15-20 nov 2012: woman of the earth

not quite sure what happened, but the blogging stopped early on wednesday and has subsequently been nudged out by more pressing things. not too much has happened between 15th and 20th anyway – here’s a summary:

I went for a run on thursday (15th) – was very pleased with my pace for the first 4km or so – holding about 9km/h. After that things went a bit pear-shaped and I walked most of the last half of my circuit (about 8.5km total) – the issue was not breathing or heart rate, my body just could not and would not do much more.

I was physically shattered, especially my legs and knees.

That evening I fell asleep when I got home from work, went to bed early and still woke up “late” on Friday.

Friday I did very little – didn’t go to the gym, but I did a bit of gentle walking during the day just to stop myself completely locking up.

Saturday was limited to about 45 minutes of playing with my son at Grasshopper Soccer

Sunday I couldn’t go to the gym due to circumstances – in any case I still felt like I needed more rest.

Monday – woke up late, no gym

Tuesday (today) – ditto

The reason I woke up late today was more because I was late to bed last night – for the first time in almost a week I don’t feel battered. With hindsight, I think the marathon row and half marathon treadmill jog took more out of me than I realised – and the increased pace on Thursday morning was the final straw.

I guess I have to accept that although I’m much fitter than I ever was, the bones, joints and muscles have had 40-odd years of use and abuse, and need a little more care than they would have 20 years ago.

Another lesson learned!

Summary

Time got up (today): 04:45
Mood (1 to 5):
Morning 5
Lunch 5
Night 3 (tired)

journal

04:45 – bowl sultana bran, orange juice
05:25 – bus, meditate, nap
06:15 – skinny long mac
09:30 – morning walk, banana, yoghurt, nuts, dates, dried cranberries
12:00 – lunchtime walk, wholegrain  baguette with meat, cheese, salad, olives. skinny long mac
14:15 – few dates & nuts
18:30 – lamb curry, daal & brown rice
21:30 – milk, bed

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