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Health & Fitness

My diary about health and fitness, injury recovery from a serious car crash in the beginning of 2006, including several subsequent operations to help fix the damage.

 

10 Things I Learned From Running My First 10K
21st June 2017Health & Fitness
On the 18th June 2017, I completed my first formally timed 10k run for the Glasgow Mens 10K, and I was raising money for Cancer Research UK as well. After months of training from the couch to 10k, diet, running plans, running gear, injury and recovery, here's what I learned from the experience.
Running style, heel strike & shin splints!
14th May 2017Health & Fitness
I've been suffering from shin splits ever since I started running a year ago. It seems to be a persistent problem where after 2 weeks of running twice per week, about 3-4k distance each run, I then have to take a few weeks off to recover from shin splints.
Glasgow 10K for Cancer Research UK
12th April 2017Health & Fitness
As part of my latest fitness drive, I've set myself the triple challenge of not only competing in my first competitive event and raising money for charity, also I have also set a time to complete the run in as well.
Combatting Shin Splints with FootBallance Insoles
6th July 2016Health & Fitness
FootBallance Insoles are the latest thing in running technology. These are essentially 100% custom insoles which can be slipped into any shoe and provide arch support. Do they work? Read on and find out.
No Pain, No Gain! (A lesson on when to say STOP)
19th June 2016Health & Fitness
I've been going out running now twice a week gradually building up the distance while improving my pace. I'm aiming for a consistent pace, not a fast time. If I can keep a consistent pace from start to finish and then improve that pace I'm doing good.
After Thirty Four Years, I Learn to Run
23rd April 2016Health & Fitness
After 34 years on this planet, I finally get why people run. I mean, I always understood why people were running in the park or down the street but it was always accompanied with mockery. "That seems like a painful way to spend time."
Final Knee Surgury
1st March 2016Health & Fitness
Finally, after a year of being referred between various physios and consultants, I have had my final knee operation which has at long last fixed my damaged knee.
Diagnosed with Sleep Apnea
7th October 2015Health & Fitness
For the past, I don't know how many years I've had problems sleeping. Sometimes difficulty in getting to sleep, other times difficulty staying asleep. Even when I wake up thinking I've had a "good night" I am more tired, more drained and feel worse than when I went to bed.