Posted: 04/11/2016 at 13:55
Sorry to be away from this forum so long, but it is about running isn’t it. I haven’t been doing much of that.
Good to hear all your running tales and good performances across the board.
I’ve had a difficult 4 months in terms of running. I’ve had a long period of constant pain, then a period of pain when I moved, then only when I walked then only when I tried to run. I’ve been running on a low level now for a month and all still very difficult – very slow and pains in various places. I’m not optimistic of a quick fix.
I’ve entered the usual race I do. Missing the Soweto marathon this weekend as I am no way able to do that. Hopefully a (slow) qualifying marathon in the New Year. It looks like it will be done with minimal training at the moment.
Good news is that I got a new job. Bad news is that it is a 142km/2 hour commute each way. That substantially eats into all ‘spare’ time and running would have to take a big backseat for now. I am however only working 4 days per week.
I had a big accident with my 4yo daughter too. She was on the crossbar of my bike and got her leg caught between the spokes and forks. We both went flying and I managed to catch her (un-helmeted) head before it crashed into the ground. Her leg was massively ripped where the (race) spokes lacerated it. I though at the time it was broken and the bone had come through the skin. Blood everywhere and I gripped her leg for an hour before we got to hospital. Totally horrific and totally my responsibility. No cycling since then and I want to be changing my forum name as a result. At least we have scars in similar places as I have one from being run over by a bus whilst on my bike.
Take care all