Meet Tommy, named after my favorite @ifit running coach, who knows everything about everything. Just finishing up the program in Portugal and Morocco, where I’ve learned so much about the history, the architecture, traditions, language. « Tommy » is going to join my Pilates class this Saturday.
Me, running on the treadmill in the morning. I’m not starting classes until September 5 because I’m taking some time to get my own health back on track. These last few years, I’ve still had some of the familiar aches and pains from my forties. Only they’ve brought some friends. I’ve had a bunch of new inflammatory zones, toes, fingers… I’ve decided that I need to heel my gut, which means cleaning up my diet. Less sugar and junk food, no gluten, more veggies (I actually like veggies, just lazy about cooking). I’m also getting back to running. Im doing this iFIT program on my Nordic track. A six week program. It’s taking a lot of willpower to follow. In the past, I’d be running 10k within two weeks, 15 within a month. I could do that, but I’ve learnt that just because you can doesn’t mean that you should. After a few months of plantar fasciitis, heel spur, outer arch inflammation, i’m taking the time to fix my feet, stretching, strengthening, aligning. This in turn keeps my knees, hips and back happier. Also, I’m doing self lymphatic massages, pilates, a bit of yoga… truth be told, I often am tempted to do two running sessions back to back because they’re run/walk and it seems too easy most of the time. But I’m going to stick to the program and build up slowly to avoid injury this time around.
Cool find! Just got something I’ve been searching for for a while. Many people associate Eugen Sandow with the invention of the spring loaded dumbbells. But about ten years earlier, Edmond Desbonnet, in 1885, patented this one, a bit different. Desbonnet is often referred to as the father of European physical culture. A physiologist and doctor, he wrote over twenty books and invented preventive Medecin by “la Gymnastique des Organes”. Really fun fact, I just learned that he died in the city where I live, just outside of Paris. #pilates #history #physicalculture