Thursday, 6 August 2009

At the two-thirds mark, I think of those who are still with me. Who might make a break? Should I? Then I give it all I've got.
Ibrahim Hussein, on marathon tactics

The injury doesn't feel any better today :(
Another day of not running or doing much :(

Usually if something in my life is wrong I can work hard to put it right but this injury is the opposite. I have to rest to put it right. It does not make any sense to my small brain.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Quote and injury update.

Top results are reached only through pain. But eventually you like this pain. You'll find the more difficulties you have on the way, the more you will enjoy your success. - Juha Vaatainen

Back was really hurting yesterday pm. However after 13 hours of sleep and a 30 min swim I can walk without too much pain. Still far too sensitive to try and run. I might try a run tomorrow but I'll have to see.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Update on injury

I'm on strong pain killers from the doctor. I went for another physiotherapy session today. Ultrasound and medium wave thingy for a good hour. I've also got muscle tissue damage so the fizz says that I need to keep stretching and not to run :(

I went swimming today to try and keep up the exercise. I can't swim very well but managed to do it for 1/2 hour without any pain. I am going again tomorrow for another swim. I have to do some exercise even if it is something I don?t particularly like. I'll try to run again once the pain has gone completely. I might give biking a go if that?s less of a strain? We?ll see.

I?ve got the Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon in about 40 days and the Birchwood 10k Road Race in 20 days so this injury may slow me down for those races.

Quote and injury update

Believe in yourself, know yourself, deny yourself, and be humble. - John Treacy's four principles of training prior to Los Angeles 84

After resting my back for 5 days I tried to run today. It did not work. Still in pain and had to stop after 1/2 a mile.