Just like almost everyone during the quarantine, I started training with the home workouts. Of course this does not replace a full weight training, but I still find the abdominal workout very effective. But since a workout alone usually doesn’t exhaust me, I usually run a big lap before it. The first weeks of the quarantine went pretty well and I was able to motivate myself. However, the motivation decreased when more and more people started to run my lap as well. So I decided to get up earlier and earlier to watch the sunset and to use a nearly empty track. At the moment I always get up at 5:00 am. I can only warmly recommend this to you too – it not only boosts your energy for the rest of the day, but also allows you to clear your head. I have also heard from friends that the more often they would run, the better they could switch off and it almost has a meditative effect on them. For me, jogging at 5:00 a.m. seems like pure torture, but maybe that will change in the following weeks.
What helped me enormously to regain the fun in sports – outside the gym – was an appropriate, new sportswear and suitable sports equipment.
For this I decided to buy Emporio Armani Sneaker Low, which I bought via Zalando for 289,95€. As the name already says, this is a sneaker and not a suitable sports shoe. However, I don’t think it is very different from a running shoe and since I clearly prefer harder soles due to a slight malposition of my feet, I can only lose positive things about this shoe so far.
In addition, I often wear simple black Nike shorts, which is self-explanatory. It is worth mentioning, however, that they belong to the Dri-Fit series, which means that the pants wick away moisture, are breathable and quick-drying.
As a deodorant, I have recently started using a liquid deodorant, since my previous ones left white stains on my clothes every time. For this I use the 50 millilitre deodorant of the brand YOU & OIL. The synergetic effect of mineral water, amber, alum and essential oils helps the deodorant to prevent the proliferation of bacteria, eliminate the smell of sweat and soothe irritated skin.
I also use a metal water bottle from adidas, a cap from the mackerel New Era called REPLICA, which was created in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz, and an adidas sweat jacket.