It is heartbreaking…
After all the training and the months of slogging out the miles… I strained the collateral ligaments in my knee… Which apparently now resemble an elastic band that has been pulled so much that it is out of shape and not pinging back!
I landed awkwardly on it while preparing for the start and was not allowed to run the marathon. Both by medical professionals and by the pain that my knee was giving me! It has had ice, elevation and is going to get rest… I have supplements to help and a good dose of self-hypnosis is going to add to the mix too…
My charity have been wonderful and I have a place secured for next year to run and compete again. So all those that sponsored me, you’ll get your moneys worth out of me yet.
My fundraising firewalking event in Bournemouth is still going ahead and I can’t wait for that to make up for some of my disappointment.
I wrongly felt jealous of so many friends, my brother and all those other 50,000 people running along the streets this year. it really is a spectacle I adore being part of.
No blog today, no more feeling sorry for myself, just a BIG thanks to those of you that texted me wishes at the weekend, I’ll keep them all for next years event and I hope to be back running in a couple of months.
My chin is up… heavy, but up… 🙂
What a crappy thing to have happened.
I know the good wishes of everyone who loves you will help to heal you – in mind and body.
On the plus side, at least it looks like Forest are gonna stay up, eh.
Gutted for you, and all those who like me, missed you on TV.
Get well soon.
Oh bugger. You poor thing. That really really sucks. And it wasn’t wrong to feel jealous. I think it was entirely justified! Know you well enough to know that you won’t dwell on it and that you’ll soon turn the whole experience into a positive and come back even better and stronger.
Meanwhile, I want my e-mail with details so I can make sure you’re OK. I know you will be the model rehab subject once things have settled. You might even see this as an opportunity to branch out. Maybe a triathlon! When one door closes etc….
Injury is rotten. Two fractures and multiple other bits on I know how frustrating it can be and how disappointing it is to see your dreams vanish. I think I’m better for it though…and you of all people will find the good and the things to be grateful for.
What a bugger. I am so sorry – and you know it’s perfectly OK to be fustrated and pxssed off – so you can just be with those feelings for as long it takes – and then you’ll be able to see what there may be to learn and what new choices you have.
Thank you all… You are all quite right.
I’ll be back though!
Self-hypnosis is helping.
Thanks again 🙂
Adam – I have completed 5 marathons and I can’t imagine the disappointment that you must feel. I am so sorry! I do like your attitude about next year. Keep on the self-hypnosis and you will do it.