Post-Run Report: March 20, 2017

I’ve been super busy and haven’t been able to run in the past four days. I felt guilty and even angry about it, but things were going on and I just didn’t have the time to go out and run. Well, that ended today. I finally had a chance to get out there and hit the pavement. It was tougher than usual because of the lack of running over the past four days, but I got it done with a respectable pace.

I started with my customary push ups. I did 65 without much effort and decided to just stop there. I didn’t do sit ups (again!) and I really am getting concerned about that. I have an APFT in the Army National Guard coming up in April that I need to do at least 40 sit ups in two minutes for. I need to get a baseline so I know where I’m at and what I’m working to. Anyway, I had a chance to use my new Fenix 3 HR watch today as well, and while it’s a bit bigger and heavier than the Fitbit Surge, it seems to be more accurate and I do like the bigger screen. For my eyes, it’s easier to read. I run without my eyeglasses, and the Surge’s screen was a bit hard to read. Not so with the Fenix.

The run itself was good. I did look at my watch from time to time to see what my pace was, and whenever it slowed, I kicked it in. That made me a bit more winded and it was a harder run than usual, but I’ve already said why that was. Otherwise, it was a good run, and I’m glad I got the run in. I will run again on Wednesday, but I’m not sure when I will run this Friday. I have my first National Guard drill on Friday starting early in the morning, and I don’t know when I’ll be finishing up. Either way, I will make time to run at some point.

It’s good to be back to running again. I hate these small, unplanned breaks.

Author: PaleoMarine

Former active duty Marine who went from 170 lbs to 328 lbs and decided that he had to change his life or die. He lost 130 lbs in 1 year through Whole30 and adopting the Paleo Diet without doing any exercise at all. Since starting running, he's lost an additional 20 lbs and is comfortably back in the 170 lbs range. He is a Warrant Officer in the Army National Guard and writes multiple blogs about topics he is passionate about.

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