Posted by: Admin | January 17, 2012

One foot before the other…

DAY 8 of my 14 day Gratitude Project, and today


It’s easy to take for granted when you’re young, isn’t it? Then, as you get older the niggly little aches and pains start to get more plentiful, the energy levels start to dip and all things formerly pointy become droopy…

My body never ceases to amaze me. I neglect it, abuse it, ignore it, yet still it has the capacity to bounce back to (relatively) full functionality if I give it the slightest bit of TLC. Frozen shoulder not withstanding, my daily 30 minute march has been paying dividends – less creaks in my knees, less stiffness in my hips, less puffing and blowing up “cardiac hill” (on the home stretch). Dammit, today I even ran, on the treadmill, for 10 uninterrupted minutes, covering over a kilometre.

Ok, so that’s not much to all you sporty types, but I think that for a 50 year old female body going from couch to 10 minutes on the treadmill over a few short weeks is pretty awesome. “We’ll just keep it to this nice little trot,” said Becca, my Personal Trainer (oh yes, dear reader – I have become posh enough to have my own P/T. Because I’m worth it.)

Anyway, she said “trot”. TROT. I’ll have you know, Becca Mclachlan, that what YOU call a “trot”, I call a sprint, complete with sweat and everything. And I’m grateful, really, really grateful, that I am well enough to break into a sweat.

Happy Tuesday all!



  1. That is absolutely fantastic. That’s how I started (albeit in my twenties) but now I’m addicted to running. Give it a few months and you’ll be up to 5-10K. Go girl!

    BTW, was great to see you at the SWPP. As I said… I still read your blog. x

  2. Hi Stewart – if only I’d started in my twenties, but for 6 years of that decade, I was either pregnant or nursing a newborn. I barely had time to tie my trainers in my 30s and my 40s were…well, let’s just say challenging! So maybe this is my time, in more ways than one.

    Strange that you know me so much better than I know you. Maybe you should start blogging to even things up a bit?

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