So, despite my distinct lack of training so far, I decided to “put it out there” as they say ( who does say that?!), and announce to the world (Facebook and here) that I am raising funds for charity. Gulp – that makes it very real now – I can’t let anyone who sponsors me down! But then, maybe no-one will sponsor me!!
There are so many charities to choose from – there really are so many deserving causes. However, given my recent diagnosis of osteoarthritis, I decided to choose Arthritis Care (Scotland). Please do take the time to visit my JustGiving page – every little helps as they say and let’s face it – I don’t want to let my sponsors down!!
Thanks in advance!
<a href=”http://“>Yvonne’s JustGiving Page
So, it’s been a few weeks since I last posted an update – mostly because there’s not been any training to post about!
My news from the hospital about the osteoarthritis has taken a bit to come to terms with. More so the fact that the surgery will only last at best, five years. That’s not long at all.
I celebrated (if that’s the word for it!) my 40th birthday on July 26 – could this be a turning point? A good one, at that?!
I weighed myself on Monday, as always, and was horrified at what I saw on the scales. I’m not entirely sure why I was so surprised – I know that I’ve been over-eating, so should have expected it!
So, with renewed vigour, the diet started yesterday (two days in and I’m surviving so far!) and I even made it to the gym tonight, albeit for a “walk” on the treadmill. Still, a good friend once told me “Yvonne, it’s a marathon, not a sprint”. How very true!
Bike – 6.93 miles, Run/Walk – 2.19 miles
As can be seen from the numbers above, week 3 did not go at all well! In the main due to the news on Thursday of my osteoarthritis.
It’s been a difficult week to say the least. I had a lot of decisions to make – keep training and have the surgery on my foot and hope I would be fit enough after surgery for Dopey. Consider not running Dopey – consultant has advised against running after surgery as ultimately this will reduce the already short effectiveness (approximately 5 years) of the procedure.
Needless to say, instead of training regardless while I made these decisions, my heart was just not in it – although that doesn’t explain no swimming on Wednesday – that, I’m afraid, was just sheer damn laziness!
However, I eventually made my decision….
I am going to delay surgery until after Dopey. If I can’t run after the surgery, I’m sure as hell going to go out with a bang!!
So tomorrow is the start of a new week and despite our glorious weather (68F as I type this, which may not seem very hot to my American followers, but believe me it is hot for Scotland!), I will be back out on my bike with Mr M and then back in the gym on Tuesday.
Bring it on!!! (she says, trying to be positive!)