Chicksta! Good to see you again. The holiday sounds awesome, very jealous. I kind of wish I hadn't ran the ultra now but I love it, I can't help it. I'm getting there and hope to be running again really soon!
Christian, yeah it was so painful lol. For the days after I felt like I had ran a marathon very similar kind of DOMS pain but I think its worked out a lot of knots and nodules. Hope its just a wee niggle you've got then Christian, its something I've never tried that Insanity. It does look intense!
So I'm hoping to get started again on Monday on advice of the therapist I seen last week. I was told to err on the side of caution and just give it more time to settle. It took about 3 days from the aches of the massage to disappear alone. I'll be honest I'm very worried about the end goal, is sub 3.30 still achievable? I'm not sure. In better news though I can finally announce after weeks of knowing that Mrs GM is pregnant! We had our first scan yesterday and everything is fine, 2 arms, 2 legs and a good strong heartbeat. I did notice as well that baby's calves were really muscular, just like their Dad!
I'm still not 100% mended. I'm still feeling a bit of discomfort in the foot and haven't risked running on it again. The day after the short run I did last week my foot was very stiff and the same niggle manifested itself again although not to the same level as it did when I was in Rome.
I've just spoke to Angela and she's given me a bit of a kick up the backside to take positive action. I'm currently looking for a good sports massage locally to see if we can iron this out. I've been in a real mood the past few days, very miserable and probably quite difficult to live with. Poor Mrs GM. A want to get out and run is being tempered by fear of making this problem worse. Talking to Angela today was just what I needed and got some great advice, as usual! I'll be cross-training tomorrow on the bike until I can get some treatment.
Sense, good running at the weekend! Very jealous. Hoping I'll be back soon. Malcs, you 16 miles looked great on Strava! Good work sir.
Hey Sense, yeah I've got access to gym with all that good stuff so I have that option as a worst case scenario. I didn't have my kit with me today Angela to pop over to the gym and do some rowing.
It is encouraging Christian, no pain when walking now and my legs in general just feel a lot fresher after C2C. Just climbing the walls a bit now, really missing my running but the fear of developing something more serious will keep me indoors tonight.