Tag: injury

The Answer to Runners Knee?

A couple of weeks ago I was invited along to the Jefford Centre in Norwich to have my gait analysed using a technique called Apos Therapy. As someone who suffers from all sorts of problems from my back to my…

The Perils of Over Doing It.

This last month I have learnt why all exercise books tell you to build things up slowly. It wasn’t deliberate. I was just a bit stupid. Christmas is pretty much always a slack fest especially post Half Marathon, and the…

The Heat is On: Hot Ginger Rub vs Deep Heat

If your muscles hurt after exercising it’s a good thing, it means you’re pushing yourself and improving. It’s called Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) and it seems that no one really knows why it occurs, but the theory is that…

#Juneathon Day 17 and 18 – Don’t Look Now

In order to avoid boring you I’m doing 2 days at a time while I’m injured, still technically within the Juneathon rules as long as I write within 24 hours of exercising. I’m loath to give up Juneathon completely as…

#Juneathon Day 15 and 16

Well, I’ve been being sensible. The leg is much better, though I can’t bend it behind me more than a 90 degree bend without pain. So I am taking short walks and gently stretching it. Roller Derby is out for…

#Juneathon Day 14 – Yawn

Yeah, yeah. I imagine you all waiting around with baited breath to hear how long a plank I did today and how much I smell of deep heat. The answers. 80 seconds and a lot. I can walk without limping…