Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Not a lot has happened since my last post. I've been following physio's orders and only do short runs (7km), on soft surfaces, on alternate days, with right foot strapped, blah, blah, blah......

What should've happened is that the shin pain would have gone away and everything would be hunkydorey.

SO WHY HASN'T IT???!!!! (just a touch of frustration starting to show....)

So today at the physio's I was put through a couple of physical diagnostic tests and the decision was made......make an appointment to see a sports doctor. Until it can be confirmed my injury is now being treated as a possible stress fracture. !@#$%^& (a bit more frustration starting to emerge).

I see the sports doctor Friday 5 October.

Stay tuned........

Thursday, September 13, 2007

If not now, when?!

I admit it's been a while between posts but I foolishly promised someone today that I would try and post tonight. Anyway, since the last post I spent a very wet week in Noosa (the week of the floods), been struck down with injury, and gone back to work after having 3mths off.

Noosa wasn't great weather-wise but I did manage to catch up with iliketoast which was a highlight. Unfortunately ihatetoast couldn't make it and Tesso had made other plans this year. Still it was a good but soggy week. And in Sunshine Beach there is THE best coffee shop around - Costa Noosa. They know their beans and make excellent coffee. It was just across the road from our apartment so it was a daily highlight to go across for my morning albinoccino (capuccino with no chocolate on top).

Running-wise, things have not been great. The two runs I did in Noosa were awful - in hindsight, I should never have run. After an enforced week off from running because of the rain, I attempted a run when I got back to Canberra. However, I didn't even make it to the end of the street. Uh oh.... Off to the physio - medial tibial stress syndrome (aka shin splints but I prefer the medical term - it sounds much more impressive). My calf was strapped but unfortunately I reacted to the hypoallergenic tape and this resulted in huge nasty blisters. To cut a long story short, things got very messy. However the blisters have now cleared up, my calf resembles lizard woman, and I'm allowed to start running - on soft surfaces for about 40mins, a couple of days a week. Tuesday's run went well but there was some tenderness this morning - not good. I go back to the physio tomorrow.....

I'm back at work, same department but in a new Branch doing something completely different - the job has come with added responsibilities so there's a bit of stress. I'm still trying to re-engage my brain but its taking time!

Until next time......