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  1. Hitting The Wall

    Friday, 16 July 2010

    So that's two days in a row that I'm talking about hitting things. I promise you that I'm not a violent person, really!

    I had to force myself out of bed this morning, and it took half an hour longer than it normally does. I knew from the start that this morning's workout was going to be a difficult one. 

    I did my weights - now up to 10 chest fly reps per set, which is great, but after that, I just couldn't bring myself to turn on the Wii and do the rest of my routine. I sat on the carpet with the weights beside me for a few minutes. Right then I just wanted to go back to bed. I didn't want to do this any more. I'd really just had enough. Why was I doing this, when I was tired? What was the point?

    The point is that I've committed to a fundraising challenge. JDRF are worth my being tired. It's about getting money for hours of crucial research. It's about support for the newly diagnosed when they're overwhelmed, and a voice for all Type 1's. It's about care until a cure. 

    So I ran did a 20 minute free run. It wasn't my whole routine, but it kept me going. For the first time doing 20 minutes instead of 10, I didn't think 5.5k was too bad.

    I'm also thinking about getting hold of a Rufus the Bear to take with us as a mascot - what do you guys think? I could make him a little camouflage outfit? I keep laughing as well, because Orange (mobile phone company) currently have huge cardboard cut-outs of all the actors from the A-Team remake in their shops. Shall I go and get my picture taken with them?

    Now, I have to say a huge thank you to Dana from I Already Gave My Right Arm To Be Ambidextrous! She commented on my last post to let me know she'd given me the Versatile Blogger Award! This is my first blogging award, so I'm thrilled!

    Rule #1: Thank the person who gave you the award.  

    That would be Dana Morton from I Already Gave My Right Arm To Be Ambidextrous! Seriously, thank you!

    Rule #2: Share seven things about yourself.    
    1: I'm learning the ukulele at work. Sometimes my job is awesome
    2. I kill all plants, which really makes me sad, because I love them
    3. For a long time, I really didn't understand what Twitter was about. Now I'm hooked
    4. I'm always nervous getting on and off escalators, because I'm scared they'll eat my trouser cuffs
    5. The first night I was in hospital with DKA, I slept in my clothes, because they'd hooked me up to the syringe driver before I could get changed, and I was too nervous/embarrassed to ask how I was supposed to take my shirt off without taking it out
    6. I cannot do a front roll, back roll, cartwheel or handstand
    7. I moult everywhere. There's something about my hair that makes me think I must be part feline
    Rule #3: Pass the award onto 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and you think are are fantastic!! 

    Not all of these are 'recently' discovered, but they are certainly all fantastic!

    5. Holly @ Arnold and Me 
    6. Lorraine @ This is Caleb 
    7. Ginger @ For Bete's Sake!
    8. George @ NinjaBetic
    10. Allison @ Lemonade Life
    13. Rachael @ Flimsy the Kitten 

    Just picking 15 was really hard!

  2. 5 comments:

    1. Northerner said...

      Thanks for including me in your list Becky! BTW, 5.5k in 20 mins is seriously speedy (sub-3 hr marathon pace!)

    2. Becky said...

      You're welcome! Now it's your turn to do this :)
      Re: the running, you've got to remember this is Wii running, which I don't think is entirely accurate. I'm going for my first 'real world' run this evening or tomorrow, depending on when it stops raining!

    3. Northerner said...

      Hope the run goes well! Running outdoors is very different to treadmill (and Wii, I imagine). All those lovely little ups and downs to contend with (or maybe not around York!)

    4. Brenda W said...

      Thanks for including me Becky!!

      You're doing SUCH a GREAT Job with your workouts!! I'm so happy for you!

    5. Couldn't run to save my life so I give you that much respect in my book....good luck with the workouts

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