My marathon aspirations have made it into our local newspaper. Robyn thought this was an opportunity to good to miss, so she set it up (or set me up, I’m not sure which) either way Milly and Alice are delighted!
So says the Oxfam fundraising material they sent me about the London Marathon.
It has been an interesting few weeks, I have had a heavy cold that basically stopped me training for 2 weeks. I was back on my feet this week and developed a slight knee twinge. I got myself checked out by the physio on Friday and he couldn’t find anything wrong.
So rather than ease myself back into it, I set off at 6am in the pouring rain yesterday to run 30km out to Bondi and back. I made it to Bondi and as I was heading home my calf began to really hurt, so as a precaution I called it a day and took a cab home!
It has felt better today so I think it may just need some rest, I have another appointment with the physio tomorrow just to be sure. I think us mature chaps are a bit like old cars, once one things goes wrong then so does everything else.
With less than a month to go my running coach reckons I have enough mileage under my belt not to stress. I think there is enough time to bodge myself together, even if I get to the starting line running on 3 cylinders the chances are I will still get around (after all statistics never lie).
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