I was struggling what to blog about this week until I went out for a run and again my right calf went tight on me at least this time I managed to power walk the last two and a bit miles. Nice to see that I am learning and not trying to do to much out of frustration. This is the second time in a row my calf has now gone and I have serious concerns about being ready and able to complete the Great South Run without getting an injury during the race and spoiling the day. If I have to crawl on all fours I will complete the race but I would really like to take part without the worry of injury and letting people down who have A, sponsored me B, running with me. I want to enjoy the the experience of my first ever run as much as I am enjoying doing the training and exercise for my lifestyle change and the Great South Run.
To everyone that reads this blog if you have any advice/help on how I can best treat/look after my calf I would welcome any ideas, I will be searching the Internet for sports massage just for my calf's and also see if there is any information on how to make it stronger and protect it from getting worse. I have been told that running on the pavement is not good for training? the race is 10 miles on the road so I feel that I should be training for those conditions. As I have said before gyms are not my favorite place and running on a tread mill is not fun I have tried them before and did not enjoy or get any benefit from it in the long run. I love running outdoors with the different weather coming off the Solent making each run different.
I wonder if I have the right body shape or if I am still to heavy at 16 stone for my body to cope with what I am trying to do? It has been been nearly 30 years of abusing my body and eight months of doing the right thing, so I am aware it will not be all plain sailing. For the first time since I started training for the Great South Run I am having doubts about completing the race yet I am at my fittest and lightest for years and years.
I have signed up with Powerade ion race ready http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/poweraderaceready which starts on the 03/09/2011 so really I need my calf sorted by then so that I can take advantage of there training for the race, I will not be able to go to all the session's due to work commitments but I am looking forward to going to the ones I can and I fully intend to embrace the information that they pass on to me.
Next week is my six month anniversary with http://www.ThinkingSlimmer.com I am planning on doing a review so I will have to work on it all week otherwise I will never complete it with my slow typing and and bad grammar (very sorry to all should have paid attention in school more). To busy eating I seem to remember!!
My weight was 103.1kg this week 102.1kg a loss of 1kg or 2.2lb 16st 1lb I have been 16st something for what seems like ages I am so looking forward to now being 15st something ad continue my amazing journey from obesity to normality.