running log
  • 23 November 2009
    • first day out. barely managed a kilometre before having to pull up. Coughing like a Bronte for an hour or so afterwards
  • 25 November 2009
    • better. still not much more than a km but breathing easier and no great period of coughing and spluttering afterwards
  • 27 November 2009
    • a little better. Sharing a bottle of very nice white with J last night possibly wasn't the best prepartion. Still progress is progress
  • 30 November 2009
    • Not good - cramp in my right calf forced me to pull up after 200m - possibly the result of digging in the garden yesterday
    • 2km at a fast walk and 15 half pushups instead. Not enough cardio though
    • Weight 81.4kg
  • 02 December 2009
    • unseasonably chilly for second day of summer
    • better run - up the bike path to Bugden and along the top to the second drop down to Mullan Cresecent plus 15 half pushups
      • say 60-70% of my initial target
    • chest still a little tight but no C19 style coughing and spluttering
  • 04 December 2009
    • even better - say 90% of initial target
    • concentrating now on the final 10% and building better stamina
    • chest getting looser
  • 09 December 2009
    • still close to target - breathing better and managing the the same distance as 04/12
    • need to push distance out a little more
    • things beginning to tighten up - unfortunately this includes my right hamstring
  • 11 December 2009
    • still runing same distance as 09/12 and 04/12
    • breathing is getting easier
    • joints and muscles creaking a bit - guess that's waht you get for being 53!
  • 14, 16 and 18 December 2009
  • 21 December 2009
    • despite the bushwalking no faster or further than previously - need to push past barrier
    • saw six kangaroos this morning including three on the bike path outside our house
  • 23 December 2009
    • Not good. Had to pull up with cramp in my right calf after 400m. Finished the rest of the run as a fast walk.
  • 25, 27 and 29 December 2009
    • seem to have twisted my ankle - perhaps the pulled muscle was a result of trying to compensate for the ankle. No running
  • 01, 03 and 05 January 2010
    • ankle still twisted - no running
    • went bush walking on 04 January 2010 - ankle really sore afterwards

- and that was January apart from a serious bushwalk on 18 January and some reasonably serious walking round Fadden. Regrettably it looks like physio unless things improve …

… they didn't, but at least I'm walking …


so we bought a cross trainer to exercise in the comfort of our own home …

  • 03 June 2010
    • 15 minutes and 3 miles more or lesss
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