what challenge next

Ok so in january after turning 50 and hitting nearly 17 stone with high blood pressure and bad knees I decide to change my life. Fast forward 6 months of shin splints and pushing my running I am down to 15.9 stone, blood pressure is going down and have just completed the lottery anniversary run, time was not great at just over an hour but I done it. I now want to get to next stage, but what to do. Tough mudder Boot camp 10k any advice would be great. going to gym though bores me to tears.


  • Are you still suffering with the shin splints?

  • triathlon.the cross training of the cycling and swimming means less running and less pressure on running and so less likely to get injuredimage

  • Shine splints still there. Gonna take 3 weeks off now to see if they recover. Could not do that before race as i needed the training.

    Tried ice, kt tape, toe and heel exercise but no help.

    Sprint triathlon mmmm that sounds like a challenge.

    Swapping shine splints for a sore a**e
  • DazTheSlugDazTheSlug ✭✭✭

    trail (or preferably fell image ) running
    less pounding for joints, and less chance of repetetive-strain type conditions developing

    tbf I myself did do a couple of years of improving my times at 10k/Half-Mara before seeing the light image

  • Perhaps you solve the problems in the Middle East!

  • What with my freckles Middle Easy far too hot
  • hornbeam wrote (see)

    Sprint triathlon mmmm that sounds like a challenge. 

    Did an Ironman to celebrate being 50...

  • NayanNayan ✭✭✭

    ZSL Streak for Tigers

  • Oooooh no.

    my short fat white freckled old body with a little john thomas the hyenas would never stop laughing.
  • NayanNayan ✭✭✭

    You did say you wanted a challenge 

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