- I’ve moved on to the next level of physio exercises
- I’ve managed longer sessions at the gym on both the rowing machine and bike
- I’ve started very slowly using the cross-trainer
- I’m walking more normally and moving faster
- I’m less aware of any pain or tight pulling sensations in my calf
- I’m resuming my weekly walk with a friend, it’ll be shorter and slower but will be great to get back to something normal
- Plus two other short walks
- I plan to go to the gym three times
- I will try increasing the resistance on the rowing machine and bike (to one notch above minimum!)
- I will increase my time on the cross-trainer (5 mins, 7 mins, 10 mins)
- And I will faithfully continue with my physio and no running
Also this week I’ve been following a strict healthy eating regime which hasn’t been the greatest fun but has been effective as I’ve dropped 3.5lbs – half way to my pre-injury weight – and I feel so much better about my body. Of course I’ll easily put it all back on when we go to my younger son’s favourite place for his birthday meal, Pizza Hut… cheesy garlic bread, pizza and, it’s the best, cookie dough dessert!
Lots of progress, lots of feeling better about myself and about my recovery, and a glimmer of light in the darkness of injury.
Oh and very exciting, I’ve signed up for another half marathon next year! Woo-hoo!!!
Have a great week whatever you’re doing x