Two excellent reasons to celebrate today - firstly I RAN for the first time today - I did 15 minute intervals - 1 minute running and 1 minute walking and felt fine. Made a note to myself to buy some more supportive sports bras though - not used to having any "bounce".
Secondly I did the one of the hardest RPM classes I have done in ages with John this morning. He managed to take away any feelings of cockiness I had about my magnificent return to teaching with the pasting he gave me this morning - talk about expose all the old weak points. We basically kept adding resistance here there and everywhere (with recoveries in between) until I thought I was going to be sick in the best possible way.
Also saw the physio today - still not cleared to strength train but slowly improving. I may be able to start some "pull" type of work next week.
I have managed to keep the sugar fairy at bay as I witnessed the miracle of menstruation. I marvel at how consistent my menstrual patterns are down to the intensity of the day of cravings beforehand. I've enjoyed one of Shelley's therapeutic dark chocolates with a cup of tea this afternoon and feel more "even" than I did yesterday.