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On 6/11/2017 at 5:09 AM, Kestrel Grey said:

*The actual conversation

physio: So, you should be fine to start slowly running again. Take it light and work back up to it.

me: Awesome! *internal happy dance* No problem, I'll take it slow.

physio: I worry that you do not know what it means. Tell me what you think when I say to take it slow.

me: Maybe a very light, easy jog for a kilometer or two, then take a couple days off, and another light easy jog later that week.

physio: Interesting. Try this. Go for a walk. After ten minutes, jog nice and slow for 60 seconds. Repeat and you're done for the day.

me: .... seriously? *cries inside*

 

I think my response to this would have been "you're not a runner, are you" :D

Seriously though, it's good news that you can start running again, even if it is just 60 second spurts for now.

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On 16/06/2017 at 9:38 AM, Elastigirl said:

Hard  to be slow when you just want to get back into it. How's it been going this week?

 

Hi all, I am back in the land of cell phone service and internet. The trip up to visit my mother, and then to Whistler to volunteer, was fun and relaxing.  Volunteering is NOT as fun as running the race though!

 

Whistler is gorgeous, as expected. I didn't have time to do much hiking while I was there but I did make a future Tough Mudder teammate while volunteering. Overall I spent four days driving out of the seven, and survived mainly on granola bars and sketchy restaurant food. My skin is in full revolt so there is good motivation to get right back to healthy eating.  

 

Week 3 Recap

Nutrition: Haha nope

Exercise: Haha nope

What else was I even supposed to be doing?....

 

That's okay as I don't really expect to stay on target while travelling. Some day I may be tough enough to do it, but I'm not there yet.  Week 4 here we come!

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2 minutes ago, Kestrel Grey said:

Week 3 Recap

Nutrition: Haha nope

Exercise: Haha nope

What else was I even supposed to be doing?....

 

Oh, right, volunteer somewhere! So I did get that accomplished last week. :) 

 

And I am happy to announce that I am up to 120 seconds of jogging at a time.

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4 hours ago, Kestrel Grey said:

Hi all, I am back in the land of cell phone service and internet. The trip up to visit my mother, and then to Whistler to volunteer, was fun and relaxing.  Volunteering is NOT as fun as running the race though!

Yay welcome back. Sounds like you had lots of fun. Hopefully your ankle plays ball and you can get right back in there!

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Welcome back!

 

5 hours ago, Kestrel Grey said:

And I am happy to announce that I am up to 120 seconds of jogging at a time.

 

Woot woot!

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7 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

Yay welcome back. Sounds like you had lots of fun. Hopefully your ankle plays ball and you can get right back in there!

 

6 hours ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

Woot woot!

 

Small victories, but I'll take it.

 

I have been doing well at getting back into the health and nutrition side of things, but slow to gear up to exercising again.  It is just a matter of momentum so today should kick start things.  It is a hot one today (all of 25 Celsius) so I'll get my 'run' in before breakfast and worry about strength and physio stuff after.  I don't know how you badasses manage running in 30+.

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46 minutes ago, Kestrel Grey said:

I don't know how you badasses manage running in 30+.

Well, to be fair, I've only done that once and I'm seriously considering never doing it again :P If I get out early enough the temperatures are far more reasonable. The UK being what it is we won't get much 30+ weather and this little stint might be all we see in the entire year.

 

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Well, the weather is decent for the first day of summer. :) Sunny and a crisp 15 Celsius so perfect for running outdoors.  My foot is worrying me a little though. I've been out for my walk/jog and been doing my physio exercises like a good girl, but it's been achy since last week's driving marathons.  Canada is officially too big; it takes 12 hours just to drive to the next province.

 

The late-night munchies are getting me this week.  Because I get home after midnight, I reason it's okay, I can just add them to tomorrow's calories and I won't be over today. Which means I need to skip a meal the next day and am hungry when I get home again, and repeat the cycle.  It wouldn't be so bad if I craved healthy food at 1 am, but nope! I'll figure it out.  

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8 hours ago, Kestrel Grey said:

The late-night munchies are getting me this week.  Because I get home after midnight, I reason it's okay, I can just add them to tomorrow's calories and I won't be over today. Which means I need to skip a meal the next day and am hungry when I get home again, and repeat the cycle.  It wouldn't be so bad if I craved healthy food at 1 am, but nope! I'll figure it out.  

 

My philosophy is not to do stuff like this. It sort of just breeds issues the next day. Sometimes you can get away with it but it does also increase the chances of a knock on munchie attack because you are so hungry. So I live by the rule that it doesn't matter what happened last night. I have a plan and my job today is to stick to that plan not to compensate for yesterday.

 

 

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6 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

 

My philosophy is not to do stuff like this. It sort of just breeds issues the next day. Sometimes you can get away with it but it does also increase the chances of a knock on munchie attack because you are so hungry. So I live by the rule that it doesn't matter what happened last night. I have a plan and my job today is to stick to that plan not to compensate for yesterday.

 

 

 

I am beginning to realise this too.  It kills me to be good and careful all day, and ruin it in a sixty second lapse at midnight.  Basically what I have been doing is trying to mask my problem with creative accounting. :D  

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Challenge Wrap-Up

 

This challenge didn't seem to have the regular flow for me, and I am still mentally in the middle of it... yet here we are at the finish!  Overall I accomplished what I set out to do: slow down and focus on the long-term habits that will lead me to have a healthy and active life at 100 years old.

 

1. Nutrition

The calorie tracking has been useful and I have been close to my targets for calories and protein on most days (excluding travel). I mostly forgot about the freggies after the first week, and vitamins have been sporadic. I think calorie tracking is something to stick with for a while.

 

2. Environment

I love the KonMari method for sorting/storing belongings! Even my husband has mentioned how nice my closet and clothes drawers look, and it is a pleasure to open them and decide what to wear each day. It has other unexpected benefits too; I was at the mall this week and thinking about buying some things, and normally would have.  Then I thought about whether they belonged with the clothes I had now and realised they wouldn't have made the cut, so I didn't buy them.  Saved myself money and clutter. I haven't made it to my books or other belongings yet, only the initial purge of obviously unwanted items. I will get to them over the next couple weeks.

 

Volunteering happened at the Tough Mudder in Whistler, and even though I was assigned the role of Form Police everyone was still really great and we got our own finisher's beer and wandered around watching the Legionnaires obstacles after our shift.  It felt great and I made some potential connections.  I still haven't heard back from our condo gardening committee for volunteering there and it looks like there may not have been enough interest to run it this year. :(

 

3. Regulate Sleep

Having a regular sleep schedule is amazing.  How did I survive this many years without it?  My wiggle room is more like an hour than 30 minutes, and there are a few days where I can't fall or stay asleep despite my best intentions, but overall it was easy to fall into a pattern.  I just need to remember NO CELLPHONE when I'm in bed.

 

4. Exercise

Goal accomplished, as I have been following my physio to the best of my ability.  It doesn't feel like an achievement though.  I know I have lost strength and cardio fitness over the past six weeks.  Long-term my injury rehab is more important than keeping up my OCR readiness but that doesn't mean I have to be happy about it.

 

So: Keep on carrying on until the next round.

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Battle Log: Operation Fly-By-Night

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Awesome challenge. Way to Ranger through and make the best even when things didn't go as planned. I'm with you on the regular sleep. I don't have to make it a goal now because I just enjoy it and feel so much better.

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