This morning I realised - I have less than 6 weeks until the first event I have entered for the year !!!!! EEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK !!!! When I entered the Brisbane Twilight 10km event - I had so much time - how come I have less than 6 weeks now ? Oh yes, that would be because I got into a rut of being lazy and didn't do any training !!!!
Well, with that realisation firmly in the front of my head, I got home from
work and went for a walk/run - just to see how I would go. For a start - it was
slow. I can live with that. Next it was hot. I can live with that. Then I
started the poncy style of running that my physio has assured me will stop my
knee pain. I can probably live with that, at a push, if it means that my knees
won't be sore. What I am not sure I can live with is my calves after getting
home from doing said poncy running / shuffling !! My calves are absolutely
killing me. BUT, I did feel a lot lighter on my feet and less of a plodder
which may be an up-side for this style of running. I am sure once I get used to
this style of running my calves will be fine but how long will that take I
I got home and did the couple of calf stretches that I know and then popped
around to see my PT and ask him others he could recommend. He showed me a couple
more and suggested sitting with them in the pool if the water wasn't too warm
and icing them. So I did that - sat with them in the pool. Then came inside and
cooked dinner and after dinner sat with ice-packs on them. Man it is killing me
to walk - what am I going to be like tomorrow - and even worse, the next day
when DOMS really sets in ???????????
But, I got out there and did that first run - the one that always scares the
cr*p out of me for some reason - hopefully they will get better.
My BIL has invited me to join a running group that he goes to on Wednesday
and Saturday morning at 6am - I can't make a Wednesday as I have to leave home
by 7am to get to work and I am really not keen on an early start on a Saturday
morning BUT I thought I would give it a try for a couple of weeks to see if it
is worth it for me - if not, at least I will have tried.
The next event that I have entered is The Colour Run which is happening on
the coast on 14th April. Judging from the photos that I have seen of the run in
Sydney this past weekend - it looks like it is going to be heaps of fun. It is
only 5km so I am sure that I will be fine with that given I did 4.2km tonight
albeit a lot slower than I would have liked but given how long it has been
since I was actually running and the change to my running style, I can't
complain too much.
The third event I entered is the 50km Brisbane to the Bay cycle on 23 June.
A and I had spoken about entering but didn't get around to doing anything about
it. Early bird entries closed at 5pm on Friday and we missed it so we thought
we would leave it for this year. Then I got an sms today to say that they had
extended the early bird offer to 5pm today so I called A to see if he was still
interested and he said yes and that his brother (BIL from above) may also be
interested. So, I called him and he said yes - we have entered the Morris Gang
team. The event is about fund raising for MS so if you are interested /
connected in anyway to MS and would like to make a donation - I can send you my
page link for easy access.
I don't know how long it normally takes for hormones to start working but I
am starting to feel better emotionally / mentally. This weekend gone we made a
start on fixing up the garden - not the project that we had planned to do - but
it was good to have a look on Sunday afternoon and see what we had
accomplished. Now that the emotions are starting to return to some sort of normalcy,
it is time for me to concentrate on the fuel that I am putting into my body. I
am not sure that I can keep to the quantity of food that Dr Maxine advised me
(given I am now one of the old ladies of the tribe !!!!) but I am back to
cutting out sugar, dairy and wheat and trying to eat as healthily as possible.
This combined with exercise HAS to see my weight go the way it should.
This weekend I asked A to get my bigger clothes out. It broke my heart to
have to do this but I have realised that I am better off wearing clothes that
actually fit me and are comfortable to sit in all day rather than trying to continue
to squish myself into clothes that are too small for me. The bottom line is I
have put on weight - whether I like it or not - whether it was something I did
or not - or, whether it is just my body doing whatever it wants to - the weight
is back and I need to learn to live with it rather than continue to beat myself
up over something that I can't seem to control. I am hoping that my acceptance
of this will mean that it won't want to hang around any longer and bugger off
to the land where fat loss goes to.
Wishing everyone a great week - if you are interested in joining me or
sponsoring me in any of the above events - send me an email and I will send you
As always, (OK maybe not always but at least for this year) - it is Tuesday
so it is time to link in with Jess from Essentially Jess for #IBOT.
Unfortunately I didn't get around to as many blogs last week as I normally do -
hopefully this week I can get to more.
TFTD : The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself,
unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that that situation is
over, you cannot move forward.