I think I’ve probably spent more weeks resting during this period than actually training for Berlin, so (not) marathon training is probably more accurate!
It’s 5 weeks to go, and I’m actually feeling quite calm about the whole thing now. I’ve just sort of come to accept the injury and I guess what will be will be, there’s no point getting worked up over it. I’ve done absolutely no exercise again this week, my only activity is a few short walks, some physio exercises and some yoga, fingers crossed that the knee is improving. Mentally it has got easier day by day, and I’ve been coping quite well with it over the last week.
I’ve only run once (2 miles) in the last 2 weeks, so I’m actually a little scared to even test it out now, my mind can’t decided if I should wait a little longer, or just go for it? I was starting to feel by the middle of the week that I wanted to test it out, but I’ve now been struck down by a hideous virus. Nick had it for about a week before I got it and I thought I had got away with it, but unfortunately I’ve been struck down, meaning I haven’t really been out of bed for the last 3 days! Ironically I think the last time I was this sick was about 3 years ago in Berlin!
Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise, and the extra days of rest are what my knee needs. Hopefully if I start to get over this by mid-week then I can think about lacing up my runners again, I am slightly concerned that Nick has had this for over a week though and isn’t improving, I’m lashing in all my natural remedies so hopefully that will help!
I have 2 weeks off from work, so am spending the full week in Cardiff (hopefully recuperating) and I have an essay and an exam to prepare for next weekend. We are hopefully all set for moving into our new home on the 2nd September. We’ve been homeless for 4 weeks now, which has been hugely stressful, hence why we are probably both sick. Thankfully, we have been able to stay with my brother in Stokey, and have also made 4 trips back and forth to Cardiff to stay with my parents which has been pretty exhausting. Fingers crossed we are reaching the end now as I am itching to get settled into our new home.
The illness has thrown my appetite off a bit, but I’m still starting every day with a big green smoothie, it is getting a little chilly now so oats may reappear soon! I am still in love with those coconut kefir shots- quite an expensive habit! I am still obsessed with raw sandwiches which have been a lifesaver since moving out. Lately I have been having a massive craving for soups/curries with the autumnal feel of the weather.
I am really hoping I have some running to report on next week, I’m itching to get back to it, and really hoping that 2+ weeks of rest will have been enough to sort this knee out!