My 5k Time Trial!!!

Hi Runners! Welcome back to the bloggggg! So, after only four weeks of training post-injury, my coach decided that he was going to host a 5k time trial at a nearby circuit. It was a two lap course around a lake, with each runner being staggered so as to follow the social distancing rules. ThereContinue reading “My 5k Time Trial!!!”

Back To Training and My Focus on Recovery

Hi Runners! Welcome back to Runner Diaries. I apologise for not posting recently, I have been spending the last few weeks travelling and slowly upping my trainings again. After my physio appointment around two weeks ago, which showed that my knee pains were due to muscle tightness, I have been cleared to run! The firstContinue reading “Back To Training and My Focus on Recovery”

Injury Recovery Tip 6: Nutrition, Protein and Why I Stopped being Vegetarian

Tip 6: Nutrition and Protein When I read articles, I usually skip the nutrition sections because I am very fortunate to have a family that eats very healthily, but after speaking to my physio, I realised that I needed to be eating more protein. She advised me to buy protein powder, which I hadn’t boughtContinue reading “Injury Recovery Tip 6: Nutrition, Protein and Why I Stopped being Vegetarian”

Injury Recovery Tip 5: Bathing, Icing and Products

Tip 5: Bathing, Icing and Products So, the second advice that my physio recommended was to take a bath to ease my leg. For the first week of my ITB injury, I was so focused on rolling and strength training that I forgot to have a bath, but once I did, I felt the benefitsContinue reading “Injury Recovery Tip 5: Bathing, Icing and Products”

Injury Recovery Tip 4: Strength Training

Tip 4: Strength Training At the beginning of my injury journey, knowing that I couldn’t run, I knew that I needed to do something to maintain my fitness. I spent about an hour everyday doing strength exercises. With the tendonitis, I did have to adjust various exercises, such as avoiding excessively bending and straightening myContinue reading “Injury Recovery Tip 4: Strength Training”

Injury Recovery Tip 3: Stretching and Rolling

Tip 3: Stretching and Rolling Now that I had diagnosed my second injury, I researched every possible stretch I could find. Whilst I was on youtube, I found this video all about stretching the IT band by the channel ‘Bob and Brad’. (I always make sure the channel has more than 1 million subscribers beforeContinue reading “Injury Recovery Tip 3: Stretching and Rolling”

Injury Recovery Tip 2: Don’t Self-diagnose!!!

Tip 2: Don’t Self-diagnose!!! Now that I had handled the mental side of my injury, I now needed to finally understand what was wrong with my knee. It hurt at the front of my knee when I walked and it especially hurt when I sat down, went up and down the stairs or ran, butContinue reading “Injury Recovery Tip 2: Don’t Self-diagnose!!!”

Injury Recovery Tip 1: Mindset Improvement, Motivation and Reading

Hi Runners! So, after hopefully reading the backstory to my knee injuries, I will be telling you the top tips I have learnt in recovering from an injury and making the most of your time to fully repair your body both physically and mentally. You do not have to have an injury to follow aContinue reading “Injury Recovery Tip 1: Mindset Improvement, Motivation and Reading”

Injured Athlete Life Update and Recovery

Hi Runners, Welcome back! I just wanted to thank everyone for the overwhelming support I received on my previous blog. I was so humbled to be able to talk about my past experiences with different athletes, and I was so grateful for all the incredibly kind messages I received.  So, the blog, as you haveContinue reading “Injured Athlete Life Update and Recovery”