Regular readers will notice that I’ve been a bit quiet of late, partly that’s because I’ve been recovering from an operation, partly because I didn’t seem to have anything to say. (Those who know me personally know that this doesn’t happen very often)
My last week of training went really well, I managed to get in all the rides and runs that I had planned, and my Achilles were getting back to normal thanks to my physio and my exercises. On the weekend I did my longest ride yet, which was great even if it did highlight that I need to look at a different seat, or at least harden my butt to the one I’ve got 🙂
Last week I went into hospital for an operation on my heart to fix (hopefully) the electrical issues I have once and for good. While that sounds fairly major, it’s the third time I’ve had it (its hard to get a good surgeon these days) and I have been awake during the operation the last couple of times. It’s actually quite surreal watching your heart on the screen as they operate. Note this is a keyhole procedure, I’m looking at a computer monitor, there is no blood.
The downside of the operation is that I’m not allowed to do anything strenuous for two weeks afterwards and I’ve checked, this includes running and cycling. So for the time being, I’ve just got to take it easy and keep up with my calf stretches and some other core work that I’ve been doing to counteract 25 years of sloth and gluttony. I have been amazed at how much strength my body has lost and starting to get fit again has really highlighted just how it is so easy to kid yourself that you are more active than you actually are.
On a lighter note, I also hit 92kg and 5kg of weight loss. I’m still not at my target weight but I am on my way and losing the weight is a great motivator. Technically I’m still overweight with a BMI of 26.9 but I am now closer to healthy than I am obese!
- Monday – Bike 17k
- Wednesday – Bike 17k
- Friday – Bike 17k
- Saturday – Bike 35k, Run 5k
- Monday – Bike 17k