Dates: 9/14/21 – 9/16/21
Training Days: 1 – 3 (yup, starting the count over again)
Miles: 2.5 + 3.4
Shoes: Altra Paradigm 5
Strength: Body Pump #99 Metabolic Blast
How It Felt: First run after the BWCA felt horrible, like I’ve never worked out a day in my life. Body Pump felt hard, even with light weights, but it felt good. It did leave me quite sore. While my Thursday run was way harder than it should have been, it felt sooooo good stretching afterwards.
Commentary: Summer is fuck off and get fat season.
Unlike most people, I gain weight in the summer and lose it in the winter. During the summer I adventure and fuck off, and I stuff my face with whatever goodies I want. To me, summer is this magical time where the weather is great, and I feel the need to celebrate in every way possible.
Winter is fitness season.
Once winter comes my adventuring slows down. I have a lot more time on my hands. Instead of curling up on the couch and eating comfort food, I workout like a mother fucker with all that spare time. And I actually start cooking again instead of subsisting off of sandwiches and tater tots.
After returning from the BWCA I felt like a tub. Like a tub of lard. Like my muscle had simply turned to fat. And my guts were all jacked up from camp food.
My first day back at work I did my version of a cleanse. It’s not a cleanse where I’m trying to clear my body of toxins. It’s a cleanse where I try to normalize my guts. The fastest way to get my guts happy again is to eat as little as possible and make sure what I do eat isn’t shit food.
Within a couple of days the bloating went away, and my guts felt fairly normal. And instead of going back to a strictly vegan diet, I’ve decided to simply minimize the amount of animal products I consume. If I listen to body, I think I’ll be able to find a balance that keeps me and my guts happy.
Endlessly seeking adventure.