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Still Out (But When to Start Running Again?)

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

No running this week. Still injured.

Received more shock therapy midweek from Jonny, the physio.

When to start running again? A physio helps.

100 sit-ups, 15 curls, 15X2 squats with a bar, plank (now up to 3+ minutes) and knees-on-floor press ups (20). Nightly. Plus foam rollering, quad rollering, and spiky ball on the wall rollering. Nightly.

But NO running. That’s 12 days now.

So, a lot of the left glute injury has gone, but still some knots. Should be better in days.

Achilles is still thick and swollen but a hell of a lot better and I could definitely run on it.

So when to start running again? On the one hand I don’t want to waste this lay-off by going back too early. On the other hand Rach’s facial has been cancelled for next Saturday which frees me up to do the West District x/c, a big running meet in Kilmarnock. Tempted…

Targeting getting back to running at Giffnock North this Thursday, which would be a good tester for deciding about the Saturday race.

In other news, read a great blog this week about Red Wine Runner’s Kielder experience. Really interesting.

http://www.redwinerunner.co.uk/ 

And, at 41, am now proud owner of my first spikes.

Spikes for when I start running again.

Anyway, tune in next Saturday to find out whether my various injuries have gone from bad to worse or whether I’ve managed to labour round a muddy field in Kilmarnock with lots of other pasty middle-aged blokes. Go on, you know it makes sense. At any rate, it’s got to be better than watching the X Factor.