Friday, 15 June 2007

Going to get some rest

Well I did my first yoga class yesterday and it went really well. I enjoyed the relaxation part of the exercise and also the stretching was fantastic. My back is feeling better already, I am hoping that it will help with my leg.

I am also off on holiday next week so apart from some light swimming I am going to get a complete rest. If this does not work I give up.

Tuesday, 12 June 2007


OK, did my first run in a couple of weeks and it did not go that well. It seems I take 1 step forward and 2 steps back. How long is this going to take? I am not sure my sanity can take much more.

Saturday, 9 June 2007

Slowly Improving

Well, the Shin Splints are improving, but it is very slow progress. I have been able to keep myself fit on the cross-trainer, cycle and swimming so at least I am not going to loose too much of my fitness.

My phsyo has said I can do a very slow gentle couple of miles running, but I am not sure its worth it. Well still got 3 weeks till my next race so hopefully it will be fine,

Saturday, 2 June 2007

It gets worst

Well I should have realised it was coming. As I really did not rest sufficiently (my own fault) my shin splints have caused my calf muscle in my left leg to give me pain, specifically when I go up on my toes.

After visiting my local sports injury guy, John Harris, my worst fears have been voiced. No running for at least 1-2 weeks and lots of icing.

In the meantime I have to attempt to keep my fitness level, so lots of swimming, cycling and cross-training. I am hoping it will not be too bad, but will be looking forward to running again.

This I hope is not going to affect Challenge 40, but its not a great start ;-)