2016 – Training diary Week 17

This week I didn’t do any exercise. After my run on Saturday many people who also suffered from thrombosis in the past told me that it was not good idea and that I shouldn’t run or exercise yet. Just walk. So I was walking as much as I could but I didn’t exercise. Mostly around 10k – 12k steps per day.

The worst side effect of not running or exercising, besides the fact I am gaining some extra weight, is, that I am having depressions. yesterday it hit me very hard and I was barely able to get out of bed because of toilet and food. I don’t have depressions very often but when I do, it’s pretty tough. Mostly it happens when I stop doing physical activity.

And therefore today, on Sunday 8th May, I decided that I will better die earlier but happy that I can run and overall do things that I like than living longer life full of depressions and sadness. It might be weird thoughts but whats the life worth if it’s long but empty?

So in the evening when the sun was almost down, I went for an awesome run. Nothing long just 4.27 km but I felt so awesome that I can’t even explain. And it was not bad at all, with regard of the fact that I am almost not training at all, I finished the run in 26:50 mins which means the pace was 6:17 mins/km, which is great! It looks like the less I train, the better I run! 😀




2016 – Training diary Week 15 & 16

On Tuesday, April 19th I did exercise from Jakub again but modified it a bit. I did about 1500 jumping jacks and then some weight training. Unfortunately my leg started to hurt after the training, hopefully my muscle will not be damaged. I will have to rest tomorrow.

And here it comes again. On Wednesday my leg was a bit better but in the evening it started to hurt a lot and I wasn’t even able to sleep at night. So I decided to go to doctor to check if my muscle wasn’t hurt somehow and ask how to treat it correctly. Well, the doctor surprised me when she took a look at the leg and said that it is bigger than the other and that she had suspicion for thrombosis. Awesome I thought to myself.

So I went to hospital and they took my blood for some tests and. After about an hour they told me that the blood results were not explicit and so they better sent  me to sonograph of my veins. And guess what! It was there. Fortunately the doctor told me the vein was not blocked completely and some blood was still flowing there but still, I was diagnosed with thrombosis.

As I was taking lots of pills and of course, because of my transplanted kidney, the doctors decided to keep me in the hospital despite it is not very common. They said the they better wanted to watch me closely. Great.

So, I was in a hospital. Again. This time in another hospital, called Motol. They took away my hormonal bith control pills (forever) and were treating me with injections ans pills thinning my blood. Of course my low carb diet was gone as well as they don’t have anything like that in the hospital, so I was eating food very high on carbs.

Anyway, they released me after one week and told me that I had to continue with the pills treatment at least next three months depending on the results of a check in two months when they will repeat the veins sonograph. At least they told me I could exercise and also told me I could go back to low carb diet as it had no impact on the blood thinning process.

On Saturday, April 30th I tried my first run just to find out how it felt. And it felt awesome! I did only 4 km and felt totally exhausted but the leg didn’t hurt and I felt really good during the whole run. Total time: 4,14 km in 27:18 mins.

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2016 – Training diary Week 14

On Monday, April 11th I started to follow low carb diet together with prepared training from one of well known czech trainers Jakub Bína . For some people he might be controversial but people have great results with him and I saw one big change on one woman from Wonderful women in run. So as I am always opened to new things, I decided to try this. The first day was the whole day fasting. I know this very well already, so no big issue for me 😀

He also told us to try to do as many burpees (without push ups) as we could in 15 mins. I managed to do 125 and than almost died. But it was great feeling.

Tuesday, April 12th continued on low carb diet and I did 10 mins circular training according to Jakub’s video. It included some planks, mountain climbers and other exercise with my own weight.

On Thursday, April 14th I went for my regular training with Lukas. It was great, we were doing alphabet and some core training and Lukas was filming us. However, after this part, we were supposed to run intervals as we did last time. 200m walk, 200m fast run and unfortunately during the first run I got cramp to my right leg. I made a short pause and tried again but the same problem appeared after few meters of running. Unfortunately it was probably again the result of the low carb diet.

When I came home I was looking for some advice from people who were on the same low carb diet program as me what to do and they advised me salt. So I took salt and the cramps stopped. Great, I finally know what to do!

On Saturday, April 16th I ran my second race this year. It was RunTour in České Budějovice. Me and my dad ran 5 kilometers. I love the atmosphere of this race serial, many Wonderful women in run always meet there and overall the organization of the run has very high standard (and very handsome moderator :D)

Anyway, I finished the race in 32:48 mins and was pretty happy because of the lack of training and also because of the tiredness from the low carb diet.

On Sunday, April 17th I woke up with lots of energy despite I was expecting hurting legs and tiredness from the race. I decided to do some short training just to get rid of the energy. I spent 25 mins on stepper and than did some weight training. Together it was more than one hour exercise and I really really enjoyed the shower afterwards 😀