What stokes our fire to carry on in spite of the constant cries that it’s too difficult to stay motivated and too mundane to have fun with exercise?
A compelling (and hopefully fun) goal.
So yeah, let’s try another comeback.
Last year’s comeback was stalled by double hernia (hernia occurred June 7) repair surgury in July.
Two days ago moved up to a new age group… M55-59.
Being the youngest is a competitive advantage.
Six weeks post operation double hernia repair update:
- Following surgery no exercise for two weeks, then a childishly slow start to running
- Waited a month before retuning to gym, then an infantile return to weight/reps at gym
- Now running two miles daily
- Gym routine at 40% weight/reps
A thought, the last day we exercise is our healthiest forever. We don’t get healthier by doing nothing.
Whether we exercise or not, run or not, we surely have intimate understanding of the roadblocks and temptations to quit. We’ve all had our fair share. So what?
Here’s another in a long list.
Pre-operation consult this morning. Have been able to run since the June 7th inguinal hernia, but have avoided the gym for core work.
Nationals is two weeks away.
Last year the 1,500.
This year the 800.
Next year the 400.
Looks like we’ll be moving to Plan B.
Stay strong. Stay motivated.
There really is no other option, except maybe plan B – a new way to keep going.
Does a hernia on the eve of a 54th birthday cancel the 2013 comeback?
Ten days ago the runner suffered an inguinal hernia while working.
Masters Track & Field Nationals are in 25 days.
This morning’s 5:50 mile felt good.
Dropping down to the 800.
Attendance depends on surgery date.
Impossible is for amateurs.
Surprise, surprise, surprise. Two days into the reality of an inguinal hernia, surgery though not immediately necessary, feels like it should be done asap.
Of course, what’s the inherent temptation?
Take care of it later when it’s more convenient, or if it gets worse.
Insight: Haven’t we learned by now?