Phew, monster read back complete over three sessions.
Glasgow was awesome. I met up with Joolska on Sunday morning to watch Marigold and my clubmate Amy Whitehead and nearly ran out of voice before even getting to the stadium in the afternoon. We hoped that cheers of Go Marigold might stand out in between all the cheers of Go Steve. Then athletics in the afternoon, a tourist day on Monday getting back in time to watch the evening session on TV, and more athletics on Tuesday evening. I loved every minute.
Still suffering with my hip, although apparently it is my pelvis rather than my hip that is the problem. It has become twisted. I paid a lovely young lady to shove it back into place, which rather hurt, and instantly the permanent ache was gone, but it became evident on Sunday while walking around and attempting to break into a jog, that it is not yet 'fixed'. I did manage 3 miles pain free on the treadmill quite slowly on Monday, but Tuesday's attempt at outdoor running came out at an average of 10 min miling because I couldn't run downhill (of which there was lots). My fastest pace of the run was going up the steepest hill. Since my NHS appointment with the Muskuloskeletal people isn't until 20th August it seems I have three weeks of steady treadmill jogs and hills to look forward to. Better than rowing and spinning though.
Monster read back achieved and the stand-out has to be SJ's Outlaw. Chapeau sir!
Glagow was awesome and I'm sat wearing one of the two T-shirts I ended up buying. I'm waiting for kitchen no. 2 to be delivered. Hope this one goes better!
I had physio on Tuesday last week and she said my pelvis was twisted and she put it back where it should be. I felt very sore and weak afterwards so didn't attempt a run and on Sunday walking around Glasgow I was very aware that I was not fixed, although on a day to day basis it has been much better. However, by the time we'd walked back to Glasgow from Hampden in the evening (no shuttle buses in sight!) both hips were hurting, which was actually an improvement. I woke up on Monday with no pain and decided to brave a little run on the treadmill. 30 minutes, quite slowly, hip flexor tight but no hip pain. So on Tuesday I braved an outdoors 'run'. Average pace about 10 min miling because I can't run downhill properly. I'm forefoot running on the injured leg and midfoot on the uninjured one, mainly because my legs are different lengths again. Pelvis clearly not in the right place. Hmmm.
My referral on the NHS has come through for 20th August, which is flipping ages away, and it's miles and miles away from both home and work.
Anyway, the athletics was brilliant and I loved seeing Marigold and my clubmate Amy Whitehead finishing top 10 in their marathons.
I am abstaining from the list for the time being. I can't believe I'm even jealous of the bonkers fell racing! Meanwhile I have done some indoor rowing, which doesn't hurt my hip at all, but really, really hurt my ass. I had to give up after 3000m as it was agony. Is it acceptable to take a cushion to the gym with me to sit on on the rower?
I can't actually get an appointment at my GP for a whole month, which is more than mildly annoying. I cannot run without pain, so whatever it is, it's getting worse rather than better. I think I'm going to have to accept that my targets for this autumn aren't going to happen and I need to find some exercise that I can do that doesn't hurt. I'll test some things out at the gym tomorrow. I'm not sure that cycling or elliptical will work since they still move the hip. We'll see. I just have to break it to the team manager that I won't be racing on Wednesday.