Hi, I’m Kat and I’m a challenge events fundraiser at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
There are over 1000 of you taking part in one of our amazing autumn half marathons this year and part of my job is supporting you, so I’ve signed up for the Robin Hood Half Marathon at the end of September (green tights optional) so we can share the ups and downs of our training over the next three-four months.
So last time I posted a blog I’d just been to physio with an injury, and I am gutted to say that since then not a lot has happened – I still haven’t run. My ankle is still quite sore, and I have had another couple of sessions with my physio. He had suspicions it may be a stress fracture, but this is unlikely. Instead he thinks it much more probable that it is peroneal tendonitis. So I am prescribed with icing, immobilisation, rest, and stretching.
We’re really hitting the long runs now, and it’s starting to hurt! I had a bad week last week – my legs felt tired and my long 16.5mile run was painful by the end. I finished that run wondering how I will ever make my body carry me another 10 miles beyond that and starting to feel the fear about the marathon. I’m listening to advice and taking today off to carry on recovering. I really hate the idea of missing a run and the idea of not running makes me feel quite nervous at this point. I have to be sensible, and realise that it’s still a long time till the marathon, and a few miles today are not going to make any difference overall.