Exercise Log 3 – Days 31-37

This week’s movement:

Mon: 3.9km run, 29:27
Tue: –
Wed: –
Thu: 3.9km run, 28:24
Fri: –
Sat: Family walk and beach
Sun: 2km run, 14:28

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Exercise Log 2 – Days 24-30

Week two of exercise! I’m not setting any records here for anything, but I am not sitting on the sofa (or at the computer) either, so… #winning, right?

Mon – 30 mins teaching my son to ride without stabilisers (he did it!). The backs of my thighs may never be the same again.
Tue – Planned recovery day
Wed –
Thu – Run 3.9km, 31:34
Fri – Planned recovery day
Sat – Family walk, 3.57km, 1hr 45
Sun – Run 3.9km, 29:55

Exercise Log 1 – Days 17-23

I have started moving a bit more, so I’m going to log exercise. This is my first week, which started out with a long walk that I was surprised I managed.

Mon: –
Tue: 6.4km slow walk with family
Wed: –
Thu: –
Fri: 2.41km slow bike ride with boys
Sat: 2.21 walk/run with C, 23:16
Sun: 2.11km run with C, 15:15

My worst foot has hurt a bit. The pain used to be a normal kind of pain, but in the last few months it has morphed into a really vicious burning sensation when I bend it too far or put my full weight on the joint. I fear for what is happening in there.

I don’t want to make it worse, but I am feeling like I need to move a bit more, so we’ll just take it easy for now and see how it goes.

The bike ride aggravated my thumb joints. The run hurt my toes when I tentatively tried a mini sprint and the long walk left me with a sore foot for around 24 hours. Osteoarthritis is so bloody debilitating. I’m going to take it slow and easy and see if I can manage regular exercise without making things worse.

The important thing is that at the beginning of this year I wouldn’t have been able to do anything I’ve just done, as I was limping even when walking. Progress is progress, no matter how small.