“Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.”
This week, I shared a dynamic PREVIEW POST** of my Training: Week 5 before "final edit". This meant, I published the blog with the skeleton of my training plan, edited the data in each day, I shared the update on my FB page.
I previously recorded my weekly training in draft mode and edit it as I go. FINAL EDIT is when I completed the week, and I share it online either on Monday or Tuesday.
Final edit does not usually mean (at least in my manner of blogging! :D ) final. Since writing blogs is my medium to meditative therapy, I often go back to them to reread, and edit. I edit to correct the grammar (I try!) or because I simply did not make sense (even to myself!).
In hindsight (UPDATED Sunday, 19th February, 2017), I think I would rather share the blog, at the end of the training week. I have to admit "my experiment" helped me with documenting! Still, I felt my anxiety rise, when I have something that I still need to do, shared on public and I end up not doing it.
The main goal of blogging for me is documenting life, to regularly journal for: posterity, create structure (in my life!) and as a reminder to stay true to myself.
I am happy that blogging about my way "Back to Berlin" is helping me do this in a fun and creative way.
If you missed previous weekly training posts, and you would like to read back, here are the other posts:
✓ Week 1, 2 and 3 (Biking : 188 km Running (started 3rd week) : 21 km)
✓ Week 4 (Biking : 60 km Running : 13 km )
✓ Week 5 (Biking : 50 km Running : 29 km )
5 weeks of Biking : 298 km
3 weeks of Running (so far): 63 km
13.02.17, Monday: REST ✓
This was a mentally demanding day. I did what I have been procrastinating on for a decade. A very emotional phone call (as a follow up to a very long letter, I sent a couple of weeks ago) to begin the day. It went very well. A good (re)start to a very old relationship. Rest was my reward.
|Fruits and Flowers|
As a girl, my concept of luxury was to regularly have fruits and flowers at home.
Photo taken morning of 13th of February
14.02.17, Tuesday: ✓
biked 20 km / ran 8.17 km (average pace of 7'16'' min/km - 59:19 ) / STRETCHED for 5 minutes
The picture above was one of the first two pictures I posted on my @happyfeetnl Instagram account, after 2 months break.
You can read about it here: BEing Back on Instagram
15.02.17, Wednesday: ✓
Almost home after doing the grocery.
My little M excited to prepare her first home made bapao!
Some ditches along our bike route still have frozen ice, and some are completely melted.
blogged and decluttered mind before I pick up M from school
Worked on BLANK SPACE
REST from running
|Breakfast at 9 am : coffee (yup, I have no self-control!)|
muesli with raisins topped with banana and Alpro yogurt.
I am addicted to this very simple breakfast.
Fuel to help in decluttering my brain via blogging! ;)
After I decided, I will switch my run for Wednesday to Thursday, I bought the ingredients for the steamed buns we planned to do Saturday and prepared them instead on this day. M, who was requesting for them for quiet a while now, was very delighted.
16.02.17, Thursday: ✓
biked 10 km / 5.74 (average time 7'12" min/km - 41:22)
|Fogged up glasses after my run.|
Feeling very fulfilled I got the run, done!
I had extreme back pain because my monthly cycle began the day before. Warming up before a run is something I would like to consistently do, and for this run warming up before helped a lot with my muscle cramps.
Since my return to Instagram, I have been using the app to save thoughts I would like to write as a blogpost. Mostly, I share them in the stories (only visible to users of Instagram, and not showing in my gallery). It is my "creative post-it's" to help me remember.
Before I forget to mention, if you are interested in the running stats, you will notice that the stats on Zombies, Run! app and my Nike+ stats have small discrepancies. I am writing it down here in case anyone (who are following in all social media channels I have) wonders about it.
17.02.17, Friday: ✓
School's Spring Vacations Starts!
18.02.17, Saturday: ✓
5.50 (average time 6'57" min/km - 38:10)
/YOGA mini-session of 7 minutes
19.02.17, Sunday: ✓
Warmed-up : I am doing a series of 3-4 sets of warm-up exercises from Pop Sugar; I have to time it but I think roughly 8 minutes
ran an easy 10 km (average pace 7'25'' min/km - 1:14:16 )
Stretched right after the run : around 6 minutes
I am proud to have gotten my long distance run done, today.
Looking back on my LDR training, so far:
5.16 km / 7:27 min
6,82 km / 7'32"
8.17 km / 7'16' (due to a busy weekend in Week 4, I missed running my 8 km LDR, and the longest distance I ran in that week, was 6,82 km, one of my 3 runs in that week. I ran it this week Tuesday, instead.)
10 km / 7'25'' (I am happy with this pace; there was pain in my calves until 7.5 km but luckily from 8 - 10 km the pain went away. I was still more than 2 km away but I turned off my Nike+ watch and walked listening to Zombies, Run! app. Supply Run mode, the rest of the way.)
|Google image of|
Zombies, Run! app
Total : 50 biking km / 29 (rounded off ) running km
**NOTE TO READERS: The date of the post is when I started the draft, and at the bottom right of the page is the date I published and/or updated the blogpost.
19.02.17 17:34, Sunday
LAST UPDATE 08.03.17 10:32, Wednesday