Monthly Archives: May 2014

Writing a running blog when you’re not running?

I honestly don’t know how Tom from 278toBoston did it. The whole keeping up a running blog when you aren’t running business that is. Despite not really running while getting over an injury, Tom kept up his daily posting, and did it in style. I just seem to have closed my WordPress and left it alone…

I just checked my GarminConnect and the last run I did that wasn’t part of sport was the 30th of April. The 30th of April! I can’t remember the last time I went almost four weeks without a run! That doesn’t necessarily mean I’ve been working a big indent into my couch, I have been on the bike, training for football, playing football, along with trying my hand at a new sport – tag rugby – with the team at my new job. But no running…

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I guess if I have to admit it, I’ve lost my mojo a bit at the moment. I’m keeping fit through other activities, but the ‘urge’ to go running just isn’t there. Even if I wasn’t still recovering from an ankle sprain I’d still not be running. The fact I need to heavily strap my ankle to run isn’t really an excuse. I mean, I’m doing it for tag rugby and for footy training, so I could do it to go running…

Anyway, I’ll need to get back on the horse soon. Training for the Thames Path Challenge 50k is due to start (i.e. should have started), so I will need to start lacing up soon. But, in order to prolong the procrastination, I have ordered a new running backpack so I can start to run to/from work and get used to running with a pack for the race. Hopefully a new toy will motivate me to lace up and get back out there, but until then I’m just hoping that my mojo will return soon and my fitness will have kept up thanks to my other sports.

How do you get through a running slump and get back out the other side? Maybe you can give me a hint so I feel like lacing up and crunching some miles?

Happy running everyone!

Bernie

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One year older : still no wiser

One year ago today I started this blog, while recovering from an injury. I guess I figured if I wasn’t running I could at least write about running.

To be honest, at the time I didn’t really know how the running was going to pan out, and I had absolutely no idea about how the blogging would go. I’m glad to say that one year on I’ve completed two marathons and managed some 158 posts with over 16,000 views of my blog along the way.

Interestingly, it’s not the marathons that I’m happiest about. It’s the blogging. I had no idea what might happen but to say that the blogging community exceeded my expectations would be an understatement. I am humbled by the interest and interaction with my writing, and would like to thank everyone who has liked or commented on my blog and my Facebook page.

Funnily enough, as if in some form of karmic synergy, as I write this ‘blogoversary’ post I’m injured again. This time though it’s nothing to do with running. It’s Aussie rules football (again). Nothing major, just a minor inversion sprain of my ankle which I’ve treated with R.I.C.E and, now that the swelling has gone down, some mobility exercises. Hopefully I’ll be back playing next week but for now there’s no running going on. We’ll see what Thursday brings. I plan to do a bit of a fitness test – calf raises, stability board, one-legged squats and other exercises to see how the ankle is moving and reacting under load. Either way it’s looking like solid ankle strapping for the rest of the season to protect the ankle from further injury…

In other news, I started a new job today! Crucially, it’s only about 8.5km/6m from home, so running to or from work is on the cards. A simpler way to increase my mileage over the summer and to combine transport with training!

In the meantime, thanks for reading and happy running everyone!

Bernie

Get Going, Get Running!

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