Welcome to our post marathon blog

Jane, Ian, Brian and Theresa have completed (well all accept Ian who did not start due to injury) the Palma Marathon. All survived and are still running. This is our continuing thoughts. Milly has now started her own blog.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

What a nerve

Well, over 3 weeks after the back went, it finally seems to be nearly fixed. Self diagnosis? - sacroiliac joint. It subsequently moved into a bout of sciatica but that is manageable with a few strategic stretches as and when required.

I do concede that participating in the Paxton X country whilst in the throes of this pain was not the cleverest idea in the box, and I am sure it would have subsided a bit earlier, had I resisted the temptation to skite about on ice and snow for 4 miles. But there you go. I was rewarded for my stubbornness by a slow time, but on the bright side, I've opened my Borders X Country 'account'.

It is the Berwick leg today, and I am looking forward to it. Feeling a bit fitter, although even short stuff at the moment is leaving my legs a little tired, simply due to lack of training......

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Milly, RunningDog

As you will see if you look left. I now have my own blog.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Back again....

I'm recovering from a painful lower back/pelvic injury which came upon me suddenly as I ran around Innerwick on 29 December. Anyway, its been a painful week and a half, where even walking was a challenge. I decided to test myself today, as the pain has begun to ease off. Managed 7 miles around John Muir, gingerly watching where my feet went......and expecting a sharp pain in my back if my footfall went awry. All in all it was not too bad, a bit stiff in the back, but no major pain, and just the odd sharp twinge in the back when going downhill and hitting the deck suddenly.

I've decided today's 7 miler is the start of my Edinburgh Mara training. My head is telling me that I am not fit enough to do the Paxton Cross Country tomorrow, but my gut feeling is I would like to get out and give it a go.....hmm. The many weeks of winter weather and lack of mileage has left me feeling that I am not race fit, and the hilly, rough and twisty-turny nature of cross country is probably not the best choice for the old back.