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« Reply #8925 on: July 08, 2019, 12:56:17 am »
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that area I ran today was part of a little experiment. I've always loved running at this park, but wanted to see more of the area. It's impressive, basically 3 parks strung together where you can run on grass for pretty much all of it (~5 mi in one direction) - a runner's paradise for a Floridian. And it's near the everglades, so theoretically you can trek across some path and get to the everglades, and run on the embankment etc.. (which is kinda scary, but people do it - mostly cyclists ride out there).

in addition to that, it has nature areas (boardwalk-ish stuff throughout some forests), tons of lakes/canals, a water park, 3 dog parks, an amphitheater, and they hold state h.s./college XC meets there.

pretty sick.

it's a really beautiful area.. and unfortunately very expensive. but an affordable option pops up occasionally, luckily.

so long story short.. i'm trying to find a place out there. it's all homes near the park, no apartments etc.. so i've actually been looking to rent a house.

tried touring a few but they got rented out. going to tour one tomorrow which I actually like better than the other two. the back yard (beyond the fence and small canal) is basically right on the "everglades" (a huge portion of land which leads directly to the everglades).

i've checked out some apartments near work, "big city" life just isn't for me -> especially with two very active dogs. It's only slightly cheaper too.. the apartments near the beach (near my work) are pretty expensive. I hated having to use an elevator, and hearing the sounds of the city -> music from various restaurants, traffic, etc. Down by the swamp, you hear bugs/birds/nothingness, it's great.

so instead of finding a spot near work, i'm trying to find a spot near the swamp (20 min from work lmao, which is still closer than I am now (40 min)). i want to heal up, and just run/relax out there. lots of peace & quiet, not much traffic at all, safe, dog friendly, etc. If I lived out there & my injuries were healed, I could get my mileage way up very safely (all soft surfaces) with tons of visual stimulation because of how many different grass spots you can run.

i've been obsessing about this for a month or so.. want to find something soon & setup shop.

also, no roomates/living with family members etc. just me, 2 pups, and some long overdo relaxation.

 :ninja: :ninja: :ninja: :ibrunning:

#lifestuff

 :derp:

Sounds so nice. I sometimes get a bit overwhelmed living in a big city, and even though where I am is pretty quiet as far as relatively central London goes, I miss proper quiet.

ya man, proper quiet is where it's at.

human noise pisses me off, much more so now than at any time before. I wear earplugs alot, in the house & at work etc. Just trying to drown everything out. eeeh.

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Hope I can move out to the country side one day.

same! i need the land, and quiet.

there's no country side in SFL.. so that means moving out of SFL eventually.

SFL is so congested. that congestion has been bugging me for a long time now.

I really liked Clermont when I was passing through. Some beautiful homes sitting on sizable land. That's what I care most about, land. If I ever buy a home, i'll care more about that than the size of the home. A small (clean af) home sitting on a few acres would be awesome. Would have to move up north for that, or out of Florida completely. A home sitting on a few acres in SFL is worth several millions. eh!

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« Reply #8926 on: July 08, 2019, 12:23:17 pm »
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149.

back under 150.

boom.

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« Reply #8927 on: July 09, 2019, 01:28:52 am »
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rest day. feeling great. felt injury areas microscopically but, also feels like the injured surface area is decreasing.


07/09/2019:
- morning bw: 149
- tricep "skinfold" shrinking
- calves a bit tight, left more so.
- biceps really tight/fatigued in the evening, feels odd.

dinner:
- red lentil pasta w/ spanish olive oil + salt/pepper/basil + a small amount of butter

09:45 AM: bw
- strong
- 5+sec paused dead hang ng pullups: BW x 7
- full dips: BW x 9

nothing in the evening. just relaxed.

might relax again tomorrow. not sure yet.

as you can see, trying to run light/long then rest more. i'd like to start waking up early again, no idea how i'm going to pull that off tho.

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« Reply #8928 on: July 10, 2019, 12:10:29 am »
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rest.

injured areas feeling it a bit more with less activity.


07/10/2019:
- morning bw: 149
- feel pretty good

dinner:
- rice + salt, baked potato + salt + irish butter + gouda cheese
- that's all i had left.. got it done! jajaja

tmw i food shop. veggie re-up. can't wait.

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« Reply #8929 on: July 11, 2019, 12:50:21 am »
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rest.

same: injured areas feeling it a bit more with less activity. progressive "worse" each day of rest. weird stuff.

ice debacle:

iced (real ice double wrapped in a paper towel) my sacral spine/tailbone tonight for 45 minutes while watching a movie.. i don't ice areas for that long, 30 minutes is usually the max. anyway i felt fine.. but, after a few minutes of walking around, my sacral spine area started getting excruciatingly painful. I started worrying about "frost bite". I also couldn't pee. it was kinda scary.. i think i just "froze" some nerve endings too much. Pain lasted for about 15 minutes, was freaky. 30 minutes after I was fine though. obviously not a good idea to ice that long, but was just weird experiencing the affects of over-icing like that, especially in that area. when i was like 16 or so, docs told me that an operation on my sacral spine had a 30% chance of making me lose sensation to my dick, so i said forget that. seems like over icing that area temporarily shut down urination/etc. creepy.

went food shopping.. thank g*d.


07/11/2019:
- morning bw: 150
- feel pretty good

dinner:
- basmati rice + sauteed green pepper (huge one) / jalapeno + avocado + roasted almonds + cashews + salt

10:00 AM: bw
- kinda weak
- 1s paused dead hang ng pullups: BW x 7
- full dips: BW x 8

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« Reply #8930 on: July 12, 2019, 01:20:19 am »
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more rest.

longest leg drain ever. 1.5 hours. legs felt fine after. did some mfr/stretching while also doing the leg drain. got annoyed when i went to do it, and didn't feel any progress. so after that, i also did some crazy stretching.

i feel like running but, i'm also trying to be responsible. but, even after 4 days rest, nothing seems to improve etc. so do i run or just keep resting, the dilemma. i'm leaning towards resting. just keep resting until it's completely gone. but that may not come for a very long time. could have jacked something up in there pretty bad, makes no sense.

maybe i should get a boxing gym membership and hit the bag, some cross training.

and maybe i need to just do some long walks occasionally.

not running is annoying because, running doesn't really make it worse.... heh. but in my mind, i feel like it's not allowing it to heal fully.

bleh bleh bleh.


07/11/2019:
- morning bw: 152

dinner:
- crispy chicken sandwich with bleu cheese, from charm city burger, and my plantain chips.

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« Reply #8931 on: July 13, 2019, 12:43:50 am »
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did some crazy stretching. def a learning experience going on.

some epic long holds.. literally ~30 min or so, standing right hamstring/glute stretch: propping my leg up on a high padded stool, shifting it around a bit but maintaining the stretch, while doing work on my laptop. crazy. felt so many odd sensations deep in my sacral spine. they also persisted for a while afterwards. legs feel great right now. the fact that i can do a hold like that for so long (and 1.5 hour leg drain etc), means i've made some serious flexibility progress.

but ya did lots of long holds throughout the day, mostly right hamstring/glute/sacral spine related. also did my some long holds (def ~15 min or so a few times) with legs out to the sides touching the floor, shifting that around a bit etc. that feels great because it targets adductors as well, probably the tightest muscle group on my body (that I know of).

the sensations in my sacral spine from some of these long holds makes me "feel" like something in is teetering on loosening up, and causing a pain relief chain reaction for all of the other spots. i could be completely wrong, but that's what it felt like when i released it for those few days, like 3-4 weeks ago.

i'm becoming jeac cousteau with this stretch stuff.

07/12/2019:
- morning bw: 152

after 6 PM, ate alot. probably weigh alot tmw morning.

want to run but, might just walk tomorrow instead.

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« Reply #8932 on: July 13, 2019, 01:39:50 am »
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man. legs/injury areas feel great right now. it's crazy considering i tried to rip my leg off throughout the day. :o

no hard/fast running/racing until this is 100% healed.

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« Reply #8933 on: July 13, 2019, 12:11:15 pm »
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legs feel great. injured areas feel great. long hold stretch magic.

time for a hard run! jk. that was my mistake last time.. felt great for 3-4 days then did a damn mile race.

need to get in a month of pain free work before even considering racing again. tbh i don't even give a sh*t about racing atm.. this injury helped get it out of my blood stream a bit. i care about going on long slow 2-3 hours runs etc, with no pain during/after etc. just enjoying running itself. that's what i want/love.

might go on a nice slow long walk in the heat in a sec.

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« Reply #8934 on: July 14, 2019, 01:06:49 am »
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light walk.

injury areas felt great all day. legs barely sore from the crazy stretching. nuts.

not going to do anything tomorrow. probably walk again monday.


07/13/2019:
- morning bw: 154

dinner:
- sauteed broccoli + jalapeno in olive oil/ginger oil, basmati rice, avocado, salt

02:00 PM: standing up, waiting for my car to get detailed for 3 hours
- uhh..
- so, i figured it would take 30-45 minutes.. and it just kept going, and going, and going.. so, instead of just asking for my keys and getting out of there, i decided to just stick it out no matter how long it took (an exercise in patience). it literally took them 3 hours to wash the car, clean the outside/inside, and clean the headlights. there was a massive queue, so many people just dying to get out of there.. other people waiting as long or longer than me etc. was incredible.
- oh and i just told myself, next time i'll clean it myself.. eeh!

06:15 PM: light walk: 2h30min w/ hills ::: (grass, overheat) /// HR under 100 for the walk, beast.
- https://www.strava.com/activities/2529896570
- https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/3842404107
- fasted (soo.. like 20 hour fast)

96 BPM avg for a 2.5 hour walk in the heat, and with hills.. lol. nuts.




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« Reply #8935 on: July 14, 2019, 04:31:32 pm »
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omg today sux lmfao

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« Reply #8936 on: July 14, 2019, 11:11:24 pm »
+1
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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« Reply #8937 on: July 15, 2019, 01:23:07 am »
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omg today sux lmfao

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long story short:

aunt invited me to a family-friend's bday party. decided to be friendly and go.

they are at the pool of a hotel. so i grab a chair to sit down, but the chair somehow snags on something and clips me in the back of the knee. so that caused my hamstring tendon to get achy etc. been janky all night - slight limp. it's probably not going to be anything to worry about, but it is annoying. def inflamed from the impact.

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« Reply #8938 on: July 19, 2019, 01:19:51 am »
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last 5 days or so:

some bodyweight exercises each morning. pretty strong.

tons of stretching. some intense lacrosse ball mfr on my right glute/hip/sacrum.

150 right now before sleep. will probably be 148-149 tmw. definitely getting leaner.

having fun trying to get leaner w/o running. would like to get to my leanest ever. have to swap goals for a bit until i'm 100% healthy again. that's the key to keeping your sanity & dealing with injuries.

miss running but going to try and not run for a while to see if i can heal this stupid shit.

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« Reply #8939 on: July 21, 2019, 02:26:00 am »
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hills/bw

07/20/2019:
- morning bw: 151

dinner:
- sauteed broccoli + green bell pepper + jalapeno in olive oil, basmati rice, avocado, salt

11:00 AM: light walk w/ mod hill sprints: 3h20m /// fasted
- https://www.strava.com/activities/2548737377
- some solid gap times up the hills. hit 4:0X min/mi gap etc. 5:3X actual pace up the hill. surprisingly decent.
- 145 lb. after








06:00 PM: bw
- very strong
- 5+sec paused dead hang ng pullups: BW x 7
- full dips: BW x 10
- 45 deg hypers (fast+full): BW x 50

very surprised about the hypers.. BW x 50 is usually after i do a few sessions. felt very ez. probably due to leaning out my upper (easier to perform reps).




might go to a diff hill park tmw. dno yet.

then probably not run for 5 days.