Faster run, more push ups

This run started with more push ups than my last run with 90, but still not back to 100 yet. I don’t know why; I think it’s because I haven’t been getting enough sleep lately coupled with a lack of carbs. Either way, it’s something I’m working on. I like being in 100+ push up territory more than I like being in the 80-95 range.

The run itself was pretty darned good. I set out to do a little bit faster pace than my last run and also a little bit more than 3 miles, and I succeeded in both. The best part: my second to last quarter mile was the closest I’ve been in a runner’s high in a long time. I felt myself gliding alone, cognizant of foot strikes, but not really feeling them. I felt great! I was floating along for an entire quarter mile, and it was glorious. The last quarter mile wasn’t nearly as effortless, but still pretty decent. At the end, I felt great, and I felt as if I’d accomplished something.

My next run will be Tuesday to give my legs and arms a chance to heal and prepare.

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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