Hills on Treadmill

Running hills outdoors in Germany is hard. At least for me because the slope grades can quickly go from 1% to 25%. The best way to prepare for trail hills is to train on the treadmill. Here is what I do to prepare to for outdoor hills:

  • Start the treadmill at 0% incline and easy run. Easy is different for everyone, for me, it’s at speed 5. Hold this speed for 2 minutes.
  • Bring incline to 1% at an easy speed for 1 minute.
  • Increase incline to 2% at an easy speed for 1 minute.
  • Decrease 1% each minute until you are back on a flat road. (2 minutes of work)
  • Now easy should feel a little too easy after the incline, so increase your speed to a little more effort. (I go up only to 6) Maintain this for 2 minutes.
  • Increase to 2% incline and maintain for 2 minutes. For every 2 minutes increase the incline by 2% until you are at 6%. (6 minutes total)
  • Now let’s bring it back down… 2% every 2 minutes. (6 minutes total). It will feel easier as your incline declines.
  • You’re done. The whole thing should only take 20 minutes.

The more time you complete this hill workout the easier it will get.

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SEO is simply the abbreviation of Search Engine Optimization. So why does your business need to optimize itself within search engines? The answer is easy. If you are not on the first page, you are losing. Because think about it, how often do you click to page 2 or 3 when using Google. My guess will be almost never.

When you have a website you want potential customers to visit, by using SEO you can drive people to your page and your business has more credibility when it pops up closer to the top. Customers will most likely engage and add to the traffic to your site when you are using keywords that are trending in your industry.

SEOs do cost money but it is an investment for a long term strategy to increase customer engagement and quantifying your business. SEO adds to your marketing strategy y attracting them and possible generating a sell because they were able to find your business and research you through social media or navigate through multiple versions of the same page.

As technology evolves, your business will need to at the same rate.

lockalcordo, The Buzzed Badger

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Vegetarian Transition

For close to a decade, I was a vegetarian that transitioned to a vegan for the last two years. I had tried many years before to eat a plant-based only diet because I am lactose intolerant and as a cancer survivor who was afraid of what I was putting into my body but failed miserably because I did not go in prepared. Having balanced meals and a variety of nutrients and minerals are important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Anyway… in 2018 I had a bright idea to become a mainstream eater (if that’s what you call it) to fully experience my new life in Europe. It was a horrible mistake because after eating meat for the first time I was in the hospital due to not being able to break it down and my allergies came back aggressively enough I was back in the hospital and now taking daily meds on top of getting monthly shots. How can you even have a job drowsy and going to a doctor’s appointment every month? IDK… I miss my plant-based life. But in reality, it is a lifestyle change and you have to re-learn how to cook, plus navigate out in the world. For 2019, I will focus on a vegetarian diet before I go completely plant-based.

Sharing with you the last 3 months of 2019 transition:

  • October:
    • Find Plant-Based Substitutions
    • Sub out meats for Tofu Twice a Week
    • Use Fish When Plant-Base Won’t Do
  • November:
    • Use Only Vegetables or Fruit in Favorite Meals
    • Swap Cow Milk with Oat, Almond, Coconut, Rice… Any Alternative Milk
  • December:
    • Use Plant-Based Powder Instead of Whey
    • Test Out New Vegetarian Meals

After 3 months you should be ready for the leap to an all-vegetarian meal. As an ovo-vegetarian, you still can have eggs if you are not ready for the full plant-based jump. Plus cheese and milk are part of the vegetarian diet, I just try to avoid because I am lactose intolerant (everyone around me suffers) 0_0

The Buzzed Badger

High on Life. Dedicated to Fitness. Obsessed with Health.