I ran until 35 weeks in my last pregnancy although, I'm not a competitive athlete! I actually found that my body stopped letting me run my usual pace pretty early on so I was really forced to slow down anyway. I did cause my midwives a lot of worry and was forced to do my own reaserch into what was safe and what wasn't as they didn't have a clue! But as far as I could find out,maintaining your fitness as long as your body will allow it is fine and inI fact probably beneficial for both parties. Most importantly though, Start paying attention to where all the best public toilets, shops with toilets, secluded shrubs etc are On your routes because you will soon need them ????
Is anyone else always injured one way or another? Since i started running in 2011?I have had one issue after another, hip bursitis, ITBS, piniformis syndrome and last year developed insertional achillies tendonitis that I still can't get rid of. I switched to shoes with a lower heel drop and a lot of my hip/it band problems improved however due to the achillies problem I went back to shoes with a bigger heel and now I can feel the old niggles returning. This year I have taken several months off trying to get rid if the achillies problem but I've given up waiting for it to completely go away and I've been building milage up really slowly with the aim of getting back to 20 miles a week. I've also been doing strength training twice a week. This morning I got out of bed and had a new pain on the bottom of my foot. I'm finding it so frustrating, before I started running I was an overweight heavy smoker on antidepressants on and off since my teens and then I found running and it changed my life. What are you supposed to do if you're injured more often than you're not? Just give it up completely? I'm not sure I can without t it having an impact on my mental health . If running helps keep me off antidepressant should I just carry in regardless and hope that things will improve one day?
I've been using the nipper sport for a year now and it's ok. The suspension isn't up to much on it so can only be used on Tarmac really. I do occasionally run in the beach with it and it's alright on the smooth sand but bumpy paths are a no go with it. I wish I had spent more and got something that might have been better off road. I run with it nearly every run though, it would be less of a problem if I was only using it once or twice a week.
Whn this happened to me it turned out I was pregnant! If that's unlikely to be the case for you then would agree that it would definitely be worth a trip to the doctor and see if you could get some blood tests done. Maybe your thyroid could be a bit out?
Hi everyone, I'm really just hoping that someone out there can shine a tiny light at the end of the miserable, dark tunnel of long term injury. I've had an achillies issue since December. I cleverly kept training for the half I had already decided to do in march , made it 100 times worse and it seems to have become permanent. I've not run more than 3 miles at a time since March and haven't run at all for the last 4 weeks but went for a gentle 2 mile test today and still the same as it was 4 weeks ago, It's very frustrating because it doesn't really hurt now at all unless I press on my heel,but cracks and crunches every time I go up a step and is a little stiff which is pretty much exactly where it's been since about 2 weeks after the half in March. I I've done all heel drops to the ground twice a day since March, I've cut the backs off my shoes. I've been working on my glute/hip/leg strength as much as I can all year but other than coming out of the acute painful stage to this grumbling crunchy stage there had been no improvement. I know I should be seeing a physio, having massages etc etc but to he honest we don't have the money and Live in the middle of nowhere, the nearest physio is a 70 mile round trip away. So I'm just hoping that someone else has had an insertional achillies injury and actually recovered from it? I'm beginning to think that I will just a never be able to run more than 3 miles again which is really a depressing thought and I need a tiny ray of hope that things might improve one day!