Wednesday, 11 February 2009

knee problem - R.I.C.E

I am really disappointed, i think i won't be able to do the first 5k i signed up for and will probably have to wait until the month after...
I am going to go to a good physio and also to a specialist running shop... i already have custom orthotics, but maybe they didn't have enough motion control and I am still over pronating, I don't think that is the only problem tho
I am thinking very gloomily about this and feel like I will never be the runner i want to be
I might have to end up going back to cycling, which i would prefer not, because I prefer running. could it really be just a case of too much too soon?
I have been so careful most of the time...Damn
Anyway i will do all i can to find out if it is a curable problem...
Thanks Running Bob for the reading suggestion I will definitely check that out

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

the good times

Spent the last week recovering from the 6 miler... I hurt my knees (and possibly psoas) a bit, and I did not like to come on here and admit that I overdid it... I don't know how much running my knees are going to let me do, but I really would like to clock up some serious distances, and frequencies of running in the future... So, I backed off every time there was any pain this week AND took 2 days off 1 day on 1 day off, (3 days off in a week).

My run yesterday was fab, there was a lot of edible hail came down and it covered the ground like snow, and then the sun came out again and melted most of it, but i was kicking big peices of ice and also there were Icicles on the hillside from all the water that comes down... it was very very beautiful,

It is so nice that everyone who is out there jogging or cycling or walking or dog walking is so freindly, i really value that...