save me from myself

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11/06/2010 at 20:06


what is the matter with me?

I have a brain that thrives on endorphins

a body that cannot sit still

A type AAA personality that does everything to the exteme

a stressful job that requires distraction

I LOVE training for something but it has to HURT


as a consequence I end up constantly injured

I've lost count of the increasingly bizarre and impossible to heal consequences of training I've managed to acquire....

shin splints 2006

lateral meniscus posterior horn tear 2007

metatarsalgia left foot 2007

central serous retinopathy x 4 from 2007

cellulitis right forearm (after a burn whilst cooking then falling onto burn in a pilates class) 2007

nerve palsy left hand from cycling needing steroid injection 2008

Bizarre hip injury 2008 needing steroid injection ?top of ITB insertion

shoulder niggles on and off 2009 from excessive swimming whilst waiting frim bits of the above to heal

Morton's neuroma (?) left foot 2009 appeared after GNR 2009 - awaiting Ultrasound

Smashed left knee on gate cycling 2009 - not right since; MRI'd today

Hanstring tendonitis/ tear 2010 whilst cycling


should I just listen to my genes.

I come from a family of sedentary couch potatoes.

Maybe there's an evolutionary reason for that and I should just give in now?

Edited: 11/06/2010 at 20:07
11/06/2010 at 20:19


Did I write this?

11/06/2010 at 20:20
please don't say that
11/06/2010 at 20:23

I can't top your injuries, but I have suffered:

Femoral stress fracture

Metatarsal stress fracture

Shin splints

Hamstring pull

Toe infection

And obviously the common black/absent toenails and blisters that come with long distance running.

I'm not from a family of sedentary couch potatoes but I do have a love/hate relationship with running - I love it, it hates me! lol

I guess for 6 years of running those injuries aren't too bad - then again, they show I'm doing something wrong.

Ah well, at least we're able to heal ourselves! I'd rather be in my position i.e. breaking bones all over the place 'cause I hammer it too hard all the time than one of the many unfortunate people in the world who will never be able to run.

Onwards and upwards K9!

Edited: 11/06/2010 at 20:24
11/06/2010 at 20:30

I've never had stress fractures

I'm somewhat older than you and probably don't heal as well...

11/06/2010 at 20:33

(K9) Poor you.

You should have an Injury Loyalty Card with that impressive list... If you lived near me I'd definitely give you a discount on treatment!

*offers a large bar of G&B butterscotch*

11/06/2010 at 20:36

thanks Siance

11/06/2010 at 21:24
Yeeeeeeeowch K9....and big hugs from me!
11/06/2010 at 22:37

"nerve palsy left hand from cycling needing steroid injection 2008"

Can you elaborate a little K9?  i.e. what were the symptoms and did the injection work?

12/06/2010 at 09:12



rather tired last night and had had a large glass of red wine

Siance - I woke up this morning with a large bar of G&B butterscotch choc by my bed - honest!! Pressie from the OH

Sossidge - thanks

Mr Puffy - when I first got my road bike, I didn't appreciate how much vibration goes through your hands and didn't wear any gloves. Woke up one morning with excruciating shooting pain going from my palm into the adjacent sides of my index and middle finger....the pain got worse and then I got numbness in those fingers! It felt like the skin was being ripped off them every time I straightened my fingers. A surgeon thought I had a little tendon nodule irritating the nerve in my hand and gave me a steroid injection which worked brilliantly for the pain, but the numbness took 6 months to go, and the nodule is still there and now the size of a large pea

12/06/2010 at 09:55
Oooer! I asked because because i thought it sounded like something my friend suffers from.
12/06/2010 at 10:12

I fell off my push bike BIG STYLE whilst recovering from a hip injury. The physio thought it would be a good idea (to go for a bike ride, not fall off). You should have seen her face when she saw me leg with not-a-lot-of-skin-on-it.

Achlles Tendonitiis

Peroenal tendonitis

Bursititis in ankle

Runners knees

Couple of cracked ribs

Head split open (too low a branch, too long a legs)

One nail off big toe


(edited for appalling spelling.) (Dont you always wonder why people chnge their emails... more so on the more emotive topics) (my change was boring)

Edited: 12/06/2010 at 10:13

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