The British 10K is 3 weeks away and sadly it looks like I’m going to be missing out on it. I’ve been reading on various blogs and noticing how excited people are getting for the event as it promises to be a fun filled day for all (Nike have teamed up with Tiger Balm and even arranged for professional masseurs to tend to the needs of runners, pre and post run, as well as some lucky spectators!!)Thousands of individuals have signed up for the event individually, through running clubs, running crews and social groups. Kristina Colbert (shown above) and the rest of the members of the all ladies ‘She Runs LA Crew’ are set to make an appearance from across the pond as well as the The ‘Run Dem Crew’ from Shoreditch, London. Running is such a great way to have fun, relieve stress and escape the everyday hustle and bustle we’ve all become too accustomed with. I can’t wait to soak up the atmosphere and cheer the runners on. Check out a video shoot of She Runs La Crew below

The British 10K is 3 weeks away and sadly it looks like I’m going to be missing out on it. I’ve been reading on various blogs and noticing how excited people are getting for the event as it promises to be a fun filled day for all (Nike have teamed up with Tiger Balm and even arranged for professional┬ámasseurs┬áto tend to the needs of runners, pre and post run, as well as some lucky spectators!!)

Thousands of individuals have signed up for the event individually, through running clubs, running crews and social groups. Kristina Colbert (shown above) and the rest of the members of the all ladies ‘She Runs LA Crew’ are set to make an appearance from across the pond as well as the The ‘Run Dem Crew’ from Shoreditch, London. Running is such a great way to have fun, relieve stress and escape the everyday hustle and bustle we’ve all become too accustomed with. I can’t wait to soak up the atmosphere and cheer the runners on. Check out a video shoot of She Runs La Crew below

Worst fears

Pulled up on Wednesday doing sprint circuits in the park. Heard a pop sound so feared the worst as I fell to the ground in a huddled pile of pain. Guess the stubbornness in me coerced my better judgement to go home and ‘RICE’ the situation rather than go to A&E. Well, the pain hasn’t stopped and the doctor has just told me I’ve got a tear in my hamstring. What grade it is is impossible to tell without an MRI but I’m guessing its bad cause the sound I heard was gut wrenching.

Enough with the negative vibes for now. The reason why I decided to share this gloomy news is cause I have the British 10k coming up in a month and the 19k Tough guy assault course the week after and I’m determined to make it back in time for both!!! I’m going to be doing loads of research as to what may aid the recovery apart from the obvious resting and icing to give myself I fighting chance to compete and also enjoy the wireless concert this year to the max (the lineup looks better each time I see it).

If anyone has any tips on a quick road to recovery (barring Ugo Monye-esque Harlequins physio and rehabilitation staff on tap that got him back in time for the premiership rugby final) please do tell me your useful tips and tricks :-)