Exercise: Did It!

Did it! 5k. One of my few runs on an empty stomach and no water. For some reason, I wasn’t thirsty though my mouth was dry. About 42% of the run was in zone 4. I like to stay in zone 2 or 3. This run, while not my best, I worked hard and pushed it. Days like this one are numbered so enjoy it. Get out! Do it!


Author: Angela Grant

Angela Grant is a medical doctor. For 22 years, she practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine. She studied for one year at Harvard T. H Chan School Of Public Health. She writes about culture, race, and health.

16 thoughts on “Exercise: Did It!

  1. Angela, I’m unable to run the video, in which you probably noted the number of miles for this outing. Good job! — I’ve always gone out without preceding food or water…a matter of choice, conditioning and, to some extent, mind control….

      1. Thanks, Angela. I watched the video! Hmmm–I’m not sure how to respond to my “mind control.” It may have to do with the history that my dear-departed wife was Japanese. Perhaps her innate cultural “Zen” mindset bled over to me during our 49 years…kind of like getting into a zone, pounding the pavement, not allowing external trivia like hydration, pain, weather, etc., to interfere with the end goal: finish (i.e., “Did it!”). Now, if you challenge me that hydration is hardly a “trivial” matter, I’ll be forced to cry “Uncle”!

        Diff’rent strokes (strides) for diff’rent folks?

        1. Hi Bob, Sounds like you enjoyed running. I used “mind control” to do my run today. I was tired but determined. Music and great weather helped me focus on humor. While exhausted, I kept going with good form too. And I did it! I almost always run with water. It recharges my battery. Hydration is not trivial, it’s important to the body. You know that. Lol

            1. I’m not (anymore). But I don’t want my electrolytes wash away.

              Btw, in my early teens I ran the 100 m in 11.3 sec, on grass. Nobody paid attention 👀

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