After I laid in bed for 16 consecutive hours I worked, and because I wanted to do something when I laid in bed again after, I decided to get out of bed and start running.
I ran a lot in 2015-2016, when I was living in Utrecht. At my peak I could run for 15km without a break. Because I’m lifting now, I need to do something about cardiovascular health, also because I still smoke. It’s been a long time since smoking was cool, it’s just nasty now, so it’s time for me to quit that shit.
I will stop smoking on December 31st, but because I know that that won’t be easy I need to get into some sort of healthy mindset. That’s one of the reasons I picked up running today.
Another reason is that I want to get fit again. I’ve been eating too many kapsalons and McFatties, and not enough meat and eggs.
From what I’ve learned there is a lot of benefit combining cardio and strength training. I got motivated and seized the moment. My mother asked me in a sleepdrunken state what I was about to do and when I answered “Running at 1AM” I could see her shaking her head in the dark.
This night was just a short run, aimed towards getting back into it. Pacing myself, keeping tempo and just slowly getting started again. I ordered one of those arm bracelets in which you can store your phone, handy because I’m tracking my runs with Nike Running Club. If everything goes well it will be delivered Tuesday and then I won’t have to hold my phone in my hand when I run.
Here is the route:
It went okay, but I noticed I’ve been out of the game for longer than is good for me. I took 3 breaks and vowed to myself I’m going to quit smoking, so that’s good. Weather was drizzly, I am wearing shorts and a shirt so that woke me up.
Since I had 16hrs of sleep I think I’ll skip sleep tonight, work out and work on my drawings. Tomorrow’s another day of work, I can sleep well after. I don’t think I’ll be going out tomorrow, it’s going to be a dull evening as far as parties go, I’m just going to hit the gym in the morning and eat well. Maybe do an Ubermannnap after.
I passed my first years Linguistics course, which I’m pretty happy about because I had a hard time with Linguistics last year. I think I’ll need to re-sit some of my Literature components for this course, but I’m not too stressed about it. It’s a matter of picking up your study books whenever you have time.
I have a dream to engage myself with fitness activities daily, in order to get truly fit. I see this as my first day.
Until next time.