I’ve had a quick read of my running blog and I mention – but only in passing – the crash I had back in July 2019 that left me with “life-changing injuries”.
Since that other blog post with most of the details, I’ve had the rest of my little finger amputated (in December 2020) and I’m left with constant pain and a sufficient degree of disability to have qualified for a “blue badge” here in the UK. Part of the pain management has been for us to move for part of the year out to Corralejo on Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands off the coast of Morocco with its low rainfall and warm temperatures all year round, which definitely helps reduce the pain in my hand and pelvis.
It also means that I am more able to go for walks and cycle rides to try to loosen up my joints, lose weight (to lessen the duty on my pelvis/hips) and to work on my ‘wellness’ generally.
The aim is still to try to run but I try to avoid painkillers and running piles that pain on! So it’s a slow and steady race to reduce weight for less strain on my joints – my consultant years ago told me to avoid running because of my knee gradually wearing out – by exercising and eating healthily, especially as I hit 60 years old this year.
Just putting this lot here as a reference for some advice and meal plans.
Although I’m largely omnivorous, I’m currently tending towards being pescatarian and/or a bad vegetarian; going vegan is a step too far for me at the moment, although we’ve just bought some vegan cookbooks, so you never know.
First weigh-in of 2019 and it’s a doozy: 93.4kg, up 1.6kg (3.5lbs) since October. To be fair, that’s usual for me as Christmas is a time of overdoing it every bloody year!
Weight has increased by ½lb since Wednesday, but then I’d just eaten dinner and been out for two other Dinners since then.
Weighed myself this morning and I’ve gained 5lb since Christmas, despite starting to eat more vegetarian food (cheeky Nando’s on Friday notwithstanding…).
I now need to knuckle down for the Milton Keynes Half Marathon at the start of May: only 5 weeks away!
Not a good year at all: lots of injuries and illnesses plus work getting in the way.
Over the course of the year, that showed by a weight gain of 2.6kg/5.7lbs.
I cycled 119km in May, June and August rather than trying to cycle regularly at the weekends.
My running was limited to just 121km and May’s total came purely from just the MK Half-Marathon.
Walking to and from work with the occasional weekend wandering led to a total of 666km, which wasn’t really “Beasting” it…
Must. Try. Harder.
Well it appears that the last time I weighed myself was November 3rd. So having massively overdone it this Christmas – three, yes, three, Christmas Dinners – I’ve only gained 2½lbs.
Still, that sets my benchmark for 2018 and gives me a goal of losing 7-10kg by the summer. No pressure…
Just a quickie tonight as we have family coming over. Weight is exactly the same as earlier this week.
Quite warm tonight, so my choice of shirt and jacket – as it was dark and trying to rain – meant it was very warm.
Weight is up a massive 3oz from Monday 🙂
Very windy this even thanks to ex-Hurricane Ophelia. Weight is up 1.4lbs since Thursday, but then I did weigh myself after dinner…