Things I’ve discovered I’m fond and not so fond of since running. In no particular order:
Just when I was starting to fall out with social media I discovered the joys of Strava. Tracking my own runs is really useful and keeping up with what others from the club are doing and leaving the occasional message makes it a must-have.
The Sacroiliac Joint Pain
This was a new one on me. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I had a problem with this joint at the end of a 10k run. The physio identified it straight away and explained that sometimes the ilium can shift out of place. As well as localised pain, it meant I was running with one leg about 1 inch longer than the other. This is a recurring issue and a bit of a nuisance.
You’re always guaranteed to have a host of smiling faces behind you when you take a selfie at the end of a run.
IT Band Pain
Another anatomical dislike – ITB Syndrome is the other injury I’ve had treatment for. It’s quite painful and tends to come on 3 or 4 miles into a run.
These emails are always eagerly awaited, usually 2 or 3 hours after the parkrun has finished, and especially if I’ve made an effort and hoping for a PB.
Running with my daughters
This was definitely one of the loveliest moments of the year – running with both my daughters at Cannon Hill parkrun earlier in the summer. An absolute pleasure!