By Grabthar’s Hammer
By Grabthar’s Hammer it’s sometimes difficult not to think that you’re doomed. Last Sunday while partaking in some hill repeats I slipped and fell while going uphill. I thought the only thing injured was my pride of embarrassing myself in front of some young and impressionable lambs. Not for the first time in my life (and not the last I’m sure) I was wrong. I ran on Monday with no issues but by Tuesday morning my left knee was huge. It looked like a case of Bursitis which I have had before (though many years ago).
So rest and by Thursday it was looking a bit better and I was hoping to be back running on Friday but then it decided to get worse. The pain on Thursday was pretty bad I must admit it’s probably the first time I’ve vomited due to pain to me it was worse than when I’d broken numerous bones. So anyway it’s feeling better I’m hoping to be able to run tomorrow. It has though thrown my 2.0 training plan up in the air. After a few days of feeling sorry for myself. I realise I have lost a lot of preparation from this and the stress fracture. It to me though doesn’t mean I wont complete my Ultra. I will just have to keep plugging those miles in. My original goal time may not be achievable but finishing it is still within my grasp. To paraphrase Charles Darwin ‘Adapt and Survive.’
One of the things I came across this week was this video on the Salomon running TV you tube channel. It’s a lovely video in fact one of my new favourite running videos.