Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Im an Addict

Ok, its been only 4 days since the Blackmores Half and since my ankle went sore and clicky, the only 4 days in a row I havent run since October 2009 and Im feeling very unusual.....I know injuries are all part of being a runner but it's a part i definitely hate and havent really had to face before...this isnt helped by my friend telling me a similar story of being injured doing a Half and having to stop for a month.......or reading lots of other blog stories of people doing the same.......

Im very keen to see the physio tomorrow who I am hoping he will tell me I am catastrophising and that it'll all be better soon after a weeks rest.

So what if it takes longer? How is an A-type personality supposed to cope ?

Of course I already have a just-in-case plan involving swimming, building up my legs in the gym and spin classes but what Ive really realised so far this week is how much i really love to run.....

The other issue, of course, is that each small setback (ok, it might not even be that yet) is an opportunity to learn something youve missed. In my case I think it's about posture when Im fatigued........we'll see what the physio says tomorrow.


  1. Physio is the way to go.
    RICE and Vitimin I.

  2. Ibuprofen or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory.
    Sorry for the colloqualism. Just injured so much myself these days i feel like i'm popping them like vitamins.