Monday, September 17, 2012

8.16 Miles and Yoga

Finally, my work schedule has eased up a bit.

Got in 8.16 miles.  Was underfueled.  Legs still felt out of sync.  But, I know that if I keep going, things will fall back into place.

8.16 miles @ 1:40:08

Also, got in 30 minutes of yoga while watching TV.

Guestimate net calories burned:  762

Yoga, Yoga and More Yoga. September 6, 11 and 12, 2012.

Busy, busy and busy with work and then some.

So, it's yoga, yoga and yoga.

30 minutes on each of the following dates:
  • 9/6/12
  • 9/11/12
  • 9/12/12

Guestimate calories burned each time:  90

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Celliant Tech T-Shirt Test and Kept on Going: 8.01 Miles

I was planning on 6 miles.  But, I felt great, so I kept on going.

I also finally tested out my long sleeve tech T shirt from the 2012 SF Marathon - 2nd Half.

It felt a bit warm but not overly hot.

The tech T is made by Celliant.  The fibers on the shirt are suppose to direct energy back into the body to improve oxygen going thru your bloodstream to improve your performance.  Even with the long sleeves rolled up, I really felt if I had a thinner or lighter shirt, I would have ran better.  Perhaps, this shirt is meant for running in colder weather than around 55 F.

8.01 miles @ 1:36:20

Guestimate calories burned:  887

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Half of an Hour of Yoga

Downward dog is definitely better for the core than planks.

Guestimate calories burned:  90

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Hoka One One Bondi B: Too Narrow

I keep hearing many marathoners and ultra-marathoners commenting how wonderful the running shoes from Hoka One One are.  They are lightweight without sacrificing the much needed cushioning one needs from a very long run.

For those have never heard of Hoka One One.  It is a brand of shoes.  They are known for being very lightweight as well as great cushioning.

I really do want my shoes lightweight without sacrificing cushioning.  But, the price tag is $170.

Yes, folks, it's no typo, a road running pair of shoes from Hoka One One, the Bondi B, costs $170.

I thought about it on and off for about a week before caving in.

I caved in and purchase a pair of Hoka One One Bondi B.

I had to order them online from Zappos as none of the local stores had them.

When I finally received the box, I was very excited.  I felt like a child on Christmas morning.

I gently opened the box of shoes, untied the shoelaces and pulled the papers that had been stuffed into the shoes.

I then put them on.  But, immediately after putting them on, I was disappointed.

The Hoka One One Bondi B's are too narrow for my feet.  The toe box is fine. The heel area is fine.  But, the shoes are just too narrow for my feet.

I was very sad to send the shoes back.  It was not meant to be.

But, my wallet is happy it is getting $170 back.

Half an Hour of Yoga. August 31, 2012

Pressed for time, so made most of it today.

Half an hour of yoga.

Guestimate calories burned:  90