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The Ten Step Plan to escape the pain of Plantar Fasciitis Thumbnail

There have been times over the last few years when I thought my running days were over. I’ve been so crippled by the pain of plantar fasciitis that I’ve had to use hiking poles to get into work and at it’s worst I’ve resorted to moving around the house on my hands and knees. Plantar [...]

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The Bedroom Scene

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I haven't exactly gone into hibernation but I may as well have done for all the running that has happened over the last couple of months. I think the bedroom scene explains the situation: Somewhere between the Great North Run and home I developed a niggle, just a minor dead leg feeling during a long [...]

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The Square One Tavern Plan

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My enforced rest from running was initiated by a trip to a pub. Me and my good lady gathered around a couple of pints of Wandle, pulled out the Moleskin and jotted down a recovery plan to rid me of plantar fasciitis for good and set me right for my already deferred entry to the [...]

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The Stick and Other Methods of Torture

The Stick and Other Methods of Torture Thumbnail

I've been using The Stick ever since I suffered with a painful muscular injury to my hamstrings. It has a very simple design - a slightly flexible plastic stick around which a set of plastic spindles can independently rotate. It is these spindles that work on your muscles to ease out knots and release tension. [...]

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Pool Running for the Injured

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The enforced running respite has resulted in a very slight improvement to my plantar fasciitis pain so I'm motivated to keep up with the recommendations from my podiatrist. I've stuck to the stretches, swapped the running with cycling and been wearing the temporary insoles in my trainers. The only remedial action left to tick off [...]

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Plantar Fasciitis and General Running Woes

My running outlook is looking grim again but I'm not completely despondent. I feel the opportunity for experimentation. The sort of experimentation that probably got me into this mess in the first place but blogging fodder nonetheless. I've just been to see my latest running guru and as expected it has resulted in yet another [...]

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If the Knee Hurts

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It feels as though I've done a lot of whingeing over the last 3 months. I've gone from chest infection to pulled calves to meniscal tears and it's beginning to sound like I'm manufacturing my own get out of the London Marathon free card. It was rather convenient then that Craig Carroll contacted me last [...]

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To run or not to run

To run or not to run Thumbnail

I started my last long run in the barrel of an MRI machine and finished it 9.2 k later skipping up the steps of the local Morrisons where my lady was waiting. I felt on form and on top of the world. Somewhere between then and now my running world took a big knock. My [...]



Injury Groans

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I’m spending my morning learning how to cross my legs. Apparently I am supposed to work my right knee into the back of my left calf and wiggle. I’ve never been the sort of lady who can sit with an elegantly crossed knee, I have slightly more inner thigh than is absolutely necessary and it’s [...]

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Underground Surgery

An absolute scorcher today, June has finally arrived and what better way to enjoy the sun than spending 2 hrs locked in a tube train and another couple running through the crowds of Central London? I wonder if I've ever mentioned my dislike of the London public transport system. I'm sure the feeling is mutual, [...]

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