Progress over the past few weeks has been mixed, but I am confident that I am moving in the right direction, and even more excited about the slight change in body shape I have noticed. I am noticing that clothes are a little looser which is a motivating epxerience, and one which has me committed to keep going.
Right ankle is continuing to make running training problematic, and so far I am stuck in a walk run holding pattern of quite short distances. I need to get some resolution here quickly as I need to be pushing the distances out if I am to make the Gold Coast Marathon goal. Physio is making appointment for me to see sports physician. Part of me wonders if this is just mind over matter, body acting out and manifesting a fear of moving forward.
To add a bit of spice to my weight loss and also training, and being a competitive personality, I have joined a challenge at my gym here in the city, and was totally surprised to find that the gym instructor who kicked off my program, is an Ironman himself. I was not expecting to find this, so now have another “go to” person in the mix, so looking forward to working with him over the coming months.
Bike sessions have increased, now doing at least three a week, with two being around 90 mins, and the other being longer – at this stage around 2:30, but have set the target by end of March to be out at 3 hours.
Swimming is going fine, could do with a little improvement in speed, but not looking for massive improvement – time it takes to get those few extra minutes, is not well spent – more leverage if I spend that time improving bike times.
I have the swim course, finishers photo and entry on my desk as a constant reminder to myself and others who will hold me accountable, that I am doing this, and Iwill have my third finishers medal in the bag come December 8.