Show your trainers some holiday love

Jul 12, 13 Show your trainers some holiday love

Posted by in Musings, Running

A few weeks ago I jetted off to the sun for a well earned break.  Okay I had the usual airport delay, but once we got there it was everything I had longed for.  Cloudless blue skies, 30 degree heat and a lovely beach front to run down on a morning. That’s right, I packed my running kit. Just the weekend before I’d gone...

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Just a little bit more

May 12, 13 Just a little bit more

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Today I’d planned on a run with my friend Michelle, she comes to the village every so often for work and we try and get together when we can, although meeting up in the pub at the end of the street requires a lot less effort than us going for a run. The way the diary fell this would be my fourth run in four consecutive days,...

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Running because you can, not because you have to

May 03, 13 Running because you can, not because you have to

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I went on a run on my own today, because I could. There was no training plan to tell me I had to, no race looming that required training, just an opportunity for me to have some ‘me’ time and see what I could do if I just did it. Last Friday was my first run since London, and on reality my first run since I got injured....

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The day after the marathon…

Someone shared this link on Facebook earlier this week and if you’ve ever taken part in a marathon I think you’ll appreciate it.  The good news is my legs held up really well, I’m walking around fine, just very very tired!...

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Tape it up!

Mar 21, 13 Tape it up!

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Well, second sports massage of the week and a review of the injury. The peroneal is still very tight and running is definitely out of the window for now. Their advice, if I wasn’t doing London, would be total rest, but I am. The good news is that once London is out of the way I can fully rest the leg, no walking, cycling or...

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Suck it up girl

Mar 14, 13 Suck it up girl

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I’m beginning to think the weather has it in for me. I wake up, look out the window and see blue skies but as soon as I set foot out the door it’s grey and miserable again! Today was freezing, literally. There’s a huge difference between running in all weathers and walking. I’m definitely not a fair weather...

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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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