Mana (my cousin) called today. She found out about my Pulmonary Embolism a few days ago and called to see how I was doing. If you saw me or hung out with me, you would know that I am PERFECTLY FINE. I am not allowed to do anything strenuous yet, but I feel absolutely great (other than a small kink in my neck – I think I slept awkward last night).
Anyway, I ran on the treadmill here at Parsus today. It was a pseudo-interval session. I am not training for any race; hence I have started experimenting with different workouts. For this one, I started at a 6.1MPH pace and increased the pace every 30 seconds by 0.1MPH until I was running at 7.5MPH pace. I then walked for a couple of minutes and repeated the sequence; except I started at 6.2MPH this time. After 4 repeats and 40 minutes, I was done. In the last couple of minutes, instead of slowing down, I actually sped up to take my heart-rate above 160 at a speed of around 8.3MPH.
It felt great!! In fact, at around the 35-minute mark, I felt that slight sense of runners high. I haven’t felt that since my Cabo Ironman. It is a sure sign that things are coming back to normal. Hallelujah!!
This evening, B and I went out to dinner with Kristi and Karrie to The Monarch Cafe for a course meal. It was a bit too much food, but it was an excellent evening with good food, fine wine and superb company.