Fitness – My August RunKeeper Stats

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:

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And here’s my stats since March:

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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?

Ciao!

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21 thoughts on “Fitness – My August RunKeeper Stats

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!
    MJ

    • 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!

  4. 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!!!

    • 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 😉

  5. 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 🙂
    *anna

    • 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.

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