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Two short attempts at getting back on the treadmill again and...yep, my back is playing up again.

I've been looking around and have picked up various pieces of advice. So I probably shouldn't do any uphill running and watch that I don't 'bounce' too much and make sure I wear my running shoes not trainers. Making sure I do more core strength exercises wouldn't do any harm either...

But this does keep happening and I'm starting to get to the point where I may have to accept that with my knee and back problems maybe I just can't do running.

(I daren't mention the problem at work - we've got a lot of runners and I'll get a chorus of people Telling Me What I'm Doing Wrong. Not in the mood for that...)

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Sep. 28th, 2008 11:38 am
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Sometimes I think we live in the most polite town in England. This morning we went for a run before breakfast and passed several people, all of whom gave a cheery 'good morning'. I mean what sort of place is that polite to people running?!

Mind you, just to make up for it we also had the Sunday Visit of the Gas Salesman: the guy who was trying to get us to change our electicity supply by scaring us about upcoming fuel prices and what a hard winter is being predicted. He lost interest when I asked if he had any literature he could leave us because I was not going to say 'yes' or 'no' right there on the doorstep.
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You know, sometimes I just get too enthusiastic and try too hard.

After my excellent run yesterday I had a little soreness on the left calf (I'm prone to pulling calf muscles it seems).

Today I went for another run and (you're way ahead of me I'm sure!) I felt my calf go 'plink' and now I am in serious hobbling about the house status. Damn.

I'm sure the main thing is that I just shouldn't have gone running again today, given how new I am too it but I will rush in...

So the ol' RICE routine (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) kicks in and, from the quick google I've done for these sorts of things, I probably won't be doing any running for at least a week - could be much longer.

The bright side is that, as I said, I am a bit prone to calf injuries and they don't normally take too long too mend in my case.

But, again, damn...

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Aug. 7th, 2008 08:00 pm
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Today has been that rare thing: a thoroughly good day.

To start with I managed to get business sign-off for my current project functional design.

Then this afternoon we reviewed the technical design and agreed sign-off (with a few small tweaks) so the build can start on schedule on Monday.

After work I went for a run and ran for a few seconds short of 30 minutes: probably the longest I have ever run without stopping in my life. And I wasn't exhausted (I stopped because I'd got back home). I've gone from only being able to run for 4 minutes to being able to run for 30 in less than four weeks. I'm beginning to wonder if there might be at least a half-marathon in my future (in a couple of years perhaps!)

And finally I've got tomorrow off work so it's a Virtual Friday. Hoorah!

Meep meep

Jul. 31st, 2008 07:08 pm
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After work today I beat my previous best running record: 21 minutes running, 3 minutes walking then another 11 minutes running. The 21 minutes beats my previous best by 2 minutes. Not exciting for the marathon runners amongst you, but very good for me, especially at the end of the day!

I was particularly pleased as it had been a rather 'cludgy' day. I woke up feeling tired and felt like my head was packed in cotton wool pretty much all morning. It's been a typical post-implementation week, with lots of unexpected faults (which is to be expected if that's not too confusing!) needing lots of running around to fix, plus trying to finish of my design for the next release. I'm on top of things (just about) but so looking forward to the weekend.

Other than that , rehearsals are going well, though I continue to be worried about the time schedule. We've got a week break now, though I must make sure that I spend some time practicing.

Rogue Galaxy on the PS2 is still a major time sink; but I'm using the excuse that once Clarke & Carl Brandon award stuff starts coming in I'm not going to have much time for playing computer games!

Sleep now...

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