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RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 06:44

Running well Stephen.

Sorry folks, I'm out! Finding when I run I'm then in pain for a day or two; informal chat with physio last night at Pilates and she reckons it's sesamoid connected. Got a proper appointment on Friday but I've been told to rest for a week initially. Here's hoping its short term. 

Best suntan lotion for baldies thats waterproof/sweatproof etc.

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 17:12

ProSport for me; used to be a big fan of P20 but find I burn as my vitiligo is getting worse. Anyone else have problems with this?

Stung inside mouth by a bee (not dead yet)

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 17:07

I was bitten by an insect one evening late in the week. As always, I reacted and it swelled up, so didn't think that much of it. I then did a long run on Saturday and the swelling and redness grew. Popped in past the chemist to get some antihistamine and she asked to see it. Told I had to go straight to the emeregency GP service - felt a bit of a fraud and asked if it could wait until Monday; told NO! When I got there, the GP gave me a hefty dose of antibiotics, drew around the large swelling and gave instructions to head to A & E immediately if the swelling or redness travelled further. Moral of the story - take antihistamines sooner and don't run if your leg swells up!

On another occasion we had a bird themed run for a friend's hen do, so I went as a seagull. Part way round the local parkrun, I felt a nipping on my shoulder. Damn, a pin's sticking into me was my initial thought. I then realised there were no pins in this part of my costume and lifted the 'wing' to discover a wasp stinging me! I'm terrified of wasps (and convinced I'll die of anaphylactic shock if stung) so to say the air turned blue is an understatement! I lived to tell the tale

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 20:02
That's good news. Well done Stephen ????

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 20:16
Sounds tough Juggler, but a great time all the same!

We're on hols in the Lakes just now so no running. On the upside, I saw the osteopath before we came here and she reckons it's misdiagnosis re my foot & thinks I've strained the tendons; said she'd expect more clicking or crunching if it was arthritis of any sort. She did acupuncture for me and it felt better yesterday and today looks more like a normal toe (less swollen) today, although walking loads it is getting stiff. Seeing her again on return so hopefully be sorted soon.

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 22:11
Best of luck Juggler

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 09:58

I like my doctor!  While suggesting it's osteoarthrithis in the big toe joint he reckons it's been aggravated by the hill walking rather than being something dire. His advice is to carry on running easily; also suggested looking at orthotic insoles (off the shelf) but said not to spend a fortune on them.

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 08:26

Running well JR.

Not sure what this month holds for me ... Off to the Doc this morning as I've had big toe/ball joint pain for a couple of weeks and it's now more of a permanent feature rather than just after a run. Have a feeling I might be told to rest, in which case I'll see if I can be removed for this month as I'm off on a walking holiday next week!

Paris Marathon Medical certificate

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 06:49

My GP handwrote a note at the bottom of mine stating that I had not been physically examined, but the certificate had been completed from medical records. They didnt question it at all.  It has the stamp and signature. 


RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 22:00
Jason, that's fantastic! Well done you!!!

Normal service has resumed here at last! Out tonight for a few miles including 4@tempo pace. Why does it feel so much harder doing this pace on my own? Ran just a few secs per mile slower for 10 miles in my recent race!
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