Post-Run Report: June 21, 2017

Today’s run was actually really quite good. I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to run due to Tropical Storm Cindy, but she actually made the weather nice for me since it was a mere 87 degrees outside when I ran and very windy. The wind kept me cool, and pushed me on half of my laps which felt good.

I started with 100 push ups, and while I pushed just a little to get there, I’m glad I did. It’s a mental limit for me that I want to make a new minimum for push ups, so I’m glad I hit it again today. I then set out for my run, and the first mile pace was pretty decent without being too out of breath. As each mile progressed, I was slower, but the final pace was sub-9 which is what I aim for. I figure sometime around September I’ll start pushing harder to prepare for my next PFT, but for now, I’m okay with trending faster in a more natural manner.

One thing of note is that for the last mile, my legs were burning, but for some reason, I didn’t get the dreadful feeling I usually experience when my legs burn. This time, I totally accepted it, and I actually was completely okay with it which made the run more pleasant. I don’t know if this is a new thing that will happen on every run or if it was unique to this run and wil possibly be a rare experience; only time will tell. Either way, it was a very pleasant run today, and I’m glad I was able to get out there and get it done.

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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