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?)

Wednesday, 7 April 2010


I have been feeling a lot better about my leg these last few days.

There is this one ridiculous tight spot on the outside back of my knee which is being stubborn. This was the spot which hurt most when the injury first flared up, so I suppose assuming it will be the last to heal is reasonable. Think I will get the magic hands of the physio to sort it out.