Friday, 15 April 2011


These quotes kind of speak to me... so I thought I'd share them...

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states.  ~Carol Welch

I always loved running... it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power.  You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.  ~Jesse Owens

There are as many reasons for running as there are days in the year, years in my life.  But mostly I run because I am an animal and a child, an artist and a saint.  So, too, are you.  Find your own play, your own self-renewing compulsion, and you will become the person you are meant to be.  ~George Sheehan

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Getting back in the saddle...

First session back after a week of being a bit run-down and poorly, and it went ok. I decided to cycle on the bike at the gym as this was the easiest option, and it felt good to be back doing something physical.I'm still not feeling 100% so will avoid running and swimming for another week I think, no point in pushing myself too far too soon, then having to take another week off! Instead will stick to cycling and not worry too much about speed. I'm really glad I'm ahead of where I need to be in terms of distance covered as it takes the pressure off at the moment. I think once I'm back up to my usual fitness and energy levels I will set myself a mini challenge to keep things interesting... maybe cycle 125km in a week?