Tuesday, July 12, 2011
First time I've had to stop :(
Today was the first time that I had to say ‘I can’t do it’ during a Personal Training session. I was jogging and I think I had just under a minute left but my asthma was getting worse so I said to Michael that I couldn’t do any more. I felt quite disappointed in myself although that I had to stop for health reasons however, it still made me a bit annoyed that I couldn’t do any more. I am going to go and see my Doctor on Thursday to see what I can do to make sure that my asthma doesn’t stop me on Friday next week. Although I won’t be jogging and lifting weights during the stair climb, I don’t want anything (especially that) to stop me.
My PT session was quite intense today. My legs and arms felt like jelly an hour afterwards. I am getting some kind of cold thing so, I guess that didn’t help but Thursday’s session is going to be harder and next week we’ll ease into things gently so that I am prepared for the climb on Friday. I don’t mind what I get this week so long as it doesn’t affect me next week.
You may have seen some of the wonderful comments I’ve had on my blog in the past few days. It’s been amazing to have such support. Yesterday’s mX had a wonderful array of encouraging comments in ‘vent my spleen’ yesterday. I was nearly in tears at North Melbourne Station! I would also like to take a moment to thank our Prime Minister for dropping her carbon bomb shell on Sunday – this has eased the pressure on me quite a bit. Not that I wasn’t enjoying being the centre of attention for a while, it’s just not something that I expected.
Some of the comments that I have had have been upsetting but, as I stated above, most of them have been fantastic. I allow anonymous posts on my blog by choice but when people post things implying that they know me (or my family or my Children) or only have half the story, it is quite frustrating as although I have a right of reply, I am not sure if these people (or in this case, person) are ever going to see it. So, if you have something that you wish to say to me (good or bad), giving me a way to reply to you personally would be appreciated as some of the comments are not only totally incorrect assumptions but can be quite hurtful to my family and friends.
There’s 10 days left to go until I climb those 46 flights! I am sorry to go on about it but I am so excited! I’m still seeking as much support as possible and if you can sponsor me in any capacity, that would be fantastic. As you would know by now, I am doing this stair climb for my Nanna and I know a lot of people who have donated to this have done so because they have had a loved one affected by Cancer. I’ve had a number of people ask if they can come up but unfortunately, this is not possible but showing your support in the way of a donation is. Go to http://vic.cancercouncilfundraising.org.au/personalPage.aspx?registrationID=342014 and if you’re interested in organising an event to raise funds for this, let me know and I can let you know how to go about it and share a few suggestions that have been passed onto me with you. Just shoot me an Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’d also like to promote Nicky’s event. Nicky is participating in ‘walk to cure Diabetes’. Diabetes is something that I have not personally experienced however, a number of my family members have been diagnosed with it and although it is treatable, they have not yet found a cure. This cause is something I am very passionate about and have supported Nicky but sponsoring her $50. Please show your support for this fantastic event by going here http://walk.jdrf.org.au/teamParticipant.asp?participantID=275