14-10-2019, 03:28 AM
Re: Post your daily exercise routine
Originally Posted by Surfermom
HI, Tachyon. I hope this finds you better today. It must be frustrating to finally have the time but not the wellness to be gym bound. Good luck with your doctor visit.
Floydy, it's good to have you pop in (ooo, that is a bad way of putting it
). Even in waiting, every day is getting closer to your return. How are you doing?
It's Sunday, so we know what that means for Bob. Standing by for the mutt and mud report
The mornings are finally cool enough to run. The sun is out, the sky is blue, so I am off....or OFF....or off OFF....or something
Originally Posted by OldGreyFox
Sorry Surfermom, I posted this in the good morning thread....
Good Morning from Foxy's World.......
Although it seemed dry and dark outside (6:30) I put on my waterproof anyway and set off for my eight mile Sunday Run. Just a few spots of light drizzle as I ran through the village, most of the houses were in darkness as I silently drifted by.
All except for the convenience store where the odd early riser was collecting the latest edition of Sunday's news.....
I soon left the last of the hazy streetlights behind and immersed myself in my thoughts and the peace of the countryside. The gentle rain had stopped now and the country roads were surprisingly dry. I reached the junction that decided if this run would be a six or an eight....No contest today, I was feeling good and everything was working the way it was supposed to, the way it has for over forty years...
I crossed the bridge over the tidal river and saw that it was neither flowing in or out, just stationary. With a full moon tonight I guessed that it would be a high tide on the coast forty miles away and it would progress slowly inland reaching here some hours later.
No people and only two cars on the whole of the eight mile run, and it was only as I entered the village my thoughts focused on the emptiness I felt in my stomach that would soon be relieved with a hot steaming bowl of porridge smothered with honey....
What has the rest of the day got in store? Dunno, but whatever it is, I'll be happy in the knowledge that that's another eight miles in the journal....
Lovely, descriptive write-up Bob. Good to see you battling on with another eight-miler
Hope your run went well too, Suzie. It must be great to get outside in your part of the world
How's things going, tachyon. Any better today
I have to be very careful with the hernias. The left-hand side one doesn't bother me very much but the right one is now like a golf ball and is really painful. I do have to be careful how much I eat and drink, anything even water intake.
I have a pre-op date for November 14th, which is light aeons away! So we're in effect looking at 2-3 weeks after that for the operation. With some recovery time it may be Christmas or even January before I'm back at work. Luckily I'm still being paid, but it's the boredom factor that's driving me nuts.
When I'm better - and I'm thinking of a comeback date of Jan 1st here - I intend to start running properly. It will keep the weight down, get me in the "fresh" air and you folks in here will set a benchmark for me to aim at; some targets to reach. Those are way in the distance but I'll definitely get there eventually
Being variably 16.5 stones I'm not really built for long-distance running but I have the leg strength which will help. I am also aiming to get myself down to 16 stone which will mean me losing any belly fat as I'm still in decent shape otherwise despite not training for six weeks. It's reassuring to know that the muscle is still retained, though I feel 'heavy' with it. I think some treadmill work to begin with will get me to a suitable jogging weight, if not running flat out!
Coupled with that I'll be doing a session of very high reps each week (much like Tachyon does), a lighter weights session and a run around the playing fields at the back of my house. That's four exercise outings per week from Jan 1st...do-able I think, pending the op of course!