Friday, 21 April 2017

Listen to your body

I start this post with something I didn't do!   For months I have had a niggling right leg.   It's either been my glute,  my hamstring, my hip bursa or all three!  But still I have kept training and kept entering events.  

The final straw came when I had a small trip in my walk,  I caught my toe on the pavement and fell forward at pace.   This resulted in me really over stretching the hamstring and it went ping.  

I gave myself a week off before testing it at the track with a gentle 5000m... but it was still hurting center and high on the hamstring.   So off to physio I went.  

He laughed at my one week rest...😩... how rude!  Lol .... and said it takes 3 or 4 weeks rest.    Sigh.

So,  I have a small tear in my hamstring (grade 1) and I'm on 3 weeks no walking and 1 week no excersise at all.......I'm not liking this.   But next week I will try out the pool and see if I can swim a little.   I will also start using our home gym and try to find a pre beginner yoga to follow 😁

So,  that's what's been going on with me!

Saturday, 18 March 2017


Well, here I am again.  

I had a very successful trip to NZ for the NZ Masters Nationals.    2 golds and I'm very proud of them.   The talk walk was incredibly challenging with very strong wind through the whole 3000m so the time I had hoped for was dashed.    Then backing it up for the 10km Road Walk.   But this race went much better and I ended up winning this race out right.   Spending time with family and friends was the absolute high light and already I miss them all.

So I have come home to work on strength training.   My hip bursa is back and has set of the glute med aswell.    So sitting hurts and walking even more so.   But I refuse to give up.   Slowing down and sorting this is my only option.

I will get through this......I will be back stronger.