The Deer Runner

The Deer Runner

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Down but not out

After a great run on Sunday, pain started on the Monday evening. An ache which began in the calf continued up into my hamstring. I lost sleep as the pain kept me awake, the night seemed to drag on as I checked my watch every half hour or so. By three o'clock I'd had enough and got up, switched on the laptop and boiled the kettle. At that point I thought my plans were in tatters. I would have to say goodbye to the D33 / Highland Fling or Cateran and withdraw from the WHW. Funny how negative thoughts creep in at that time of morning. I got a portable vibration plate as a Christmas present, so there I was eating breakfast, drinking tea with my leg on the plate. I sat in the kitchen for the next couple of hours. At five o'clock it was too late to go back to bed and too early to go to work. It was at this point I decided to go for a run, mad mad mad I know but I was fed up and due a 4 mile run anyway. I did a fairly painless run using a knee support.
After driving to work that same morning my knee stiffened, I could hardly bend it. I really thought I'd blown it, but later in the day the knee loosened up and I was pain free.

I had 7 miles to do on Wednesday, so after work I hit the streets of Dyce and Bucksburn with more than a hint of trepidation. After the 7 miles all seemed fine which led to a good 4 miles run today.

So here I am, still plodding on and not ready to chuck in the towel just yet.
I have a night out on Saturday night, so I'll swap runs around this weekend. 11 miles Saturday and 7 miles Sunday depending on how the night out goes.
Tues 4 miles Wed 7.78 miles 1.15.18 Thurs 4 miles.  


  1. Just been having a quick read of your blog and it seems that you're really struggling with injury. Can I suggest getting yourself to a good physio? I sounds to me like you need someone to give you a good look over and work out just what is causing all your problems.
    If you don't mind a wait it may be that there is an NHS sports injury clinic that you can visit but personally, I would spend a bit and find a private one, if only because you want to start effective treatment sooner rather than later.

  2. Hi Tim,

    I did have a physio voucher from my wife to use but was too busy and stubborn to book it. I have now made a first consultation appointment for this Tuesday. Appreciate the feedback.