🏥 Health Exercise thread - Fitness, Recreational, etc

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We walked this morning and then recently cut this with little Blue ( ball buster 🤣)

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Got a Garmin Varia yesterday. They’re on sale for $150 down from $200. It’s a radar unit that alerts you on your phone or bike computer when cars are approaching from behind. I was a little skeptical but it works very well. Detects them way out and shows on the screen how close they’re getting, and alerts more frantically based on how much faster than you they are going. Even detect multiple cars. I don’t ride on the road a lot besides to link different trails for the most part but I was impressed with it.

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Got roped into running a 5k in a few weeks. I tried running for the first time in YEARS today and felt like I was going to die. Managed two miles in just over 18 minutes 😮‍💨

My goal with the amount of time I have to train was originally 25 minutes for the 5k. I feel like that’s relatively achievable for going from zero training.
 

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How did ya sneak that past the wife for lifeee 🤣

I think she just wanted me out of the house :rofl:


Running one of these. About 1200 lumens but I like the beam pattern. Company is based in Chicago and I think they actually employ people who worked on car headlights. I’m talking about out running it at 17-18mph. I still need to find a flat wall to properly aim it.


Came up on a group of girls on the path in the dark and luckily I was looking out for them from the pungent skunky smell or else I probably would have ran into them.
 

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So I did a 50 mile gravel race up north of Hayward, WI on Sunday. Most of these I do are 63 miles so I thought this would be pretty easy. I was sorely mistaken. 50 miles of ATV trails, logging roads and some of the roughest gravel roads I’ve ever been on. I ran 43c knobby tires and wish I had more. Going 30mph downhill into sandy loose washed out gravel makes your butthole pucker real quick. I’ve done events with bigger climbs than this one but they have pavement sections or flats where you could recover. This was 50 miles of downhill into uphills. Went in with the strategy of not blowing my legs up and I thought I went heavy enough on my electrolyte mix but I did not. At exactly mile 49 there was one final hill and my legs both locked up solid. Thighs, calves everything cramped solid. It was wild. I straight leg waddled to the top of the hill and then managed to take more drinks and punch and shake the cramps out. Only lost one position to that so it worked out. I’ve only been “cycling” a year so I’m not too hard on myself. I finish at the top of the bottom 1/3 fairly consistently so I mostly set goals for myself and try to beat them. I wanted to finish in less than 4 hours and finished in 3:42. This was 50 miles of getting my ass kicked. It was so rough I lost a water bottle somewhere and didn’t even realize it. Here’s 2 still from the worlds worst videos my parents took because they’ll start recording then think it’s not me so they cut them off.

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