Monday, 13 September 2010

Fed up

I am feeling really fed up today as I find that the bruising to my big toe joint is still tender and also that my fourth toe is still painful when walking any distance over a mile. I had taped my toe up today and it seemed to alleviate some of the discomfort.

The next thing that has really made me down-hearted is that my dates were confirmed for my sessional lecturing this evening and I have now found that one contracts coincide with my 45 mile run in the Brecon Beacons...gggrrrr I was so looking forward to that run but the need for money outweighs the need to run a race.


  1. Thanks for the comment on my recent post. I'm perfectly fine now that the severe bruising to my feet (especially my toes) has almost gone. Badly bruised feet is an occupational hazard of mine as a heavy footed 24 hr runner. Very rarely suffer more than bruises, a few blisters, and aching all over my body - inside and out.

    Anyway, about your injury. Without wishing to sound patronising have you looked at the virtual sports injury clinic at In the past I've found it a very useful tool indeed.

  2. Chris
    Thank you so much for this link, it indeed is useful as I currently have my toe strapped together and is helping but this really gives some good info.

  3. Sorry to hear about the injury and the revised priority of money over the race. The Brecons would definitely have been great fun.

    Rest easy friend

  4. Thanks Richard, however I have a cunning plan up my sleeve that will mean a nice little (and cheap) 50 km cross country run a week or so later. You always want a little bit of Surrey and Kent...are you up for a dawdle in late November?