Emi inspired running/workout

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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Ryto » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:37 pm

There was a topic like this a few days ago.

http://ks.renai.us/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=5114

It got locked by a moderator. If you're curious why, look at the last post in that topic. But maybe this one will fare better.

Also, I tried to do the workout suggested in the Emi picture in that other thread with my girlfriend. She stopped running after the first running segment, but I kept going through the whole thing...hopefully I can keep it up...
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Bix » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:40 pm

Yeah, thats why I say moderation is key, (Moderation as in not going too far, not in the admin term)
Its also why I keep peppering referance to the VN in here... this is a VN forum after all.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Weaver » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:40 pm

I've just been doing elliptical and some light weight repetitions (more for toning than actual bulk) and I'm amazed at how much I've improved in one week.
I didn't want to start flat out on the treadmill because I've been living a very sedentary lifestyle for years now and I wanted to build up some strength before taking the full plunge into treadmill land (I'll run on the streets when it warms up).

It feels really good! I already notice that my heart rate is just a little bit lower and that I catch my breath much more quickly. I realize I'll plateau and these fast improvements will slow down, but it's really encouraging off the get go to see noticable gains quickly. I'm getting prepped to start running in a week or two, I bought some proper shoes and I got my plan ready.

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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Arifu » Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:05 pm

Glad to see I'm not the only one who went running the minute I stopped the Emi route :P
In any case though, from the moment I started KS I cut my food intake by half, went on long walks (which is really calming since i live in a rural sort of town, with loads of forest paths) and haven't had anything sweet or sugary. I'm actually quite shocked at how much better i feel physically, less sluggish, more alert, can actually wake up early in the morning etc. I only wish I had started this earlier, but it was basically Katawa Shoujo that gave me that jump-start.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Panty Supervisor » Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:36 pm

Ryto wrote:Also, I tried to do the workout suggested in the Emi picture in that other thread with my girlfriend. She stopped running after the first running segment, but I kept going through the whole thing...hopefully I can keep it up...
Congratulations you are now locked onto your girlfriend's route. :lol:
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Ryto » Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:44 pm

Panty Supervisor wrote:
Ryto wrote:Also, I tried to do the workout suggested in the Emi picture in that other thread with my girlfriend. She stopped running after the first running segment, but I kept going through the whole thing...hopefully I can keep it up...
Congratulations you are now locked onto your girlfriend's route. :lol:
LOL! XD. To be honest, I pretty much am. We've been dating for over two years, and the only reason I haven't popped the question yet is because we want to wait until we've both graduated college.

Also, I'm not so sure about doing this running thing during the winter...I just did it for 20 minutes on Friday, but my throat is still sore from the cold. I had forgotten how terrible it was whenever they'd make us run in the cold in PE class...
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by HurricaneHarvey » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:42 am

@urishima
I have seen that sort of system at places before. There is a big clock that says "change now" on a timer in a little area with all the machines in a circle the times I have seen it.

So today I discovered what should have been obvious in hindsight. Do not run on a treadmill with cheap flat shoes and no socks. I was left with some very uncomfortable blisters and having to wear big water proof boots all day at work did not make it any better for after either. :lol:
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Weaver » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:45 am

HurricaneHarvey wrote:@urishima
I have seen that sort of system at places before. There is a big clock that says "change now" on a timer in a little area with all the machines in a circle the times I have seen it.

So today I discovered what should have been obvious in hindsight. Do not run on a treadmill with cheap flat shoes and no socks. I was left with some very uncomfortable blisters and having to wear big water proof boots all day at work did not make it any better for after either. :lol:
This is why I went and bought proper running shoes :P
The shoes I've been wearing are these beat up old flat foot shoes. I backpacked Germany in these shoes, I'm really not even sure how they are still in one piece :P

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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by HurricaneHarvey » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:55 pm

So I have a bone to pick with Emi's assessment of the 2nd day being the hardest. The first day back after taking a day off is SO MUCH HARDER, for me at least. I could feel my heart beat in my face and fingertips. I couldn't even keep my self up on one log during stretching after.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Notguest » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:28 am

I think she was just trying to be encouraging.

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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Modem » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:50 am

Well, at last a thread in which I can personally relate to.

Yes and no. I've always been off and on about getting back into shape via jogging and some other activities (not that I would say I'm totally out of shape, just a little rough around the edges), however I suppose that I've just never had the motivation in order to do so. After playing KS last Tuesday, I can safely say I've gotten into a fairly regular jogging routine every 2nd day and it feels great, I think the only downside is the fact that I have to get up at 5:30am in the morning in order to go jogging and then have a relaxing bath afterwards which can leave me fairly drained around 6pm-ish. Although, I would not give her all the credit, I've been beating myself up about it for the past month or so.

Good luck to all of you guys/ gals that are trying this out, I hope you stick to it!

Arifu wrote:Glad to see I'm not the only one who went running the minute I stopped the Emi route :P
In any case though, from the moment I started KS I cut my food intake by half, went on long walks (which is really calming since i live in a rural sort of town, with loads of forest paths) and haven't had anything sweet or sugary. I'm actually quite shocked at how much better i feel physically, less sluggish, more alert, can actually wake up early in the morning etc. I only wish I had started this earlier, but it was basically Katawa Shoujo that gave me that jump-start.
This is exactly how I feel, I've rediscovered my love for fruit and much more healthier foods like bananas etc. However, I don't think anything will make me like onions, ew!
I'm starting to hear the Katawa Shoujo soundtrack play through my head in everyday like, is this normal?

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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Darkish-One » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:21 am

My little appartments to crampt to do much except basic push ups and sit ups and as for jogging, can someone who's 60+ pounds overweight and can't run a block without stopping to catch your breath or pulling all kinds of muscles you forgot you had? Sure he can but I really need a new location since Jersey City people making this harder on a dude like me. .-.

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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by miggy » Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:28 am

hey bix. thanks for the advice man, i really apreciate it as do others.

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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Bix » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:21 am

miggy wrote:hey bix. thanks for the advice man, i really apreciate it as do others.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by charmisokay » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:38 am

I am actually not inspired by Emi herself, but rather this game. I will start to run/bike around once per day just to keep my condition acceptable (:
After playing Lilly's route I started eating pizza with a knife and a fork ^^ I'm such a gentleman.

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