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Winner! and Walker

I won something!! No, it wasn't a Shut Up and Run t-shirt or visor, it was a copy of My Run DVD from the lovely Candice at I Have Run who is also nursing a hip injury - although admittedly, she nursed hers through a freaking MARATHON!. Anyway, I'm pretty chuffed about that - the movie is about Terry Hitchcock who ran 75 freaking marathons in 75 days!!!!

Doesn't look like that will be me anytime soon. Back to the physio - hip is still healing. She has given me a massage and my butt has the bruises to prove it - and thankfully I will not be sharing pics (I do have my limits), I have (kinda, sorta) been doing my stretches and now I have hip abductor strengthening exercises too.

In the meantime, I admit I have not much enthusiasm for exercise. I did manage some laps at the local pool:

That's my son, not me -
but that's the lane I swam in (nice warm water)
And a nice long Saturday morning walk with the puppy:


Not too shabby, hey?
I have 4 days (count 'em - f-o-u-r!!) until I hop on a really big boat over that ocean and head to New Zealand. I might actually use the gym this cruise and I will definitely do a few circuits of the promenade deck (walking, not running). Can't wait to post some nice pics for you!!! (because you have to have things to look forward too).

Lastly, a bit of shout out and recognition (yanno, because soooo many people read this blog!).  I am really chuffed that in some small way I have inspired my e-buddy Jane to take up running - she is doing brilliantly! She is up to two lots of 14 minutes and will be running 30 minutes without stopping before you know it. All that in the dark and cold too! What an inspiration :-)


  1. Hey thanks and yes you were (are). I am pleased with my show progress. Has anyone got to 30 minutes taking more time?

    Hang in there and be healthy.

  2. Well, according to my physio, for those of us over a certain age, slow is the way to go. Your muscular-skeletal system takes a lot longer to adapt to the stresses of running than your cardio-vascular system (as I discovered). So keep on plodding along!

  3. Have an amazing time on the cruise. I can't wait to see the pics!!

    And nice job getting some laps done. Why do we have hips again? =)


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