I’ve been a bit poorly…. poor me! I don’t know what’s up but a friend that has the same said it’s like a sleeping sickness and I can only best describe it as like a stonking hangover without the nice bit of the alcohol at the beginning!
I’m feeling a lot better now. I have missed my planned Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday sessions but not a lot I can do about that and the philosophical bit of me says at least that’s the taper illness done (I hope!!!) I’ve still managed to do some physio and that is the probably the most important thing at the moment
that my fundraising is really getting there now. I’m up to £1811 without the giftaid and £2152 with (it’s okay to count it as part of my total – right??????)
I’m totally overwhelmed by the support I’ve had via sponsorship and it is definitely going to help get me round. I heard today about a little boy who doesn’t have long left to live and was confidently able to tell them to get in touch with Starlight. I know that if there is anything they can do to make his last few weeks better then they will.
…. I’ve been worrying a little about what I need to take with me on the marathon and how to carry it all. I’ve come up with a final list that comprises; compeed blister plasters, ibuprofen, imodium, electrolyte tablets, phone, money and gels.
I have an arm carrier for the phone and a small pocket on my trousers for the money, tablets and plasters which just left the gels to worry about. I really didn’t want to have to buy a bumbag as I’m sure I wouldn’t use it much. I looked at specific gel carriers but they are all really expensive for what they are so….. I looked at what was available and decided to make my own. It really was very easy, take one gel and one length of wide elastic, measure the size of loop required, decide how many gels you need, sew required number of loops, wrap around arm for sizing….cut and sew! Perfect. I’ve designed it to go over the top of my phone arm band so that the elastic doesn’t dig in. I’ll test it on a training run but it seems pretty good so far. I’m also going to cover any sharp edges on the gels with micropore tape just to make sure that they don’t rub my arm. Fingers crossed that it works!
I had another physio session today……..
I’ve felt pretty good since my long run on Sunday but did have to do some fairly serious foam rollering last night as I could feel tightness coming on at the top of my thighs…either hip flexor or ITB tightness….
The good news is that my legs were much less painful than on my last intensive session, my knee was also only sore on one side. The bad news is that the sore side was VERY sore. It’s still painful now even though I’ve put Ibuprofen gel on it AND taken ibuprofen too. I’m getting used to being sore after physio though and I almost enjoy it now as I know that it means I’ll feel looser tomorrow!
Right, need to get to bed, I was supposed to be having an early night!