#UltraBoyRuns and the reasons for being absent #injured #running #return
It has been several weeks since I last posted here and that’s been for a number of key reasons – the primary one is that I’ve been injured, depressingly so and I really didn’t want to be one of those who was constantly banging on about it – which was something I could see I was becoming and that’s not a positive train of thought.
Therefore I have been extensively focusing on my recovery. Physiotherapy, strengthening exercises, swimming, cycling, stretching, dieting and a bit of reflection.
My enforced break also gave me the time to go and find a nice new job which starts in about 5 or 6 weeks, attend some music festivals and even try finishing the preparation for the arrival of UltraBaby so it’s all been pretty positive.
Obviously pulling out of the NDW Run, the NDW100 and (around an hour before it was due to start) the Race to the Stones I’ve been a bit upset but the benefit of the lay off is clear. My groin which was causing me all sorts of grief is much stronger again and although my hips aren’t sorted I feel like I’m on a sensible course of non-surgical action to resolve it.
This weekend I’m off to volunteer at the NDW100 and I’m hugely excited by this, I’ve just entered the Thames Path 100 for the first time, I’m back training – just in time for the Winter100, I’m tweeting again, I’ve entered the VirtualRunnerUK Sprint distance triathlon and 10km race and my new commute to work will include around 14 miles of cycling per day – which should be dangerously exciting.
Life feels like it’s all good and with UltraBaby just three weeks away there’s a lot of positive change (and a bloody giant dinosaur mural to paint).
Plus the sun is shining, so let’s go have fun. See you out there.
So pleased that you’re back out running again! Hope you’ve sourced a lightweight racing buggy with go-fast tyres for ultra-baby
I’ve got a 13kg Mountain Buggy Terrain with 16 inch rear wheels so that we can both become very accustomed with the NDW Way as I attempt to take on the 100 miler next year 🙂 I wonder if they’ll let both of us do it?
3 weeks!! Wow!! Super-exciting!! Mural looks as though it will be AWESOME!! Dinosaur-some.
Congrats on UltraBaby – that is going to be a pretty stellar mural!