Monday, 6 June 2011

Monday 6 June

Unfortunately I have to rethink my whole plan...again.
The Ankle is officially Sore and Swollen again, and this is even after not running on Saterday, Sunday and today.

I Contacted Dr Patricous (spelling) and Found out a Consultation costs R600...and thats without treatment...WTF!!  Have an Appointment in 2 weeks time, only time will tell if i actually keep that appointment.

So Instead of this being a running Blog, its is now going to become a Recovery Blog...How Exciting.

So here is the Plan...No Running Until 1 July :( :(.
To Maintain Fitness levels I will Continue with the spinning and Swimming....I think I will add in some light weight work for the lower body...maybe I have some kind of imbalance that some gym work can help with.

And then include some kind of flexibility or stretching into the training.

While doing this ill  treat the Injury with the Good old fashioned Infra red light...and maybe some transact plasters...

If this doesnt work...then maybe i should become a cyclist...or Just a couch potatoe!

Friday, 3 June 2011

Friday 3 June

Must admit that at this point in time im not in the best frame of mind...Other than Oracle Still screwing my work day up, I get told today (A week after I made the enquiry) that entries for Sundays Trail race are full and I should have entered earlier!  And worst of all my Ankle is defintaely playing up again

Morning Session:
Basically the same routine as yesterday....Dropped the Kids off at school then found my way to the Glen Marais Virgin active...Another 5km run very comfortable, nothing special, done in 29 minutes flat.  With the HR being in the desired Zone (according to the treadmill).  After 2km my ankle started feeling a bit "Eina"   and then fadded away so i continued running!

Now 3 Hours Later the ankle looks a little Swollen again, and has the stiff kind of sensation.
Im really starting to get irritated with this now, Ive spent enough money on Doctors, Physios, Medication etc i mean ive rested this thing for seemingly ever... Ive even Bought new shoes!

So there will be no afternoon session today!  and there will be no running tomorrow!  I just hope I can avoid the temptaion of running around with the Kids at the Welpie Rugby tomorrow!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Thursday 2 June

Its always amazes me the simple joys of running.  Everytime i tell anyone of my kids im going for a run their faces light up, and either they want to run with me or cycle on the bikes next to me.  It proves that running and getting out on the road is argubaly one of the simplest and purest forms of enjoyment!

So besides taking some stress at work (Damn i hate oracle for now and ever more) which prevented me from doing my schedules swim Yesterday, my progress seems steady and im happy...except for the reminder of the mysterious ankle ailment!

Morning Session:
So having the bonus of my Two boys staying with me for a few extra days meaning i couldnt do a morning run.  I decided to do the School trip and stop of at the Glen Marais Virgin Active and do my 5km on the treadmill.  Very cool gym and really cool treadmills i must say!!

The 5km went well, it told me my Heart Rate was around 156 all the time...My Max being 208 when tested about 18 months ago (so guess its changed a little) and my Resting HR was then around 44.  So that means the 156 its right in the target zone..  Averaged 10.5 Km/h for the 5km so all in all good run.

Concern is that my ankle (or is it the surrounding area) is getting sensitive man i hope its the cold!

Afternoon Session:
So Oracle is still messing me around and the hour break to go out and do a spinning class was very welcomed!  Whoever the americn accented instructor was, really good lesson and enjoyed the way he handled the class.  Spinning went well worked up a good sweat...and kinda destressed a tad.

Just a question why are cyclists all about image, even during a spinning class...i just dont get it!

So all in all a succesful day, think i will need to watch my Ankly closely, and definately have a rest day on Saterday before i do the 11km trail run on sunday.

Tomorrow i think ill visit Glen Marais Gym again after i drop the boys...and if time permits (which i doubt - Damn Oracle!!) ill try and do an afternoon Swim!!