Monday, March 30, 2009


It was a mixed week last week ...

The good: Clare turned 15, and has role (with lines) in her 4th year of school production, breaking out of the chorus into the cast. I heard good reports from her drama solo and it appears she did well despite being very anxious about it.

The Bad: Her guaranteed birthday parcel missed it and is now being tracked down by the post.

The Good: Andrew won his final. Just to get there he played the last game of doubles, the week before and they had to win by 2 to have chance. 4 nil down and not looking good, they fought back to 5 even and then took out the game 7-5. This forced the sudden death tie breaker and a chance to make the final. The rest is history.

The Bad: I missed it. (Not doing too well at the moment)

The Good: I finished the last big training week. Hammered some of my best ever runs.

The Bad: Saturday started with pain in the lower vastus medialis which became excruciating. I pulled out and caught the train back at 13K. There was swelling and pain to walk. Stairs were the worst and I couldn't go up them. I applied ice nearly each hour all day and followed the RICE method for the 48 hours.

Doesn't feel too bad and perhaps as good as it did before Saturday. I will rest it for another day or maybe two. If there is no pain at all, I'll try a light run. Maybe Wednesday.

Sorry this ain't no cupcake ....


Blogger Rob said...

Sounds like the good, the bad and the really ugly. The injury must have given you a scare. I sure hope it is mending well. Fortunately the taper has begun so all should be good for the big day.

7:01 pm  
Blogger Robert Song said...

Oh no!

What do you think the diagnosis is on the injury? It seems a bit sudden and severe to be an over-use injury and it is not a usual muscle that will get a tear or strain while running.

The training is done so give it plenty of time to heal before the race.

9:13 pm  
Blogger robtherunner said...

Sorry to hear about the bad stuff. Taper away!

2:49 am  
Blogger Ewen said...

The good's all good. Go kids!

Looks like just a flesh wound to me.

6:03 am  
Blogger Black Knight said...

I hope that you will not post anymore bad stuff for at least one century!

1:09 am  
Blogger IHateToast said...

he riced it so much i was looking to dump tofu and hoisin sauce on him.

7:53 am  
Blogger 21stCenturyMom said...

Hopefully the ice and the cupcakes will do the job.

3:09 pm  
Blogger 21stCenturyMom said...

congratulations to the kids, by the way.

3:12 pm  

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