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gnik1

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About gnik1

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  • Birthday 07/03/1963

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  1. gnik1

    Reluctant runner/walker/jogger

    Been awhile since I have posted a pulled calf muscle no fun. I was out for a good 2 weeks. Would've have been back sooner if I wasn't so stubborn and tried to work the 'torn' muscle while it was still healing. The second week I did no walking at all just did my stretching exercises. On Sunday tried to do W6D1 as soon as I felt the muscle tightening I stopped and just walked. On Monday I did my usual walk and on Tuesday did W6D1, those two weeks off really made it tough, my calf muscle still felt a bit tight but not hurting so carried on and completed it. Wednesday normal walk. Thurs completed day2 still not 100% but I am looking forward to completing week 6 tomorrow. I have learnt that I need to warm up properly so I am doing my stretching exercise in addition to the normal 5min brisk walk. And again when after the cool down period.
  2. gnik1

    Reluctant runner/walker/jogger

    Boot is off but have been instructed to continue to rest so no C25K until next week. I however did managed to do a brisk walk so I may do week 1 while I recuperate.
  3. gnik1

    Energyxtra By Kelly Ann

    Happy birthday for tomorrow/today. Sounds like an ideal situation enjoy.
  4. gnik1

    Reluctant runner/walker/jogger

    Paying now went for daily walk calf muscle seizd up had to hoble home got an ice pack on it. Update I am out of action for the next two weeks. Just got back from the physio received a foot boot and a lecture about doing a proper warm up. On the plus side I can still walk albeit with the boot on.
  5. gnik1

    Reluctant runner/walker/jogger

    Week 5 wasn't as bad as I imagined it. Granted I may have had extra incentives today since my stomach was working but it was all good no accidents during those 20~30 mins
  6. gnik1

    Reluctant runner/walker/jogger

    w5d2 done calves muscle very tender need to rethink how I am warming up. The muscle was already aching from yesterday's walk as I was working on my stride and breathing for today's workout. I gave my calves a good massage last night and again before I started my workout it did help but towards the end I felt it tightening up and needed to nurse it to complete the session. Just finished massaging the calves and feeling much better
  7. gnik1

    Reluctant runner/walker/jogger

    Seems so quick posting my progress feels surreal, am I really on w5d1 did I complete it. My aching muscles tell me I did. It was tough but I kept at it telling myself "I WANT IT!",I NEED IT", "I did it before I can do it again" And I did it
  8. gnik1

    Reluctant runner/walker/jogger

    yay me w4d3 done! I've got to learn to listen playing with my fitbit HR (checking my heart rate) during my run I must have missed the prompt to walk because here I was trying to keep my heart rate above 100 jogging when I hear the prompt "start running". Just as well I was in the right frame of mind and kept jogging until the next prompt "start walking". I am pretty pleased with myself maybe I can handle the dreaded 20 min jog next week.
  9. gnik1

    Reluctant runner/walker/jogger

    yep but needed to get over the hump in order to do my run. I take my BP every morning before I do anything. This morning I didn't feel good about it.
  10. gnik1

    Reluctant runner/walker/jogger

    I knew W4d2 was going to be a battle this morning, blood pressure reading high 140/105. So really did not feel like running this morning but glad I did was slow going but I did it.
  11. gnik1

    Anyone here with a FItbit?

    I am waiting for my charge HR to arrive, using the force which has been recalled
  12. gnik1

    Accountability Buddies!!

    Keep going I can honestly say that it gets addictive. The great thing about this app is the small goals you set yourself as you're jogging. I would normally give up at the first sign of discomfort and to be honest I did on W2D1 only to be motivated when you hear the prompt to begin walking and you realise that that extra 10 seconds of discomfort is bearable. Gives you a sense of achievement.
  13. gnik1

    Reluctant runner/walker/jogger

    W4D1 in the bag!! was a battle especially the last set before cooling down but was proud that I made it to there and then had to dig a little deeper to complete it.
  14. gnik1

    Reluctant runner/walker/jogger

    w3d3 done. I think I've got how it goes wXd1 we curse and swear we can't do this ,Wxd2 still curse but hey not so bad,WXd3 that was okay I think I can do this. That's been my pattern for past couple of weeks.
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    Reluctant runner/walker/jogger

    Okay new shoes, new aches and new excuses but w3d2 done, not out of breath but calf muscles aching. I keep telling myself how much I am enjoying this eventually I may actually believe it. I honestly do enjoy it especially when I hear your workout is complete. Hopefully w3d3 will be better.
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