M.E and running – a balancing act

Aug 01, 13 M.E and running – a balancing act

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I’ve not run for almost two weeks now, I’m not sure there’s really a good reason for it, other than I feel lousy. I’m trying to decide if this is just apathy, or if it’s the bloody M.E telling me to take it easy. I’ve had M.E for over twenty years now, I’m very lucky that most of the time...

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I’m still here

Apr 13, 13 I’m still here

Posted by in Health, Musings

A couple of people have commented that I’ve disappeared off the radar this past few weeks, it’s nothing serious, I’ve just had a grotty virus that’s laid me low. It’s one of the things I suffer from with the M.E, if I get a virus it takes me a while to get over it. The weather was sunny but cold last...

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Running benefits Cancer patients

Guest post by Melanie Bowen Nothing is more shocking to a physically fit person than a cancer diagnosis. Aside from the obvious concerns of dealing with chronic illness, someone who runs regularly may fear being told to rest or even being bedridden. Nowadays, more times than not, patients are in fact told to be more active. It is...

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One step forward, two steps back!

Mar 11, 13 One step forward, two steps back!

Posted by in Health, Running

Thursday night saw me in my usual position laid out on a sports massage bed while a young man pummelled my leg with thumbs and elbows, trying to undo the damage I’ve inflicted. It looked like it was working. The peroneal wasn’t as bad as the previous week and he found a few knots showing it was healing. So why did I...

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Walk It Off

Mar 02, 13 Walk It Off

Posted by in Health, Musings, Running

What can I say, the last two weeks have been frustrating, they’ve been painful, and if I had a swear box I’d be bankrupt by now.  What possessed me to run that six miles I’ll never know.  The run was fine once I dropped the run/walk but the after effect was anything but.  It took the best part of a week before I...

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Ice Ice Baby – ice pack time!

Feb 17, 13 Ice Ice Baby – ice pack time!

Posted by in Health, Running

Having spent most of the week limping around I was convinced I’d buggered it all up. The worst thing was that the run responsible was one of the best yet. There was a tiny spark of hope in the back of my mind that the lack of swelling, bruising or lumpy bits might mean it wasn’t too bad. I can’t remember Thursday...

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I’m injured…

Feb 11, 13 I’m injured…

Posted by in Health, Running

…and I’m scared. I’m scared that I can’t stretch out, massage away or treat this one with ice. The actual pain doesn’t bother me, but the thought my London training might be buggered up bothers me hugely. Yesterday was only an hour and a half run, the walk interval had dropped from 2 minutes to 1. My...

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A different kind of tired

Feb 05, 13 A different kind of tired

Posted by in Health, Musings

There seems to be a certain amount of concern from people around me that I’m running too much or taking too much on.  Not in a nasty way, I know it’s in a caring way, and yes, I was really ill in December thanks to the M.E.  Last year was one of the worst years I’ve had health wise I’ll admit.  I’m...

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