Visiting Paris with a broken ankle

Having cancelled a trip to Australia due to a broken ankle I was adamant to not cancel my trip to Paris. I had briefed my friend that she was going to have to help me a lot if we were to go but she was adamant that she’d rather be pushing me around Paris than…

Diary of a broken ankle: Week 6

I spent the first night sleeping in my boot as was too scared to take it off and leave it unprotected in the bed. However I soon learnt that the moon boot is so heavy that any time I wanted to turn over in my sleep I had to lift my leg with my hands…

Diary of a broken ankle : Week 5

Week five of a broken ankle was much like the weeks previously but with less pain. I spent the majority of the week sleeping and resting as much as possible to ensure prime bone healing in the hope that Friday would be the day that I would have my cast taken off. Friday was filled…

Diary of a broken ankle : Week 4

Saturday 14th January Today I ended up with a small cut on my finger. Forgetting I was on blood thinners I just left it as I usually would. A few minutes later I realised that the bleeding had intensified, so I grabbed some tissue to wrap around it. 15 minutes later I was still bleeding….

Diary of a broken ankle : Week 3 

Sunday 8th January My inability to sleep is starting to drive me mad. It’s taking me about 2-3 hours of tossing and turning before I fall asleep then I wake up every couple of hours with pain as I’ll have moved my leg in my sleep to a position not suitable for my cast. Nights…

2016 : Running review

Up until Christmas Day I would have said that 2016 was one of my best running year. Actually scrap that, regardless of my Christmas Day mishap and current broken ankle 2016 has been my best running year. The numbers Total runs: 103 Total distance ran: 233.5 miles Number of races: Four 10Ks Fastest 10k: 1:13:44…