Starting Some Heart-Rate Running

Finally, I got a run in. After three days of no running, three whole days!

Saturday was a scheduled day of rest, but I felt like crap and probably would not have run. Sunday was more of the same feeling like crap and I ended up taking another rest day – could I have run…probably but I have run a lot this year and the last couple weeks of a year are for recuperating and getting ready for a new year’s set of goals.

Monday I was still feeling pretty nasty, but it was snowing the the roads were nasty, so with all the snowblowing and stuff I decided to take one more day off from running. Probably a good choice, I was quite tired by the end of the day and if I had run, it would have been too much.

Which gets me to this morning…I wasn’t 100%, but felt good enough to Go For A Run after walking Bennie down-back for his long walk. Also I wanted to get to trying running by heart-rate. I not going to do MAF training at this point, but after talking with some people I trust and bouncing some ideas around, I decided to start by attempting keep my heart-rate under 135 bpm. Continue reading

Making the Choice to Be Healthier

At times you have to stop and think about where you are, where you have been and probably most importantly what direction you think is the best direction moving forward.

Since my physical exam at Togus and meeting my new doctor over a week ago, I have had a chance to digest some test results; his comments, thoughts and suggestions regarding my health. Also I have had a chance to do something I am pretty good at, researching the questions that I have and finding solutions that align with how I choose to live my life.

After all, I am an experiment of one and the mistakes I make and yes, the successes that I have are a result of my choices.

Before I go any further – I want to remind readers of the following:

Disclaimer: All opinions and experiences expressed on this website are based on my own personal research and experiences. Please consult your doctor with any medical issues, trainer, nutritionist or other licensed professional before beginning a training program or attempting to do anything that I write about here.

The information provided herein should not be construed as a health-care diagnosis, treatment regimen or any other prescribed health-care advice or instruction. The information is provided with the understanding that I am not engaged in the practice of medicine or any other health-care profession and do not enter into any health-care practitioner/patient relationship with its readers.

The rest of this post are simply my thoughts and experiences on my personal medical care, issues and the direction that seems to be the correct one for me.

I know things on this blog seem to revolve around running, but I tend to think that my running is a great metaphor for my life and if you read between the lines on many of the daily posts there are more things written about myself, than the literal writing might suggest.

Read on McDuff. Continue reading