Q. How do you eat an Elephant?
Ans. One bite at a time.
I spend most of my day in front of a computer and running is definitely not my cup of tea. After my painful first week, I decided to clean up my diet a little. Apparently, eating nothing but fast food and soda is not the best idea if you’re putting physical strain on your fragile little body. Making big changes suddenly doesn’t work for me, I like incremental changes.
Project : Stop Eating Bullshit Phase – 1
Step 1: Reducing Soda from 1 can/day to 3 can/week.
Step 2: This is already too much, I am quitting.
Step 3: Must..resist…temptations…
Step 4: I think I am getting used to this.
Step 5: No! I am not!
Step 6: Okay! I have it under control now.
Every time I went out for a run, my body tried to keep up with the exercise, this was a great source of motivation for me. Eating healthier food improved my efficiency, I felt stronger and more agile.
That’s the thing about running, it’s hard sometimes but after every run, I felt like I’ve accomplished something.
It’s a challenging but satisfying journey.
Let’s talk about my first week of running or as I call it “I am quitting part – 1”. Being a self-proclaimed tech expert, I did the only logical thing I could think of when starting out a new activity… Finding an app for it. After pouring way too much time in app hunting, instead of learning more about running, I decided to go with ‘Runtastic‘. It is a neat app and it made me feel like a professional (I really am this stupid).
The first thing that I noticed during my initial runs was, my water intake was not adequate. My performance increased slightly as I increased my water intake from 4 – 6 glasses/day to 7 – 8 glasses/day. It was not a huge difference but my body was able to keep up with same amount of exercise with relative ease.
My run-time (as shown above) was abysmal and I gave up on life like 4 times/min during my initial runs but it did get easier. If anybody is just starting out, I would recommend sticking with it because if I can do it, anyone can.
— Running Engineer
Hi internet! This is my first post and to be honest I don’t know what I am doing. I am currently pursuing Engineering. A little background about me, I used to be fat during high-school. Seeing other athletic kids, I decided to do something about it. I started hitting the gym and lost 10 – 15 kg in span of two years. I was happy with my progress but I lost interest and overtime I started gaining the weight back.
In my second year of college, one of my friends got me into running and I was abysmally bad at it but I kept running daily and fell in love with it. I’ve been running for around 2 months now and I think I am getting the hang of it now.
My first week was depressing, I couldn’t even run 1k. After my first run, my legs gave up on life and decided to not work for 2 days.
This blog is not about fitness or running tips. This blog exists for the sole purpose of encapsulating my journey through life and learning how to run. Hope you like it.
— Running Engineer