I went to the physio this morning – she said that I might have reached my physical limit with running and that I wouldn’t be able to improve without continuing to injure myself. She also said she couldn’t guarantee that I would be able to do the half marathon.
She said some more stuff after that but I don’t remember much because I was lying on the treatment table sulking (she’d told me to, I hadn’t flung myself on there in a hissy fit or anything). It was only later that I realised she’d said her own running limitation was 5 kms before her lungs pack it in… if I’d been paying attention, I’d have told her to quit smoking (ha ha).
I don’t know that I accept the whole bit of reaching my limitations with running. Her actual words were ‘for yor age and flexibility’ so that means if my flexibility increases, I can do more without injury, right? Also if I lose weight, that’s gotta help. And how much can you listen to someone who can’t push themselves past 5 kms? I mean she’s a great physio but 5 km… hurrrumph!
Later she asked me about my training and I said I’d run 21 kms about 2 weeks ago with no problems so she thought I could do the half. Yahs! She actually said she’d thought I’d not make the City to Surf and I did.
I can’t run tonight but I can walk tomorrow and do a short run on Friday. Then on Sunday I can do a long run. I think I should have got clarification on “short” cos I’m thinking 5 kms. That should be okay. She did say 14 kms max for the long run – I want to do 20-21 kms but I’d rather do less and be okay for the big day. I’d not planned to do anything long after this weekend anyway so am fine and dandy with that.
I’ve got to go back next week then again after the half – and I take her saying that as total consent for me to run. After all, I’ve paid my money and got my tee-shirt.
While waited at the doctors, I read a magazine (like you do at the doctors) and there was an article on the 5 factor diet. Now I’m totally sceptical about “Hollywood” diets and all that crap. I’m totally not into meal plans and being told if this is Tuesday then you’re eating liver. But this diet is based around 5 small, nutrionally balanced meals containing 5 ingredients that take 5 mins to prepare. Sounds good to me. I’m buying the book because I figure I don’t need to follow the plan but having some quick and easy recipes might get me into the kitchen a lot more.
Just to digress a bit, we were having brunch the other day and the cafe owner bought us out a magazine because we’d been complaining about having read the same 2 issues of Cleo every time we go there. He said it had good recipes and asked if we cooked. Yeah, if we cooked, we wouldn’t be in his cafe for every meal!
Had another internet date cancel tonight. What’s with me? I think this is a genuine cancellation though… and it means I can go to Target tonight. I saw a dress I want and, I don’t care what anyone says, I’m not too old to buy stuff from the Veronicas Collection.
I also want to go to Susann’s. They have very cute ’50s style sleepwear.
Finally, I have one thought that has kept me going through the last few bleak days — at least I’m not Britney Spears.