Hey guys! It has been a while. I have had such a crazy couple of days that I literally had no time to sit down and write something. First off Happy Rosh Hashanah to all my fellow Jews. I am home for the holiday, home is Jersey, and I am really enjoying the bigger space, home-cooked food, and fresh air. You really don’t learn to appreciate those things until you are away from Manhattan.
I have recently started using a weightloss running app to keep track of my interval running and help me lose some weight. It is literally called Weightloss Running App, it is available both on an Android and Apple. I love how easy it is to use. I am currently using the beginner level but there are three different levels, beginner, intermediate and advanced. Each level has 24 workouts. I am currently on day four. I did however do one intermediate workout, so I have done four workouts with this app overall. When you run outside it will tell you how far you have run, map out your run, tell you your pace, calories burned, and time you have left of the workout.
The workouts are pretty simple. In the beginner version most of the intervals are one minute of running, two minutes of walking or one and half minute of running, two minutes of walking. Like I said, pretty simple.
I can really start feeling changes in my body, especially in my midsection, which is where I always feel the change happen first. Since today my run was at home, it was a lot harder. There are a lot of hills around here, so it makes it kind of difficult to recover quicker than I would running on a treadmill or alongside the Hudson River.
I am kind of doing the workouts back to back, since the running is pretty minimal, so I don’t feel like my body needs so many days to recover in between. A few days ago, I did the intermediate workout on the treadmill at the gym and my legs were so chafed I could not walk for several days, so that pretty much set me back a while. Now I am back, I make sure to put lotion on after every run, and I thinking running outside is just better for me overall.
If I wasn’t moving back to Jersey in December I would probably get the premium version, but I know I won’t run as much when I am back home. It’s harder to run here during the week, because it gets darker faster and I wouldn’t feel safe running at like 8 p.m. alongside the highway, cause I am just weird like that. I will try to get my runs in on the weekend and maybe once during the week, if I can. I guess we will see.
What about you, do you like to run outside or inside?