You know how that song goes. I think there was even a health fund ad using this song for a while, a few years ago, though don’t quote me on that.
So Ms Positive is back after a temporary absence. There’s no use crying over something that has happened. I’m currently dealing with the torn hammy issue the best way I can. In the meantime I am focusing on walking training for the marathon. As I see it, it’s better to be doing something rather than sitting there wringing my hands, going ‘woe is me’. Time is still going to pass, November 3 is still going to happen and I need to l have at least done some preparation. Who knows, I might find I enjoy walking marathons, rather than running them…..
…ok, that last statement is a bit of an exaggeration…but give me a break, I have to work with something!
So this morning, in spite of the drizzly weather, I was up, dressed and out the door at 5.45am for a 6km walk. Because it was drizzly I pulled out the raincoat and wore that as well. I wasn’t going to let poor weather deter me from doing my walk this morning. The hammy is sore even when walking but a lot more bearable than attempting to run. Anyway I tried to keep a brisk pace for the entire walk and completed it in about 57 minutes. This was followed by 4 sets of 15 reps of push ups and ab exercises.
I have also made an appointment to see the sports doctor Rob Reid who was instrumental in my recovery from my right hammy tear a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, because he is so good, I can’t get in before early September but that’s ok. I’m not looking to get this fixed before New York (that ain’t going to happen without a major miracle) but I need an expert opinion and guidance concerning rehab. I’m not sure what is going on with the hammy but whatever progress I had made up until last week has completely reversed and I’m almost back to where I started ie when I tore the damn thing.