Monthly Archives: March 2013

Training Summary: March 2013

Now that the month I started blogging is almost over, it is time to take stock about my past training month! As I was sick for more than one week at the beginning, the records for March are complete, although … Continue reading

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Using Up Stuff

When tidying up, I noticed I have lots of stuff I bought once but hardly ever used—especially cosmetic products, but also food items such as tea. Most of the stuff is still fine, but for some reason, I kept using … Continue reading

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Why Strenuous Runs Are Necessary

Another run before breakfast—and today, I really noticed what I had done yesterday and the day before. The 5k we did were much more exhausting than the 9.5 the day before yesterday; in addition, we had adverse wind on our … Continue reading

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Self-Organizing Systems in the Water

Today, it was time for the second swim! As we were a little late to notice that the pool closes earlier on holidays and sundays, we only had one hour—but being late had the advantage that the entry fees are … Continue reading

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Say Hello—Or Not?

When running, you almost inevitably encounter other runners (with a few exceptions). Most of the time, I say hello or at least make a gesture, and most of the time, they also greet back. Sometimes, however, they don’t. I have … Continue reading

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Post-Exercise Treats

Do you have something to treat yourself to after exercise? I often notice I do not drink enough during the day (so I try to monitor myself, like, surrounding myself with bottles and glasses of water), so after running and … Continue reading

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Runners Who Are Faster Than You

Today, while on our newly discovered track around the sportsgrounds in our neighborhood, my boyfriend and I were overtaken by a woman who was really fast. It was then that I noticed that I totally did not care. A surprising … Continue reading

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Running Before Breakfast

Okay, “breakfast” is relative. Usually, I only take a coffee or two, along with some water; the first meal of the day is lunch with my colleagues, sometime between 12:30 and 1 pm. I am rather an evening type, which … Continue reading

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The Sorrows of My Upper Body

Swimming, followed by indoor rowing on the next day, was NO. GOOD. IDEA. I really have to work on my upper body, as I literally had not a single muscle today that did not hurt. The training itself was fine; … Continue reading

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Inactivity Kills, or: A Beach Body at Age 94

I just came across an amazing story: Dr. Charles Eugster, aged 93, wants a beach body “to turn the heads of the 70-year-old girls on the beach.” Actually, he was quite a late starter, having taken up rowing in his early … Continue reading

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