Last week was a bit of a big week for me, for a few reasons… but physically I was a bit tired after giving blood on Thursday, so I took some time to rest and recover.
As I posted, on Friday my run was quite hard. My heart rate was way higher than it is normally, a clear side effect of giving blood the day before. But I had a good rest day on Saturday, including that big nap… and a nice wee walk to waken up again.
The run this morning was fine… 5k, easy enough, with my heart rate back to normal. So that’s good. My vision was blurry for a couple of days, and I knew I needed rest. Should be back to normal soon.
My garmin has a good measure in it – body battery, which shows when you’re burnt out or recovered… it’s clear from it that Wednesday took it out of me, and Thursday and this weekend enabled me to recover.
I’ve been continuing to track my calories … mainly to stop myself being greedy and it’s been a good week, although I could have eaten more protein.
Like I posted on my Facebook page, here’s what I’ve done and here’s the result…
My runs are going ok, but there’s still a low level of pain in my right leg – maybe a 2/10. It’s making runs less enjoyable, but I’ll stick with it and see what happens. Some rehab work on it tomorrow in the gym I think.
I’m a year working from home now, and I must admit I’ve settled in well with it. It’s good having the gym on our doorstep anytime, and it’s good not having any commute too. I wonder how long working from home will be normal? Who knows.