I'm a work in progress... trying to get fit and get healthy, by eating right and exercising. I have lost weight, but the biggest bonus is the energy I have now, and how I have a focus in my life. I like to blog, I'm inherently lazy, and I get paid to be fit- it's in my job description. I live in Darwin, Australia, and I'm a waddler. I run because I enjoy it. I like to be a bit faster than I was 12 months ago, but I'm not a racer. I would like to run 250K through the Gobi desert before I turn 50, but after only 100K in 1 months (as opposed to 2 days!), I realise my feet will probably snap in the process. *sigh* Facebook: hinuk shines email: email@example.com wordpress: hinukshines.wordpress.com (and no, it's not my name - it's two random words) Peace out.
Is the lush of my life snoring softly beside me.
Now I know I’m really home :)
(I would love to wake him up for company, but he sleeps so badly when I’m away he has to catch up on months of sleep too… )
But boy, is my sleeping totally rubbish or what?!?
I had four hours the night I got home, 45 minutes last night, and so far 3 hours tonight.
I hope it goes away soon, I’ve not had anything remotely like this before, and I’m not having fun…
I have THINGS TO DO damnit brain! Cut this crap out right now!!
notjuststrongforagirl replied to your post: Trail running- shoes?
Nope. Don’t get them unless you really intend to do more tail runs. I did a 12km tail run with regular joggers and was fine. :-)
I think I’ll stick with the road shoes, for now at least. Maybe if I get into trails I will upgrade, but who knows? Tail running sounds like fun though :)
madhatterer answered your question: Trail running- shoes?
get a bike. lol :P (good luck!)
Oh, trust you! It’s actually a bike trail we’re running on, minus bikers just for the race. I think it would be too tame a track for you to ride, or Kim to run :)
Thanks Kim - You trail runner extraordinaire! I’ll remember those shoes too!
The 10k trail run is only a few weeks away, and they’re talking about trail shoes. I’m not planning on making a habit of trail running (at this stage), so do I *really* need new shoes?
I’m likely to be pretty careful with my footing anyway - 1)I’m a wuss, and 2)I can’t afford to hurt myself at this age! Added to the fact I’m not fast anyway…
What do you seasoned trail runners think?
mar-kicksass replied to your post: Other random thoughts for the day…
Did you get Leishmania? (That’s all I know about sand flies).
I just hate the little sods of things. It’s not right that something that’s practically microscopic should inflict so much pain!
I have 95 hours left. I hope.
The weather today was AWESOME!
I get to sleep in tomorrow for Mother’s Day. Pity I don’t get to spend it with my daughter. Again.
SHALLOW ALERT!! I get my medals tomorrow. Sorry. They’re so shiny and sparkly. (You thought it was just for the glory didn’t you? HA!)
I’m going to a water park on Monday. I’m getting in the rubber ring, and I’m not coming off till I’m sunburnt. I’m a year short of vitamin D.
I don’t like Dubai. Apart from the weather. There is nothing else I could imagine coming back for.
Did you know Dubai has sand flies?
Did you know Darwin has sand flies?
Did you know that I hate the sand flies that much it’s one of the reasons I want to leave Darwin?
Did you know we are hoping to go to Sydney at the end of the year?
Did you know it’s practically impossible to not work after doing so for 14 months?
You just lie there / sit there / walk around wondering / thinking / talking about what the fuck it is you’re supposed to be doing, because you KNOW you’re supposed to be doing something, but you don’t know what it is, and you can’t relax properly because you must’ve forgotten to do something… And then you can’t sleep properly. And you wake up in a strange place tired and confused, and constantly reminding yourselves, and each other, that it’s okay. You can calm down now.
It doesn’t work.
I am busting a gut to get home… But there’s still things to be done, medals to be handed out, paperwork (always ALWAYS paperwork) to be completed.
Shouldn’t complain, at least the weather is nice. It’s the warmest I’ve been since Jan 2012 :)
No more Thursdays, no more Fridays. It’s so close, yet so far…
mar-kicksass replied to your post: You know you’re lame when…
Vastus medialis oblique?
Yes, that’s the one. I’d never heard of it before. I had heard of the IT band, which everyone else seems to have trouble with, and I thought I was just lucky, but it turns out my IT band is very strong, and my VMO is weak. - so the uneven tension is allowing the knee cap to move.
Interesting stuff alright, and those exercises will start today. As soon as I get up in another two hours hehehe
The Doctor tells you that you may not need an arthroscopy, and that there are exercises you can do to strengthen a muscle you’ve never heard of (VMO- look that puppy up if you haven’t before!) to reduce the kneecap movement - and it’s the best news you’ve heard in a year.
Lame, or working for too long?
Meh. Anyhow, my IT band is too tight, and the VMO weak, so we need to balance that stuff out and keep the kneecap where it belongs. He’s booking me in for an MRI to see if there are any floaters in there though (and I’d lay money there is), and best of all - I can run on it!
Providing its not locking out or generally dicking me around of course.
Let’s recap this now - the best news I’ve heard all year is that I can keep running.
I am sooooo screwed up.
For the support and sanity and well wishes for my trip home. It was very much appreciated while I was away, and it is now while I’m in limbo for a week.
(They have to make sure we’re not psychotic before we get home. Well, they try and make sure we’re not… I’m not psychotic, just plain crazy :)