Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Do or die .......

And so the saga continues. After being a good little physio exerciser, the hip region is much stronger and more stable. I can now stand on one leg, bend at the knee and not drop the opposite hip. With that, it seemed a good a time as any to make another gentle start at running. Plus, iron levels should be on the rise after some serious supplementation. It was a simple approach - 3 min easy, followed by 2 min run/1min walk reps x 10. Unlike the last time, there were no sacks of potatoes to contend with, just a simple lack of running fitness. The first few reps felt fine and then the lack of running fitness was noticeable. However, it was so nice to be out there again. As was to be expected after 7 weeks of just gentle cycling, there was a nice dose of DOMS for all those muscles no longer used to doing that running thang. The next run session will be some 3 min run/2 min walk reps. It's best to keep it simple and gentle as I don't as yet have the results back for the blood tests and MRI. The next specialist appointment is early December, when all should be revealed. It feels a bit like 'do or die' at this point.
Do or Die!



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  1. That's promising. I won't laugh at any of your future cases of DOMS. My shins are only just feeling OK today. Fast walking is dangerous!

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    1. Yes DOMS is evil! It hurt today when I ran. Hopefully that is the worst of it!
      Interesting that your shins don't like fast walking .....

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  2. Welcome back, hoping for good news.

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    1. Thanks TF. Good news would indeed be much welcomed :-)

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  3. No way would I call your cycling gentle. You are amazing! Fingers crossed that you will be able to run pain free soon and that the news in December is good news! xx

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    1. Thanks dear Ruth :-). However, it is indeed very gentle cycling, it's just that it goes on for a long time ;-). Dec 2 and all may be revealed.

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