Category Archives: Running

What To Do?

I’m finishing up my coffee and wondering what to do next. Run? Or just be lazy? It’s a bit chilly out right now, with a breeze coming off the river. Nothing too extreme, but it’s making me think being lazy is not that bad of a choice.

To Run Or Not

It’s raining outside. A moment ago it was torrential. Now it seems to have slacked off a bit. I have a rain jacket I bought a few years ago that is perfect for this type of weather. It’s just a matter of my getting motivated. I’m busy with breakfast at the moment, but after about a half hour I will start really working on that motivation.

Running

Yes, I know. It’s been a while since I exercised. Winter does that. Or, more appropriately, I let winter be an excuse not to run or exercise. Anyway, today I went out and ran. 42.31 minutes per my Fitbit. 32 minutes of that in the peak heart rate zone. 8 minutes in the cardio area. And 26 minutes in the field above cardio but not in peak. My highest heart rate was towards the end of the run. I hit 176, two beats above max. It was but for a moment.

I forgot to change the setting on MapMyRun from Treadmill to run, so it didn’t track my distance. But at this point, just getting over 40 minutes is more important than my speed or distance.

After Run Post

Or more appropriately – after shower/after run post. I’m feeling clean and refreshed. I was afraid my run would tire me out. So, that’s good. Anyway, I’m getting ready to finish the last 3rd of the 3rd chapter of my textbook.

The decision is do I do it here or do I go to a coffee shop. Sometimes studying from home is problematic. Mostly because I am easily distracted by chores. Today, though, chores were a nice break between various study activities. Still, I sometimes just need to get out of the house.

Sigh.

Decisions, decisions.

I Ran

Yes, I did run. Farther and longer than I planned. And I’m hurting. Nothing serious. Just old age. My Achille’s tendons, ankles, and lower calf muscles are aching. However, its just a dull ache, not the intense pain of a few months ago. I figure my legs are just taking their sweet time in getting conditioned.

On a side note, I am getting frustrated with the various exercise apps. I would love to be able to post all my runs directly to my blog, but none of them allow for that functionality. If one of them did, I’d pay money for the premium account. Well, we all can’t have what we want, can we?