Tonight I ran 4.550KM. The temperature was about right and I ran slower than my usual pace. I managed to run almost 5K. I went around my “track” 7 times. I ran slower than my usual pace.
Well last Tuesday in the rain, I had to brace my scooter with my right foot. I injured the same bruise once again. I wasn’t happy. Luckily nothing was wrong and I’ve been diligently icing it down.
I ran 4.550K in about 32 minutes. For these short runs, hydration isn’t really an issue.
I did a weigh-in today. I’ve dropped some more weight. I weigh in at 78 kg (172lbs). When I arrived, I think I gained a few pounds, but since I started exercising it melted away. I’ve been eating lots of fruits, juices, shakes and the life for the past three weeks. It’s been very healthy. I’ve found my favorite drink in all of Taiwan. No it’s not an energy drink, it’s fresh squeezed orange juice made from Sunkist oranges. It tastes incredible. It costs about $60NT (~2$) for 500cc, but it’s worth it. I drank two in one day. I also drank a papaya milk. Today I saw some Sunkist oranges for sale at a fruit store in Taipei. They were selling them for $25NT (~0.83$) each. I didn’t buy any, but I most probably will. To make 500cc of OJ with those oranges takes about 4-5 oranges. The smell is incredible.
This week has been exhausting. But I’m feeling pretty good and I might go for another run tomorrow. I’ve actually toyed with the idea of running with a pack on my back, to make it more of a workout, but I’ll leave that for later.
This week, I want to be able to run 10K in one run.
Today my lunch was a mango milk, three kiwis, a dragon fruit (pitaya), and an apple pear. Total cost? 105NT (3.5$).