What A Sweaty Saturday!

26 07 2009

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success Napoleon Hill (American author, 18831970)


My yesterday’s  workout was indeed too sweaty!

From 5am until 7am, I biked a 60 kms route…


then, from 7:30am until 9am, I ran an easy 12 kms pace…



And from 4pm until 6:30pm, I lifted in a nearby local gym…




What a nice feeling to finish my training program yesterday and I did that without any injury.

Needless to say, there’s this great fulfillment and satisfaction as our bodies perspire.

But what happens to our body during perspiration?

According to associatedcontent.com, There are  few things that occur when we sweat, and these common reactions can be exaggerated during different situations. Perspiration is a natural process our brain initiates most often to cool itself or regulate body temperature. Saline fluids, composed mostly of water but also of minerals and a small amount of waste product, are excreted through the sweat glands and the pores in our skin. This process pulls blood away from the body’s core and toward the surface of the skin, and then the sweat evaporates. This transfer from liquid to vapor requires heat energy, which is drawn from the surrounding atmosphere, namely the body. Heat is pulled out of the blood and skin, thus cooling the body.

Deep sweating helps the body cleanse itself and replace older dead cells. Sweat clears bacteria out of surface layers of the skin and from the sweat ducts. The process of sweating also helps improve circulation from the blood vessels dilating, and gives the skin a fresh look and feel. It also helps to remove a small amount of toxins from our body, such as urea, nickel, excess zinc, ammonia, and other minerals and chemicals our body might have absorbed from the environment or from food or drink we’ve ingested. Sweat does not have an offensive odor until it is released from the body and gets a chance to react with bacteria on the surface and in the air.

If I could only store up all of my sweats  since I became an athlete and put that in a container… I think that’s a great memorabilia, and a unique one too (lol).

Furthermore, let’s continue sweating and helping one another!

God be Praised!

LIFE IN A NUTSHELL: A man speaking on integrity in the marketplace said Christians are often like the world in their lack of excellence. You need to:

-pay your bills,

-respect your boss,

-watch your mouth,

-value your people,

-know your limits,

-do your best.




7 responses

27 07 2009

You’re such a strong athlete! How i wish I could do also the same thing…

Keep on inspiring us.

27 07 2009
Mariel_dela Cruz

Sounds like you’re training for an Iron man huh.

Nice post and nice training. God bless you.

27 07 2009
Bolo Merlita

And you’re a vegan right? How can you do such things?

27 07 2009

Hey Ronnie, that’s quite a workout you did on Saturday ! I also like weight training after running….have you tried the 300 workout ? I arrived in Manila 8 days ago and already ran in two races. Hope to see you around. DJ (Sandrunner)

28 07 2009

Hi sandrunner…I visited your blog earlier and found it to be ‘interesting!’ Keep up the good works, and you’re an elite runner in the making.

28 07 2009

Hi Mariel dela Cruz…My Cobra ironman will not push through, for I lack training in swimming.

28 07 2009

You can also do it Willynovelo…just do it moderately at first. God bless.

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