), and I ran 23:45. Good times... Read more
I made a really good dinner
Monday, April 19, 2010      2 comments

It's this recipie I found for Pasta with Brocolli and Tomatoes, it has yogurt in it instead of cream as a "creamy sauce". It's a really good option, too. It feels like a cream souce, but it's much lower calories and fat. If I get a chance I'll p... Read more
The quiet before the storm.
Thursday, April 15, 2010      4 comments

So today I'm not exercising. Not running, not swimming, not biking, not even going for a long walk. Nada. Tomorrow is my first 5K (5.5, actually) and I'm resting. I'm finding it quite difficult. Who ever thought that sitting on my butt would be ... Read more
Swimming is hard work.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010      2 comments

Spark claims that I burned 429 calories in my half-hour swim today. I believe it. I feel every one of those calories in my arms... Did 750 meters in 28:40. Not stellar by any means, but I'm impressed with the mere fact that I CAN swim three q... Read more

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