All my life I've suffered motion sickness. As a young child, I'd wake up covered in vomit after dreaming I was being spun around. I never go on rides as my stomach can't handle it. I get sick lying on a water bed (do they still exist?)
I decided years ago I'd never go on a cruise. I could think of nothing worse than non stop sea sickness.
So when I decided about 18 months ago to go on a cruise for my birthday, I realised it was going to be something very new for me, something right out of my comfort zone.
The plans I had to go to the gym on board the cruise ship quickly fell by the wayside. On two occasions I tried to get on the treadmill. Even on land, I get dizzy on a treadmill so it was going to be a challenge to run on one out at sea. The gym was situated in the worst possible place for me on the ship. At the very front and on the top level. The ship rocked so much that I almost threw up. I tried twice on the treadmill but lasted about a minute before I had to escape to the safety of my cabin.
So except for one 500 meter swim, I did nothing during the cruise. 10 thousand steps were a daily occurrence which was a good effort. I couldn't walk fast but I took the steps a lot.....my daughter took them all the time so I couldn't let her put me to shame.
@lukeruns_50kmaweek_in2019 swam at every island stop we did.
I envied him but didn't want to swim when I could be having fun with family in the shallows.
The cruise was such an amazing experience. Each day, Luke had a birthday present for me from the time we left home and even today I was given another one!! It's been the best birthday ever. Presents every day, hanging out with family and conquering my fear of cruises. The right medication works a treat when suffering from motion sickness and as long as I have the correct medication, I'll go on another cruise again.
Oh, and today I ran ten ks back on solid land. Lots of hills but I loved it. Today I start training in earnest for Western Sydney 70.3 in November.
#fitmummy #livinglife #lovinglife #triathlon #triathlontraining #ironman #ironmantraining #swimbikerun #eatcleantrainmean #garminau #asics #crusing #running #imback #traininghard #conqueringfears - 7 hours ago