biken1mai
May
1st
2014
Wonderful Public Holiday

Today is a public holiday here which means no work *yay* ๐Ÿ™‚
After the Boyfriend and I slept in we sat on the couch, surfed and had coffee. Then we cleaned the apartment (good teamwork) and after that we went biking with a stop at a Biergarten to have beer and Obatzter.
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It was a lovely tour, the weather was great, not too warm and not too cold.

We got home at around 4pm, had a cup of coffee again on the balcony and at around 6pm I went for a short run of 5km.
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I stretched and showered after, we had a lovely dinner and now we’re watching a chick-movie – “the proposal” with Sandra Bullock while it’s getting darker and darker outside seeing a big storm is coming.

Ah how I love awesome days like this ๐Ÿ™‚

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readinapril
May
1st
2014
Books read in April 2014

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This month I didn’t read as much as usual. I didn’t ride to work by train as often this month (where I can read) and in the evening on the couch I preferred surfing the web.
At the moment I’m reading Remember me? by Sophie Kinsella. I’m in the mood for a funny chick-lit, so I started it yesterday.

Happy May 1st ๐Ÿ™‚

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Apr
27th
2014
Run #5 – 10km #2

10km Got a little lost in the forest but at least I got the 10km complete. I tried to run at a good heartrate which made my run 1h 12min long. Took the route next to the highway and was surprised to see no fence nor trees between the highway and the path I was running.
I couldn’t quite manage to keep the heartrate I wanted. It was higher. Maybe I’ll run 5km next time again or get a trainingplan from the internet on how to run 10km.
There are so many websites on jogging, but now the weather is rainy and cold again and I’m a sunny-warm-weather jogger ๐Ÿ™‚

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Apr
26th
2014
Fitness Check #2

Half year after my Fitness check #1

Yesterday I had my second fitness-check, which means:

  1. resting ECG (Cardio Scan)
  2. body fat measuring
  3. BMI measuring
  4. biking until a heart rate of 150

It all took about one hour. Here my results

  1. resting ECG

    My heart beat was at 63, which is good.
    My fit level with that rate was at 3, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest. I went one point up from last time!
  2. body fat measuring
    Body fat: 21,0% It went up 3,2% – 2kg… I also gained 2kg of body weight, hmm, maybe I’m not building muslce but fat ;). Last time it was 16,8% which I thought was a little too less and I didn’t really believe in the fat-measuring machine. 21% sounds better for a woman my age ๐Ÿ˜€
  3. BMI measuring
    19,5
  4. biking until a heart rate of 150 – pwc-test
    I was in the area between “very good” and “good”. I warmed up five minutes, then had to bike at the same speed for one or two minutes with increasing inclination until I reached a heart rate of 150. Then cool down and my trainer wrote down my heart rate after one minute, after three and after five. Then some calculations followed and my result was 1,71 watt/kg.
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10k
Apr
21st
2014
My First 10 K

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I actually wanted to run 7,5km at first. Then I decided to run only 5km… and THEN it went so well and the forest was so nice and I thought “I cannot stop at 7,5km now” so I just ran until I hit 10km.
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My first 10 kilometer. Ever. Running. No walking. It’s a premiere for me. I run 9km in one hour. My next goal is to run 10km in one hour.

It’s the first time I ran up hills. Where I normally run it’s pretty even, but this time, spending the easter-holidays at my parents (and having my running clothing with me) it was more challenging, my watch kept telling me “heartrate too high” when I ran up the hill so I had to run even slower and slower. But then – it went down on the other side ๐Ÿ™‚
Which was challenging too though, I caught myself getting faster and faster and faster… almost couldn’t keep up with my feet ๐Ÿ™‚

This run was very necessary after all the easter eating.

Happy Easter!

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Apr
13th
2014
Run #3 – 7,5km & new Running Shoes

new Lunarglide 5 I got my new running shoes delivered by UPS on Friday afternoon, right when I came back from run #2.
I was jogging towards my home, came out of the woods and saw the big brown truck in my street. I then saw the UPS driver with a package before the house and squealed with glee.
I speeded up, right towards him and called out my last name. He said “yes” and I squealed with glee once more. I love coincidences like this – perfect timing! (A lot of sentences starting with “I” in this passage)

I grabbed the package, ran upstairs to our apartment and unpacked my new running shoes. So nice and pink and cheaper than all the others of the Lunarglide 5 series.

I had to try them the next day so I ran my first 7,5km
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pace The weather was lovely, the forest was filled with life – I met more people (and dogs) yesterday than any other time. Normally I never meet anybody.

I have planned a 10km round which I plan to run maybe in two to four weeks. My big goal – to run 10km wihout falling over half dead. And that goal is so close. I don’t care about the time, I’m not a runner, I run about 3-5 times a YEAR. I ran 3 times a week just last week because this year I want to improve my running. And – running in the forest over roots, through gravel and over grass with birds singing is sooo relaxing.

So here’s my 10km plan
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I hope I’ll remember it, all the zig-zags… (plan made with www.komoot.de)

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