A Geeky Dad's Blog (Gary)


Day 6 of Janathon…run

by on Jan.06, 2013, under Fitness, Janathon Juneathon

It not quite gone to plan Janathon so far…i have missed a few days exersise and missed even more blogs….

Well i`m hoping i get more consistent as the month goes on…

Today I managed to run 4k in 30min with my other half and even got to do 18min core exercise with a new app i found on google play store…

Hoping to do a swim tomorrow

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Another run…2nd in 4 days

by on Feb.09, 2011, under Fitness

Evening people…

Well tonight I headed to the gym, not feeling great, but needed to get another run in to start building up for this 10K….so off I went and hit the treadmill……Got to 3K in 21 min so not to bad…with cool down hit about 3.3k but it was starting to hurt, legs are feeling it now, so to take my mind off my legs I had a shower and now sitting here typing this with the slendertone on ;-)

See the activity on RunSaturday

Type: Run – General
Duration: 0:25:08
Distance: 3.38 km

So all in all that not to bad, but will rest for a few days, maybe some upperbody/abs work tomorrow

Night all :)

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6 Weeks to next Challenge, not a bad start

by on Feb.06, 2011, under Fitness

At this moment in time I have 2 goal/challenges..

First up..run 30k in 4 weeks (Finish on the 26th), nothing major, but a reasonable challenge for me….manage to get to 7.4 so in 20 days I need to run 22K..might struggle…life busy at the moment…but we shall see…

Well the main Challenge that coming up is the 1ok end or March, so I have 6 weeks to get ready, so with that aim in mind, I started the training today, with a 25 min run(total of 30 min including cooldown) and well I have to admit I did rather well, I mamage just over 4K which I am really please with, my furthest run to date so not a bad start.

See the activity on RunSaturday

Type: Run – General
Duration: 0:36:32
Distance: 4.10 km

Will keep you updated on my progress…


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Slendertone System Abs – 2 Sessions in

by on Jan.19, 2011, under Fitness

I am happy to admit that I seen the adverts on TV about abs machine and well just laughed….never ever thought about getting one…waste of money….but I a bit more open minded after using it, stil no idea if it will work, but time will tell..

Ok I got the unit last week, the unit is very well built, the pads that make contact with your skin are icky but then that the point, basic setup is…

  • Charge the Battery, (about 3 hours)
  • Fit the pads to the belt (3 of them)
  • plug the control unit to the belt
  • turn it on and zap yourself

There a plan for you to follow in the instruction manual which plan for 5X sessions a week, different time, intensaty levels, building up for quite low (20 scale runs from 0-99)

The thing that has strucked me is the box and instruction does not pull you leg and at no point does it say, that this product is all you need for killer ABS, it very much aimed at..you need to do the normal stuff of exercise/good eating to sort your life out, this product here to help the mid-drift ;-)


oh and it feels really weird!!!!

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It Starts tomorrow…Janathon..oh and happy…..

by on Dec.31, 2010, under Fitness, Janathon Juneathon, Ramble

Well tomorrow is the start of a new year…..and day 1 of Janathon

I am a bit keen, so went to the gym today, I have asked to up my time on the treadmill to 15 min (total of 18 min with cool down) total of 2.64K so going further and a little bit quicker…

All that left to say….Is good luck to all the Janathon people and Happy new year to everybody :)

See you all nex year :)


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Gym….Jedward…Men in tights

by on Dec.22, 2010, under Fitness, Janathon Juneathon

I said I would blog today (Twitter) as I need to practise blogging more then running at the gym. All this to get ready for Janathon, I have already planned that I will be out on new years day in my new running tights..yes even the mens running legs thingies are called tights…..I kid you not, they are bloody comfortable.

Anyway back on to tonight gym session….music I have to say sucked in there dark exercise room..blinking jedward video started as I started on the cross trainer, so that was a bad bad start…need to sort out my Ipod and get some running music on there, saying that  have on my PC some of Audiofuel running  stuff so think I will give that a go…need to run longer 2…..

tonight fun..

Cross trainer 10 min

Running 13 min 1.75km – 3 min walking (cool down)

Bike – 15 min

Rowimg Machine 1000m

So not to bad, need to go more that once a week I think, so might and I mean might go tomorrow again,  we shall see.

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Gym….Here we go again

by on Dec.15, 2010, under Fitness

Me and my other half Kerry joined a gym (I use to be a member off a rather naff gym a few years ago), I done both my inductions, so tonight I want off on my own to do my Cardio routine, which is….

  • 15 Min on the bike
  • 10 Min on the cross trainer
  • 10 Min on the treadmill – manage 1.6K in 13 minutes about 5 minutes was walking on warm up/cool down
  • 10 Min on the rowing machine

I got the time wrong on the bike and only did 10 minutes…opsy and I only managed 5 min on the rowing machine, but I was knackered, will do better next time…honest guv ;-) oh and all the above was done in the dark room, only UV lights and loud music…quite fun

So not to bad for my first real trip the the gym, will try the pool next time…they have a 15 meter pool so looking forward to jumping in after getting all hot and sweaty …….

Until next time……

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