Exercise: Dit It!

Did it! Felt fantastic. Yes, it’s been two to three weeks since I last exercised. The dark, cold mornings affected my mood. And I didn’t have comfortable running clothes for the weather. Over the weekend, I discovered the gym is open during office hours.

Today was my first day at the gym since COVID. There were three of us in a small gym. We social distanced without difficulty. Exercising with a mask will take time, but it’s worth the exercise.

Ran/walk Distance 1.89 miles. Total time 22:28 Avg Pace 11:52/mi
Avg HR 149. Max HR 172. I was in Zone 5, 41.5 % of the workout. That’s anaerobic metabolism, the production of energy without oxygen. Fortunately, it wasn’t a long workout. And I did it!

What exercise did you do today?


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.

8 thoughts on “Exercise: Dit It!

  1. Huh? Me? The usual stuff. Cleaning the pool. Take care of the gardens. Pick-up is full now with branches, leaves, etc. Was on the roof to clean the gutters, Fed the fish in the ponds. Vacuumed the house. Prepared food. Did a pile of laundry. Posted a new entry on my FB-page, including Nina Simone’s and Emil Latimer’s song “Black is the color of my true love’s hair”.

    As the day is not over yet, more to come.

      1. Despite the fact that I feel extremely tired, exhausted, and overly frustrated most of the 24 hours, I’m still overflowing with energy. Even heavy physical tasks are nothing to me. Like me, even Lucitta was surprised about this phenomenon. For instance, she couldn’t believe her eyes when she realized it was her old husband who was running down the street to catch some lowlife who had tried to enter our Valhalla uninvited 😈

  2. I’m glad everything worked out for you when you were able to use the gym and the treadmills. Good on the gym for making sure everyone did social distancing as well as making sure everyone was safe.

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