Still injured

Still injured

Running Happy weekly round up

Yup, I’m still injured.

It seems silly saying I’m injured when it’s not a major thing. I haven’t broken a bone or had a bad fall. It’s just my foot but it is stopping me from running.

After all the kind comments last week I have been foam rolling every day, as well as my stretches. I’ve also worn my trainers instead of my wellies when walking my dog, I think it has helped.

On Saturday I thought I’d test out my feet. At the beginning of the month I had planned a long run with my mum along the bank of the Thames this weekend. I knew I wasn’t up to that but I still wanted to try running so my mum suggested a gentle run on Clapham Common. It was a beautiful day for running, blue skies, not too cold, winter sun shining. At first my foot felt fine but just before we got to 2 miles I got a dull ache along the arch of my foot so we stopped and walked.

The pond at Clapham Common
The pond at Clapham Common

Even though I had to stop it was nice to be out on the Common. It is such a well used common, full of runners, dog walkers and kids playing, as well as football games happening with players of all ages. Just a shame I had to stop.

The good news I had this week, though, is that my running club has arranged for a podiatrist to do a talk at the club this week coming and she will be doing some one-to-one sessions afterwards. So by this time next week I should have a plan of action in place to get me running again.

Do you have a favourite place to run? How has your week been?

This weekly round up is part of the link up with HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin.

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  • Christine Suter

    Ugh being injured is no fun! I’m currently in physical therapy for a knee/hip issue and I’m really hoping it’s resolved sooner rather than later. That location for you run/walk is simply gorgeous! -Christine @ Two Runners Travel

    • I hope the pt gets all your issues solved. It’s not fun at all!

  • I’m sorry you are still having issues with your foot. It’s great timing that you will get to see a podiatrist through your running club. Mine has been wonderfully supportive of my running! I wore my running shoes for 3 months…with dress clothes. I didn’t care what I looked like. The most important thing at that time was to heal my foot. Clapham Common looks like a very pretty place for a run. I hope you foot is better soon. Thanks for linking with us Nicola.

    • I’ve taken to wearing sneakers this week and I’ve already had one person asking me what’s wrong as I’m someone who usually wears high heels. It does look odd but I don’t care!

  • Great timing that you’ll be able to talk to a podiatrist this week! I’m curious what she says. When I had PF, it hurt all the time. Hope she can suggest a good plan for you to heal quickly.

    • Me too. It’ll be interesting to hear what she says because I don’t think I have all of the symptoms of pf, just a few of them.

  • Tricia Barber Vaughn

    Hey a plan of action is better than nothing right?!? It’s nice you have a place like that to enjoy. I hope you get some relief this week Nicola!

    • Thanks Tricia. I’ve already told my work running group I might be out of action for February so I won’t be too disappointed if she tells me not to run for another month or more.

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