Shock Wave Therapy

Yesterday I started Shock Wave Therapy* to speed up healing of my tendon. If you've watched Homeland and seen Carrie treated for Bi-Polar Disorder, strapped to a bed while electric shocks are pulsed through her brain, it's just like that. Except on the foot. According to the Chiropractor, Shock Wave Therapy for tendonitis is ultrasound …

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Posterior Tibial Tendonitis

When I first went to the doctor at the sports clinic, 12 days ago, I suspected tendonitis. No, no, it wasn't tendonitis, she said with professional certainty; I had sprained my ankle (without noticing), pulling my deltoid ligament. Humph. Weird that I could turn my ankle and not notice, I thought, but she was a …

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Injury Time

In the very distant future, I imagine my kids as adults coming to me, asking questions such as: 'mum, your granddaughter Allegra is working in her grade 2 family history project and wants to know what it was like living in Malaysia in the Dark Ages (she'll mean 2013). Can you help?' In this little …

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Shape Night Run – not!

So there is a perception that injuries are part and parcel of running, but up until now I've been fortunate to experience nothing worse then a strained Achilles Tendon due to over-eager barefoot running in Vietnam. That was worth it for the sheer bliss of the experience! And I never had to not run because …

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Great Eastern Live Great Run – Race Kit Collection

Race Kit collection for the Live Great Run 2013 started this morning. There are plenty of staff manning the desks and several vendors selling race-related goods. Not that I'm in the line for any more water bottles or running belts this week! Unfortunately, this year's t-shirt has capped short sleeves so I will probably wear …

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Speed & Stamina

Last night was my second training night at Lake Gardens, and I discovered that I have speed but need to work on my stamina. Actually, I guess I ย have known that for a long time but it was nice to hear it from a professional - and to be recommended a possible solution. Based on …

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Speed

The holy grail of running for me right now is speed. And optimum fuelling of course. But today I'll stick to the topic of speed, as the whole what to eat and drink and at what points in a run or race to consume fuel is a minefield across which I have yet to cross …

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