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Regular moderate exercise log

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by RuthW, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. Japes

    Japes Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Snapsy Personally, being allergic to all alcohol, the medal would be better - but I can see the attraction of a celebratory pint at the end of a 5k. Good luck!

    I am beginning to wonder if my skin has decided to go all delicate and fragile on me. After clearing up the ball of foot blister (compeed works there if I am prepared to deal with the adhesive on sock problem - old soft socks inside my Bridgedales, but I can commend the virtues of Sticky Stuff Remover on fabric as well) I discovered grazes on both my elbows and no idea how they happened?!

    In the meantime, walking targets are being splendidly met and I'll be going back to work with some wriggle room as I've now smashed the August grand total and not far off the brisk pace + continuous walking target being completed before going back to work. That's the one I'd definitely like to get a bit more ahead on before the dark nights set in.
     
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  2. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think the idea of a pint is a nice idea (mine'll be either a Diet Coke or a 'shandy' made up of half Diet Coke/half Harvey's Best) as it's sponsored by the pub, but, weeeeell, this girl does like a bit of running bling!

    I shall be glad of a pint of something cold, that's for certain!

    You've absolutely NAILED a summer full of walking, @Japes , blisters or no blisters! Good tip re Sticky Stuff Remover. I'm having a nightmare with cannula adhesive at the moment - my midriff looks as if I've been attacked by several octopi.....!

    Hope the elbows heal smartish! Hugs!

    :happy:
     
  3. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh @Snapsy . A 5k pub to pub run???????? How times change is was called a crawl back in the day not a run.:)
    I'm sure the offer of a pint at the end of the race will be encouragement enough.
    Enjoy the run, don't go trying a PB and have a nice bank holiday.
     
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  4. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!

    A) and C) will directly correlate to how I feel about B)!

    (Shhhhhhhhhhhh, in training I am yet to reach 5k without scheduled walking intervals.)

    My last run - which was Tuesday - I did 21 mins running, 1 min walking and then ran the rest of the way, total 30.32. Wednesday I swam, today I had a gym sesh and a swim, and tomorrow I'm doing a 5km route without a walking interval, just to reassure me - arrrrrggggh - that I can.

    Then a 10km gentle bike ride on Saturday, rest day Sunday, pub - sorry, I mean race - on Monday.

    Ulp.

    Still, after that I shall be able to put this April's BM10k demons to rest, and just keep going with regular running. Fingers crossed!

    :woot:
     
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  5. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Snapsy . As you probably know, running is not my forte. This enables me to have this view on running..........
    Walking is only slow running and running is only fast walking. If you get to where you want to be, whether it be by fast walking or slow running then you've achieved something.
    I'm waffling :):):):).
    Stay strong, positive and inspirational for the rest of us.
     
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  6. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Not sure it's mine, either!

    But thank you so so much for the very lovely encouragement!
    :happy::happy::happy:

    I'll get my pint, by golly I will!
     
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  7. Japes

    Japes Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    And - That's August's Brisk Pace, Continuous Walking for at Least 10 Minutes target smashed through. First time I've been ahead of myself all year on that one. (The Grand Total Steps one has been far less troublesome as I do a lot of short walks in the course of the working day and on a day when everything and everyone is kicking off I can do a LOT of moving around which mounts up the total step count but usually has me groaning when I leave work at how far I've got to walk that day.)

    I had a large, posh coffee to celebrate that and finding all one hundred of the Big Bears on the Big Sleuth art trail in my city. (I'm still working on the Bear Cubs - which schools have done. I am determined to go and appreciate every single one of them, somehow - though the last four collections of them will involve bus rides as well as walks or I'll never get to them all before going back to work on Thursday.)
     
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  8. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Terrific, @Japes !

    And well done with the bears!

    I cycled my Monday 5k run race route in reverse after work today and was very disheartened to be free-wheeling a lot of it......... Cycling back home again (the actual direction we'll be running on Monday) was way more of a challenge.

    Ulp.

    :nailbiting:

    PS 'In reverse' - no I didn't cycle backwards! :joyful:
     
  9. Japes

    Japes Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ulp indeed!

    I promise to do some uphill walking to keep you company in spirit on Monday. In theory, I can finish off this Bear Cub challenge and there are hilly bits. In practice, realistically, I do half the Bear Cubs (two collections are likely to be less easily accessible. I have complained about this!) and more walking!
     
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    Japes Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Snapsy - if you see this beforehand, "GOOD LUCK" and if you see if afterwards, enjoy that pint and I hope it went well.
     
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  11. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, @Japes ! About to set off for the start - it's a gentle 2-mile walk across the fields.

    :)
     
  12. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It was SO SO HOT out there!

    Highlights of the Kings Head Canter:
    Seeing my chums from running club I hadn't seen since April
    Gorgeous route and scenery
    Fabulous people out there
    Being cheered home by my famileeeeeeeeeeeeee
    Snaffling 'my' free banana (I don't eat bananas) and giving it to my dad
    Having my pint of Diet Coke
    Not feeling disappointed that I didn't get the time I thought I wanted. Turns out I didn't care!
    The fact that nobody ran over Mr S. His favourite vantage point for any photograph tends to be ground level - he has an alarming habit of lying in the road

    Lowlights
    My personal trainer didn't make it (he was registered and had been hoping for sub-15)
    It's hard to run when you're wrapped up in the volume of metaphorical cotton wool my husband saw fit to wrap me in
    My new Libre sensor was/is being completely cr*pulous
    The need for an ambulance for the guy who had paced me all the way round and who I overtook in the last 300m (I think he's fine - he seemed okay when I passed him but he collapsed at the finish line)
    The fact I needed to stop and walk twice (it was SO HOT)

    32.21. Undulating course, roads weren't closed, long long long hills..... Don't care! Flipping loved it.

    My brother snapped this. Looks like I was enjoying myself, even though it was hard work!

    (Lumpy top = Libre reader and glucose tablets. Not a terribly elegant way to carry them!)

    image.jpeg
     
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  13. Japes

    Japes Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Go @Snapsy !! I do like all the highlights and it's a lovely picture. And, um, better a lumpy top with all you need in it than a need for you to be in an ambulance cos you didn't have them. (I do hope the guy is OK!)

    I've been beaten back home by the heat - meant to do at least 20 miles today, but gave up after 10. Of which at least 3 miles were uphill as I deliberately went a different way which I usually avoid on account of uphill bits.) I so do not DO heat! (May go out for an hour later if it cools down, otherwise, it's a cool bath after several runs up and down the stairs in place of my post evening meal toddle).
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Snapsy . Running anywhere for any reason today in this heat is sheer madness, BUT nonetheless you did it, so.....................it's official............ you are today's TOP BANANA.
    Well done and you're actually smiling in the photo, you " crazy woman ":woot::woot::woot::woot:
     
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  15. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Awwwwww @therower , thank you so much for the Top Banana!
    *blushes*

    But yep, madness it was indeed. It was ridiculous running in such heat. Not a smidge of breeze anywhere!

    The smile is because I was heading for the finish line, and because it's very very local to me there were lots of peeps there who know me so there was loads of cheering! Bless 'em. Thankfully/disappointingly nobody snapped doing my finish-line leaping-in-the-air fist-pump...........

    ;)

    In other news I'm looking forward to my first trip back to running club on Thursday!

    :)
     
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  16. Japes

    Japes Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Are you all OK, out there? Just realised we've all been very quiet!

    I have managed to go back to work and keep my walking up. I am impressed with myself.

    (Less impressed with badly behaved blood sugars which seem to be less and less well controlled with the exercise and meds which had been working well, but I'm working on a Plan for amending some of what I do, both exercise and diet, but also psyching myself up for more meds changes in a couple of weeks.)
     
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  17. Polgara

    Polgara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm back in school too - Nursery New Starters all pretty much settled. Still walking every morning - it's light enough at 6am to go round the park. Need another plan for when the mornings are darker though - at the moment I'm planning to go to the gym and walk on a treadmill - but it won't be as nice as the park :(

    My 6 month diaversary is coming up in a fortnight - and in that time I've lost 6 stone - in large part due to the walking - so I'm not going to give it up :)
     
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  18. Japes

    Japes Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow! That's impressive weight loss in six months @Polgara . I've lost 9 stone in total, but 4 1/2 stone of that was pre-diagnosis, 2 stone between diagnosis and serious walking starting, and 2 1/2 since the walking started.

    I attribute the success of not putting any back on for a year now (other than the 2 or 3 pounds fluctuations I've always had when stable regardless of where I'm stable) to the fact I've maintained a regular amount of daily walking, with some longer walks several times a month. (And occasional rest days when I'm well ahead of my targets.)

    Glad your new starters are pretty settled - so are mine! Except they're the other end of the education age spectrum - still take time to settle into new routines, though.
     
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  19. Polgara

    Polgara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's all about the routine - even for middle aged diabetics trying to exercise :D
     
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  20. pavlosn

    pavlosn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Walking every day these days, 5 or 6 km every morning and feeling all the better for it. It is a fantastic way to start the morning.
     
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