Good morning, everyone. It was another lovely summer/autumn sort of day again yesterday, not too hot and cool around the edges of the day but glorious. Fingers are crossed for today as well.
The big update for yesterday is parkwalk, of course. I did it! I only went and did the whole distance, all 5K. Not a lot in the wider scheme of things, of course, but for me it was an achievement.
It took me fifty five minutes and I came last, which I expected (out of over 750), but it isn't about position, it is about doing it - and I did!
I really don't like jogging or running. It jolts me from toe to tip and it's not wise with a past history of dodgy knee and ankles. As it was (and it's not a whinge, just saying), I could 'feel' my left knee and (especially) right ankle towards the end and it was quite ouchy later on as it stiffened. I can still feel it now although it doesn't hurt any more, and I'm looking forwards to my nice, supported swim, in a few hours' time. That should sort out the residual stiffness.
I definitely have a lo-o-ong way to go down the fitness road.
But I am so pleased that I did it!
Will I go again. Yes, I certainly will. I can't go for the next three weeks but, weather permitting, after that . . . and in the meanwhile I will try to do a bit of jogging and strengthen that ankle. I don't mind being last - someone has to be, after all and most of the runners were an awful lot younger than I - but I could try to improve on my time with a few spells of jogging, especially in the first half.
The rest of the day was spent in reading, knitting, sleeping (I tried not to but . . .) and cooking nice meals for myself!
Today starts with a swim at the gym. Beth is turning up later and we are going to have a card making day for a 'shopping day' run by Lindsey (my PT) to raise funds for Kids Inspire, a fantastic local charity.
I will do some planning for the week's tuition although there's not really all that mush to do and some knitting and a bit of tidying up and generally keeping the mess down!
And really, that's about it. A gentle day!
I hope yours is good too.
Morning Joy, I'm so pleased for you, doing the Parkrun (even if you walked) is a huge achievement. I don't know how long 5k is, but it sounds a lot! and to do it in less than an hour, especially on your first time, is fabulous. Well done. Enjoy your day with Beth, I hope the swimming relaxes your stiff muscles. xxReplyDelete
It's around 3.1 miles. More than I would usually walk at that pace, for sure! :-)Delete
Thanks very much.
Mprning Joy, 3.5m walking in under an hour is pretty good going, so well done you, especially with a dodgy knee too! So, a huge (gentle) pat on the back! Enjoy your day.ReplyDelete
Thank you. I was very chuffed to have done it all as I'd planned to stop at about 3K. It's nice to feel good about things!Delete
Well done. I hope you found everyone as friendly as I have when I’ve done them. I bet you couldn’t have imagined doing this a year or so ago - you have come a long way.ReplyDelete
I really, truly couldn't have done even a fifth of it a year ago, you're right. Nor would I have wanted to! :-)Delete
Congratulations on you achievement I know what you mean about jogging older bones and joints dont appreciate it and besides there are only two positions of note first and last so well done you.ReplyDelete
Thank you. :-) And mine was both! First time and last places.Delete
Congratulations on your park walk. That's a great achievement. XReplyDelete
Thanks, Jules, that's so kind.Delete
Congratulations. I'd say that was a good time - if you look online they suggest that with a brisk pace it will take approximately 40 - 60 minutes to walk 5K. Slower walkers will take anything up to 90 minutes, so you achieved the 'average' brisk pace time on your first attempt. Well done, you continue to be an inspiration xxReplyDelete
That's interesting, thanks. It certainly felt brisk, especially on the upward bits (which weren't that steep)!!!Delete
Congratulations Joy, as the others have said that's a brilliant first time. Be gentle on yourself today!ReplyDelete
:-) Thanks, it's been a very pleasant day.Delete
Good on you!ReplyDelete
Thank you very much- that's lovely.Delete
Congratulations on doing the Park Walk! I'm hoping for a "gentle day" as well!ReplyDelete
I think we all deserve and/or need a gentle day from time to time, don't we.Delete