Faking it!

So the test results are in and it’s an all clear. No issue with the blood tests, no issue with the chest X-ray and no issue with symptoms this past week.

The tests did show up a slight deficiency in Vitamin D which is hardly surprising as I leave home in the morning and it’s dark, I leave the office at night and it’s dark and I take in my lunch and don’t leave the office all day.

So we agreed to crack on this week. I only managed 4 hours this week but it was four good hours and for good reasons. I did a turbo Monday (all good), I was out Tuesday at a work event, I ran 40 mins on Wednesday (again all good), I was out again Thursday evening at a work event and rested up Friday after a late night Thursday evening and a hard week.

Saturday I got out on the bike. A nice 75 mins ride to Redhill and back. Riding there was hard going, but it was nice to be out on the bike again. I didn’t get to Redhill as I hit 40 mins before I got there so I had to turn around a bit before. I knew it was windy and it didn’t surprise me that I got home in under 35 mins – the difference it makes with the wind behind you!

I was out last night at the Theatre in Brighton (oohh don’t you know) so I had a lay in this morning and went for a run at 11am after I had got up and had some breakfast and let it digest while watching Match of the Day.

Then this afternoon (5pm) I went for a 40 minute swim.

So a really good week. Good to get some swim minutes in and also to do a real ride and not on the turbo. Some solid training around work events and preparing for a solid February block. February could be the break or make of this season is my thinking.

I have agreed with Mark I will ditch Body Pump on a Sunday morning in favour of another swim session instead and also there is the option to start riding to work on my bike. This will help to notch up some bike miles.

The only down side for this week is I woke up this morning with another sore throat. But I have ignored it and ploughed on as there isn’t anything wrong with me, the tests say so.

Thanks for reading.

One thought on “Faking it!”

  1. Just chuckled at this.. Glad to hear that you are okay, despite being a faker! 😉 You just get so paranoid though during all of this, it’s better to be safe than sorry as it really is a big undertaking. Sounds like that you are keeping the training nice and sensible rather than trying to play catchup like some people would. In my humble opinion small consistent efforts are far better than big ‘wipe you out’ sessions once or twice a week.
    Fingers crossed that it continues to remains positive for you 🙂

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