|Captured perfectly in her natural habitat. The Japanese |
wife has over many centuries developed an uncanny knack
at looking completely disinterested. The male, try as he
may will not penetrate her steely resolve. That Envirofit E400U
will have to wait
No puff piece feel good post this week my friends. I just don’t seem to be able to do it anymore. Hell there are times I really do think ‘running is killing me’. I know, I know I can hear you all say “stop being so bloody melodramatic” but enough is enough. I hurt, I really hurt and not just in one place and not just physically either. Perhaps I have to face up to the fact that this game just isn’t for me. Or perhaps far far worse, that I’m not prepared to do the hard work anymore. As if calling to me this weekend, my local sporting mega store seemed to shout out a path to my future in the form of the ‘Envirofit E400U Exercycle’ and at a sale price of NZ$899.99 it’s probably worth checking out.
Sale price or not my wife wasn’t buying it. You see she’d worked me out many many years ago. How do I know? Easy. Silence speaks volumes in our household and on the odd occasion where I rant something like “I can’t do it anymore, its crippling me don’t you see” all I get is an awkward silence only she can deliver. You see self-pity isn’t a trait that the Japanese find remotely palatable.
Left groin (getting better), left trapezius (new) and lower right lumbar (new) gives you some idea of what I might look like running by. If there was just some way I could attach a donation bucket to my hip I reckon I could do quite well. I’m not thinking too far ahead anymore. I’m taking it one week at a time. Every post from here on is a victory and to help along the way I’ve embarked on the following:
|1. Buying that new Garmin Fenix of mine a bright new orange strap. |
Just in case I keel over and need to be spotted from the air.
2. Using a topical anti-inflammatory as a last resort
|5. Slowing down. I ran too many high intensity sessions. My girls are |
keen to help me out by running the first 2 to 3K with their Dad
each night. 6. Staying positive. I like this proverb.
It makes a lot of sense