It’s been a long time comin’, but now it’s here…

I’m very late in wishing you all good tidings, however I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I’ve been off blogging for some time but as you can guess from the title (and my shameless use of Springsteen), I’m back! In more ways than one…

 

Back from Beyond

I’m back from holiday. Two weeks in the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors and the sublime Cotswolds with Lovely Girlfriend and her wonderful family. Super relaxing and partly the reason for the blog-holiday – I wanted to take time off from the blog and really enjoy the time with my girlfriend in the beautiful places we stayed in. Oh, and I was super lucky and got a bunch of running swag for Christmas which I’ll be doing reviews of soon, so watch out for those.

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A photo from my early morning trail run in the forest near Blockley, UK

 

The Empire Strikes Back

I’m back at work. This isn’t as good as being on holiday…

A photo from a hike along the coast above Robin Hood's Bay, UK

A photo from a hike along the coast above Robin Hood’s Bay, UK

 

Back from the Dead

I’m back online. Two days before the Christmas break my laptop had a total meltdown, however with some assistance from the Interweb and the backup that I (thankfully) did two days before said meltdown, I was able to restore my laptop on the weekend. It will certainly make blogging easier than relying on the WordPress app on my iPhone!

 

Back in Action

I’m back running. As many of you know I’ve had a calf overuse injury (link to post here)caused by poor running form, the main problem being weak glutes and poor core activation. With some physio, and strength and running training from The Running School, last night I was signed off to return to running three times per week. I am still not allowed to do Long Slow Distance runs, but I can do short fast runs, interval training and hill work, with intervals and hill work being preferred.

A photo from a hilly trail run near Blockley, UK. I did run-walk intervals up this hill

A photo from a hilly trail run near Blockley, UK. I did run-walk intervals up this hill

Overall I’m a happy camper and looking forward to increasing my running volume again. Theoretically I still have the Paris Marathon in April, which I am hopeful about being able to run, but I’ll need to see how the next two weeks go before I make a go/no-go decision in conjunction with my Running Rehab trainer.

 

Back to the Future

Being offline for over two weeks has meant my blog reading is *way* behind! Apologies in advance for any comments I make on ‘old news‘ posts. I’m working in chronological order because I want to keep up with all your stories in the right sequence.

Me personally? I’m looking forward to 2014 and some Happy Running. I’m yet to set my goals out I need to determine if I’m doing Paris or not before planning out the rest of the year.

However, regardless of what I do or do not decide to do this year, I wish YOU all the best for your 2014 goals and look forward to another year of running, blogging and sharing with you!

Happy running everyone!

Bernie

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Hi, I’m Bernie and I’m a just guy who writes about the things which get me going and get me running, even though my running is never going to result in me standing on a podium!

Posted on January 7, 2014, in Blog, calf injury, Injury Recovery and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Welcome back, and Happy New Year!

  2. Welcome back Bernie. The UK country side always looks so nice. The cities and towns look pretty awesome also.
    Happy 2014.
    Andy

  3. It’s great to see you back Bernie. I was just mentioning to my Lovely Wife last night that I wondered what you’ve been up to! I’m excited that you can run again… It is a great feeling, I know!!!

  4. I am hopelessly, hopelessly behind on reading all my blogs, so apologies to you as well. Sounds like you had a great vacation!

  5. I wondered where you’d gone, I had just got used to reading all your posts. Looks like your vacation was in a beautiful place!

  6. Welcome back from holiday, being offline and injured. Happy New Year and good luck with whatever you decide to do!

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