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Jan 13, 2019 13:51:30

Walking and Running

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Gene Lim

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Lately I have been writing about trying to get physically fitted by working out but I have not wrote anything about gym. I have nothing against going to the gym to workout. Well, actually by going to the gym is a great idea. Gyms usually have the right tools for people to use. People would pays for the membership fee to access the facility which indirectly made them want to always to go the gym too because of how much they have emptied their wallet.

Instead of going to the gym, I have been doing at least an hour run per day and trying to achieve 10,000 steps a day. Lately I have reached 9,000+ daily which is really a good start too. By running or walking, it will strengthen mostly my legs. So to make sure even my arms and body would be worked out, I took a light dumbbell with me during the walk and run.

Since today is a Sunday, usually it is the day makes me feel lazy to do anything. But today I actually went out to the heritage area of Penang and walk around the place, finding all the mural arts. Did a total of 4KM distance in 3 hours. It sounds long but it was just a slow walk, gracing through the structure of the builds and learning about the culture of those area.

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    @wernminlim Great job getting active! I have been trying to walk and hit my steps every day as well. The 10K number is tough on days when I'm stuck at a computer for most of the day, but I can usually hit that number on weekends.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jan 13, 2019 17:32:18
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      @brandonwilson We are just the same. Me as a software developer, spending most of my time sitting down and staring that the computer. The only time to get up from that chair is during lunch and dinner. Too little to even reach 10K. So from now on, I always start my day by walking or running for an hour. At least I did something before turning on the computer

      Gene Lim avatar Gene Lim | Jan 14, 2019 14:48:43
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    @wernminlim It's really good you've made a conscious decision to be active, it's the first step. What ends up happening is you begin to say to yourself "I've been doing 10k steps for so long, I need to up the ante" and you challenge yourself to do more. That's how we grow as people and make progress in life.
    Maybe you'll be running 10k and lifting serious weights this time next year ;)

    Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jan 13, 2019 13:55:28
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      @gabrielgreco You may be right. Using this app called Strava, it has a lot of events by the community. I saw there was 200KM in 3 month. So going for 10K per day may be possible but serious weight lifting I am not so sure though. Hopefully ?

      Gene Lim avatar Gene Lim | Jan 14, 2019 14:50:47
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