Madeline Simon (MS) Week 8 to 10 - Time for a holiday

30th May 2011

Another tiring week but it’s worth it for my mother. My exercise regime has really gone out of the window, just Pilates once a week and my POWERbreathe (with a few days missed), but something has to give.

However, before you start to feel too sorry for me, next week I am popping over to Italy, NE of Milan, to see my friend for a few days before it gets so humid over there. Me and humidity are not a good combination, it gives me very bad fatigue. I will be armed with my summer clothes, swimming stuff and my faithful heavy resistant POWERbreathe – sorted!

I’m leaving my father to hold the fort and my sister is coming over for a day to help my mother.

06 June 2011

My visit to Italy was wonderful. It was great to see my friend and her husband again with their newborn, now 3 months old, but already quite a ‘chatty’ fun character. For the weekend we went to Lake Garda, only an hour from their home. It was very relaxing and I would recommend it to all. Hopefully she will come over to England when her husband goes away on business.

Obviously, I missed looking after my Ma but was very thankful for a rest – boy did I need it!

Objective for this week is to get back to my exercise regime, one knows that you have to do more. I’ll report back next week with my progress.

13th June 2011

I am slowly getting back to some kind of exercise routine. Doing more throughout the day and when I go to bed; A few exercise before I go to sleep and when I wake up in the middle of the night. My brain seems to work overtime so it is a good distraction. I have picked up my POWERbreathe again but at the mo. no improvement on my strength – I need to try harder!

At the w/e I went to see some friends at the Stratford Boat Club regatta, I haven’t shown my face for a couple of years now. It was good to catch up and here everyone’s news. I was a Cox there for ~4yrs but then my Cerebellum Tremor made it difficult for me to focus, a fundamental requirement for a Cox!!! It was excellent fun and good to be involved a team sport again. As for my coordination, I always had a helping hand getting in to the boat.

 

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