Enjoy your hols, LMH. I could do with some warmth. It was 3 degrees when I just popped down to the shops. Brrrr
OH: great idea to combine running with a tea shop. You seem to have really nice weather or everyone in your group is totally hardcore
Ale: no rehab exercises yet. I'm supposed to rest it as much as I can over the next 4 weeks. I have a really ugly contraption called AirCast which I use for walking but not all the time as permanent use leaves feet and toes stiff and recovery takes even longer. Other than that I do 30 mins of isometric exercises that don't involve the feet to work up a sweat and keep me sane. Will try cycling once it gets warmer.
12 weeks in a sling 24/7 and barely able to walk for the first seven weeks or so chicksta. Us oldies bounce back far better than you'd think! Is it ok for you to do stairs? Isn't it no weight bearing?
Hope you can get that tooth sorted soon Poppy.
Jeepers! I couldn't remember it was THAT long. And you ran a great marathon that spring, didn't you? There is hope for me
My fractures are near the toes so as long as I don't put any weight on that area I'm fine. I'm not signed off work so I might as well do some exercise, albeit in a limited way. I use the elevator to go to the ground floor and then walk upstairs. Downstairs doesn't really work. Clutching at straws here
I'm quite happy about the crap weather ... it'd be even more difficult for me to cope if the sun was out.
Remind me how long you were benched after that horrific bike crash, LMH - your sensational comeback may just keep me sane over the next couple of weeks. Just being able to plod again at some point would be nice
Yeah, Ollie - you still owe us a race report
I've rediscovered the stairs at work for a bit of in-between exercise. I used them a lot when my back went and thought they helped me retain some leg strength back then.
Talking of stairs - stickless hasn't been around for ages ...
Sorry about the me, me, me post - fell free to skip
Thanks for all your commiserations, guys. Much appreciated. I'm a bit down the dumps but I hope that'll clear. Right now it's more like November out there and I'm still full of cold, coughing like some pauper in a Dickens story so I'm not really missing the running yet. That'll all change as the weather improves. I'm sorry for Mr. Chick - I'll be very hard to live with for the next months.
Didn't know Steve Way had stress fractures too, LMH. I'm a big fan of Sir Steve of Way as the marathontalk dudes call him.
OH/ale: My fractures are in metatarsals 1 and 4. Had no idea I had two of them Feel like a total idiot now that I tried to run on them for a couple of weeks. Ouch.
Apparently my bone density isn't great. So I may be prone to them as I get older and right now I'm not sure I could face another marathon campaign just to end up with another failure.
Time will tell. Right now this needs to heal and then we'll see. Tbh I haven't really enjoyed any campaign since 2013 when it all went a bit downhill with various illnesses and injuries. Just running without the pressure of marathons and times will probably serve me just as well . So that 2013 3:24:36 fridge magnet shall retain its validity.