My bum is broken well, technically I have hip bursitis. 3-4 wks to recover. No running, cycling or swimming. Pretty much anything cardio with legs. Any ideas?
Helloooo esther!! Is paris your first? Am very excited for you. Paris marathon rocks!!!
Ouch, that sounds really painful. Hmm, cardio with legs. Exercise class? Zumba or something? Sending healing thoughts to your... er.... bursitis...
Welcome Esther Tony! How exciting! Paris is brilliant and this thread is a wealth of information and silliness. Like RunnngRodent, I'm undecided about Paris as yet but I've done it twice in a row and chances are I'll either do it or be part of the support crew.
ha Weedy, is that Ralph as in Ralph or Ralph Fiennes' pronunciation? You're right, it was Ryan Reynolds. Seth Rogen is Green Hornet. I think I'd rather have Ryan Reynolds... Speaking of Ryans, we watched Crazy Stupid Love again last night. It's so good.
Well done Natty, amazing time! Ouch about the blister though, hope it feels better after a wee rest.
Thanks Eggy. I think, I'm prone to 'blame' those outside factors and the fact is, in a marathon, I can't rely on perfect conditions and basically, I need to give myself a good talking to! I think yesterday's race was interesting because I didn't have the fight in me to push, mentally. Silverstone (my 1:50 and current PB) I fought the whole way. It was a horrible course -wet, windy and boring - and I hurt the whole way round but I wanted a 1:50 more than I wanted to give up.
Good advice on the knee. I'm going to foam roller, stretch and possibly ice like heck until it goes away. Or drops off...
Good morning all, Happy Monday to you! Well done on all of the running and racing. Hope RadarSal's behind is healing up, that sounds really painful.
Lovely to see HIAHS at the Wycombe half yesterday. Was hoomid and close and hilly but a reasonably nice route and the marshals were all lovely. Pleased with a sub 2 but disappointed with my time of 1:57 as that means I'm further away from SUB 4 or DIE than I want to be.
Motivational slogans/mind tips/positive thinking please - my body is willing but my mind keeps talking my legs out of it, I think.
In other news, I got The Bike! And rode it this morning! It's a revelation! I didn't have to stop and walk up a hill once. Incredible. Oh, and I bought a pannier too so I no longer have to haul a heavy rucksack around. Amazing. He's black and green. Green Lantern?