Category: Injury

What I learned from getting a stress fracture

What I learned from getting a stress fracture

It’s official, I have a stress fracture. Actually, I’m slightly late writing this, so I suppose now I have a recovering stress fracture. Either way, it’s not ideal! With a lot of extra time on my hands over the last few weeks, I’ve been busy […]

My top tips for surviving injury

My top tips for surviving injury

6 weeks with no running due to injury, and it’s safe to say, that I’ve learnt a lot about myself. As have the people around me! It turns out that I run as much for my mental health as my physical. And without it, I’m […]

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition that affects the heel of many runners. I have both personal and professional experience in treating this one. And I’m going to be honest, my sensible, evidence-based head went well and truly out of the window when it came […]

Do I really need to be stretching?

Do I really need to be stretching?

Every morning, without fail, my dog starts the day with a mini yoga session. He does a down dog followed by an up dog and then sits in his doggy version of child’s pose waiting for someone to get his breakfast. Sounds like heaven, doesn’t […]

Shin Splints: The road to recovery

Shin Splints: The road to recovery

Shin splints. You’ve just shuddered, right? Not two words that any runner wants to hear. So when someone at work had to abandon a run this week due to excruciating shin pain, I thought I’d try and come up with something more helpful than the […]

My Achilles Heel

My Achilles Heel

Important things to know about your achilles tendon: It’s the largest tendon in the human body, measuring around 15cm in length. It accepts a load of between 4 and 8 times your body weight when you run. I weigh 51KG. Thats anything from 204-408KG. Or […]

ITB Syndrome, Stretch or Strengthen?

ITB Syndrome, Stretch or Strengthen?

In a previous life (well, 2 years ago actually, but let’s be honest that sounded way more dramatic), I was a Chartered Physiotherapist. I suppose technically, I still am. I graduated from Southampton University in 2008 with a degree in physiotherapy and spent 8 years […]

Good Grief! Dealing with Injury.

Good Grief! Dealing with Injury.

Allow me to set the scene. You’re running along quite nicely, training hard and surprising yourself by smashing targets left, right and centre. The ultimate runner’s high. Your confidence grows with each run, you feel invincible. The PB attempt is ON. Then, without warning, BAM! […]