Today’s Workout

4.29 miles walked. 5.13 miles ran. My heart rate during the runs never hit the red line; that is, it never went above 160. The highest heart rate was 158. During the walks, my heart rate never went into any zone. So, my heart rate recovery time was pretty damn…

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Last Cup

It’s gorgeous outside, and I’m looking forward to a run. However, I’m working on my last cup of coffee. Quite frankly, I’m not going to do anything until I’ve had my requisite volume of coffee. Trust me; you’ll be thankful that I accomplish this one simple task.

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Pushed Too Hard

I exceeded my maximum heart rate today. I should not go over 164 bpm. I maxed out at 167. And I had a rate over 160 bpm for 7 minutes and 5 seconds. Part of the reason I had a high heart rate was the 120 pushups I did during…

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Blah

That’s how I feel today. I’ve got nothing. Oh, the run in the light shower was excellent. And my stretch afterward actually felt productive. I’m not feeling it today. Not sure what’s up. It’s not anything awful. I’m just blah. I have to admit, my body did wake up achy…

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Blowsery Weekend

It was cold and windy this past weekend, leaving me bereft of any desire to mow the lawn. There is no wind today, so I best get out there and mow down the prairie that has sprung in my front yard.

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Ash In Their Feather Dusters

The villagers, he said, knew about the camp, and watched daily as thousands of prisoners would arrive by rail car, herded like cattle into the camp. Even though the camp never could have held the vast numbers of prisoners who were brought in, the villagers knew that no one ever…

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About Running

Back in 2012 or 2013, I decided to switch from bicycling to running. I remember my first effort at, well, let’s call it jogging instead of running. If I managed a mile in 20 minutes, I would consider myself lucky. It was an embarrassing affair, to say the least. I…

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