Who runs here?

@beingwell (3625)
Thailand
March 13, 2013 9:12pm CST
I run regularly; 3-4 times a week. Since I am working online, I am very prone to sitting around all day, writing articles and seeking online opportunities. I know I have to force myself to have at least 1 physical activity to avoid having too much of a sedentary lifestyle. That is why I run. I've started doing 30k a week. That's 4 times of 7.5k. Other days, I would to about 30 seconds of leg and abs workout. I love the sweat! What about you? What activities do you do to have a balanced lifestyle?
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• United States
14 Mar 13
I usually run 3 times a week, and two miles per session. I recently ran a 5K race, and I plan on doing a 10K later on in the year hopefully. I'm going to have to bump my distance up. As far as other exercises go, I do yoga sometimes, and I also have dumbbells and perfect-push-up handles. I have to really discipline myself to work out with those sometimes. I'll do fine for awhile, and then I'll go on a hiatus. I always make time to run a bit though.
@beingwell (3625)
• Thailand
14 Mar 13
Hello, brad! How are you? I forgot where we actually met... was it here in MyLot?? Anyway, that's great my friend! Before I ran 5k per session, too.. at the gym or in the park. Now, I'm trying to increase my mileage with 7.5k at least for each run. I just finished 8k today. Whew! Now, my legs hurt!hahaha! I'm going to have myself a foot massage later. Good thing it's cheap here in Bangkok! LOL! Keep up improving yourself! You deserve nothing less!
• United States
15 Mar 13
I'm doing fairly well friend. We actually met back when we wrote regularly on Triond lol. Glad to hear that you've pushed your mileage up so much. That's awesome, and motivates me to run more myself. Maybe I need to come to Bangkok since the massages are cheap lol. Thanks again for the encouragement and nice words :)
@beingwell (3625)
• Thailand
15 Mar 13
Oh yeah! It's very cheap to get a massage here. You can get 1 full hour of traditional thai massage for about $11. I wasn't able to get a foot massage yesterday. I had to sleep after my 7.5k hahaha! Now, I'm all for it! Can't wait for my muscles to be stretched.
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
14 Mar 13
i actually started jogging on monday this week. it was the same for me. i was always lying around the house being a couch potato and i could practically feel my fats hanging off my body. it was really uncomfortable and so, after persuading my 5 year old daughter, i started to run. oh boy, it was hell at first. but yesterday, i went for the second time and it was bearable. i took a break today as my husband wanted to exercise in the morning so i had to stay home with my daughter but i'll be going tomorrow again. i definitely feel refreshed after a jog though and feel it's doing me good. even though i don't see the signs, i know that it's making me healthy.
@beingwell (3625)
• Thailand
14 Mar 13
Great to hear, sminut! I started with the jogs, too. It took a (loong) while before I can actually run. So, you are definitely on the right track. You may also be running miles before you know it. Keep it up. Always find time to jog and run until it has become part of your routine.
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
21 Mar 13
i hope this doesn't get posted twice, something went wrong earlier. anyway i just hope that i'm able to run longer without stopping. it's more for health reasons that i'm running :) hopefully, i won't get tired of it. good day.
• China
14 Mar 13
i alway runed 20 minutes in the everyday's morning when i was a student,i like running,it is a pity that i don't run right now because my full time is fully occupy by my working,i want to run, act immediately.
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@beingwell (3625)
• Thailand
15 Mar 13
Hi there! Have you tried running after work? The hubby and I used to do that; until we decided to run in the morning instead, before work. Either way, it's really up to you to run or otherwise.
• Philippines
24 Mar 13
Wow! Good for you! I wish I can do the same. I actually bought an exercise machine that is supposed to work especially for the lower body. The problem is, I seldom use it. Well, I enjoyed using it the first 2 weeks because I was so excited to see if it will really help me lose weight. Yes, it did help, but as seldom use it, after a month, I gained the weight I lost(5 lbs). I guess I just need more motivation to really lose weight. :)
@beingwell (3625)
• Thailand
27 Mar 13
Hi mariacecilia! Equipment may help us lose weight; but it's really up to us. If we want to lose weight, well... ummhhh, we have to work for it. Diet and exercise (not just exercise) are the key to a healthy weight loss. Find the inspiration to push you to exercise. For me, well every time I see my skinny jeans, I know I got to continue running so I can continue wearing those tight pants and feel good!hhahaha!!
• Philippines
18 Mar 13
Hi. I also love to jog or run whenever I have time to spare. Have you tried using stationary bikes? It will also help you shape your legs and lets you lose some weight too! Running can make your calves increased their measurements that is why think about running. Try some other cardio exercises too. It will help you. Goodluck.
@beingwell (3625)
• Thailand
27 Mar 13
Thanks glamgirldoll! I use stationary bikes when the treadmill is not available. I feel I burn more calories with running, though.
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
18 Mar 13
I run too . I logged 80+ miles this past week, partially due to a mileage challenge and partially because I'm getting ready for the Boston Marathon in April. I didn't take any days off this week but I usually take at least one, typically the day I'm most busy and have more than one kid with me all day. I've noticed that I'm somewhat lazy when I'm not training/running as well, but not as much as someone without kids. I usually have a race on the menu every month, sometimes more than one. It helps to keep me motivated to never slack on training.
@beingwell (3625)
• Thailand
27 Mar 13
Wow, mommyboo! You're very inspiring! That's great having to join a run event at least once (or twice) a week. I had to take a quick rest, 2 days really from running due to err.. muscle spasms. I don't know if it was from running last Sunday or the Thai massage I had after the run. I'm feeling a lot better now, though. Will do a short run later! Yay!!
@rosekiss (30266)
• Eugene, Oregon
15 Mar 13
My exercise is walking, as I can't run. I try to walk everyday as I have two dogs, and they need their exercise just like I do. I only walk thirty minutes a day, as I have a bad back, and walking to long or to far, really makes it hurt. i wish I were young again, so i can do more, but hey, being 65, I am glad at least that I can walk. Take care,and have a good day.
@beingwell (3625)
• Thailand
16 Mar 13
That's good of you to walk and do light exercise, rosekiss!
• Germany
14 Mar 13
i engage myself in press-up early in the morning
@beingwell (3625)
• Thailand
14 Mar 13
That's great best4ever! I do push-ups, too; when I feel like it. hahahah!!
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
14 Mar 13
you make jealous. lol. just kidding. i really don't do anything to lead a more healthier lifestyle i live in indulgence and excess. lol. i do love fruits and vegetables, though.
@beingwell (3625)
• Thailand
14 Mar 13
Hi moongypsy! I was you several years ago. I didn't care of how I weighed, too. I told myself, I can just go on a diet if my weight goes overboard! LOL! That happened, and diet was only ephemeral. I needed something lasting. And that's when I learned to exercise and really take care of my health. I still eat a lot hahaha!! The only difference now is that I learned how to eat in moderation. Like you, I also love fruits and veggies... and chocolates, and sweets, and iced cold drinks...