Monday, June 09, 2008

Day Five, Day Six - One Workout Better

Day Five: "training" involved a walk around the block with my two girls doing a bit of "sightseeing".
Day Six: Shannon and I decided to meet up for coffee and chat and I made sure that I whipped into Fitness First and put in 25 minutes on the treadmill. I started off at 5.4km/hr but had to drop to 5km/hr. I am officially the "Treadmill Slayer" - over 5k/hr goal achieved! I had a ball catching up with Miss Shannon. After hubs picked me up we went looking at display villages for new house ideas and I did a lot of walking and going up and down stairs - definitely an active day had by all.
Eating: Have eaten really consistently all day :)

Thoughts about today: The hardest thing coming back from injury or illness is comparing your current self to your pre injury self - this happens to me all the time in the fitness arena. What has really hit home to me is to focus on celebrating the now and the milestones that you achieve in the current journey. Rather than thinking of myself teaching RPM HiPerformance, I am celebrating that I am one step further into my recovery and fitness than I was yesterday - after all, today I made my "treadmill slayer" goal. I had been thinking about when I would next compete, my next marathon, my next adventure race and realized that I had been thinking too big. It is just too much to think of right now - the same feeling I had when I was looking down the barrel of losing 30 odd kilos. It is amazing, however, how much progress you make when you break things into smaller chunks. Tomorrow I see the physio - I have a little less pain in the shoulder now, so things are looking positive there - still a long way to go, but yes, I am one workout better than I was yesterday.

6 comments:

Spider63 said...

old self pre-injury is a tough road. I have a torn biceps and looking at my tiny arm by comparison to the old days is depressing. Hopefully I will be able to get it repaired (surgery) this year.

Keep on keeping on!!

LizN said...

Aw Spider that's no good. Hang in there. One workout at a time.

Cheers
Liz N

Hilary said...

Slow and steady wins the race!! It must be trying your patience, but at least it sounds like you have a good steady plan of attack to focus on.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Hilary xx

Hilds said...

Liz it sounds like you have got the right attitude! Your making fantastic progress.

Keep Smiling!

Hilds

ss2306 said...

Shit - did my message save?

What day is it there?

What day is it here?

Sleep? What is that? No time for sleep in Vegas. Body is suffering. Need serious whipping upon return to Aussie.

I've got another addiction! Shopping. The visa is nearly maxed out - he he he!

Luv Shelley

Ali said...

You've got a great attitude, I agree fouccing on the now and what your acheiving is always the way to go.

Sounds like your improving all the time, great to hear.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Ali xxx