Saturday, June 27, 2015

Stop, wait a minute

I've been having a few problems with my foot. The screws have been bugging me and it aches around the ankle. The solution - remove the screws so I can have an MRI.

Last Monday I had the screws removed under spinal. I hobbled around for three days with my foot wrapped in crepe and cotton wool. I was then told to remove the crepe and "fluffy stuff" and just leave the clear dressing on until I saw my GP at day 10 for removal of the stitches. Fine, apart from the fact there was no clear dressing! I had to go and buy an onsite dressing. 

I can water walk and bike after two weeks and run after four which is nice but my Wellington Half falls dead on two weeks. I obviously can't run it but I need to decide if I can walk it. Monday - two days away- is my d-day to decide.

Watch this space.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hobbling to New York

I'm officially entered in to NY Marathon 2015 as an Achilles athlete. I'm up to half marathon survival. Now o have to double that!

I'm having quite a few aches and pains that make training not so much fun. The biggest pain is from the screws in my heel and my ankle. On Monday I'm having the screws removed - hopefully it'll be a quick recovery. Then I may need an MRI to check on the ankle instability.

Now to fit everything around training and the big event.