Well, at long last, my mojo seems to have made a reappearance! I made it to the gym tonight after work – yay!!
Ok, so I was not breaking any records on the treadmill, but still, I managed 3 miles at a reasonably brisk pace. What is it they say about small steps and learning to walk before you can run? Rather apt really!
So a small triumph in my book. Lets just hope that I’m still as enthusiastic tomorrow after my acupuncture session. Now there’s a thing, I haven’t mentioned that…. hmm. One for another post I think!
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!)