Well done on the half Columba - that is quite a bit of time you took off your best.
I have to wait for about 4 weeks before anything starts to happen re my knee as the injury which started as a hamstring pull was on ACC - which is free, but if they decide it is "wear and tear" it will not be covered and then I will have to use my medical insurance, but they have to go down the ACC road first.
Torque Steer -The surgery will be on the meniscus tear - hope you feel better soon.
Ceal you fit in a lot in your day!
Back home from our trip away, it was very hot, but grand daughter loved it - she was in the water most of the time.
The boys are off doing a very hilly off-road half marathon today- hope they enjoy it.
Hi guys - I'm up in the middle of the night as I can't sleep, had set my alarm for 3.30 am anyway as I am going to the Gold Coast, Australia this morning for a few days holiday with my 6 year old grand daughter and my daughter. Should be fun - first time on a plane for my gdaughter, so hope she was able to sleep.
I went to get the results from my MRI scan from the surgeon yesterday, and it seems I now have a meniscus tear in the same leg that I had the burst baker cyst and the honeycomb fracture of the tibia!
I ran for so many years without any injuries, but these last months have been a pain in the leg
It will be at least a month before I get any surgery done, then my surgeon said I will have to exercise smarter!
When I first saw her she said she didn't see me doing any more half marathons or marathons, but I guess we will wait and see. I certainly will be doing everything she asks of me.
Ceal - loved your report and now you have another event to train for. Exciting stuff!
Tracey - congrats on the half - well done!
Columba - you seem to be doing quite a bit of gadding about!
Welsh Poppy - 11 mile run sounds great to me!
Torque Steer - I'd be very happy with those stats!
Mick - still doing some great work in the gym!
Graham - 7.10 minute miles - you are doing it mate!
W60 - yes be happy you can still run.
Forgot to say I am still doing my swimming lessons, and it seems you can't teach an old dog new tricks
Ceal - nice set of 400s - really hope the 800m race goes well for you.
Columba - you are going really well, you have done a lot of consistent training for a long time now.
Mick - glad to see you are progressing well too.
Torque Steer - I agree, I should just forget about trying to run and enjoy the summer, but I really want to be able to run again.
Last weekend we went to National Park by Mt Ruapehu which is in the middle of the North Island, as the boys were doing the Tussock Traverse - a 26km run/walk off-road event that I did a couple of years ago. I entered the 6km run although I knew I wouldn't be able to run all of it, just to add a bit of interest for me.
Didn't do too badly while going uphill, but just had to watch any steps and had to walk the downhill bits. Had to sit down at 2km and put a knee support on because the pain in my knee was pretty bad.
It was a scorching hot day and I really felt for the boys who I knew would be out for a long time. Hopped into an ice-barrel for a very short time after finishing, a first for me, then I tried a massage.
I don't usually have a massage after an event but I thought I couldn't feel any worse. It was the best massage I have had in in very long time. I told her about my knee and she found a spot in my lower back and said that's where it is coming from. I guess everything is locked up trying to protect my knee.
I'm having my first swimming lesson this morning so I am nervous but looking forward to it.