Friday, 16 December 2011

A Big Step Forward

Haven't posted for a few weeks and have two things that I want to note:
Firstly, I am now managing to break a sweat in the FIR sauna.  It made me feel lethargic and drained the day afterwards and disturbed my sleep - waking every few hours and not getting back to sleep very quickly, but then it gets better.  Apparently initially it is supposed to make you feel bad - a sign that the toxins in your system are being mobilised - the whole point of the exercise really.  If you continue to use it these effects eventually get less and less.  So, I am going to sauna once a week to start with and need to be careful to do it on a day when Ihave nothing on the following day.
The best thing that has happened recently is that the day before yesterday I was forced to run (to catch a train).  I had to run from the car park to the railway platform.  It wasn't a huge distance but it is definitely the furthest and fastest I have run for two and a half years and this level of activity would normally result in one of my strange mid night funny turns and yet here we are two days later and as yet no negative effects.  This is remarkable and definitely a big step forward for me.  I am really pleased about this and positively enjoyed the aching of my thighs as a result of this small bit of exercise - what a wonderful feeling!  My mind is desperate for my body to get back to a condition where it could do some proper physical exercise.  A game of badminton would be fantastic.

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