For some unknown reason, I agreed to walk up a big hill in Shropshire called The Wrekin. My mum does it most Tuesday evenings so I thought I’d walk it again after 2 years. 2/3rds of the way up, I was contemplating on stopping and letting the others continue to the top, then meet back up on the way down. I’m glad I pushed myself, kept my mouth shut and kept going. I can now say that I’ve done it!!!
A bit of Fungus spotting on the way up! 🍄 I had to tell my dad to stop pointing them out after a while, because there were so many. 😂. He went on a Fungus spotting walk earlier on that day so it was all so exciting for him.
Before the walk, I thought about going to the gym afterwards, to get a couch to 5k training session in, but the hill was enough in the end. I instead went the morning after with my legs still aching from the steepest parts of the walk.
I’ve still managed my 3 runs and light weight sessions this week; all areas apart from abdominal area. It’s too soon to put any weight on my stomach, yet I realise that some exercises I do may add a slight amount of pressure there. I’m being as careful as I can because the last thing I want is to reverse any repairs. I can feel myself getting stronger each week and I’m starting to want to do more and more! There’s rarely a need for me to nap now! 😁
Bring on week 3!
For your 3 runs in week 3, you will begin with a brisk 5-minute walk, then 2 repetitions of 1-and-a-half minutes of running, 1-and-a-half minutes of walking, 3 minutes of running and 3 minutes of walking. (Couch to 5k NHS – https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/couch-to-5k-week-by-week/#week-3)