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Side foot pain and plantar fasciitis

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 07:59

Have you been to a doctor? It could be a stress fracture - you should get it checked out.

Motivation vs depression

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 14:55

I'm in the same position WeV, just started to get back into running after 18 months of zero motivation following a period of depression. A few things have helped me get back:

1. find a friend to run with, someone who is close to your pace or who has signed up to the same event as you.

2. Don't be too hard on yourself - start with running once or twice a week, then build up to your old schedule.

3. Sign up for a few shorter events building up to your marathon, then it won't seem like such a big mountain to climb.

4. Try and mix one or two other activities in with your running - something you could continue if the worst happens and you get injured :-/


Good luck, and stop being so hard on yourself... one day at a time

Breathlessness for a week when running

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 14:49

Are you sure it couldn't be asthma? A trip to the doctors to figure out if it's asthma or allergies wouldn't go amiss


Perpetual Sore Hamstring

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 12:11

I agree with Six Physio! This is what I had for the whole of last year... thought it was hamstring problem, but traditional HS stretches actually made it worse. I'm still unsure what is the actual cause, but I suspect piriformis (might be wrong). What has worked: lots of yoga, core strength and glute activation exercises, and building up running again VERY slowly. Good luck!

Possible ITBS while training - painful

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 19:03

I've had mine for ages... from 66fit on amazon!

Double pram to run with? Advice please??

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 07:40

Well said Greg.. sorry, I forgot about Dad's 

Double pram to run with? Advice please??

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 19:38

Go for it Lucy! I don't have kids, and have no plans to have any either, so I don't have any useful advice for you, only words of encouragement!

Is it me, or are mothers the most judged human beings on the planet?! Or is it just women in general?!

Happy running Lucy!

New Zealand Manuka Honey

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 08:03

Thanks Karen, very interesting! however, that doesn't convince me that it's anything more than a mild topical antimicrobial. Savlon is cheaper. 

Boots web MD isn't a scientific journal. I'll save my pennies until the Nature paper!

New Zealand Manuka Honey

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 23:28

That is just some woman from the telegraph, who has been sent a few products containing manuka, and has been asked to write an article about it!

I'm not saying that honey isn't good for you... it probably is, but I'd want to see some hard evidence from a peer reveived scientific journal before I shelled out £11 for a pot.

They sometimes sell it quite cheap in Aldi, by the way

But it probably only works if it's the expensive one

Temperature Fluctuations post ultramarathon?

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 19:19

Oh dear! Sounds like you may have an infection... get yourself to the doctors!

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