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Best. Buy. Ever.

It turns out that there is an upside to being injured. You have the opportunity to discover a whole new world of cross training. In the summer, I opted for cycling, but now that it’s dark in the evenings, the … Continue reading

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Volunteering

It feels like I’ve been injured forever.  Days have turned into weeks have turned into months, and the light at the end of the tunnel is like the castle at the end of Windsor Half Marathon, or Kingston Bridge at … Continue reading

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A vague sense of unease

I really, really want my foot to be healed.  I thought it was.  I walked on it.  It seemed fine.  I ran on it.  It seemed fine.  And it didn’t hurt.  Not really.  Not enough to stop me running on it … Continue reading

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Plymvalley parkrun…

…is a very long way from London and has no loos. But I didn’t know that on Thursday.  All I knew on Thursday was that I had the fidgets.  I had Friday off work, no plans for Saturday and a … Continue reading

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A glimmer of hope

Two weeks ago, I walked Walthamstow parkrun.  That afternoon, my foot told me in no uncertain terms that I had not been ready, and the upshot was an instruction from the physio to rest for a further two weeks before … Continue reading

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Bacchus marathon: a (not) race report

It has been, from a running point of view at least, a disastrous summer.  My carefully planned race season, designed to give me lots of hills, trails and company, has been completely written off.  I didn’t run the Jim Braben … Continue reading

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Walthamstow parkrun

I cracked.  I could take it no more.  Despite being injured, despite knowing that it was probably a bad idea, despite my only rehab instruction being to rest, I yielded to temptation and completed a parkrun.  Not just any old … Continue reading

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On the up

I may not have started any bright and amazing cross training yet, but I have at least stopped screaming. I have also embraced my crutches, which have been gathering dust since I broke my ankle at the turn of the … Continue reading

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Growing up

I was a stubborn child.  My way or the highway.  You could reason with me, you could distract me, you could bribe me, but get into a straight battle of wills and that was it until I got my way. … Continue reading

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Returning from injury

By the time I reach the end of an ‘athon, I am usually in the grip of writer’s block*.  It starts gradually (one short post in amongst longer ones), builds steadily (one long post surrounded by shorter ones), curtails scramble … Continue reading

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