As I recover from a bulging disk in my back, I am reminded of the dialogue between Vizzini and Fezzik in The Princess Bride movie:
You were supposed to be this colossus. You were this great, legendary thing...
I had a personal challenge to achieve this summer.
I was going to get down to my fighting weight by September 5th.
I was going to do the 10k in mid-September (my second 10K).
And let's not forget my Feets Of August...my goal to run, walk or shuffle every day in August.
Well, I got a bit distracted, got sick, then got injured. So much for my plan.
I have been going out each day for no more than 30 minutes at a time, walking at a decent pace. That's it. I am feeling much better, but still in a lot of pain after I have been sitting down. On my walk last night, I was actually feeling good enough that I decided to start running. I was going at a pace of about 12 min/mile for only three minutes. Not too speedy and not too long. But by the end of my 30 minutes, I was limping home.
I will keep doing the core exercises, the walking and doing them both DAILY, without fail. But I am very disappointed in myself.
This isn't uplifting, I know, but it is just what I am feeling now. I hope you are all doing much better than me.
On a more positive note, please check out my other blog, Clyde Explains, to read a funny story that happened today.