I’ve been doing a fair bit of running lately. I’m taking a clinic at the Running Room, but apart from that, I run alone. Some people get motivation by running with friends, other runners. Numbers motivate me. Compared to the Timex digital watch I used to use to time myself when I was in high . . . → Read More: cmkl: Evaluating fitness websites: numbers prove it happened… but whose?
I took this screenshot (CBC website) of the standings yesterday showing Germany in first place with 8 medals, Canada second with 10 medals and Norway in third place with 12 medals. Yes, that’s right, because only being the very best in the world (we… . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Why Does Canada Participate in the Olympics Anyway
I took this screenshot (CBC website) of the standings yesterday showing Germany in first place with 8 medals, Canada second with 10 medals and Norway in third place with 12 medals.
Yes, that’s right, because only being the very best in the world (well best at that particular place at that particular time) counts, the . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Why Does Canada Participate in the Olympics Anyway
At least you won’t have to put up with any more annoying running posts for a while.
My first effort to slow down went pretty well I think. I started out painfully slow. The “low heart rate” warning beep came about one minute in, and I thought I could maybe pick it up a little.
I went for a run today for the first time in a bit. I thought I would skip the Running Room regimen and just see how I was doing. I ran the 6.6km loop along the canal between Bronson and Pretoria without any pauses and at pace.
I’m about to become insufferable. I apologize in advance. I have abiding love of performance metrics. And maps. GPS units make me positively giddy with excitement. And have recently been schooled on the meaning and import of heart rate when it comes to getting exercise.
This Running Room clinic has really opened up my eyes to a whole world of technicalia around running. Heart rate, specifically. I bought a heart rate monitor with my bike GPS. And I used it a few times just to see what sort of numbers it gave me. And I didn’t see the point of . . . → Read More: cmkl: Heartbeat
I’m taking a “learn to run” course at the Running Room these days. It seems silly, yes. After all, I have been running – off and on – most of my life. And most humans – if they’re able – learn to run pretty early in life. But there is, actually, an awful lot to . . . → Read More: cmkl: Lactic acid
Mens sana in corpore sano: a sound mind in a healthy body – a very good motto that is. The saying comes from the Roman Juvenal, and it applies as much today as it did two thousand years ago, of course. I’ve alternated, myself, between being a certified bon vivant, almost a regular Zorba the . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Mens sana in corpore sano: a sound mind in a healthy body
This morning, not fifteen minutes hence, I found myself entirely unable to undress myself. To wit: I was stuck inside my shirt. In order to contain my glorious and magnificent love mounds (and thereby prevent injury to myself and others), … Continue reading →
So I have been in debate with a certain someone the past few days about his dietary consumption. He’s in very very good shape, which is awesome. However, the kid eats a lot of junk by the sounds of it. I’m talking McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King, along with drinking a lot of pop . . . → Read More: What you eat is what you get – with your energy levels