Yeah, Wenty it is quite demoralising, but in a way I’m used to it now – I’ve been injured one way or another since November 2013 (hip, then hamstring tear, then leg break/dislocation), so I’ve forgotten what it’s like to run well (for me ). I’d like to get back to marathons, but I am realistic in that it might not happen. I anticipate further issues as a result of me compensating for the injured side. I’m in no rush, what will be will be. I plucked up the courage to get back on my bike earlier in the week, so imagine I’ll do a bit more of that too.
RunCat – good point! I don’t want to ‘beat’ beat my sister…but we’ll probably run together and I don’t want her having to wait for me
Marrows – Thanks for asking. I’m ‘running’ very short distances (less than a mile) around 3 times a week. I feel like I could handle a bit further but my injured side feels clumpy/weak so I’m running with a limp and therefore scared to increase it too much for fear of getting an injury elsewhere! I’m hoping the clumpy/limpy (technical term ) thing will lessen as my calf and ankle gets a bit stronger/springier.
My short term goal is to manage 10K by early May as I’ve entered a race with my non running sister and I don’t want her showing me up
Fergster, if it's the Liverpool Rock n Roll Mara, my friend did it last year and loved it. According to her, great party atmosphere at the finish. Bit undulating, so not PB friendly. Also, there were a few minor issues with the route signage/directions, but nothing major. it was the first year, so hopefully they've learned from it. But why do Liverpool when you could do Edinburgh?
OK, I shall hang my head in shame for mentioning my Edinburgh place ...only wanted to my give my old P+D pals first refusal.
BTW, does anyone know off top of their head if you can defer Chicago places? I qualify on GFA for this year's race but not sure if I'll be ready. And I won't qualify next year, so I'm half thinking enter this year with the fall back of deferring if necessary.