Another Incremental Update

Just Keep Running

Again, 7 days between runs. I require motivation. Part of my issue is simple: I am not feeling particularly upbeat. This year has kicked my ass – in more ways than I care to share at this time. But, as some say, just getting out there is half the battle. Setting the clock back an hour might make getting up early easier, allowing me to get out and run in the morning.

Incremental Marathon Part ∞x∞

Just Keep Running

Not a bad feeling run after having taken a week off from exercising. Anyway, I am pleased. Unfortunately, I’ve gained weight. At my best, I was at 215. Currently, I’m at 231. And I can feel the extra 16 pounds when I run. Hell, I can feel the extra pounds just walking about the house and at home.

It means working harder at maintaining my exercise routine. In addition to feeling the weight in my daily activities, I also struggle with sleep. Again, it’s about maintaining a routine. In this case, it’s about meditating at night before bed. I listen to an isochronic tone set to the low spectrum from the site myNoise.net. There are over 200 different noise generators. Some are great at increasing alertness. Others do an admirable job of creating drowsiness, such as the isochronic tone I mentioned earlier. In the morning, I listen to Neuromodulator. It does an excellent job of eliminating and/or reducing my tinnitus. I donated money to the site, so I have a wide range of sounds available. However, you don’t have to donate money, and you’ll still have a good selection of sounds.

Incremental Marathon Part ∞

Just Keep Running

My lower back was aggravated with me so I had to stop and switch to walking.

Of course, I hadn’t ran for 10 days so I’m grateful I managed 2 miles before my back yelled at me.

Good Morning Blogstonia!

My coffee cup

I’ve finished my coffee, completed my morning routine, and am now contemplating a run in the cold outdoors. I have the gear for it. The issue is getting motivated to dress properly and stretch before the run. Running is never a problem. It’s motivating myself for the preparation with which I struggle.

Incremental Marathon Update Part, “Who Knows?”

Just Keep Running

I am content. I took it easy. No need to exhaust myself.

Incremental Marathon/2020 Tour De Rook Update #∞

Just Keep Running

Yes, yes. I know. It’s been a while since I’ve posted any of my runs and rides. Well, here they are.

I enjoyed today’s run. I didn’t set any new records. But I maintained a pace of which to be proud. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got breakfast to cook.

Morning Routine Completed

Just Keep Running

Okay, I’ve drunk my coffee, read my horoscopes, and made moves in my pending chess games. Now it’s time to go for a run. I’ve not run for over a week. I have been emotionally, mentally, and physically exhausted. So much so that I decided to cut back on my responsibilities. That means I dropped my classes for the semester. I didn’t have the energy to keep up.

Of course, dropping classes for the semester means that I will have to face some financial consequences. But I’ll deal with them as they come. Besides, I plan on resuming classes in the Spring of 2021. I will have to navigate the consequences to resume classes, no doubt.

Anyway, it’s off for a run. You all be on your best behavior. Yeah, I know. I suck the fun out of life. Deal with it.

Incremental Marathon – Part ∞

Just Keep Running

Because, you know – I’m committed.

NO! Not to an institution, you jerks. To running. I’m committed to running.

Everyone’s a comedian.

Good Morning Blogstonia!

Yes, I’m up. I’ve been up since 5:25 AM when Smokey decided to step on the Apple remote and turn on the TV. The little shit. Of course, she was attempting to knock things off of elevated surfaces because she wanted her morning treats.

So, I’ve managed to get through my morning routine. That includes finishing my two cups of coffee. Next? I’m contemplating a run. I’d go on a bicycle ride, but 49 degrees is just too chilly. I’ll probably end up going for a run.

Oh, speaking of Smokey, here she is sitting on the stone table watching for the red squirrel she treed earlier. It was chattering away in anger on the tree in the background as this picture was taken.

Caught Up

Just Keep Running

I paced myself based on my breathing. I ignored all other cues. No heart rate announcements, no pace announcements. Just paying attention to my breathing. As a result I ended up with my second best performance since switching to Strava to monitor my exercise.