Endurance Health Archives

Argh- Illness!

Bradgate ParkIt was going so well… I had been much more motivated and had even managed two fairly long runs on two consecutive days. I was feeling quite chuffed with myself…

… and then- wham! Runny nose, sore throat, aching limbs, wheezing when doing nothing more strenuous when climbing stairs (oh wait, that’s not the cold, that’s just me!) and feeling generally sh*te.

I succumbed to a nasty cold which took nearly a week to go and then left me with a nasty virus that gave me a headache for five days in a row.

Consequently the training took a back seat. It is amazing and incredibly frustrating how quickly fitness is lost. I am fed up with my training consisting of these peaks and troughs!

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What’s Afoot?

I have neglected this blog lately… but don’t worry I haven’t abandoned it altogether!

There’s just been nothing to write about- no marathon walks, no epic tales of endurance derring too, in fact no exercise at all.

I have had a sore foot. As in totally swollen, feels like I’m walking on a blunt knife and if I am not walking it aches with a dull, throbbing intensity.

To be fair, walking 26 miles in the Peak District heat probably wasn’t the best thing for it, and when I presented it to the GP he suggested a stress fracture and told me to get an x-ray.

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Joint HealthNow that I am well into my- ahem- 40s, I have started to give my future health some serious consideration. Given that I tend to give my body quite a pounding in the mileage stakes with the walking, trekking and running, and intend to continue to do so for as long as I am able, I thought it was time to develop a plan for ensuring that my joints are well able to cope with whatever I choose to throw at them. So I have come up with a five stage process for future joint health; feel free to use it yourself to help keep your joints in tip top endurance condition;

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