Sometimes I think a broken bone would heal quicker than a whole bunch of torn ligaments...
Yep, completely agree. Still when I move it in a certain way I get a sharp pain through. But I've been running and cycling every day now since last Tuesday. Seems ok. Definitely think you should get an X-ray, Rajdeep.
The thing I love about runners is the willingness - nay, eagerness - to be gross. Black toenails. Ja, I've had a few of them from sprinting down hills in Cumbria
What Gerry Alexis describes seems to be pretty much the same as mine. Don't think it's worth seeing my GP. I live in one of the worst boroughs in the UK and as a result only have access to a GP who shuts for about 4 hours in the middle of every day and gives out prescriptions like candy without even looking me in the eye. Thankfully I don't have to go often!
I did it about 4 weeks ago and it REALLY hurt at the time but I was able to walk on it straightaway. I started running again a few days ago and cycling. Interestingly the only time it has really twinged since I started training again was at the traffic lights when I had to twist out of the cleats on my road bike
Hey y'all... So I got really busy this year and took some time out from running, which sucks because I put on half a stone and now have to start from the beginning. Thing is, I have a ballot place in the London marathon and was due to start training the other week, but I was dancing and turned my ankle. I know I should have gone to a doctor, but I didn't... And it's mostly better now but when I try flex the foot/ankle it still hurts a little on the outside of the achilles near the bottom. So I just want to know if anyone can tell me whether this sounds normal and I just need more time or maybe I really should see a doctor. Thing is I have really ugly feet and am embarrassed about showing them to someone... Thanks for reading!
That's really helpful advice. I am definitely not planning on taking money - I couldn't possibly justify it plus I would genuinely get a kick out of helping my friends get fit. The only thing is, they were suggesting it as a community thing - it starts with a few of us but then we open it out to other local people. I guess those people wouldn't be classed as friends, so then it starts to be more of an official organisation with people coming along who we don't know, and I guess it's those people I'm more worried about... and I wasn't going to give proper instruction but a couple of them have asked me about stretching, and I don't know if I could really avoid telling them to stretch at the end...
I'm not a very good runner, but I do a lot of it as I'm currently training for the Berlin Marathon next month (most recent long run was 22 miles in 3:30).
An awful lot of my friends have taken up running due to me going on about how great it is all the time. Now a group of them have approached me to start a little local running club.
Can anyone tell me if I need a qualification just to take a bunch of local people on a 3 mile training run on a Saturday morning where basically I help them warm up, motivate them to keep going and then stretch at the end? Could I be legally liable if someone did get injured? Do I need insurance?
If anyone could give me any answers that would be amazing.