Sunday, 9 May 2010

4 May...

I really have started neglecting posting on here whereas a few days ago I really should have posted.

The ballot for the London Marathon 2011 opened (and closed in record time!) on Monday 4 May 2010. I am pleased to confirm my name is on the ballot.

I now wait until October to find out if I have a ballot place or not - otherwise, time to try to plead for a charity place. Should be an interesting few months ahead.

Knee is still healing, and I will hopefully be back up to my normal fitness in the next few weeks.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Jumped the gun slightly

Ok so I went out for a short tester run today and my knee did niggle and twinge a bit, so I guess I did jump the gun a little bit in saying I am past my injury problems. But still, I am past the worst of it and I knew it would still be a while before I could get back to my previous ability.

I guess it was just that yesterday was completely pain free got me into a bit of a false sense of security. Caution is the key and I will be very careful. But onwards and upwards we go anyway.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Woohoo! I'm back baby!

I ran for the first time today - PAIN FREE :D 11 weeks and 2 days after doing my injury, FINALLY I did it without feeling like someone stabbed me in the side of my leg.

Going to give it another test run in a day or so, but I was on such a high today - it was amazing.

I know I am still not 100% - the lay off and the build of scar tissue has weakened my knee - there is a bit of muscle wastage caused by the restriction of oxygen and blood flow from the scar tissue that is still there - so I do have to be careful. But some massaging and building up slowly should do the trick!

I do still get this weird funny fuzzy sort of feeling after running, but I think that is the nature of scar tissue and the restrictions it causes.

Bring on that 10k end of May :D

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Less than 1 year to go...

The 2011 London marathon either takes place on 17 April or 1 May next year. The last weekend in April is Easter next year so it is one or the other.

Most sites I have seen seem to indicate it will be 17 April - which I'm not surprised about. By May, the heat (in London? Seriously?) can pick up a little bit and I don't think the marathon has ever been held in May before. So I think 17 April is a reasonable expectation.

Which gives me 52 weeks to the day, or 364 days to go.

Ballot opens either day after this year's race, or on 4 May.





Bruised and battered - Part 2

Now that my injury finally does look like an injury with the bruising that has come out, I thought I might share it with you.

Not that I get any great pleasure out of showing off close up shots of my legs or anything, but I am milking this for every bit of sympathy I can get now!

Here you go...

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Bruised and battered

So my IT band is all normal and loose now. Great right?

Sort of. The ITB is loose, but I have ended up with a LOAD of scar tissue in the surrounding area which I need to massage and shift out before I try running again.

And holy crap it HURTS!!

Sunday, 11 April 2010

New look

I have been playing around with different templates these last few days to choose a new one for this site having gotten a bit bored of the old one. Went for this sort of grungy one just because I think it suits me better - and gives the blog a sort of macho-ness (which suits me fully...right? RIGHT?)