Wednesday, August 4, 2021

August 4, 2021

Wednesday, the morning of the marathon +3 days. 

On Monday, my legs were totally destroyed, could barely walk at all. Due to unfortunate scheduling with car maintenance, I ended up walking 7km in 2,5 hours which in the hindsight maybe wasn't the greatest idea. Yesterday I felt much better already and went for an easy half-hour walk (covering 3,6k). Today I noticed that the pain in my legs was so small that I didn't even register it when getting out of bed. Somewhat unexpected but very welcome!

I still have some quite bad bloody scarring from chafing in my inner thighs and few smaller spots around various parts of my body. Purchased a tube of moisturizer gel to relieve the pain and it has helped a bit. Overall, I'm pretty confident that I'll be running again before the end of the week and that feels pretty good.

It feels weird not to have any preplanned activities on my calendar. I don't really know what I want to do with the next couple of weeks, but I really want to try the 4x4x48 Goggins Challenge which is to run 4 miles (6,4km) every 4 hours for 48 hours. I will be doing that as soon as I feel my body is ready for it. I definitely don't want to hurt myself trying so I'm not in any hurry to get there.

About

Uninen aka Ville Säävuori Good hello! My name is Ville Säävuori aka @Uninen and this is my health blog. I'm a 40-something nerd from Turku, Finland. My goal is to exercise or be otherwise active every single day. I built this site to follow my progress and to help with accountability. I'm training for running my first 10k  half marathon  marathon  4x4x48 challenge in 2021.

Blogroll

Not blogs, but something to check out and follow.

Podcasts, YouTube channels

  • The Running Channel (YouTube) - fun and informative British channel for runners.
  • Triathlon Taren (YouTube) - lots of hands on knowledge and practical advice for triathlon training.
  • Huberman Lab podcast (YouTube) - outstanding podcast by Dr. Andrew Huberman with a metric ton of scientific information and practical advice relating to neuroscience and physical and mental training.
  • The Joe Rogan Experience (Spotify) - you can say what you want about Joe Rogan but there's no denying that many of his discussions with passionate people are 100% genuine and full of insight. I do not agree with the man on many issues but I do appreciate the free content.

People

  • David Goggins (Instagram) - whenever you need motivation, just go back and remind yourself what David Goggins does to keep his demons away. Also, if you feel lonely on your run, no matter wherever you are on the planet or what time it is, it's likely that he is training somewhere at this same moment. (Check out these - hilarious Goggins-anecdotes by Jesse Itzler) Stay hard!
  • Anna H (Instagram) - The Running Channel host and adventurer with a beautiful soul. Check out her 3-part World's Toughest 260k Island Race series on YouTube.
  • Katie Spotz (Instagram) - amazig young endurance athlete who is willing to do more than most of us for making the world a better place. Listen Joe Rogan #1635 for a deeper look into her story.
  • Jocko Willink (Instagram) - ultimate dicipline and respectable morals. Jocko's daily 4.30 am clock photos on Instagram are a constant reminder that the strongest men work for their success.

Books

  • Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins - superb combination of audiobook and podcast that gives you lots of practical advices on taking control of our life and stranghtening your mind. Definitely check out the audio version of this book, it's amazing.

I haven't found that many interesting books relating to staying healthy / exercising. I'm not at all interested in ungenuine self-help type books or pushy "just do this" marketing books. If you have any suggestions, dm or email me!