Saturday, 6 August 2016

Chaos

Life has been it's usual slightly chaotic self again lately. I've been managing to find some crafty time, but at the expense of exercise time. I've not done any proper exercise for a while now.

My gym membership expired at the end of July, and I took the decision not to renew it partly down to cost, but also to try and make me self-motivate to exercise at home. After all, what is the point in having 2 yoga mats, an exercise ball, skipping rope, weights, a kettle bell and an exercise bike all at home if you're never going to use them. Needless to say though, I haven't quite succeeded at the self motivation part - instead I've been doing other things.

This is going to change though, because I can definitely feel the difference in my joints, and my body as a whole when I don't exercise. What I'd love to do is reach a point where my body can tolerate the impact of running. I've got it to a level where it can tolerate quite a large amount of walking, so now it's time to increase that to running. I've always been envious of runners you see. There's something so freeing about it all.

I guess it's going to be a case of taking the time to re-train my body to do exercise and cope with it, and then it'll be a case of building it up slowly and gradually. I know I need to improve the strength in my ankles before I can even contemplate starting to run, but I'm hoping I'll get there!

Maybe if I can get to a point where I can actually do a fairly decent run, I could do a fundraising run for Ehlers Danlos Syndrome research, and wouldn't that be something!