Confessions of a Klutz

I shall be using several Yiddish terms in this post and maybe some Afrikaans too, klutz, yes, you will have heard or read before, verkakte, verklemt, and gemoedsbekakking so yes, due to being a bit of a klutz my ankle is verkakte, I am verklemt and with a week to go before my next marathon…

The Rehab Diary

This could have gone far worse, and I am trying to be thankful for small mercies but it hard when all you want to do is run. Post Berlin my knee developed issues in the MCL area and I could not run, but not thanks to the knee, thanks to a chest cold. After a…

Finally!

I am training again. Finally! After 6 months of thinking I had conquered this running malarkey, my training routine became a half marathon every two weeks. I am a plodder, I am a finisher. But the fun was dribbling out of running like a bag of jam with a split in the bottom. I was…

07/08/2013

Track One: STILL ILL I don’t like being sick. I hate it, in fact. I live alone and being under the weather and not being able to see people, or even have a conversation face to face gets to me and adds to whatever ailment I have to bring me down. So, Berlin Marathon training,…

27/07/2013

Running on a Saturday? Whatever next! Or…The Orange Appeal for¬†Osteoporosis¬†10K Greenwich Park Race Review The lack of training for the Berlin Marathon (in 9 weeks) has forced me take a new direction and register for a lot of back to back races. I now have 3 in 3 weeks (all 10s) to get me up…

25/08/2013

Race 22 of my fledgling running life… orThe Bushy Park Half Marathon presented by Runthrough.co.ukThis morning I woke at 6am. Now, a lot of you make not think that is too early. I assume some of you work shifts, and others try to run before working a 9-5. Me? I don’t work shifts, and I…

24/11/2012

Back from the abyss…When I rain the first of my Half Marathons, the wonderful Royal Parks Half on the 7th October (my God, it seems so long ago), I experienced sharp pains under my knee after I had finished, collected my medal, met the others, grabbed a coffee and tea, dried off, changed and was…

HOW I FELL OUT OF LOVE WITH RUNNING…

HOW I FELL OUT OF LOVE WITH RUNNING… It was back in December 2012 that I first fell out of love with running. I was 9 months into my running life and I had run: London 10K British 10K TeachFirst10K Great Yorkshire Run 10K Royal Parks Half Marathon Amsterdam Marathon Movember 10K Greenwich Kingston 10K…

10/11/2012

I have not been posting as much as before as I am going through rehab physiotherapy for the runners knee that I have been suffering from since the Royal Parks half. I have not run since the Amsterdam half on the 21/10, and it is bringing me down a little. Although, to be honest, I…

26/11/2012

The Movember Greenwich 10K MoRun Review…And so it came to pass that, after a crazy October of half marathons, the following November was filled with injuries, physiotherapy, new shoes, new kit, and no races until the Movember run in Greenwich park. Movember, for those who do not know, is a charity that was started to…

02/11/2012

Sidelined…As you may have read, when I started running I had issues mainly caused by the long term effects of the left knee breaks and ankle fractures. I would have acute¬†tendinitis on the interior ligaments of my left knee that would be crippling when the weather changed. I would also suffer shin splints even when…

13/10/2012

Amsterdam Half Marathon 8 days and counting…So I went running today, for the first time since the Royal Parks half marathon and I cannot pretend everything is alright. My left knee started acting up with it’s MCL injury. This can be dealt with if strapped, and warmed up, and Nurofen is taken. The main issue…