Hi Guys, I am new to this thread. I have had a whole load of crap thrown at me in the space of three days and am now also on Citalopram. Serious problems with hubby on the Saturday, got injured on the Sunday and lost my job on the Monday. Haven't been able to run for 5 weeks now and will be missing the Edinburgh marathon on Sunday. Had trained so bloody well and was almost certain of a PB, now I am sitting around feeling fat, lethargic and extremely moody. Have been for accupuncture, physio and also to an osteopath but none of it has made any difference. Am quite sure its ITB syndrome. What's frustrating me is that I know if I could run, I wouldn't need the anti-depressants.
I used to run with Asics, but had many injuries although I loved the shoes. Wanted to go back to them but the new version is too wide. I have been running races in Nike Free 3 v3 and find them brilliant. However I have searched all over the internet and cannot find them now in my size, which is a UK 6.5 or 40.5. I am absolutely desperate to get another pair, its so great to have a a marathon shoe that doesn't give me black toenails or blisters. Does anyone know where I can get them. I live in Switzerland but can get to England, but best would be online. I am desperate!!!
I run with my dog, but as he is only a westie, we don't do more than 10km with him. He loves it. When I ran the Florence marathon in November, there was a standard poodle in it, I saw him at about 16km and not sure if he had run the race up until then, but he certainly finished it and my husband tells me it was exhausted at the end, but it did get a medal!!
bionic Ironwolf, absolutely love that your dog got a medal for finîshing at Frankfurt, totall amazing.
I have hear much talk about canicross in Europe, but I live in Switzerland and hav never seen such a race.
sorry to hear about your inury, I think we all know how gutting that can be just before a marathon. I have lost weeks to injuries before, but as lomg as you are seeing a therapist (and as Seren said) I would also try an ostepoath. Before Brighton in 2010, I couldn't even walk due to a knee injury I didn't run at all for the last two weeks and on the day it was fine and never had a problem again, but BEWARE, I ignored an injury that same year and discovered after 4 weeks of walking around on it, that I had a broken hip, let me tell you it is not worth taking any risks, I was out of training for 2 years and can't believe how stupid I was, I learnt a very hard and very painful lesson. (By the way, I knew I had a serious injury but my doctor refused to believe it, because of him I had to have two operations).