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  • I slept well, but there's no improvement in the range of motion, although the pain is more under control currently.  To give you an idea of how bad the motion is, one of the exercises I've been given is to bend at the waist, let my arm hang down wit…
  • Shades, at the last Running Miles event I did in the bad wind, they had 3 or 4 loos and they decided to push one over as a barrier to stop the others flying off!  Doesn’t bear thinking about... When I went in there I felt like it was the Tardis as I…
  • Thanks for all the comments everyone.  Appreciated. Honk, I don't get on with the gels either and I've tried most of them.  For electrolytes I use SiS tablets and I have two of them, each dissolved into a bottle of water, in the run up to an event,…
  • That's great news MF!  You've been so patient so it must be nice to be even considering June events.  I had thought about reregistering with my old GP as that would have been possible, but in the end the physio appointment was the key anyway - in my…
  • Good to hear from you Iain.  Great news that your wife did a Half - that's brilliant.  Do you think it's likely she'll do another one?  Sorry to hear you had a bad run at the SVN event, but good news there was nothing wrong.  I think it was one of t…
  • Cal, regarding trying to do that test, I can’t bring my arm up anywhere near that far. Stood up with my arm relaxed so my hand is by my thigh, if I lift my arm out in front of me, there’s no way I can get it parallel to the floor. Same issue if I tr…
  • PS, when I say potentially "complaining about the service", I don't mean complaining about the people I've been in contact with.  They've all been very good.  
  • I saw the GP and he has prescribed stronger co-codamol and also a stronger anti-inflammatory.  He said he thought it was either "frozen shoulder" or some kind of ligament damage/tear, but he stressed several times that the "gateway" into sorting it …
  • Shades, the minor injuries place at Paignton Hospital closed a couple of years ago - I remember there being an outcry at the time. Nearest for me now is Torbay, which I believe is part of A&E over there, but me getting there is the issue at the …
  • PS, I did watch Boston yesterday and the men’s race in particular was very good!  Worth seeing the last 5mins or so if you can. 
  • Khani/Shades - on Friday when I got these meds I called at 7:59, and redialled continually until I got through at bang on 8am...where I was 9th in the queue. They’re obviously busy!  In that one they followed a protocol where I didn’t need to go in,…
  • Thanks Ian.  It's not looking too good though  There's a lump on the top of the shoulder now and if anything range of movement is getting worse.  As you know, I've recently moved house and it turns out getting a GP appointment appears to be quite d…
  • Shades, yes, I've cancelled this weekend's events   Here is another stream, but not sure if works on a phone. https://boston.cbslocal.com/live/channel/cbs-boston-live-video/
  • Hi Louey Shades, shoulder is no good, sadly   For any would-be Boston watchers, this appears to be working. http://123tvnow.com/watch/nbc-sport-network-nbcsn/
  • Well done Shades.  Great race finish and nice medal/shirt too.  Looks like you made the right decision to not do the recovery run - hideous conditions! Well done Khani.  Did you enjoy the course etc - I think it was changed slightly compared to pre…
  • TT, sounds a great trip.  I was lucky to be in Vietnam for a month back in 2016 and it was fantastic.  We went from Hanoi and travelled down to HCMC - loved it.  Hanoi's traffic was something else though! Injury has stopped me right in my tracks, i…
    in 2019 in 2019 Comment by Big_G April 15
  • Cal, the thing I don't understand is that I don't know specifically when I did it!  I.E., when I was decorating/moving stuff there wasn't a specific moment when I knew I'd done something to it as the pain only came on really bad a day or two later. …
  • Watching the Paris Marathon, after maybe 2-3hs of broken sleep  I'm wondering if this issue is a trapped nerve, as well as the rotator cuff, because on occasion my hand/fingers go numb.  I don't say this lightly but at times the pain is a 10/10, if…
  • Best of luck, Shades! Good luck to you too Khani. There’s coverage on Eurosport so I’ll be on the look out for you
  • Ha ha - great pic, Khani!
  • Crikey Robert - brutal, indeed!  I'd imagine the level of detail that was gone through must have been shocking/harrowing at times   No running here, but I walked to and from parkrun, plus walked around the parkrun, so about 6.5 miles in total.  I d…
  • Crikey Shades!  Best of luck for tomorrow! Boston Marathon Monday and I'm hoping a stream will come up again, as it did last year.  If I spot something, I'll post it here for anyone interested.  I see they've changed the schedule for waves 3 and 4 …
  • I don't know Cougie personally but he always seemed to talk sense on here.  You could always rely on him to say "slow down your training runs" to anyone who asked about marathon training.  Obviously this thread is great, but these forums aren't anyw…
  • PS, Shades yes I believe it's rotator cuff.  I've had it before, but this time it's a lot worse, undoubtedly aggravated by the house move/decorating etc.
  • I got through to a GP and he prescribed co-codamol over the phone, so hopefully that’ll take the edge off the pain. Decided not to make the trip to Cardiff so I’ll just see how I am tomorrow AM. 
  • I've had a really broken night's sleep and I'm in quite a lot of pain at the moment.  It's a constant pain, that gets worse if I move the arm in a certain way, and I've got a very restricted range of movement.  I feel I should probably try and keep …
  • Thanks Ian.  I do get their emails so will keep a look out for that. Shades, safe flight and fingers crossed the conditions start getting better. Honk, I'm not a triathlete (however....see below), but I'm hoping to do a bit more cycling this year.…
  • I'm behind too - plus I've picked up an injury to it's looking likely I'll be falling further behind I've only done 3-miles this week so far!
    in 2019 in 2019 Comment by Big_G April 11
  • Shades, for me, the race image on the site goes across some of the text, and also this page shows no detail at the moment.  Does it show information for you.  https://www.twooceansmarathon.org.za/entry-info/entry-process/ Sorry Steve/Shades  It's …
  • Berlin Marathon is also a qualifying event, so I could get it there and potentially more likely to get a sub-3:30 if I'm running well.