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.