I am really enjoying my walks and runs. That said, I was in Guangzhou for 17 days in August and pretty much unable to run due to the fact that there was nowhere safe to run 😦 The streets are full of people from 6 a.m. to midnight, so in order to safely run you have to get up and be out the door by 5 a.m.!
Needless to say I didn’t pound the pavement as much as I’d have liked this past month, although I got plenty of walking in. Here’s my August stats:
And here’s my stats since March:
I’ve nearly walked, run and hiked 700 kilometers/435 miles in 5 months! This is the breakdown:
Walking: 468.2 kms/290 miles
Running: 195.4 kms/122 miles
Hiking: 26 kms/16 miles
Staying active is key to losing weight and keeping it off. Just moving 30 minutes a day, even if it’s just walking, will benefit you in amazing ways!
What was your active movement on Monday?
Impressive! My NIke + equalled 100kms in the past 6 weeks…for me (Mrs Super Couch Potato) that is fabbo. Restarted C25k after 5 weeks as Neil said he would do it with me (after a bit of nagging) and we are on the last day of WK 3 Run 3 tomorrow. Got to say i feel so much better getting off the couch!
435 miles in 5 months!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is truly amazing!
Glad you’re back on the C24K bandwagon! It really does beat sitting on the couch 🙂 I feel great after a hot run!
Also want to add any walking in the heat of Abu Dhabi is FABBO! I’m not sure I could do it!
Been difficult for me to get out for my walk.
two things are setting me back. For I can’t handle the heat and humidity. And Two my left knee is bothering me. I still do some exercise in the house. Maybe you can give me some pointers when you get home.
Might need to get that knee checked, Mom 🙂 we’ll come up with something for you xoxo
I love that you share your stats b/c it keeps me motivated 🙂 I am on week 2 of the Couch25K and am loving it. Also just got a pedometer via my work health site and have enjoyed seeing the #s go up, up, up. Keep up the great work Sandi-girl!
Thanks, MJ… Week 2, just 6 to go! I think its a great idea to track your movement on a pedometer… Encouraging yourself everyday to go a bit farther. I’ve just set my own goal got 150 kms this month. I’m going to need to get moving since a whole 24 hours of that will be spent in transit from China to U.S.!
I hope you’re having an amazing week!
Hi Sandi, Awsome stats! Yes you are right, exercise- any form is the key to weightloss and maintence, like Dr Dukan says , even a short 20 minute walk will help. My spinning classes are booked from this weekend, defiantately helps with the energy levels!
That is the one thing I ask people that are stalled on Dukan… Have you walked every day? The beauty of Dukan is that it works, but only if you follow it. I made sure I MOVED a minimum of 30 mi utes a day this past year 🙂
Spinning! I’ve never tried it… It looks challenging and I’m not sure I’m coordinated enough, lol!
Sandi I am the least coordinated person I know! If I can do it you can!! At some stage give it a try, let me know what you thought after trying it- you do need to go for a least 3 times to get it!!!
Alright, I’ll give it a go when I’m back in the States 🙂
Wow impressive stats!! I ran 3.99 miles, stopped at my car. Should have looked at my watch and gone that extra 10th…oh well! My total runs last week were 14 miles, going for 16 this week.
Coming from you, I’m flattered 🙂 I really didn’t feel like I did as much as I could have, but it is tough to run in Guangzhou. I can’t run on a treadmill… I’ve tried a dozen times or more… feel trapped when I’m in it and awkward.
I have set my goal,for 150 kms this month… Just knocked 5+ off in 44 minutes tonight 🙂
Bah hja ha ha! I’m just like you! that extra .01 miles would drive me bonkers too. Chalk it up to the earth turning at a different rate so the satellites were moving, and it didn’t quite catch that last .01 😉
That’s a great way of thinking, Sandra! See Cindy, you did run 4 🙂
You friggin ROCK, woman!
Aww, thanks 🙂 I’m lovin’ the running. Perfect weather tonight, 66F with a light drizzle… Did just over 5K in 44 minutes. Slow, careful run 🙂
Gawd dang mamasan, that’s way good!! been a weird few days here and hectic to boot…ran the other day 2 miles and felt like I was gonna collapse. I really stink w/ the running…not sure how to get better other than keep doing it, but it is not something I enjoy yet. Run Sandi Run, See Sandi run 🙂
Actually it was a suggestion by Sandra that I think is improving my running. I’m mostly doing interval training. This week I’m doing -5 min walk, then 8 min run/1min walk x 4 -then 5 minute run. My next run will be 5w-4r/1w x 8-5w, then back to the 8’s, then a 5k walk, then the 8’s again. RunKeeper allows me to create my own routines, which is awesome and keeps me on track. I’ll bump up to 10’s and 4’s next week.
So how long do you do the intervals for? how many times for each set so to speak?
Does it help to improve the long runs? How interesting…
I do 4 of the 8 to 1 (with a 5 minute warm up and cool down) intervals. I do 8 of the 4 to 1 (same warm up and cool down). When I bump up to 10 to 1, I will start with 3 intervals then the following week go to 4 intervals.
Last night this is what I did: 5 minute warm up fast walk, 8 min run, 1 min walk, 8 min run, 1 min walk, 8 min run, 1 min walk, 8 min run, 1 min walk, 5 minute cool down steady walk (the last 5 mins. ended up being 3 minutes, because I was in front of my building and done!) So a total of 44 minutes last night.