Wednesday, 21 November 2007

This is ridiculous!!

The Fat Runner is injured again...

After the time trial he ran in Wimbledon Common, his achilles was feeling a little sore, but that seemed to pass with rest.

So the next weekend, he went for a run - aiming to run up to Hyde Park, run around the perimeter and back again - that is about 4.8 miles in total.

Well quite soon into the run, his achilles started to play up, but there have been other times when things have hurt and he's just run through it and it has been ok after a mile or so.

Not so this time!

After 3 miles, it became clear that he was doing more harm than good, so he was forced to stop running and walk the rest. And he has been hobbling since!

He used to read stories of people being injured through running and could never understand it. He used to play contact sports like rugby at a reasonably competitive level and could understand injuries in those kinds of sports... But injuries from running? You're having a laugh aren't you?

But he's now painfully (all too painfully) aware of his folly, and is doing his best to get enough rest and recovery to start running again...

Oh well - hopefully there will be a happier post sometime soon!


Topher said...

Hey there. I found your blog on Complete Running. Great job on your 5k, and for taking up running. No matter what adjective you put before "runner", the fact of the matter is "you're a runner." Good luck recovering from your injury and I hope you can get back out there soon.