"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

Saturday, 16 February 2013

1 step forward, 2 steps back

The last time I blogged I had been for a run on two consecutive days...

...I shouldn't have done that.

Towards the end of the second run I felt my knee take on that familiar uncomfrotable ache that has seen me want to rip my leg off. The day after in work was an uncomfortable one. Sitting at a desk all day never ever helps any injury.

I had the physio the day after my uncomfortable run and I told him about it. He said if it hurts to run more than 3 miles, only run 2, if it hurts to run 2 miles, only run 1.

The problem is it's generally not the run when I feel the pain; it's the day after.

Chop the one on the right off above the knee, and replace it with a bionic one, please!

Anyway, the physio then proceeded to hammer me (yes I know, fnarr fnarr!) with exercises after getting me warmed up on the bike which I found very difficult - my quads and hamstrings needed a serious stretch out afterwards!

I've continued to do them and my stretches consistently since, with one run in between. -Same achey pain the day after, so I've not run since. The stretches and strengthening exercises don't cause pain the day after, hence I've just stuck to them. I may go out for a very short, and very slow plod tomorrow or Monday to see where I'm at.

So unfortunately it seems like I've gone forward 1 step and back 2, hopefully it's not too bad, but I'm not feeling optimistic.

Physio this Thursday anyway so hopefully I can get back on track! (Here's to a slightly more positive blog next time)

"If you have a setback, and you're not doing well and then you overcome it somehow, it always sticks with you. You know it could happen again." -Sam Donaldson

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