Almost Human Again — October 7, 2021

What I am thinking about this morning?

That it is so nice to be feeling almost human again. Whatever was going on since last Saturday has finally decided to ease up and not be such a pain-in-the-arse. While I am pretty sure it had something to do with a combination of the bad milk and frozen fruit that the wife said had an odd flavor and didn’t eat after a couple.

Looking down Stevens Hill

I can’t be sure of the cause, but the results certainly weren’t fun. So, since Saturday’s run, I have been battling against whatever critters took up residence in my gut, since that breakfast.

The worst part was the lethargy. Not being able to get out of my own way for a couple of days and sleeping in the chair more than being awake wasn’t all that much fun.

The worst seemed to be over yesterday afternoon.

I intend to do 2-3 miles — dependent upon how I feel and do. The plan calls for my Thursday strides, but I am fairly confident that I will be smart and not overdo the return to running.

Progress back to being almost human again. 🙂

What I Did.

I ended up running down to Troy Trail, but not without a lot of procrastination and purposely delaying the run. TheWife got her COVID-19 booster shot on Wednesday and was feeling worse than I did all week — overnight. So, I was a little worried about her and really wasn’t into the run this morning.

Finally, she fell asleep, and I figured that if I was going to run, I might as well get out the door. I started out slow and felt a bit awkward the first mile. As the body got back into a rhythm, while I didn’t pick up the pace, the run began to become a bit smoother.

After turning around and getting back on the dirt road, the stride session started, and I automatically picked up the pace. After I realized what I had done, I figured they were only 20-second strides and as long as I don’t get stoopid, let’s see what happens. I had to do a few coming up Stevens Hill, which was not too much fun.

Otherwise, I ran comfortably hard for 8 × 20 seconds, and it seemed to help clear some gunk out of the body. I ended up doing 4.0 miles (6.44 km) and didn’t feel too bad. Although my heart rate is still higher than it should be for the effort levels, I was doing.

When I looked back at my heart rate data for the week before Saturday’s fiasco, the heart rate had been higher than normal. So, I might have been fighting something for a while, and it finally just kicked my butt that day. It is hard to say what it actually was, all I know is that I don’t want to deal with it again anytime soon.

How did the Karhu Fusion 2021 do? Not bad at the faster paces, but at the same time, I wouldn’t choose them to do a faster workout very often. At almost 11.0 ounces (ca. 416 gram), they are a heavy shoe and not designed to be a tempo or go faster shoe. Train heavy and race light is the adage.

I did get in a pair of Karhu Ikoni 2020, which are the shoe that I wanted in the first place. Karhu doesn’t make light shoes because they came in at almost 11.0 ounces as well, but they are comfortable, and I will try them out for an easy run tomorrow.

In the afternoon, I was able to work on cutting brush with a chainsaw and dragging it around for a couple of hours. So, I really don’t worry too much about doing upper body work until that stuff is done.

All I know is that it felt good to be back out there running and doing things again. Well, more the running than the doing things I have a feeling, and the best part is that TheWife is feeling better.

One thought on “Almost Human Again — October 7, 2021

  1. Glad to know that you’re almost back to normal! Now that your wife is feeling better, you can focus on running again. These are some pretty pics of Fall colors.

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