Monday, 28 May 2012


So i'm training up a storm for the Christchurch half Marathon. Everything is going swimmingly (well there were little niggles but being the same as most people i ignore them) and then boom! Painful as painful ITB. Stopped me running, mid run, which is something that doesnt happen.
I get niggles yeah but not ones that stop me running. :(

Two weeks on and its still painful and so no annoyed but not as annoyed as i usually get as i think i cant do anything about it, its not something my annoyance is going to change. I have to rest it, massage it with the golf ball (ohhhhh the most excrutiatingly painful thing in the unisverse- think hot needle poking) and massage...and that my friends is it.

My physio and i worked out that 5 years ago my lovely partner drove the car (accidently) over my foot. It didnt hurt i strapped it for while and left it...but through those 5 years the muscles and joints and bones have become tight and made me run funny causing at first shin splint-like pain and now ITB massage and rolling and stretching is the only thing i can do. And be patient.

Happily the swimming has come back and im back in the pool 4x a week! Short distances are the way to go as its not stressful and i get out when i get bored-- usually around the 1.5k mark.

So there it is,....hopefully the pain will subside and i can start running again.

Sorry Christchurch you are not mine to conquer!

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

autumn/ winter

brrrr the leaves are a changing, its beautiful everywhere- golds, yellows, reds and browns are the colours of the day and its been so mild and sunny for about 4 weeks, lucky us!
This week tho it really feels like something's changing- ice on the windscreen, hats on for runs after work and once the sun goes down over the hill its a rush to get home and get warm! Which always makes for difficult training and motivation. I have started running in the morning which im finding strangely lovely- quiet, cold, dark and getting her done so i can forget about it for the rest of the day :)
Im flying to chirsitchurch in 4 weeks for the half marathon and so running has become my drug of choice and im loving it! Running is so free, so easy and so lovely around here that training has not felt like a hassle at all!
Roll on the race......