Tuesday, 4 August 2015

An exercise update.

It's been months since my last exercise update already! In the last update I'd just managed to transition from shod running to barefoot running. Here's how things have been since then!

Friday, 24 April 2015

An exercise update: going barefoot.

Spring is here, and there's only a few months left until bikini season. So how's exercising been? Well it's been awful for a while: I haven't been doing my planks and running was going bad. I neglected the planking because my shoulders were all tense (I'm getting that fixed now) and running wasn't going well because I've been under a lot of stress lately. But now I'm getting back on track with running and I'm doing it barefoot! Care to know how that's going? Keep reading!

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Journey to minimalist running: 4 to 5k.

Wow, it's almost been a month since the last update! It took longer than expected to get up to 5k because I had to take a break from running. But after that I picked it up where I'd left off and increased the distance again. Here's how running has gone along with my further plan and some notes on what's changed compared to running in classic trainers.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Journey to minimalist running: 3 to 4k.

Lately, I've been very motivated for going for runs and I enjoy them more - or in all honesty dread them less - than I did before. Doing three runs per week means I can increase the distance with 600m every week! I've worked my way up to 4 - FOUR!- k in my minimal shoes already! In anther week and a half I'll have reached my goal of running 5k in them, but first let us take a look at how the journey from 3 to 4k has been.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Journey to minimalist running: 2 to 3k.

In the past week and a half I've been running often and I've reached 3k in my minimalist shoes now! A couple more weeks and I'll be able to run my usual milage in them. Let me tell you how my short runs have been!

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

The 7 most read posts of 2014!

The year has nearly come to an end, so it's a good time to have quick look into the past. Here they are: the 7 most read posts of 2014!

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Journey to minimalist running: increasing the distance.

In the last update I'd reached 1k in my new shoes. Since then I've been slowly increasing the distance.

Friday, 26 December 2014

Books I'm currently reading.

Last spring I wrote about the books I was reading at the time. I still haven't finished one of them (Dali The Paintings), but other books have come and gone. Here's what I'm reading at the minute.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Journey to minimalist running: first steps.

I was very eager to get started with minimalist running, but wasn't quite sure with what distance to get started. I'd read a few different thing start with no more than 200 yards, start with 1/4 mile max. I went for 400m, which is about 1/4 mile. I did this twice after my regular jogs: once on my bare feet and once in my minimalist shoes. Here's how this went, what I learnt from it and how the following jogs have been.

Friday, 5 December 2014

An exercise update.

Since the last exercise update I only ran 5k's plus the short distances to get used to my new shoes.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Journey to minimalist running: preparation and shoe choice.

Since deciding that I want to transition to minimalist running, I spent a lot of time reading information on the internet. I found that there are two approaches to transitioning. The one you choose affects which shoes you'd want to get. But every source seems to agree on following point: you need to transition slowly and carefully to let your feet grow strong and prevent injuries!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Journey to minimalist running: the decision.

If you follow me on Twitter, you may know that I plan to transition from running in classic trainers to minimalist shoes. I intend to share updates on that here, so I'll start with my jogging background and the decision to go for minimalist running.

Monday, 17 November 2014

An exercise update.

It's been a while again since the last update. As always there have been ups and downs.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

An exercise update.

It's been a while again, hasn't it? There hasn't been an update because I haven't done much jogging lately. I couldn't go for two weeks and then of course I was back to square one. Here's the details:

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Sport gear upgrade: the heart rate monitor.

Recently I got myself a heart rate monitor. I wear it to try not to push myself too far. That does not always work though, as I may keep on going with a heart rate of 183. I went to Decathlon and this is what I got: 

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

An exercise update.

It's been another week and a half or so since the last update already. I've done four jogs in the meantime. Here's how they went.

Friday, 12 September 2014

An exercise update.

It's not even been a week since the last update, but I've made a lot of progress in that short time span though! This time around it's a very positive update!

Saturday, 6 September 2014

An exercise update.

It's been over a month already since I last did an exercise update. Back then, I said I needed to get my act together. In reality there have been ups and downs again. But I'm very happy with the up's, since that's better than the last time I wrote up an update!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

An exercise update.

It's been a while since I've done an update on jogging. Okay, a long, long while. And I wanted to do an update on the 30 day ab challenge as well. So here it goes:

Monday, 21 April 2014

Jogging update.

It's been a month since the last jogging update, so it's high time for another one! Unfortunately jogging hasn't gone too well...