Hello from one very, very, VERY happy woman.
After scaring myself silly with a retinal haemorrhage just before Christmas, I was told by the retina specialist I consulted that there was to be no running and no weight lifting for weeks, if not months.
Cue much weeping and wailing.
Cancellation of 2 marathons.
More weeping and wailing.
BUT I followed doctor’s orders.
Didn’t run, only walked, as allowed.
Didn’t lift weights. No explosive exercises.
Put the eye drops.
Ate the Vitamin C tabs.
And yesterday I was told that I am good to go – I can run and lift weights again 🙂 🙂 In moderation, and slowly to start with, and with the caveat that if I experience ANY of the symptoms I did in December, it’s back to the doc, ek dum jaldi.
So, today, I took myself off to the park and did a few slow gorgeous bouts of running, interspersed with lots of walking, and I know I had a silly grin on my face all the time.
Hopefully I’ll start weights again with my trainer on Friday, and my happiness will be complete 🙂
I would NEVER wish ill-health or injury on anyone, truly I wouldn’t, but there is an amazing feeling of happiness and gratitude when you bounce back from a set back.
One short run and I am a new person.