Charlie's Bird

living the dream with Charlie and Thandi and chirping all the way back to the nest.

My aching bones

…yoh, ramping up my mileage before this March marathon and my body is complaining! Wow! I am sore and uncomfortable. But, persevere I must, so I will just keep plodding on. The tough part is that I am quite anti-inflammatory intolerant and develop gastritis very easily when I take them – probably a combination of the drugs side effects and the stress of running on my body, so I spent yesterday feeling entirely out of sorts after my 25km run. I was sore, and crampy, quite nauseous and had that churning feeling in my tummy. All I wanted to do was lie down, but we were at a Rotary social, so I had to be bright and breezy and cheerful! (It was a fun social anyway – the hosts have a home on a riverside property about 30 min from home, and the kids spent the day in the river, swimming and jumping and exploring – just the best day in the sun for them! My child has pink cheeks today – testament to a fun time!)

Anyway, I will see my bio today, hopefully the rehab for my weak glutes will ease some of my muscular aches and pains, because tomorrow I must run again. I will hopefully get a chance to sneak into the massage therapist tomorrow and get a good rub down.



  halberts2014 wrote @

Being a non-runner I have to wonder if running is worth all this pain? Maybe a change of exercise type

  runnermum wrote @

No why would we want to do something that is not painful 😉

  halberts2014 wrote @

LOL, I DO like the sound of your couch exercises.
Look, I understand the “addiction” of exercise, I just never experienced the type of pain you runners go through being a swimmer.
And at my age I tend not to put myself through anything that will cause pain, haha.

  charliesbird wrote @

sometimes even rolling my eyes causes pain, so I’m not sure there is much I will do that doesn’t!

  runnermum wrote @

I hear you loud and clear – also achy all over.
I found this wonderful exercise for glutes on Pinterest yesterday – clam and reverse clam. Best is that you can do it on the couch 🙂

  charliesbird wrote @

Those are killer! My bio makes me do them every week!

  Shathiso wrote @

25 km run – you are awesome! Just keep plodding – one foot in front of the other, but that trip for a massage sounds fantastic! Hope you manage to get it done! Well deserved lady!

  Deblet wrote @

Makes me tired just reading all of this. Hope the recovery improves

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