We took the kids to their running and then went to my first ever pilates class this morning. It was a beginners one so too easy really as I've done yoga in the past and some of it is similar but seemed good (half the class were Seniors). The instructor reckons I will be able to move up quickly - just to familiarise me with the stuff they do. Then went to pick my son up from football. I hardly ever get to see him play as his Dad normally takes him. V cute. Natural centre back apparently.
Physio was a bit inconclusive. Reckons it's hard to diagnose foot things without going through a process of elimination. There's definitely some tendonitis but there might be some bone damage as well so I could go back to the GP and ask for referral for an MRI scan. Anyway it will still benefit from some physio treatment so had some ultrasound treatment and some massage. Ice and ibuprofen at home and back next week. No running. I guess I will go out on the bike tomorrow. Struggling with motivation and baked again.
Sounds a bit rude leaving someone behind on a bike ride. That would be frowned upon at running club...wonder why it's more acceptable in cycling. Is your foot completely ok now, Marrows?
Sounds like a good session, Tommy. Any possible10k's in the pipeline? There might be a Two Castles entry going soon if my foot isnt better soon.
First of all congratulations on your baby! Totally understand the time pressures as I have three.
My baby is 10 months old now and I still have a bit of this (approx 2 fingers so not as bad as some and didn't stop me running). How bad is yours? I was seeing the physio for another issue and he said the best thing is pilates. But you need to find a class that is physio led with small numbers as you need to make sure that you are doing the exercises correctly and engaging the right muscles as it can be counter productive otherwise.
Agree as much walking as possible will help - do you have a buggy board for your toddler? Or double buggy? Load the toddler up with plenty of snacks, small toys etc and try and walk for an hour a day. That wil get you back to time on your feet again and is best prep for then reintroducing small amounts of running.
FWIW I tried to start running again after 4 weeks but it was really a bit too early and I was still carrying a bit too much weight. Tried again at 3 months and it was massively better. At 9 months post-partum I ran the London marathon and set a 19 minute PB so it will come back.