Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Out in the sun again


I went to the lake today. I was planning to write in the library and then walk, but I couldn't get parking at the library, Questacon (science museum) or the art gallery. I parked on the other side of the lake and had my 5k walk, but since I wasn't near any public building to write in I then just came home.

Beautiful weather today, warm and sunny. There were swans on the lake and lots of people out walking and jogging and cycling.

You will remember that last year I tried to train myself to run, using (on about my third training attempt) the "Zombies, Run!" couch to 5k app. I loved the app but was never able to run more than 90 seconds, very frustrating when my friends and bloggers I followed seemed to easily get to 5k and then 10k distances. I just don't have the shins for it. Just before I gave up, I bought the other "Zombies, Run!" app which is not a C25K. You get a storyline, with excellent voice acting, in segments between your own music.

I played it today and really enjoyed listening. I had random zombies enabled, you have to speed up or they catch you so I did lurch into a jog twice during my circuit. I would love to be able to run but it doesn't look like that is going to happen, so I'll just be content with long walks and the occasional short jog.

Food intake is really really bad at the moment. Don't really want to talk about it.


  1. I don't have a 'smart' device, so I can't comment on the Zombies Run! app, but you're right, the blogging fitness community do get very enthusiastic about it. I'm glad to know that you've given it another go and tried out running again :)
    As for getting shin splints when you run, can I suggest you look into researching some running techniques? When I started trying to run C25K, youtube suggested a video about running techniques which I found useful. I found I had less pain afterwards.
    This is one I watched:

  2. Thanks I'll have a look at that.