In March 2017 I attended a half day Running Workshop at the Drummond Clinic in Maidenhead. I can 100% recommend this place if you need physiotherapy – they have fixed me a couple of times and I have learnt so much here about injury-proofing my body. The clinic does free workshops for runners and triathletes regularly.  This one ran by Alex Drummond was a very hands-on workshop aimed at runners who were keen to perfect their running technique to be able to enjoy the benefits of running efficiently. Our small group spent a good couple of hours running together on…

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My usual reflective end of year post is slightly late, but here is what I have learnt in 2015 on my fitness journey, and the lessons I am looking to take forward into 2016. My hope is that by writing about my experiences and learnings will help many other people out there who are equally passionate about fitness and in particular, running, but have or will end up at some point in their lives on the ‘bench’ due to setbacks. If I could summarise my 2015 fitness journey in just one sentence, it would be something along the lines of:…

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Whilst I am recovering from the Posterior Tibial Tendonitis, I am trying to educate myself about how running specific injuries occur, why, and what I can do about them if (or more like when) sh*t happens. I believe it is inevitable to come down with some kind of injury or niggle at some point if anyone is seriously into running, however the good news is that by recognising our weak points and proactively working on these areas, we can (with more or less succcess) injury proof ourselves or speed up recovery time if we find ourselves sidelined. In most cases, it comes down on…

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It is one of those blog posts that I am finding very difficult to write. In fact, it has taken me a couple of weeks to get to this stage. The Valencia Marathon itself deserves a separate blog post in its own right, I am now trying to focus on what came after the most-awaited event in 2014 and how I have been trying to survive and maintain my sanity in the past 5-6 weeks. I am a different person now. A tired and desperate shell that needs to be filled with purpose, hope, and renewed strength to go on…

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