Thankfully the second injection proved more successful than the first and I was able to cycle pain free and start building that back up again almost immediately. I have only now been able to get back into running this week, 7 weeks after it initially started. I never thought running for 10minutes without experiencing any pain would feel like such an achievement! I’d also forgotten how much running tends to hurt if you have such an extended break.
After such a long break from running I have finally been able to get some km’s done with my new Nike running shoes that I have had sitting at home in their box for weeks now. A big thank you must go out to Allsports Podiatry who have been helping me out for a while now with shoes and clothing and also the guys at All Sports Physiotherapy who have played a major role in helping me not only get over this injury but any problems I have had over the years.
So while I have been able to start back with the running training it will no doubt take a fair amount of time to get back to top fitness. This has meant I’ve had to make a fair few changes to my racing plans for the season. Originally, the plan was to race the Yeppoon half Ironman that is in just over a weeks time to see how I go over the longer distance and to also have a solid base for the Olympic distance races. Obviously this isn’t the plan anymore but I will still be travelling there because everything was pre-booked so as hard as it will be I will be starting the race with no intention of finishing because it would just be detrimental and after what I’ve already been through I don’t want to reinjure myself.
So back from injury and back into full training again the blog updates will be more regular. My camera is also going to have to become a regular accessory on my rides and runs from now on to provide you with an exclusive insight into some of my training!