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Since I started with the achilles trouble I'd put on nearly 2 stone in weight. Partly because I was resting the injury so exercise cut down or out; partly because I lazed a round a whole lot more and partly because I comfort ate.
I'm generally finding the gym to be a reasonable substitute even though I'm still not really running. It isn't the same though. There's no structured training plan and no event to aim for. I'm hopeful of being able to run in Paris but entries open in 3 weeks and it will be a gamble to do so.
As for the death events thing - I can understand the appeal. Its only a watered down version of why many people take part in dangerous sports or attempt to climb mountains whose difficulty has claimed others. In my first marathon it was 31c and I still 'enjoy' (and that probably is the right word) mentioning that 4 people died during the event.
I like the exercise names - they sound sort of coded!
As you know I have slight hermit tendencies and don't drink so I can relate to how you feel. I've only been to the cinema once on my own and it wasn't too bad - though I did feel a bit odd. I've eaten out loads of times on my own though. Whenever I stay away with work I have to and there's lots of people do it. Again, though, it did feel a bit odd the first couple of times.
Are you doing any cardio (machines) at the gym?
Flat course with a grandstand finish - this might well be on my list for next year.
Hopefully no harm done!
I can't offer any views on protein powders. I got several big containers of Promax last year and still have one and a bit left of those as (aside from marathon training) its not something I use routinely. Fudge does sound like its kind of up my street though...
Do I detect a hint of pragmatic acceptance re the injury, in the tone of today's post? I hope so. I like it!
Unfortunately I'm out of ammo: to come down with an injury now is a real shitter.
I do know what its like to be sucked down into a vortex of despondency when things like this happen. I had a very 'down' day the Saturday before last thinking about how my fitnes had fallen, my weight risen and no prospect of meaningful running for quite a while. I do think all you can do is ride the storm. For me, working on a programme to support running (as and when I can run properly) has been a real boon - its given me something to focus on. You could probably do the same but only when you're ready for it - it took me ages to get there.
As for comments and blogs: do what feels right for you but I always appreciate your comments and miss both them and your blogs when you have a day off.
(I like my baked spuds to bake for around 9 days so that the skin is brittle and crunches....mmmmm brittle.) The odd lacerated gum is a small price to pay.
shorts x 1
Swim shorts x 1
t-shirts x 2
Flipflops x 1
As penance I may well make bean burgers at the weekend.