Tag Archive: running

Day 14- Biceps

Oops! I forgot to update the blog yesterday. But this was my exercise plan:

Mountain climbers- 30/20

Standing elbows to knees- 30/20

Bicep curls- 15/12/12– 8 pounds

Hammer curls 15/12/10– 8 pounds

Basic crunch- 25/25

Skyreachers- 20/15 (not as easy as they look)

Reverse crunch- 20/20

Situps- 20/20

I am not too sure about Situps and then there are a lot of conflicting articles on fitness websites. What do you guys think? Should situps be done at all?

Day-10 Pose Method

After last evening’s run I notice that there’s no muscle soreness and Shins are happier than ever before! What did I do differently? Well, I tried to imitate the Pose Method of running. A disclaimer is that I haven’t trained formally but I watched and read a lot about landing on the mid-foot and legs falling right under the torso in small strides. I must say that it not only helped me with muscle soreness but also with running more. I would recommend that you Google stuff on Pose Method. One such video is here I have finished my workout for the day; the dreaded lunges! I don’t know if I demolished the workout or not but it surely demolished me! 🙂


Catch you soon! Have a fantastic day ahead!

That’s the name of the app I use to track my runs. It’s Runtastic indeed! 🙂
I managed to meet a dear friend for dinner today after my run and I was so aware of what I was eating, how much, how fast and I ate only a teeny tiny portion of dessert, which by the way was on the house! But this self-restraint didn’t feel forced at all. I WANTED to do it.
I also went for a run at an unusual time of 5.30 pm which was nice. And the armband sock idea works! I tested the product myself.
Tomorrow it’s the turn of biceps to undergo hypertrophy! Hope you’re all doing great as well 🙂 Till next post, I leave you with this:


Day 6- DIY iPod armband

Day 6 has brought forth innovation and inspiration! I was looking to buy a cell phone armband for running with music. There were none I could buy which were satisfactory. So THIS came to the rescue. But I have bookmarked so many DIY projects which I have planned to do “tomorrow” that I couldn’t bear the thought of ONE MORE!
So here goes, my very own experiment. To fashion your own ipod armband, you will need:


Now cut the foot side of the sock


And you will be left with a tube like this


Turn the tube inside out and wear it on the middle of your “bicep”


Take the lower end of the tube and fold it upwards till the lower end meets top end like this


Insert your music player/phone in this “pocket” like so


Now, run run run run!

Day 2 Morning Run

Woohooo!!! I woke up at 5.40 AM <insert *APPLAUSE*>, read for a while while sipping chai and was out of the house at 6.35 AM while chewing on 3 almonds on my way.

Today I clocked 2KM which I think is awesome for just the second day. Let’s wait and see what my shins think. Ironically I kept wishing I was lighter so that I could run better!

The morning run provides such specimen that are totally unavailable on the evening run. For instance, plenty of humans were walking with their arms rotating in a propellor-like motion; as if they were trying to take off from the ground! Anyway I felt relatively smarter than ALL of them since I was only trying to run, not fly.

Coming up next, a review of my new running shoes from Nike. Stay tuned!