Thursday, 29 October 2009

4 km/h

Yesterday I went to the gym. I didn't really want to be there because I was very tired, but it is by GP referral, so it is something I really need to do once a week. My exercise plan is 30-40 min of light exercise (really light, I don't even break a sweat).

My normal threadmill speed is 5km/h, which is a brisk walk. I got on the threadmill, fired it up, and started to increase the speed. At 3 km/h, I started to have trouble keeping up. At 4 km/h, I had to stop the machine, because I was worried I was going to fall off. I left the gym (slowly) in tears.
Normally the fatigue just makes me sleepy and a bit slow, but never like this. I was too tired to walk at 4 km/h. It is still burning.


  1. Today I went to the gym. I managed to jog 3 1/2 minutes. 2 months ago I was running 10 km regularly. I felt like crying. I'm injured.
    When I read your blog post I felt humbled and will not feel sorry for myself anymore.
    My heart goes out to you. Please don't give up on moving your body. Eventually it will be better.

  2. Oh, please don't feel bad in my account! Our problems may be different, but if they are affecting your life, you also have the right to whine and feel sorry!

    I won't give up (my personal trainer will find me, and he can run faster than me!), and I hope this was just a one-off. I managed to run to catch the bus the other day, so not all hope is lost :)