Wednesday, 12 March 2008
No Pain no gain.
Well, the weather has taken a turn for the worst. Gale force winds have been battering the coast line and other parts of the country for the past few days, not to mention the severe rain, tidal waves too. Not the kind of conditions to be running in but beggars can't be choosers, as they say ( who ever 'they' are?). I do the usual stretches before I go out, take one final glance at my watch and venture out into the unknown. The first time I went out on Sunday just gone, my lungs absolutely caned. I knew this would happen as I used to an athlete twelve years ago, running on a regular basis. I also know that what I'm aiming to achieve will not happen over night. Rome was not built in a day ( took all of a week to build!) Yeah right Lol. What I have noticed is that my appetite has grown, wanting more carbs to boost my energy levels. I can recall how fit I was twelve years ago and how heavy I weighed, 11.5 stone but it was mostly muscle. But with fitness comes injuries, the body becomes so finely tuned, demanding regimes.. and I look at myself at the present moment in time and just laugh...BUT with care and attention given to detail, regular running, building my strength up, I will return to the woman I was all those years ago, maybe not as toned but it's coming, I can feel it in my bones, or is that just the feeling of being totally knackered?.. I think not. Watch this space people, and I'll continue to put in the hard work, come what may the weather conditions. I will deliver, I will continue to get money for this just cause... and as the saying goes...'no pain.. no gain.'