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Nomal service to be resumed…


After 2 weeks not running because of injury there finally is a light at the end of the tunnel.

I decided that after a week of leg/hip pain I had to seek professional help in order to get back running (and walking normally) as rest alone as going to take more than a while to fix things. Being on the Isle of Wight I researched Physiotherapists on the web and found a practice with a sports injury specialism in Ryde. Turned out to be a good choice, a very friendly practice. The Physio asked me the usual load of questions, watched me walk up and down barefoot and pushed my legs and hip around a lot. An hour later after having my ITB zapped with electrodes, lasers and massaged, nicely and very painfully and with insoles in my shoes I was already experiencing less pain.

I have some stretches to do, have been advised to see a Podiatrist to get more permanent orthotics for my fallen arches and am going back next week for a follow-up. Before that I am hoping to try a small run which has to be 25%. I’m guessing that for me that should be one mile at slow pace…

Later in the day after my appointment the shooting pain on movement of my leg had been replaced by dull muscle ache (result!) and being my left leg I can now use the clutch when driving without having to lift my leg with my hand! The next day my leg was practically pain free and feeling stronger and although the pains returned yesterday after walking a lot shopping in Newport a session with the rolling-pin (my massage torture implement of choice as my foam roller is in London. Actually it’s easier to inflict the necessary pain presure) has cured most of that.

Tomorrow I’m going to try the easy run. I think I’d better not listen to Audiofuel’s new release Adrenaline Junkie 2 for my run because the feedback from everyone taking part so far in the Adrenaline Junkie competition is that it is totally awesome and I know I will not be able to behave myself and run slowly and only for a mile. Boo hoo.

Anyway feeling optimistic about slowly getting back running next week and resuming my Half Marathon Training. I haven’t been totally idle. As a form of diversion I’ve been following the 100 push ups app and have been busy decorating. One small bedroom took a lot more effort that I anticipated but then I did seem to spend as much time scrubbing paint off the places it shouldn’t be as putting it on in the first place…

Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

5 thoughts on “Nomal service to be resumed…

  1. Good to hear that you’re back on the right track and moving in the right direction Rachel. I hope your recovery is a quick one.

  2. That sounds like real progress. Fingers crossed that your easy mile confirms that.

  3. Have you worked out how to cheat on the 100 push ups app? Or does the extent of it so far involve downloading it?! Let me know when we can run. x

  4. Brilliant news – am so glad you went to get it sorted. Hopefully it won’t be long before you’re back to full running strength. Take it easy tho – don’t be doing your mad runner bit and rushing back to heavy mileages in 4 days time!

  5. Yes. ditto all the others. The slower the take it, the quicker you will be back up to speed. Sounds crazy but it works. Have you tried Compressport or some other make of leg supports ? They really support your muscles when your running. Whilst I don’t wear mine for every run – they’re a little warm in the summer. I wouldn’t be without them for sheer muscle comfort. Maybe worth a try… All the best, Kg. :o)

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