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Ah! The Monday shave — even better with coffee and honey

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Planet Java Hive’s fragrance is so alluring — it’s like a nano-vacation when I use this. My Omega 21762 has extremely soft bristles for a boar brush — I was told once that these bristles have uncut ends, but the entire bristle seems for flexible than, say, my Omega Pro 48 (10048) or Omega 20102. In fact, this morning I forgot to soak it, so I had to just wet it well, give it a shake, and go — and it did a fine job.

My Phoenix Artisan Planet Java Hive in the the CK-6 formula, so you know the lather was first-rate in consistency and skin-kindness, and when the fragrance is added — well, early Monday mornings don’t get much better.

The Stealth slant is one of the all-time great razors, and it effortless wiped off the two-day stubble and left my face baby-butt smooth. A splash of Planet Java Hive aftershave (with a squirt of Grooming Dept Hydrating Gel), and I’m ready for my walk — well, not quite. I prefer to get dressed, but then I’m ready for the walk.

My Saturday walk I did not push myself (pace was 106 steps/min), but I didn’t felt it was a great effort. I walked 4.179 miles at 3.31 mph, for 1 hr 16 minutes and for several hours after the walk felt very good indeed — the endorphins, I imagine. Perhaps I’ve turned the corner and the training effect that Ken Cooper describes (see this post) is taking hold. I’ve been walking regularly for three weeks — that’s about enough time to start to notice a difference.

Written by Leisureguy

16 August 2021 at 9:45 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Your last paragraph introduces a question: Is it more healthful (physically and mentally) to pole walk briskly for short to moderate distances, or is it more beneficial to pole walk leisurely at longer distances?

    My guess is the former is better, but it’s only a guess. There may be some pesky variables afoot here, not the least being YMMV.


    Steve Riehle

    16 August 2021 at 11:59 am

  2. The post I linked to — this one — describes the type of exercise needed to trigger the training effect, and Cooper’s point system lets you choose between short and brisk on the one hand and long and leisurely on the other since it provides the point values of each. And so long as men get a minimum of 35 points a week, women 27, exercising at least 4 days a week and at most 7, then you can choose the approach that works best for you.



    16 August 2021 at 12:08 pm

  3. The simplest and the best for my 84 year old bones and busy schedule is a brisk 1/2 mile in the a.m. and a brisk 1/2 mile in the p.m., always with walking poles of course. As I recall it’s about 11 minutes for each trek.

    My thanks continue for your solid advice on shaving, diet, and health.


    Steve Riehle

    16 August 2021 at 1:06 pm

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