Hobbling along....

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

My summer race schedule is/was about to kick it up a notch.  As part of my fundraising efforts for Rod’s Racing and also succumbing to peer pressure from other London bloggers, I managed to line up 3 races in 3 weekends in July.  First was the National Lottery Run, next London (sprint distance) Triathlon, and finally Prudential Ride London (100 mile bike).  Of course, it would have been a good idea to have a calendar handy when committing to each of these but I just got swept up in the anticipation of being sporty and tough.

Since my New Zealand half marathon, I have been battling pain in my heel which a few physios have diagnosed as plantar fasciitis.  I have never had this injury before and am frustrated as to what brought it on.  True I didn’t train as much as I should have for that race, but I still finished in a respectable time of 2:10.  I was running in a pair of trainers that were about a month old so I am wondering if they aren’t really the best shoe for me.

To let it heal, I haven't been running much, got a few massages, and have made my foam roller a constant companion.  I have also been foam rolling and stretching.  Yet still the pain is there.  Because of this, I am giving up my spot in the National Lottery Run (I know- The Olympic Stadium!) and Virgin LondonTriathlon.  It is a huge disappointment for me to go back on my word about races that I committed to for the orphans. However, I want to heal properly.  I have a few more events in the fall and will work even harder at staying on track with training for those.

What injuries have slowed you down? Were you disciplined enough to rest and recover? 

Filled with guilt, I am thinking about putting in a long swim to make up for missing the triathlon.  I will be putting in an 100km bike ride this weekend too.  Would you still sponsor me please?

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