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24 August 2011

Please Don't Judge Me...


Today's Workout:
6 Miles

In my last blog post I talked about how I need to learn to pace myself. Well I didn't feel like pacing today so I included some fartleks in today's run. A Fartlek (swedish for “speed play”) is simply sprinting and jogging off and on during a run. For example, a normal fartlek workout be a 40-60 minute training run. However, instead of keeping the same pace through the whole workout you sprint, then jog, then sprint again whenever you feel like it. One good way to run this workout is to pick out objects ahead of you, like a telephone pole and sprint from that pole to the next and then jog. One reason that fartleks are so popular is that it is so flexible. I've been doing fartleks for a long time, I didn't even know that this kind of workout had a name until I read about it in the Runners World magazine.


I won't be wearing that shirt ever again during a run. It kept riding up my stomach, so during the majority of my 6 mile run I was pulling it down! It was really annoying, I almost quit running.


Before you judge me, please know that I have been in Japan for the last 3 years. Japan has junk food but lets be realistic. They don't use fructose corn syrup or put tons of sugar in any of their food products. When I went to a Japanese bakery to buy a strawberry cake, I was very disappointed because it was not sweet what so ever. It tasted like cardboard. I did not eat a western diet while I was in Japan. Now that I am back in the states, I'm completely surrounded by UNHEALTHY foods. Today in the grocery store I walked down the wrong isle, noticed some sweets I haven't eaten in about 3 years; I couldn't resist so I grabbed them. I don't feel guilty for eating all this junk food but I do feel like crap since I ate that home run apple pie in about 30 seconds. LOL


At least my dinner wasn't so bad.


  1. I don't judge you...if I went without those tasty treats I wouldn't be able to walk by them either! Nice job on the run!

  2. Love the quote at the top. Nice job with the fartleks, I need to try them more often. :)

    And junk food um yeah LOVE IT!

  3. No judgement here!!! Love the junk food!

  4. No judgment! When I came to the states after 4 years in Hong Kong I bought so much junk that I missed!

  5. I love fartlek's. I did those today on my tempo run. Helped me run my fastest 5k time ever!