evening all. Thanks for the welcome backs from those that gave them.
Yesterday was 6 miles easy. Today...
What: 5 miles (guess what....easy) av HR 133 and slow slow slow Why: it is all I can do Last hard: trying to breath with a collapsed lung 4 weeks ago
Last rest: Last weekend think
Alehouse - glad the funeral went OK. I noticed from some earlier posts that you are dealing with your mum with dementia. Ditto. My mum is now in a home and is pretty much off with the fairies now. Very sad indeed as her deterioration has been very quick. A year ago she was living at home with help and support.
Paddy - happy birthday.
Day off tomorrow which is a relief as I worked all last weekend and so have done 10 days in a row.
Great to see so many familiar names still posting. Sorry to hear you're not well LMH.
I thought I'd stick my head in to see how things are going as it's close to a year since I DNF'd London last year and stopped posting because I wasn't running much!
Well, it's been an eventful year and I haven't finished a race since Brighton last year. Haven't started one since my DNF.
My knee problems are still hanging around, but it's purely poor biomechanics rather than the possible torn meniscus the physio suspected.
I got back to running in the summer and just started to see some progress when I sprained my ankle again (the one I fractured on Stickless's run) which put me out again. Three weeks of no running at all and then the long slow return.
So, I took it easy and then as we came into March I was starting to see some consistency and some progress.
Then (I told you it was eventful) a bit of chest pain and breathlessness turned out to be a spontaneous pneumothorax and not muscular as the GP reg thought.
So I walked around with this for 3 days until I had a meeting with a chest physician colleague who, knowing I'm a runner and seeing me unable to walk and talk at the same time, put me in a taxi and took me to the hospital where we both work. I spent the weekend in the hospital after having 1.3 litres of air sucked out of my chest cavity via a needle big enough to inject a horse! Quite surreal it was to be treated by people I work with every day, both consultants and junior docs. And one quickly loses any dignity in a hospital gown with one's a**se hanging out
That was all nearly 4 weeks ago now. The pneumothorax is gone and although I'm under orders from the (non running, non exercising) doctor not to run I'm doing very very light jogging, stopping to walk as soon as I start to get out of breath. I'm trying hard to just look on this as a period of base training and it's really tough to take it so easy. But I have to run, so this is what I must do. I'm still mildly hopeful that I can do the marathon I have booked in for 4th June, although it's not looking good. My consultant is quite adamant that I mustn't do it...
Interestingly apparently tall slim people are more prone to spontaneous pneumothoraces. I am a statistical anomaly though as usually it's tall slim men aged 20-40. And I am neither male nor under 40!
So who is doing VLM then? I'm marshalling this year, at the Blue start. Then off to Mudchute to do the usual there.
Hi again. Thanks for the welcomes back. I miss you guys but I'm really very grumpy about seeing other people running when I can't!
Went to the fizz today - didn't mean to but forgot to cancel so went along. It seems there's a whole bunch been going on. I definitely had a quad/ITB thing but there was quite a lot of swelling around the back of the knee and ITBS doesn't do that. So the ITB has calmed down and so the pain is more specific. There is pain around the back (and a ? baker's cyst) and tenderness around the joint line. and swelling. But also soreness on the patella tendon. So god knows what the problem is! I'll go see the consultant and hope I can run soon.
Keep training all, enjoy the last of the summer. I have missed a whole summer's running.
hello all. Just popping by to see what's occuring and I jump in to see a lovely pic of Wabo's new grand-daughter. Lovely. Many congrats Wabo!
I haven't been running for some time now. My right knee decided to start playing up and several visits to a physio have determined I may have torn my meniscus. So I have a consultant appointment for the end of the month at which - I guess - I'll get referred for a scan and if that shows damage then maybe an arthroscopy.
I'm using the gym regularly but all I can really do is use the cross trainer which is getting very boring. I've also been cycling between waterloo and my work (around 7 flat miles each way) but cycling can be painful to the knee so I'm not over doing it.