Irrational thoughts of an injured long distance runner

I feel like I am suffering from a long bout of that well known running condition called taperingitus.  Maybe I am suffering from acute injuryitus!

At times I think

  • I may never run again
  • I don’t want to run again
  • I have forgotten how to run
  • Maybe i should retire
  • How much space I would have in my wardrobe if I got rid of all that running stuff
  • Skittles is big in Devon, must look in to joining a local team

And so it goes on.

However a glimmer of hope on the horizon………….

The calf is all better. I tried to run, but the achilles hurt so off I went to the physio. He really worked on the achilles, then he placed what must have been a pneumatic drill on it, that rattled the tendon all the way to the bottom. I was then taped up with yellow tape and told yes I could run. BUT I am to heat it first, run gently (is there any other way?) and then ice after.

How exciting. 

About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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8 Responses to Irrational thoughts of an injured long distance runner

  1. CeeJayKay says:

    YES BABY!!!! Awesome!!!! Banish all those silly thoughts MadamShazzatude!!!! Take it easy… Be good to yourself and before you know it you will BE BACK!!!!! Woooo hooooo yaaaaay!!!!

  2. winsometahn says:

    Yay, great news!! Enjoy that first run. X

  3. Hooray!!!! Now don’t you go overdoing it! #yesmum

  4. That is good news! I can’t imagine the space I’d have if I got rid of my running clothes AND I can’t remember how to shop for other clothes. Glad you don’t have to clear our the running gear and especially glad you’re not signing up for the skittles team! I hope the first runs go really well!!!

  5. OmniRunner says:

    Injuries are no fun. Time does heal most wounds. Though sadly, some linger on for ever!
    By way of encouragement let me say that I’ve had hip pain that I thought was arthritis go away all on it’s own. One time both of my elbows hurt so much I had to give up the gym, but they are fine now. No drugs or therapy, just time.

  6. Hey don’t go dissing skittles…

    Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it – and all that. My running retirement plan, right there.

    Take it easy now.

  7. Good news. Take it easy and work back into it. (I’m sure you will be. I would want to go for a really long run. Just don’t listen to me.)

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