"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt

Monday, 17 September 2012

Autoglass repairs called...

I quick update on 'it' (it in this instance being the knee - we're not on talking terms right now as I made a deal with it that I'd not run on it for a couple of weeks if it would stop hurting. It ain't playing ball!)

I do think the knee has got a bit better, and I'll have a good couple of days but then it'll start being ouchy again. However I have managed to swim a couple of times and that doesn't seem to cause any pain which is good news.

I'm seeing the physio on Friday, I'm hoping he can get me back on track. I don't know where I should be going through the pain barrier to get stiffness out of the knee, and when to rest it to stop further damage. A diagnosis as to what the problem is/which bit of the knee is injured would be ideal (in a wee perfect world !)

I've also finally put forms in to change my GP having moved house a year ago. As part of this I get a new registered patient health check. Sooo, if things don't go well at the physio/things don't improve I can at least mention this and maybe they'd refer me on.

Boring news really, and I've had to miss two races which is very frustrating, as well a a lot of training... Hoping I don't have to miss a 5k race I have a week on Sunday... In the long term though I guess I don't mind too much; I just want to get fit again.

I'm thinking that the rest of this year will be a write off, an i'll just use it to get fit and get miles in my legs ready for a big push next year when I'll be running my first competitive half marathon. Until next time...

"I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win."

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