Thursday, 3 April 2014

Sitting down, standing still, moving forward!

So sometimes it hurts to move but more often it hurts more not to move! Last week I had a two days of sitting in one position for long periods of time (work conference) then a day of standing still (PTA fundraiser) and oh my did it take its toll. I am a fidget, I can't help it, it is all part and parcel of HEDS. Sitting still kills me! I am aware that for other people this is extreemly annoying and do try to minimise it, especially in conference type situations. However, by the end of the three days I was in agony. It hurt to move, it hurt to sit still. So rather than run as normal while Chloe was at swimming I went for the rest option and planned to keep it that way. So thank goodness for my mini personal trainer. We made it until about 14.00 untill she could be contained no longer (she had already been swimming that morning) so a bike ride it was. Except my finders were not working and my bike needed a new saddle. Not one to be easily deterred, little miss declared I could run, and she promised not to go too fast! So an hour later, she kept true to her word and I walked most of it, with the occassional run thrown in I felt......so much better. If it hadn't been for her then I would have lazed around and probably still felt rubbish on the Sunday. So moving is the way forward.

I did however get up at 6.30am, when I was staying in a hotel without the sleep terrorist, to go for a run! I feel like I am dedicated :-)

Got really quite excited as my EDS running vest arrived - you will definately be able to spot me in a crowd! Just need to get it back from the little lady now.


 
But for now I'll just keep on moving forward!

11 comments:

  1. I just can't stand sitting still for too long, especially at work, I always try and move about as much as possible even more so after the surgery. I'm sure nobody could be annoyed by your fidgeting, at least I should say nobody should be but I know how quick people can be to judge, I usually go into full explanation myself.
    I always think it is best to rest when you feel the need, it sounds like you've had a good week good job getting up at 6:30am for a run!

    Sharon xx
    Beauty, Miscellany

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    1. Resting is tough when you have a very active 5 year old lol

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  2. Funny how sometimes moving is better for us then resting even when we are worn out. Sounds like you are doing really well :-) #wobbleswednesday

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    1. Thanks, yeah it is strange isn't it!

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  3. I am finding that (not too strenuous) exercise, is better for me than long periods of sitting around. I have made the wii more easily accessible to me today. Hopefully I will move more now xx

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  4. Your little personal trainer is just too cute!! Keep going, you can do it :)

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    1. Ha ha looks can be deceiving - she is a tyrant!

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  6. Love your personal trainer, so cute! X

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