I slept heaps on Wednesday and Thursday.
On Wednesday I felt particularly bad but on Thursday I managed to get out the house and walk to the chemist to buy some Night Nurse.
On Friday I woke up feeling a lot better but didn’t feel up for exercising much so I didn’t until the afternoon when I did a full body workout at home for 30 minutes before going out for dinner with friends.
I’m definitely seeing progress with the workouts. They feel easier, I am able to do the full version of the exercises, not the modified versions I had adapted some of them to.
As I was working out I was thinking about my body and how this is going to be my body for the rest of my life. It’s been quite a life journey so far. Numerous traumas and challenges but my body has seen me through it, yet I’ve spent my whole life hating it.
Yet, my body has run a marathon, numerous half marathons and 10Km races. I’ve done a 60 day hot yoga challenge, and four other 30 day challenges. I’ve summited Mt Kilimanjaro and climbed Ben Nevis and travelled coast to coast of Scotland by foot, bike and kayak.
I wonder how feeling gratitude towards this incredible body of mine might positively impact my life. I’m driven to make a change about how I think of my body and talk to and about myself. I’m going to show myself more love. I don’t think it’s going to come easy, but often the best things are the hardest to achieve.
After the workout I felt strong. I may have been exercising in my pants in the living room, dripping in sweat, but I felt good about myself. I might not be picture perfect but I’m beginning to see some definition and I’m proud of how far I’ve come.
On Saturday morning I had my first race of the year, a 10Km in Richmond Park. Last year Steve and I did that run in the snow and it was horrid, so this year the weather was a lot better. I had taken Night Nurse the night before so felt a bit groggy, but otherwise felt pretty positive about it.
I only went and got my best 10Km time for the last few years! My chip time was 59:43.
I’ve been maintaining a fairly consistent pace the last two years. I think these long runs, home workouts and just being dedicated is helping me get these results.
I’m so chuffed that all my hard work is paying off. 😃
Today I went to a lovely relaxing 75 minute Yin class, the perfect recovery to counteract achy legs. Then I’ve spent the rest of the day at home relaxing and I’ve really enjoyed it.