Saturday, April 30, 2016

Permission to Run/Walk Granted! ~~~~~

Yesterday, Physio gave the nod to walk/easy run which I did this morning at Bowral Parkrun.  What a joy to be moving again... running very slowly but, nevertheless, it was moving faster than I've been able to do for the past 7 weeks since tearing 1.5 hamstring muscles off the tail bone, which leaves me with 1.5 good muscles same leg! However, to avoid further injury, strengthening exercises have to continue ad infinitum, but I'm okay with that because it allows me to return to what I love doing best.


Bowral Parkrun ( #52 for me) 5km
Run/Walk in 40:54
Age graded 78.48%
TE 4.9 ...Highly Improving...I should think so!



No idea what was so funny unless it was that I'd had a fun run!

With one of our fast juniors!



Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Bowral Parkrun ~~~~ Walk!

From Physio :  Very pleased with progress and within 2 weeks walk/jog; in 4 weeks back to running! I'm already (secretly) adding some very easy jogging in my walking each day!  As well as walking, still doing daily strengthening exercises for hamstring, indoor bike, foam roller etc. and it seems like all the hard work is paying off.



Escorted to the finish, Bowral Parkrun, last Saturday!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

My 50th Bowral Parkrun ~~~~~


A lovely Autumn day to complete my 50th Parkrun, even though I had to walk not run, but I did sneak in a little jog at the finish!




Saturday, April 09, 2016

Parkrun #49 for me! ~~~ A Walking PB!!!

 1 min 47 sec walking PB this morning and will be walking for some weeks to come while hamstring continues to strengthen.  I took Barry's (RD) dog, "Charlie", with me and I'm sure that's how I got the walking PB!


5km in 45:00min
AHR 75%
TE  3.3  =  Improving!


Just the most beautiful Southern Highlands morning again this week, finished off with coffee at the Briars.  Physio ongoing : walk and cycle as much as I like; no stretching or running though!  Till next week .....


"Charlie" & Me Setting Off




"Charlie" & Me Finishing!

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Bowral Parkrun ~~~~~ Walking!

Number 48 for me ....2 to go!  Cool morning, felt extra cool walking, but I tried to power walk only to find I'm not very good at it! However, it's all I can do for the time being and until I get the green light from physio that hamstring is OK to jog. 


5km in 46:56  (68.39%)
AHR 67-83% of Max.
Avg. Cadence 142spm


TE  2.7 .... Maintaining ... surprise!



Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Blog on Hold ~~~~~

.....until Physio for hamstring is finished and back running. Unless something else happens in the meantime!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

First Physio ~~~~~

I'm really tired tonight; physio went well; will need quite a bit more over the next few weeks -  once a week, I'm guessing should do it with strengthening exercises to do at home until hamstring is strong enough to run again.


Day 29 Plank :  I couldn't get anywhere near 4.5 minutes, so I'm leaving it as 4 minutes my PB!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter Monday Walking ~~~~~

45 min Walking
Starting from school, in and around Renwick and back to school.

45 minutes
4.5km
AHR 56-67% of Max,
Avg. Cadence 130spm 
TR 1.3....Minor.

Day 28 Plank : 4 minutes....last 30 seconds sheer pain!  Can't imagine 4.5 tomorrow!!