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Be Metaphysical: The Will to Run Day 18 – 22

Day 18 8.8 ( 5.62 Miles)

Run Run Run… Last night I finished off the last of some plum wine accompanied by a bowl of sliced mangoes. That led to an interesting dream I’ll save for another time. The weather was cloudy but I still managed to make it out. The goal set was for 5 miles. Rain from the night before caused the waterfall to be super intense. A usually packed water spot was pretty much empty because of the strong current. Fortunately there was a few people there taking photos and what not.

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Managed to catch a few behind the scene shots before I took off. Tuning to jazz music has been interesting as well. It keeps me in a nice mental space and gives my run a more cinematic feel. I begin visualizing how I look from all different perspectives.

Day 19 8.9 (4.26 Miles)

Today was going to be a busy day. I felt it coming. There was a guided meditation session I aligned to photograph and video record. It felt awkward driving to a spot I normally run to. It felt like I didn’t have my .7 mile pre warm up run before I made it to the trail. The rocks under my feet felt a little harder than normal typically I’m a mile and a half in and by then my legs and feet are warmed up to the subtle branches and stones I occasionally stepped on. Luckily I did a nice yoga session to start the day so my body was well stretched out and feeling good.

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The waterfall meditation session was great! Definitely met really wm-18cool down to earth people. Shout out to @Thefallbackup for bringing everyone together for a peaceful vibe. if you are located in Atlanta and would like to join in on the waterfall meditation session find out more information from @TheFallBackUp The session is $5 and is well worth the donation.  The session begins with yoga to loosen up heading down to the rocks for the meditation.

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Day 20  8.10

REST . BREAK . DREAM

Day 21 8.11

SLEEP. WORKOUT. DREAM MORE ..

I actually  did do some running today. A friend of mine came in town ruunnand had an idea to shoot a video of me running. Im not sure how it looks but I know I was doing sprints all through the woods jumping over trees and what not. The running segments were a bit inconsistent but Im sure I put up at least 1 mile in short burst. NoplanBFilm.com IG:LifeasDreams 

Day 22 8.12 (11.66 Miles) 

Today is the day for  who knows what!  I definitely would like to get a nice run in. Thinking about pushing for double digits. Even though I have not been running, I’ve been active in other ways daily.  With that being typed im not sure if Im achilles is warmed up  or ready for those limits. Then again a nice run would loosen it up and get it back to normal.

2:00pm

Getting off to a late start but Ive mapped out a route on flat ground to see the difference of running without hills makes.  If I require water I will have to run up a hill though and back but that shouldn’t be an issue once or twice.  I think im going to end up pushing my limit beyond my expectations!  LETS GOOOOOO!!! phone is  almost charged up, going to get some yoga in while videos load to dropbox. Everything is flowing as it should.

5:21 pm

That was brutal … I really didn’t consider the lack of sleep and little drink i had last night. Felt the resistance kick in around mile 6. Interesting moment .. a guy asked  “How many miles are you going for?” I yell about 50 He responds “Whooooo” … 5 minutes later ….  who the fk am I kidding, talk about trying to pump myself up I knew I was barely going to make 10miles let alone that x 5. I think I needed to hear myself say it plus I was being sarcastic. I ran into another Deer literally. When i’m in the car and during the night Deers are so majestic to me. When I’m running in broad day light and see one approaching i’m like oh shit this thing is about to chase and trample me, so I just turned around, actually I began to jog backwards to make sure he/she didn’t chase me and returned down the path I came. Ive arrived home to take a cold shower and sit down for a rest.  Ive officially dozed off 5 times in 5 minutes. Im going to get a mango and go to sleep for a few hours.

5:30 pm

No more mangoes. Time for a trip to the store. Coconuts are needed anyway no rest  for the wicked.

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Be metaphysical The will to Run Day 14 – 17

Day 14 8.4 (7 miles)

Started the run a bit late so it was cooler than expected out. Still warm nonetheless and I really felt I was ready to run today. I think I’ve been able to assess my body pretty well as far a capabilities of the day. It felt as if I could push myself pass 5 miles. That led me to running the trail and making loops around the path. It’s humorous when people see you for the second and third time still running. They give you this look like of interest to why you are running so much or is this the same person that just ran past me. Verbalizing those exact words at times.

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At about 6 miles I decided to cool off in the water for a quick rinse. I haven’t been doing yoga in between runs at the waterfall like I started doing in the earlier days of this challenge. It’s been so many folks there that I’d rather just people watch and water listen.

Day 15 8.5 (0 miles)

There is a group on Facebook that I’m in (Nike+) Run group. Those runners are definitely motivation. Some people are on 100+ Day streaks which I commend and has helped me realize I am not a streak runner. 😂 Running every single day is not my thing I definitely appreciate days off so I can collect myself, keep on weight and have energy for the longer distance (15+) mile runs.

Day 16 8.6 ( 3 miles)

Today my legs were feeling tight. As soon as I began running I realized the back of my thighs weren’t ready. Still cold for some reason but I knew once I started going they would loosen up. The only issue with that was today I planned to aim for more speed initially. The back of my thighs were not quite ready for that, giving me more resistance to the mission. Took of running and found myself doing a 10 second walk break as soon as I made to that blasted Uphill section 😂 The motivation music provided did help me push through and keep those walk sections under 10 seconds. I managed to make a mile at 8:22 Not bad but i think and would like to get that down to 6-7 without gasping for air as soon as I hit the uphill section (1.3 miles) The extra speed agenda definitely took away the casualness I like to feel during these runs. The challenge made the waterfall feel so much better. The harder you run the greater the reward.

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Day 17 8.7 (0 Miles)

Today the thought of pushing 10+ miles crossed my mind. Instantly after that was a thought of mm naaaaah 😂 I determine how hot it is outside by the sound of the crickets and they are pretty loud this morning. I do plan on running after I get my workout complete. Maybe I will feel up to a 10+ session after that. Someone on Facebook suggested they wanted to begin running with me but their lack of confidence has led me to think they may not be serious. I enjoy running alone and definitely don’t like to look backwards! I definitely need new running shoes my poor old Pumas are starting to show their age. The shoes I really really really want are those Human Race adidas! Size 10.5 I’ve been speaking them into existence 😂

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I may need to contact Adidas for a visual exchange or something. I’ll make a few promo videos for them even though they are sold out every where I look. Just send 10 pairs and pick 10 runners and I’ll make something great that represents the Human Race!

11:00 pm Still have not made it around to running and I don’t think I’ll be doing any late night sprints. Today was slightly busy but I did get a nice workout in! I’m thinking about making up for it with some double digits tomorrow!

Be Metaphysical : Will to Run Day 7 – 9

Day 7 7.29 (3 miles)

Wasn’t too sure if I wanted to run today but I did want to get out the house so I threw on some running shoes and went to the river to workout and get into the sun.  Did my normal workout, soon after my normal walk turned into a run after i felt the blood flowing.  The insects seemed to be attracted to me today or I just happened to notice them more. I did the normal “cleanse path”

Screen Shot 2016-07-24 at 9.54.43 AM  I definitely can feel progress as these runs are becoming easier to me.  Ive taken some time to read up on what would be a good diet to maintain these runs and it seems like what I have been eating is the same as what most sites recommend. Screen Shot 2016-07-31 at 12.35.21 PMSteady increase of carbohydrates and starches. My normal diet consist of just that! Rice, Pasta, Potatoes Fruits and Vegetables! to keep it simple. So it seems like I was on the right path from the jump. Ive been drinking lots of liquids. Coconut water/milk is the main intake. After I ran the 17 miles I noticed my overall weight definitely was less.  I don’t weigh myself on scales but I have a pretty accurate feel for where I am being I usually don’t go below 145 or above 160.  Either way the waterfall was calling so I made an effort and ran my way over to the runners seat after some yoga!

Im thinking of preparing for another downtown run next week. This session I want to see if I can complete the 17 miles within 3 hours. Being prepared with the right nutrition was one thing I didn’t have planned out so I want to see the difference it will make with proper preparation. I think I have the mental will down pact to make these runs. The mind can definitely push you pass the limits of the body but the body does  have limit.  if you can get to the breaking point to find out what that limit is.. all the better for knowing. I remember playing basketball one day in the summer heat  and my leg completely stopped working. I just couldn’t move it, I literally was stuck standing under the rim with a semi-paralyzed leg as everyone continued running up the court. From that day I learned when the body is done you will know because it will just stop working. You wont even have enough energy to process pain it will just stop working.

Day 8 7.30 

B R E A K . R E S T . R E C O V E R

Day 9 7.31 (3.91 miles)

Sipping some peanut punch, and preparing to run. Ive been thinking about time lately and how fast I can be with these runs but I just enjoy running right now so I haven’t really taken hitting time limits into consideration quite yet. Im downloading the Nike Run App to keep track of some of the progress ive been making.

 

That felt good. Took a quick stop at the waterfall as usual. It’s the weekend so it was packed with people as I expected. Had to step over a few people to get to my spot and let the water run over me. Usually I do some yoga before jet setting but I couldn’t really find a spot that I liked. People kept asking me to take their photo like I’m some photographer or something ugh lol. Either way I made it back and it’s time to down some smoothies and delicious vegetables. I actually like this Nike app even though I run in Pumas… Keeps track of just about everything you would want it to. I even can check out some stats from a few of my Facebook people. Until next time run it!  Add me if you use the app!