Walking, running and the frustration of slowing down

7 Jan

Hope you had a great Christmas and new year. It’s taken me a while to post as I have been pretty busy and a few things going on but I’m back now!

My training has actually been going well with riding, running, walking – although I have been pretty frustrated as due to a medical issue my doctor asked me to keep my heart rate down a bit so the other day I went out for a run and tried to stick to the heart rate she wanted and it was so frustrating as almost no sooner had I started to run I needed to walk again and I was running around the lake near to home and was having a mental battle in my head with my head saying I could do it and my heart saying ‘but you have sprinted around this lake so many times before, what will people think when they see you running and then walking’ – but I stuck to it and actually felt ok. Interval training as we all know is a great way to keep fit – but try telling that to a seasoned runner that just wants to run and not walk – as you can see I haven’t quite resolved that issue with myself yet!

My mother in law used to do a lot of walking and she got extremely fit doing just that as well as observing a balanced diet of course. I can’t resign myself to just walking though not just yet! I need to RUN!

I was thinking about new year resolutions and have decided not to have any as everytime I seem to set them I never achieve them so I decided this year will be a year of achieving but without goals ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m just going to go as hard as I can and see how I do. Have you made any resolutions?

Bye for now!


2 Responses to “Walking, running and the frustration of slowing down”

  1. Melissa Cole January 11, 2013 at 7:03 am #

    Isn’t it so hard when you have to slow down and you know you can do better!! My shoulder issue has flared up again so not only have I been very restricted in what I can do (it even dislocates if I lean on my arms while riding a stationary bike!) but I am now facing surgery on both shoulders – so there goes most of my year ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I did set some resolutions to bring my 5k time down and run a 10k, but I just have to take every day as it comes and do what I can around the pain. At least surgery won’t be till the middle of the year so I’ll still be able to fit the local Pentath run in ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you medical concern fixes itself soon.

    • Zoe January 11, 2013 at 8:56 am #

      Hey Melissa yeah it’s pretty frustrating but the riding is helping me as its not as intense so I can still train ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry to hear your shoulder issue is still not good and that you have to have surgery – I guess you could cycle on a stationery bike as you don’t have to use your arms? Hope the operations go ok and that you are back ready to run the Pentath run. Thanks re me – it’s all sorting itself out so getting there ๐Ÿ™‚ Have an awesome weekend!

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