It’s been lovely, life in the slow lane! The son has been away with a friend and hubs has been at the hospital all weekend as consultant on call for general surgery. (Constantly working for 72hours, just in case you are reading Jeremy hunt)
I had planned to be doing the Edinburgh marathon yesterday, but withdrew a few weeks ago when it became clear that I wasn’t up to it😞
So I’ve been living the Maffetone lifestyle, not stressing, doing a few chores at a leisurely pace and enjoying the sunshine. Naturally I have also been doing some exercise in my aerobic training band.
Stairmachine on Saturday. It only has 3 steps. The bottom one folds away as the top one rotates into view. It had to happen. Yes dear reader, I fell off.
I got the setting wrong and before my brain could compute what was happening the steps disappeared from under my feet and I face planted the machine. Fortunately no injuries!!!!!
I haven’t been back since! As the weather has been so lovely I did the 3mile canal route on Sunday and 5 miles of lovely no pressure Maffetone pace in the park today.
Witton park has a flat centre around which it is possible to do a 1 mile lap. I walked there as a warm up (also about 1mile) did 3 laps and walked home. The blue sky was so perfect , with cartoon clouds!
I’m really loving the low pressure of the Maffetone method. It’s the opposite of no pain no gain. More like no pain so you can do it again! I used to wake up with a stiff back every morning and have to slide crab -like out of bed because I couldn’t bend or roll for at least half an hour, but over the last few days I’ve noticed a marked improvement😊😊 The thing is, the back pain wasn’t even due to the running, it’s been a problem for a few years and didn’t go away when I stopped running.
This is Maffetone s view on health, diet exercise and stress and how it can all go wrong;
If you want to know more here is the link;