Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I’ve decided I’m going to participate in and finish a 5k.  At first I wrote it off as impossible but then realized it’s only three miles.  And I walked 1.5 miles last week.  Dude, I’m halfway there!  I’m aiming to do one by the end of the year so we’ll see how that turns out.  It was actually fairly easy.  Which still shocks me.  But my ankles have been hurting since.  I’m going to try wrapping them up and seeing if it alleviates the pain.

I saw my chiropractor and he could tell something was different and then when he started feeling around, I was way more sensitive than I’d been in awhile.  I told him about the walking and he strongly suggested that I pull back a bit.  He wants me to start with a 1/2 mile, allow my body to adjust, a full mile, allow my body to adjust, etc.  Which I know is a good idea.  I know me and I know that I would feel awful and like a failure if I couldn’t meet or even improve on what I’d done previously.  I don’t want to burn out or give up.  I do not want that so I’m taking his advice.  Plus my ankles hurt like hell so it’s best to follow his suggestion.  I’m going to focus on the bike or awhile.  I biked four miles on Tuesday and I was hella proud of myself!  One of my goals for the week is to get in the pool!

I was invited to be part of the “Aha Moment” project.  Which had me petrified.  But I did it anyway because I’m trying really hard to do the things that scare me.  And that was the topic of my “aha moment” video.  Doing the shit that terrifies you and discovering that the world didn’t end.  Trying to live life in authenticity by moving beyond fear and shame.

Being filmed terrifies me so I know I’m going to be bright red, be shaking, have trouble articulating or even remembering my thoughts…  Doing the things I’m afraid to do is my biggest goal of the year and this was beyond something I was afraid of.  I even intentionally wore a sleeveless dress!  Unfortunately I couldn’t get the dress pinned correctly so, I’m sure, my tits were on the verge of falling out.  Hopefully the show me from the neck up only!

Every Monday Cassandra and I watch an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on GChat.  Yesterday we watched The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies. She  kills me.  For example:

If Narnia is the land beyond the mysterious wardrobe in an English country estate, THIS place is where you end up if you try to force your way through an old water heater in a tenement.

Dead.

10 comments:

  1. Good for you! I did my first 5k almost 10 days ago now.. it's totally doable! Slow and gentle, it's a thousand times better than the frustration of breaking all over again. I'm proud of you. :)

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  2. ILU HEIDI

    And I will forever worry that I broke you somehow by exposure to Incredibly Strange Creatures.

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    1. Thank god you were there to walk me through it! Without you I'd have stroked out about 20 minutes in!

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  3. I continue to admire your goal-setting plans I expect you will do well at all of them....

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  4. I find that the only cure for joint pain due to exercise is more regular exercise - my body makes a few complaints and then adjusts and gets on with it. Every other day works best for me but I often don't have enough free time to keep it up, sadly. Ask your real doctor about your exercise plan, if you can - taking health advice from a chiropractor is a pretty bad idea.

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  5. You're right to use the bike if your ankles are getting sore, but really the pool is a LOT better. You'd be working more muscles at the same time and you don't even sweat from it. You should double check with a the chiropractor or another medical professional, but even just doing a few laps with a wakeboard would be a great low impact way to strengthen the muscles in your legs.

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  6. What about walking in the pool? Then you'd be walking without putting the same amount of weight on your joints. AND you have more resistance, so you're actually getting a better work out. And you do sweat in the pool - you just don't notice you sweat because the water washes it away. And then, because you're already in your pool attire, you can easily enjoy the whirlpool, which is awesome for helping muscles relax. The most important thing is sticking with it! Go HEIDI!!!

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    1. I'm definitely going to get in the pool and do some exercise in there. It just sounds all kinds of fun and perfect for me!

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  7. You are luminous in that video. Seriously beautiful, with your awesomeness and courage shining bright.

    (it's ok if you can't see it, just wanted to let you know I did!)

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    1. You just made me so happy!! And blushy! <3

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