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Got the T shirt but won’t be going there…


I got back to London to find that my race pack had arrived for Run to the Beat, the first of the 3 Half Marathons I have entered this Autumn. It includes a great T-shirt which focussed my mind that the race is 3 weeks on Sunday and I will not be able to run it.

My getting back to running after injury has stalled and I can’t yet run totally pain-free. A mile or two hobbling along slowly is about tops for now so no return to BMF yet for me and certainly no parkruns. (Insert sad face here). I am planning to seek more advice from another Physio next week and hope that I can at least contemplate taking part (slowly) in either or both of the Royal Parks Half and Great South Run in 5 and 8 weeks time.

I have also taken the rash step of temporarily re-joining the Notting Hill ‘Yummy Mummies’ gym (on a month by month basis) which I left 6 years ago when I discovered BMF. At least I can vent my frustrations there attempting to remember some of the finer points (breathing) of front crawl and have a go at spinning. OH was sceptical, reminding me that I never really enjoyed going there and used to be scathing about the unfriendliness of the majority of the other gym users. However, since then I’ve been toughened up by BMF so they will have to put up with the fact that I talk, (‘Morning!’), make eye contact and smile at them. At least it’s some form of exercise to try to maintain a bit of fitness (and avoid too much fatness) until normal running is resumed. Might also give me something interesting to blog about too!

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.

9 thoughts on “Got the T shirt but won’t be going there…

  1. Oh what a shame Rachel. I hope your’e OK for the next one.
    My race pack hasn’t arrived yet. Panic!

  2. How frustrating. But far better to miss a half marathon than to exacerbate your injury further. Fingers crossed the gym is more friendly than it used to be and that your cheery “mornings” elicit equally cheery replies.

  3. Boo so sad you can’t run RTTB. If you are able to plod around RPH I think my race pace may be your plod so am happy to be your running pal…REEALLLY hope that you are OK. I went to see a Body Mechanics Therapist – nothng like the injury you’ve had but they seem to be very good at recovery – I think they only 2 clinics tho – one in Ware and one one in Caddinton (nr Luton). Well I hope the 2nd physio sorts it xx

    • Carla, you and me both! how about 2 running buddies for RP? Hope you are better soon, and see you in 3 weeks for the BMF Interparks challenge? We will be cheering opposing teams though! As for the t-shirt, will make a great training run top, no one can miss you in those colours đŸ™‚ got mine yesterday, and quite glad I ordered a large!

  4. Oh no I hope your 2nd physio helps!

  5. Don’t panic – I’m sure you will be back in the swing of things again before you know it (although I know these things always seem to take forever when you are the person waiting). Hope the physio helps!

  6. Ooh, Spinning. I used to be addicted! That’ll certainly febd off any pounds that attempt to take hold.

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