A down day so why not work on the blog?

A depressing morning…am not up to doing anything…..had plans, but woke up with a headache, and just not feeling up to doing whatever…..maybe over-trained, or just tired???…or?

I hit the weights harder than normal yesterday, and during I felt a little bit of a twinge and a headache/sore head during doing so

Is this maybe the concussion reminding me that it’s still there; maybe it’s allergies, the change in the weather…barometric pressure, whatever, just taking a day off…for a while…just a chill day.

Had a great fun run yesterday evening.

I’m loving the group runs.

I’m looking after two separate groups, one of them on Wednesdays, the other is Tuesdays and Sundays…it’s a bit of work; I hate running the same route all the time, I spend a lot of time mapping out routes…and I have to run them before I take groups out on them, just to make sure we can do them……

Also convincing some to join us…there’s always those that want to join or may be interested, but, well, are not sure, don’t think they’re not quick enough, and no matter how offen I say we’ll run their pace, that there’ll always be someone to run with them (possibly me) .. it’s a challenge to get them to join in….so add that to my day, trying to convince people to take part……

switching gears…..blogging?

I’m still working on this, almost a year in

I know way too often (like today) this seems like my personal journal on-line……

I spend way too much time trying to convince myself, analyzing myself, and well, maybe going some where, sometimes, others maybe not…..yes, it’s all about me.

I keep trying different strategies like, the 75 Day Hard, then challenging a friend to running once a day every day…..then picking a goal, and sort of aiming towards it…..and I have to say, except for days like today, things are going well….at the end of yesterday I felt very positive, this morning, a little less positive.

But why blog? and what’s this blog? about.

I use it to sometimes rant, sometimes to think out loud, look back at good memories, and bad……and seeing if I have common struggles with others, and perhaps maybe sharing will help others..and others will have suggestions.

What I learned yesterday evening

I can usually run no matter what…

the weather began awful, I felt not the best, and was testing some new shoes…Altras, the Paradigm.

I’ve run Altras before, I did because, well, I sell them, and I wanted to experience the feel of that design – the toe box is shape, and that zero drop off-set –

I wear a lot of shoes, and am not adverse to trying anything, but these are taking a while to get used to……

The first test on Tuesday evening, I didn’t notice them much, I felt the less cushioning, they don’t have the bounce my Asics Nimbus or my Brooks Adrenaline have….they are light, and felt good for speed…

then yesterday evening, at least at the start of the run, I wasn’t sold on them…I felt a little thudding….but the longer the run went, the better I felt, and the less I noticed the shoes…a good thing…..I’ve a longer run planned this week, so will see how that feels….

Again the group…

I can, and do run a lot on my own….but the group really helps carry me on, the paces somedays are little quicker (depends who’s in the group) and because, well, I’m responsible for the groups, I have to show up…….so I like having that incentive…and the quick makes me stronger, the slower, recovery.

I’m actually comparing the Altras to my HOKA ARAHI, both are new to me, so will report later on…kind of two ends of a spectrum….one with a ton of cushioning and some stability, and one with not…..saying the ARAHI 6s is new to me, and they are, but I did run in the 5s..and so far they feel a little different….not sure what that is, but will give them a few more runs as well….

Tomorrow, hopefully I’ll end up feeling better….cause I’ve got stair repeats to do, and maybe a swim…..

and yep, still exploring the world of blogging?…following a out of them, so learning while surfing


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