Category Archives: injury

Sorry, not sorry

“How’s your ankle?” “Seems fine.  Didn’t mutter at all during last night’s head torch run on the common.” My physio looked at me. “Last night’s what?” I shuffled my feet and tried to look  innocent. “Last night’s head torch run … Continue reading

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Somewhere in a parallel universe

I was being so sensible.  I was on for a medal in the “most sensible injured runner” category.  I was going to be the poster child for injury rehab, a myth spoken of in awed whispers.  I was going to … Continue reading

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Rehab like you love it

It’s been six weeks since I rolled my ankle and five since I started rehab, and I’m doing my best to rehab like I love it.  I’ve invested in a tri membership at my local gym which gives me unlimited access … Continue reading

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What a waste

Lakeland 100 has been my focus pretty much all year and with one misstep it has been taken away from me. When I think of the time that I devoted to learning the terrain: the evenings at pretty much each … Continue reading

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The picture of G Louise A

There’s a portrait of me in our attic.  It’s in the middle of a monumental hissy fit, has destroyed everything within touching distance and is looking around for more stuff to throw. I’m hoping it finds what it needs because … Continue reading

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Listening to my body

I admit it.  My ankle does not look good.  The bruising is extensive – impressive and alarming in equal measure.  But the strange thing is that it feels fine.  Not “I’m being stoic and trying to play down the pain” … Continue reading

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Caught in the crossfire of an intergod spat (featuring South Oxhey parkrun and Coulsdon XC)

“I miss janathon.  Can I invent febathon, so you have to keep blogging?” – Abradysis My training has been going well.  Really, really well.  I’ve missed very few sessions, my base pace has been gradually speeding up and my endurance … Continue reading

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