My first run since being diagnosed with a f**ked up heart and boy did it hurt!
Not a long distance, short and close to home just in case and my wife even made me send the Strava beacon before I left.
I’ve been trying to keep active with cycling and walking but with my workload at this current time, consistancy has been the issue.
Last night I took a look at myself in the mirror and thought, drastics times call for drastic measures.
I hate running. I’ve done my fair share over the years, track, cross country, half marathons and marathons. I find it boring and draining.
However, I know it gets results so I had to est humble pie and try and go for a short run. Baby steps you know.
Despite it being short, it got the old ticker pumping away.
I was a bit scared at first, with some chest tightening but it eased off. Where I did feel it was the legs. Bottom of my left shin to start with and then the legs just felt like lead weights.
My daughter joked with me before I left that she could probablt walk fast than I ran and she probably wasn’t far from the truth (lol).
I needed to do something though and as much as I hate it, I will go running again. I need to, as I have a lot of wait to drop and I love my food too much.
I’ve even downloaded the PureGym app because these give you free, in house, no equipment, cardio exercises to do.
It’s all hands on deck and a positive mental attitude, so lets see what happens.
Finally, no I wont be dieting. I will try and eat a bit healthier with meals where I can but at the same time I’m not going to deprive myself of what I like.
Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, live life, enjoy life but stay safe.
#fitness #throughthework #fixthisheart #staysafe