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! 🙂

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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:

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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:

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Now cut the foot side of the sock

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And you will be left with a tube like this

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

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

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

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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!