Glimmer number One
Monday I went see the physio and he agreed with me that the leg was a lot better. He saw no reason why I could not run The Grizzly which is this weekend. He advised me to try a three mile run the next day.
Glimmer number Two
Three mile run, completed – it did not feel brilliant but it was a start.
Glimmer number Three
I managed 30 mins on the treadmill and a lunch time cycle ride. AND the legs felt OK.
Glimmer number Four
During a brief shopping trip today the knee started to hurt again and the bunion also, all those glimmers were disappearing. I went in to a specialist shoe shop. By specialist I mean they sell shoes for problem feet, in brief ‘old lady shoes’ but they also sell ‘accessories’ for said type of feet, and by this I don’t mean toerings. I explained my problem (well only the foot one) to the lady and she had a look at my feet and had me walk about a bit for her. I’ve thought for a while that the bunion is causing the issue in my opposite knee as I am trying to take the pressure off the alien breaking out of my big toe joint, she agrees with me. She produced some insoles and I tried them on, right away I could feel the difference in the bunion and the knee. I can wear them running but need to break them in slowly, just wearing them a couple of hours a day this week and then increasing. That glimmer was a very big glimmer now.
Glimmer number Five
I managed 40 minutes on the treadmill, oh my it is tedious though! It is the longest I have ever run for on Fred and the legs did not object too much.
Yes I think we might be getting there, yes I am touching wood and crossing everything, if you could also it would be appreciated !
Mid week I made the decision not to do The Grizzly the year. It will be there next year. It is a tough 18 mile run and although I know I would make it round due to my sheer stubborness, I really feel I would not enjoy it as would be worrying about the body making it. It was the sensible decision, but am disappointed, I hope to console myself with a plod on some of the footpaths round the village.