Today marked an important step on the long road to London. I went for a run!!
I say run. In fairness it was more of run/walk (as advised by the physio) but I still got my running gear on and went out in the wind and the rain and did some running. And while it was only just over a mile - going out and doing it was psychologically big for me
The route - cheers GoogleI
The question now is whether or not going out was a good idea. The physio and I agreed it should be if I took it steady. And I definitely did. I've got a bit of a dull ache at the moment but I get that from time to time. I'm not naive enough to think it's unrelated but I'm equally not going to be so pessimistic to think that it will be a problem. I had a similar pain after each physio appointment so I'm going to continue to focus on the positives.
I won't be doing any more jogging until the weekend now (at the earliest) so hopefully I can continue with the exercises to loosen the joint and things will get gradually easier.
Diet-wise I've been plodding along. It's been one of those funny weeks where we've had friends visiting and things so I've not been able to be as strict as I normally would be (I even chanced a sliver of lemon meringue pie at my mum's the other night) but I've been steadfastly sticking to the salads during the week.
I haven't weighed myself yet but I imagine I'll be hovering around where I have been for the last two weeks. I'm feeling good and I think that's one of the most important things to consider. I'll lose more weight as I gradually increase the training over the next few months.
Finally, a quick diabetes update. Things are feeling like they're returning to normal now. Blood sugar levels are generally in the 4-7 area although the feeling of being on a tightrope is still there. Even after all these years I'm still amazed by how even slight changes in routine can have such an affect on my blood sugar levels.
I sometimes get the feeling that I'll never be able to control that mystery factor and every now and again, I'll get an unexpected reading. I think that's just part of my life and not panicking when it happens is the best thing I can do.
I've got a follow up appointment with the diabetes nurse on Friday morning. I've probably not done everything she asked me to do but I think it's difficult to try and prescribe a method of living your life to someone else. But perhaps that's for another blog.
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