[slides in quietly and leaves absence note on Meldy's desk
Hi everyone. Sorry for being away for so long and also apologies in advance for not having read back. Life's a bit bumpy at the moment - I'm not really sure why. MrC thinks it's mid-life crisis which he describes as being like "you're bumping into the furniture all the time". That's exactly how I feel, so maybe it is that.
Apparently one day you realise it's stopped and you're through it. Until then I just have to keep going and hope that I don't get too bruised. It's not serious - just a bit uncomfortable and frustrating.
I've been doing lots of swimming and have grand plans to go shopping for a wetsuit on Saturday so that I can sign up to open water swim training and then some open water swim challenges. But I'm still getting very tired so have found a PT who will also give my diet and lifestyle a bit of an overhaul along with the exercise / training schedule. Hoping it will help. Hoping anything will help right now!
And in other news, I have an appointment with an orthopaedic consultant in a couple of weeks time to review knees and hips. I'm not expecting anything except a referral for an MRI scan out of that appointment.
Hi everyone Sorry I've been so absent - not being able to run has been a bit of an emotional challenge for me particularly as the weather has improved recently!
Hope you all had a nice long weekend over Easter even if you didn't have any more time off work. We got given 3 extra days by the University so I had a week off resting at home which was delightful - interrupted only by a trip to see MrC's aunt (the one with lung cancer) and her cousin who has been recently diagnosed with asbestosis; and my parents visiting us - with my mum anxious about her cataract surgery which went very successfully this morning.
I've had x-rays done on hips and knees and they show that the situation with my right knee (first dislocation and surgery 20+ years ago) appears to have worsened. I'm waiting to have an MRI scan done so that we know the full picture and can get advice / make decisions.
The pain is better since I gave up running and reorientated myself back to swimming and I'm enjoying the swimming a lot.
We have an outdoor (unheated) 50m pool near us which is due to open for the summer on 1st May and I am thinking about getting a wetsuit so that I can enjoy swimming in it - do the triathletes out there have any advice / guidance on wetsuit purchase and what it's like swimming in cold water? I'm very inexperienced as I have almost exclusively swam in heated pools and warm open water. Thanks!
Hmm, just been interrupted by colleagues so apologies for the poor train of thought in this post and not having been able to read back. Really hope you're all well and running miles and miles in my absence...!
Thanks all for your lovely comments Indeed I will keep swimming.
x-Rays are happening next week and I'm in the system for an MRI so we'll know more after those.
In Feb 2012 I swam the Midmar Mile in South Africa - the world's largest open water swim - and absolutely hated every moment of it. I've never been so terrified in my life and I had zero open water experience in the run-up to it.
Well, one should never underestimate the power of wine because I appear to have allowed MrC to talk me into doing it again
It did have a very nice medal at the end though....
Sounds like there are lots of WAISTers and their families in need of hugs at the moment ((((((((WIN))))))))