I realise it’s Thursday and not Wednesday. It’s taken me till now to figure out what day it is. I had this to go up last night, but forgot all about it sometime during Christmas shopping. So… here it is now… on a Thursday…
It’s Workout Wednesday time! It’s a chance for me to post about my progress with fitness. I’ve had M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelities or incorrectly titled Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) since 2005. When it first began I was in the 5-10% ability range – bedridden, unable to sleep, unable to tolerate noise, unable to do much of anything except lie inert in a dark room.
As you can imagine, muscle wasting occured and then I developed a blood clot. This blood clot went unnoticed until it travelled into my lungs and split into three blood clots. Such fun! The pulmonary embolism prompted me to get my body moving and now I’ve been building my strength back up, one workout session at a time.
The Electric Run saw its debut in Australia when it was held at Sydney’s Olympic Park in November. It reached record numbers for fun-runs in Australia with twenty-thousand participants showing up. Twenty-nine thousand! I was one of them and the experience was awesome.
The Electric Run was my second fun-run, but I like to think of it as my first. Compared to the Glow Run, which was technically my first, the Electric Run blew it out of the water. It was one of the best physical, healthy experiences I have ever had in my life, regardless of the pouring raining and all the people. It was fantastic. Continue reading