That Hurt!


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

Published by Steve McKenzie

Old dad looking to get back in the dojo, fix his busted heart, lose some weight and provide for his family.

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