Today I went out for another easy cycle. This time I went round my Johnstone Hill route. I took along my garmin 205 and also my camera so watch out for a video diary of the run … includes a video clip of cycling downhill at 30mph.
Last night I went to watch some of our Kilbarchan AAC Club Track & Field. Katrina came along as well and as we were leaving said, ‘why don’t we go to Casualty and see what they say about your foot?’ I have an appointment with the doctor on Friday but agreed it would be good to go and see what they say. We didn’t have to wait too long (40mins or so).
Grace, the doctor, sent me off for an X-Ray. It is not broken so I was given some ibuprofen and told not to do any rigorous exercise. I will go and see my doctor on Friday as well and see what he has to say. I saw Dr Patel last year when my shin was sore before the whw race and he was very sympathetic towards a runner and really helpful.
Thanks for various comments about my foot. John McLaughlin rang today asking whether it could be a stress fracture. I’m sure that would have shown up on the X-Ray? While I’m a bit gutted that I can’t complete my training for Loch Ness (I had planned a 22 mile run this week) it is not my main goal of the year. I would like to do a good time and finish off my goals for the year but it is more important for me to get this sorted now so I can be fit and ready to start my whw training from December. I would hate to try and run on it when its not right and cause more problems.
As a couple of people have mentioned on comments I have had a superb year and maybe I need a few weeks off. I had planned to rest for two weeks after Loch Ness so maybe I’m having the rest weeks early.
Anyway I’ll you how it goes on Friday.
have put some great photos of the Glasgow Half Marathon.
John McLaughlin & myself near the start
Ian (in blue – far right)
Also Marathon Photos
sent me an email with a link to buy some of their photos. I put my number in (11156) and here are the thumbnails of me …
I’m not sure if I’m looking forward to watching England tonight. They aren’t playing well and I can’t get very excited since an Italian took over as manager! 1-1 is my prediction