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......

13 comments:

strewth said...

Woo hoo - a great big welcome back CJ. I have really missed reading your blog - I've been having withdrawal symptoms - yay!!

Two Fruits said...

Ewen will be happy to know you are still alive, even if there has been no running news for a while.I like the medical term as well, so take the recovery slowly.

Jen_runs said...

Has it been three months? Wow. No wonder it is taking a while for the brain to re-engage ;-)

So sorry to hear about the injury. I hope the recovery will be quick & you'll be flying again very soon!

speedygeoff said...

I remember having a wonderful week at Sunshine Beach, we stayed at a caravan park right next to the sand. And didn't want to return.
Sorry to hear about the injury, CJ. And hope your new job goes well.

Tesso said...

Good to have you back in Blogsville CJ :-)

Thanks for helping get some more water in the dams in Qld. When is your next holiday? They reckon food prices are going to go skyrocket soon because the drought is still in full force out west.

Ewen said...

About bloody time! No photos of the injury? Your readers like messy.

Can you have your next holiday out at Googong?

Be careful with the comeback. By the way, I'll have my albinoccino with chocolate.

IHateToast said...

work? i took your advice and quit working. now you work? i feel so betrayed.

TD said...

Good to hear from your CJ. I feel in tune with your recent posts as I am also injured and came down with it off a very low running base. God knows how I am going to handle adding distance to my week. I didn't have a good Noosa half and was shocked at my time (1.36). It will be rebuilding for me, too, off lots of little steps.

2P said...

Good to see you back CJ.

Now is as good a time as any ;-)

Lulu said...

Sorry to hear about the injury. Hope it clears up quickly and you can resume your training.

We're off to Italy today so I'll drink some coffee for you.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about the injury CJ. Glad you're back - was wondering what on earth you were up to.

I've postponed the Bull's Head Challenge until 2008 - just enjoying my running at the moment and not worrying about any goals ...

You take care.

Liza.

iliketoast said...

it was cold and wet .... injury really sucks .... going back to work after 3 weeks ..... well ..... you did manage to cheer us both up ... Katy announced that we are going via Canberra just after Christmas when we drive down to Melbourne .... it was so great to see you at Noosa

Black Knight said...

Welcome back to Blogland. Sorry for the injury but you will be strong and fast very soon. What's the secret for 3 months off?