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.
I am now back home and after a three week holiday the panic is starting to set in.
For starters I do feel like I have stepped back a bit. Though I trained whilst I was away, I didn’t concentrate on things like my pace, I did not run as often, and I enjoyed all the gastro delights Australia has to offer.
A programme offering physiotherapy, dietary support and personal training sessions to children with cystic fibrosis, was found to reduce the time spent in hospital receiving antibiotics and boost exercise capacity. Sean Ledger, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Specialist Physiotherapist, was lead author of the study, published in the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis.