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