RECOVERY IS IN ORDER & MRS S HAS A CHALLENGE.

Posted on: 25 Mar 2014

Hi all,

Following on from my last blog, I have nothing really to report on my running, as since my last 7.5 mile run last Wednesday I have been recovering from my latest setback.

I have been trying to get a physio appointment all week with no luck, as my usual lady is away on holiday. But today I had a phone call to say there has been a cancelation & can I make tomorrow lunchtime, finally a light at the end of the tunnel.

The injury is still not improving, even after all the tennis ball methods, foam rolling & stretching, so I hope that the physio can shed some light into what I have done & give me some rehab exercises to get me fit enough to tackle 26.2 miles in just over 2 weeks.

After reading the great Hollywood's blog & what he, Mrs H & Remi achieved last weekend, Mrs S (the wife) has quietly been thinking of entering 'The Race For Life'. The school mums are all rallying together to get a team organised to help support a close friend of ours who was struck down with a very bad case of breast cancer, she is battling hard & is determined to overcome this.

This got Mrs S thinking tonight about not just entering the 5K race to walk it, but to run it!!! She has never run in her life & finds it hard to motivate herslef into doing any form of exercise, but as this is for a close friend she is determined to do this. I looked into her eyes tonight & I can see that she wants to tackle this head on.

So tomorrow she wants to take her first steps into becoming a runner & she wants me to train her. I am buzzing at this & I cannot wait to see her progress & run the 5K course at the start of June.

I will not push her to begin with & we will only cover between half a mile & a mile but we will do this together. I might be carring an injury, but I want to repay the support & encouragement Mrs S has given me all through the years I have been running & training for marathons.

You guys have been amazing with your support for me & I would love to show her some of your comments of support to show her what the realbuzz community is all about.

Hopefully i'll report back tomorrow with our progress & what the physio says about my injury, but it's my eldest boys 7th birthday tomorrow so I might not get time. Wish us both luck!!!

Enjoy your tapering guys, not long now!!!

Tell us your story

Inspire and be inspired by sharing your health or fitness journey. Your blog will provide you with a permanent record of your progress, with the added bonus of motivation and encouragement from our members along the way.

* Manage my blogs