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Up and running

Several weeks ago I had a fight with my six year old son. A play fight. A fight which ended in me slipping, tripping, going arse over tit and whacking my knee.

Initially it hurt, swelled and went a funny purple colour. Next it started to do this weird thing where it felt like it was buckling backward every time I walked downhill.

I tried running a fortnight following the injury (8km but it really hurt the next day) and did a bit of swimming on it, but realised I need to rest properly. I couldn’t even stretch it, or do the exercises I felt it needed to recover (gentle squatty type things). So I relaxed. The relax coincided with a holiday to Malaysia. Good news I guess; it’s hot as heck here and I’ve been doing lots of active hanging out with the kids which seems to help.

Anyway, today was the first time I felt I could really run. I managed a good 5k up the beach. Barefoot on the sand in the shadows of Mount Kinabalu. It was beautiful, restorative, slow and hot. Touch wood, I’m better now.

 
  

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One comment on “Up and running

  1. Andrew Lennox
    22/12/2015

    That’s a hell of a long way to go to relax your knees!!

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