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Health & Fitness

My diary about health and fitness, injury recovery from a serious car crash in the beginning of 2006, including several subsequent operations to help fix the damage.

No Pain, No Gain! (A lesson on when to say STOP)
19th June 2016
I've been going out running now twice a week gradually building up the distance while improving my pace. I'm aiming for a consistent pace, not a fast time. If I can keep a consistent pace from start to finish and then improve that pace I'm doing good.
After Thirty Four Years, I Learn to Run
23rd April 2016
After 34 years on this planet, I finally get why people run. I mean, I always understood why people were running in the park or down the street but it was always accompanied with mockery. "That seems like a painful way to spend time."
Final Knee Surgury
1st March 2016
Finally, after a year of being referred between various physios and consultants, I have had my final knee operation which has at long last fixed my damaged knee.
Diagnosed with Sleep Apnea
7th October 2015
For the past, I don't know how many years I've had problems sleeping. Sometimes difficulty in getting to sleep, other times difficulty staying asleep. Even when I wake up thinking I've had a "good night" I am more tired, more drained and feel worse than when I went to bed.
X-Ray's from RTA back in 2006
3rd September 2013
I've been pestering the NHS for access to my medical records for the past few months, and finally, I have some of the X-Rays taken back when I was involved in a large traffic accident.
My Self Confidence Transformation
27th November 2009
Improving my self-confidence has been the single biggest improvement I have made this year. Higher confidence has enabled me to grow out from my comfort zone, try new things and meet new people.
How to Gain Self Confidence
22nd November 2009
Self-confidence is the difference between feeling unstoppable and feeling scared out of your wits. It's about being free from doubt and having the utmost belief in yourself and your abilities.