Sunday, August 27, 2006

27 August: Bank Holiday

On Friday I spoke to a reporter. Later, a colleague told me that the reporter had asked her what my name was - she told him to ask me, and he didn't.
So I was concerned that my short conversation might have been twisted, taken out of context, or otherwise distorted to make it interesting, and I bought the following day's paper. The story he was covering contained nothing of our talk! What a relief! Always safest never to speak to the press.


Yesterday afternoon DH and I went out jogging. It was in April I last really tried to get back into regular jogging, a come-back that ended in a swollen and painful knee. Then came the hot weather - totally unsuitable for strenuous exercise - then we were away, etc., etc. Always a hundred excuses, always easier to sit and knit, or sit at a computer. And the waistline slowly enlarges - and sags.

Of course, it would have been better not to have stopped running, but back in 1992 when I had bowel cancer I stopped competitive orienteering, and there didn't seem to be much point in continuing training regularly. Then in 1999 I changed jobs, and instead of walking 2 miles to work and 2 miles back, I was driving to work; the fact that the new job was on my feet all day didn't seem to compensate.

I had been getting really fit again in 2004 when I broke my knee falling over on the beach, and there were wires holding my kneecap together for about 8 months. Once the wires were removed, it healed quickly, but it remains different from the other, unbroken knee. I guess I have not made enough allowance for its weakness when I've tried to return to running.

Meanwhile, my new interest in spinning and knitting, plus my old interest in cake and ket, with the addition of Anno Domini, have resulted in a bum that looks big in everything because it is. And if I don't do something about it soon, it'll be even harder to find any clothes to fit - hard enough already when you're taller than average and picky about what you wear.

So, having mentioned the jogging here, perhaps I will feel more encouraged to continue. Or again, perhaps not.......


KAZ said...

OO, I feel tired just reading this!
Looks like we're talking 'diet'?
Thanks for the link

stitchwort said...

Thank you for the link too.
I've never dieted in my life - but sometimes I turn into the Fat Portion Controller. And I've just started making pastry again.

The Murphmeister said...

I thought I'd given up running this year but have persevered and just come back from a 4 miler.
I found increasing the walking to start with is a good help and labradors and terriers are a great assistance in this area!

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