The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Ran Like....

When I returned home last evening, I was still feeling quite aggravated about the person I spoke of yesterday.  So, I decided to try to change my mindset for the evening.  What I did was to go out and do a five mile run where I ran like hell, pushing myself HARD. 

I did not time myself, so I am not sure of how long I took in this endeavor, but I did measure my heart rate at the end of the five miles and I knew I had pushed myself.... I had a heart rate of 165 bpm. 

Normally when I am running, I aim to have about a 140-150 bpm to try to keep up the cardiovascular benefit of my running.... so, getting to 165 was a clear indication to me that I was pushing myself hard. 

Luckily, the extra hard workout did not make me more sore this morning.  I did get up and ran my five miles this morning... at my more normal 140-150 bpm pace.

Yesterday's intensity of 165 bpm DID help me to put aside my frustrations at that person I mentioned, and I was able to have a really nice, pleasant evening with my wife.  So, it did the trick.

As I sit here, mid-day, typing on my computer, I find my heart rate is at a steady 54 bpm.  This was even after I have already enjoyed a very large (24oz) deep, very dark and strong coffee that I finished about 2 hours ago .  :)



Blogger BBC said...

Carry on...

Thursday, 20 June, 2019  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

It amazes me that your body can take this pounding. Mine certainly couldn't even at a young age -- feet and knees.

Bokeh is a confusing word. To some it means those circle of light in the background, but I think it is just properly that blurry bg. In part, you get this when you focus near (for example) with a wide open aperture. That throws the bg out of focus.

Thursday, 20 June, 2019  
Blogger Liz Hinds said...

I think I should do something similar but only because I have just received another rejection for my novel and feel down.

Thursday, 20 June, 2019  
Blogger jenny_o said...

Physical activity is a great way to burn off bad feelings of any kind. That's an amazing resting heart rate!

Friday, 21 June, 2019  
Blogger Azka Kamil said...

awesome article.
thanks for sharing :)

Monday, 01 July, 2019  

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