It’s been a long long journey to get to where I am now, but I wanted to share it, in the hope that others won’t give up on the process.
My orthotic journey goes back a few years. Quite a few. I never really thought about my feet until I started running. Well, you don’t, do you? I have always had weird bones sticking out in places where other people haven’t, I have always known I have very flat feet, so what? I kinda have two ankle bones on the inside, which made it difficult getting shoes when I was a kid, extra bits sticking out and all. My parents and my sister have always made fun of what they called my ‘bobbly toes’ but, who cares, I wear shoes, you don’t stare at peoples feet, do you? Its only now I know why. Read More
Since my last race, I have really been getting into the swing of watching what I eat again. When I was first introduced to the idea that weight loss could help me in race situations, I realised on return to the scales, that I had let almost 9lb slip back on. Ooops. It’s just a habit I got out of, like we all do. I had started to get lazy, eat more junk, stop cooking as much. So I embraced the home cooking again and got back out the low fat cook books. Read More
It seems ages since I last raced, and a funny thought that the last one was in fact the European Championships in Athlone! This really was only a race pace training session for me, but as always, i want to do well, even if that is not supposed to be the focus!
I have never been to Barton-Under-Needword before, or even done ‘chaserace’ race before so i had no idea what to expect.
Taper week, and i think i have JUST recovered from the beasting at the track with the new run coach last week!! (i had to postpone the saturday run TT though!!) i was meant to meet him again this Tuesday, but TBH, with a race at the weekend i gotta admit i chickened out – for fear he will do to me what he did last week, and i will once again barely be able to walk!
Well, here we go, blog number 1. Leading into the Europeans I got a foot injury, not the best of timing! As always I continued to work hard, but got frustrated by the foot, so went to see a podiatrist. He took ages telling me the long long list of things I have wrong with my feet and used me as an educational tool for the podiatry students who were there that day! Read More