Right, lets get this log moving again. I am training, I'm not running, so lets get back into some sort of logging because it always helps.
The update on my running is this: I have a mystery leg complaint. I feel like a lame horse, by left glute feels wrong, sometimes it's lower in the hamstring. Just walking up hills feel like it's weak and I'm dragging it. So eventually I went to see a physio and she wasn't so sure. She considered a nerve at the base of my back but thinks that's not it, but she has found something on the side of my leg (a sore bit). She's lent me her ultrasound thing for 2 weeks, but has basically told me she has no clue what’s going on.
So, this runner is an ex-runner for now.
thestoatyone wrote:Doesn't sound like you have much enthusiasm for the running, you're not feeling depressed or anything I hope?
My enthusiasm had gone, but I would like to go back. I have been very busy with work, which has been great. I didn't train much for a while, but now have discovered other things.
Above I said I wanted to improve my BP pb (60kg) - well now it's 80kg and I think it'll go further. I train with my limited 36.5 kg weight in higher reps at home then go to the gym occasionally to push that pb. Deadlift has gone up a bit too but there's no squat rack so I'm not doing that!
I've also found my old disco exercises and am loving them. I do my 10 minute test with a z-bar, just fit as many curls as I can into 10 minutes. I’m up to 311 with 20kg and 24kg is around 240. I’m also doing packs of cards with curls, chin ups, crunches, hindu squats, press ups on handles, medicines ball presses and other b/w stuff. Pointless targets but it’s keeping me fit.
There’s a couple of fun classes I heard about locally in fields with cross training techniques, it sounds great and I need to make a space to do them, so far I’ve failed to.
Konstantin wrote: I've also found I was 5kg overweight, although I lost a bit of that and am now about 3-4 over.
What do you base this overweightedness on, BMI or your usual weight.
I was best running at 72kg and am now around 76. But I must have put on some muscle as I can lift better (and me guns look good). If I get to run again I will need to get the weight down, but then again, the cardio training will ring it down.
Nothing wrong with mixing it up a little, gym stuff can be really fun, come to the dark side
Yes, there’s been some bright sides to this injury, I’ve taken off some blinkers and found some stuff I enjoy, and think I will discover more. I’m still not a big gym fan, my local one isn’t too bad for loud dance music and posers (apart from me
) and with an MP3 shuffling the complete works of Machine Head it becomes quite tolerable.
In summary, I need to get back posting, keep enjoying it and keep training in stuff I enjoy.
You can see my training log if you're really bored: [url]www.veganfitness.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16086&start=360[/url]