You only blog when you’re winning!

It’s fair to say that I had it easy for the first eight years of my running ‘career’. Dressed as Liza Minnelli in 2009 for my first ever race (in the grown up world), despite being inhibited by the French knickers that kept falling down my legs, I finished in under 1hr 32. Skip forward…

I said I’d be back!

21 weeks after being diagnosed with a stress fracture and I’m back doing something resembling running again! From my understanding, this was a 8-10 week break from running. Well double that! If I’d known at the time, I would have struggled with the prospect of that long out. I’m not sure what the learning is…

On the mend and not going round the bend

It’s been a long five weeks since I last laced up my trainers and to be honest, I expected to completely lose the plot. But the time away from running hasn’t been completely terrible. I’ve had time to have a fresh look at my body for all its strengths and weaknesses. Naturally my first focus…

Hero to zero

And things were going so well! Just when everything was starting to click… Calcaneal stress fracture!!! Alright, so I’ve exaggerated slightly. That’s a displaced fracture. My issue looks more like this – Bones can react well to stress provided you don’t overload and give them time to recover. Runners tend to have stronger bones than…