For probably the first time this year, I’m feeling like I’m really starting to build a bit of momentum with my training – I’m consistently getting reasonable distances (for this stage of my training) under my belt, and in general, it’s feeling a bit more comfortable.
The one slight physical concern I have right now is about my knees. I’ve jokingly described this year as a last hurrah for them, but at the back of my mind is the fear that they’re gonna hold me back from doing the things I want to this year.
They’ve always been a bit dodgy, mostly ‘cos of constant football injuries and being a bit overweight definitely doesn’t help. In fact, I was on crutches about 8 weeks before last year’s GNR after a tweak playing football.
Just lately, I’ve noticed the odd twinge and ache. Nothing huge, but it just sets the alarm bells ringing a little. I guess all I can do is not over-do things – It’s difficult to set the balance, though, because as far as training and preparation goes I need to increase the distance over the coming months.
Let’s just hope for the best eh…?
Music: Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy