Thursday, July 31, 2008

Recovering pyschology

My right achilles gave way a couple of months ago. Not a major snap, never really could not walk but spikes of pain reminded me that all was not well. Initially I kept going but after a week of no healing progress, a period of rest ensued. This was interupted for a three week period of partying (on the dance floor) that set things back a bit but a quieter period allowed recovery. The question is, how quickly to push up the training? Too much you are back to square not enough you will never build the fibers back up to strength again.

It becomes as much a mind game as a friend pointed out. The mind is saying step up the training. Time will tell if this is the right choice.

Wouldn't lifestyle linking my achilles tell me the right path to recovery?

A. NO, it would have helped prevent it in the first place.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Small food change, breakfast

Breakfast is standard, bowl cereal, sometimes oasts and two slices of bread. I decided it was good to get a bit of fruit in for break fast, so replaced one slice of bread for a piece of fruit. Not every day but its a small change that has been easy to do.

direct sunlight and sneezing

Does anyone know why direct sunlight makes you sneeze or does it just happen to me?

Hayfever season on the horizon?

Thursday, February 14, 2008

my knee and me

I pretty much stopped mountain biking about 5 years ago because my left knee would give me great pain after about 30 mins in the saddle. But I was pain free walking, skiing, swimming etc. That is until last week. My knee seemed to react badly to my return to the swimming pool. Looks like it is time to investigate what has gone wrong with the knee?