Category: Exercise

Ameliorating, Diet, Exercise

A Knee Injury and Dr. Amen lead to Positive Changes!

Goodbye Coffee and Coca-Cola - Hello Teas So last week was basically a week without exercising. The reason is that sometime during the previous week I reinjured my knee. It all began about a month ago, when I fell near the end of a four-mile run. I scraped my knee and a finger or two. Both of the scrapes healed over the next few weeks, but there was still some discomfort in the knee, particularly, when I put pressure on it. Then on Thursday night November 9th, my knee really hurt,  when I climbed into bed.  I worked the following morning...

Music, New Age, Running

A Fine Morning Meditation, A Good Run, Then the Fall….

And I Don't Mean the Season..... Morning Meditation Music Yesterday morning I started my day with a 30-minute meditation. The soundtrack for the meditation was Weightless (Ambient Transmissions Vol 2) from the Ambient New Age band Marconi Union. According to their website Marconi Union.... ...... were asked to write a piece of relaxing music in consultation with Lyz Cooper, the UK's leading sound therapist and founder of the British Academy of Sound Therapy. During the process of recording the track, a number of musical ideas captured their imagination. Unable to explore them all in a one piece but keen to work...

Running

A Fine Day for A Great Run – Music by Karibow

A Fine Run Highlighted by a 9:52 Mile! - Yeah Me! - Life's Little Victories! Over the last few weeks I have been checking Weather.com's rating for going for a run. Considering the conditions, clear skies, low temperature and humidity I figured it would be a high rating. It was 8 out of 10. That was slightly lower than I thought it would be, but still great. No excuses if today's run wasn't a good one! The Run But with that said the run didn't start out too well. I wasn't too far into the run before I realized I...

Music, Running

A Five-Mile Run with the Music of Jim Stubblefield

2017's First Five-Mile Run and I'm kept in stride  by the music of Jim Stubblefield So yesterday was a running morning and things looked pretty good. Except for that morning humidity. At eight o'clock the humidity was still above 90 percent so I decided to wait a little before heading out. I wanted to up my distance a little so I spent part of the time I spent waiting plotting out a 5 mile run. Even though tim he temperature was fairly low it was pretty sunny, so I decided I wanted to get as much shade in the run...

Music, Running

Ugh! Humidity Slows Me Down! The Bucking Mules Pick Me Up!

Yesterday's Run:  Humidity Slows Me Down  While The Bucking Mules Pick Me Up! Yesterday's run was both good and bad. The good was the great picking from The Bucking Mules while the bad was the high humidity! When the start of the run I knew the humidity was bad. It had rained the night rained Tuesday night and weather.com listed the humidity at 90 plus percent. Anyway I decided that I wouldn't worry about running a shaded route because it was cloudy. I picked the old Creek out and back 4-mile course. Over the first quarter-mile of the run I...

Running

A So-So Run Made Better By Age-Graded Running Times!

Using An Age-Graded Running Calculator Helps Me Stay Positive...   So the only things that were rolling through my head this morning as I ran down Long Beach Boulevard on Long Beach Island were thoughts about the Robert Earl Keen song "The Road Goes on Forever". And that's what it seemed to do! The second part of that thought was  " I haven't seen a party yet!"  The run was a two-mile straight run from 7th street to 52nd street. At 52nd street, I made a right turn and went slightly uphill to Ocean Boulevard. There I turned and headed...