Weekends

After taking a few days off running due to my toes going numb this past week, on Saturday I did 10k and was very pleased that everything felt fine. Then in the afternoon I went for a short walk and after 10 minutes my toes went numb. So that wasn’t a great success, but I walked for over an hour this morning and it was fine, which is confusing but promising? I’ve just decided to take a week off running and see where I am next weekend. To some people, taking a week off running is just called a week. To someone who usually runs 70-80km a week, it feels like a gargantuan task. How will I survive?

This is on my left foot and the left side seems to be where I’ve had all the problems lately. The left side of my body is a checklist of minor issues. This foot issue, slightly tight ankle/achilles tendon, shin splints, tight hamstring, achy hip… really I should just blitz my left leg with some strength and stretching work and maybe things will align a bit better and the nerve will settle down again. At the very least, not having shin splints every couple of weeks would be an improvement.

I spent most of the weekend playing Factorio on my PC. Which is a bit strange, because spending hours playing PC games isn’t something I’ve done for a long time now, but Factorio is incredibly addictive so it keeps me entertained. I also subscribed to Google Play Pass, which give you access to quite a large selection of games and other apps on Android, but I haven’t really explored it yet. Maybe I will try a game out before I go to sleep.

5 thoughts on “Weekends

    1. Thank you Nik. So far my hamstring flexibility has improved quite a lot so that’s promising.

      Which games do you play on your phone? I have become suddenly addicted to one called Game Dev Tycoon which is included in Play Pass.

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      1. I’m still on with Jurassic World Alive but it’s just had a big upgrade & everything’s just different enough that I can’t be bothered to adjust. I’ve decided to give it up (again!). I used to love “my singing monsters” but it’s been so long that I can’t remember / get back into it. 🙂

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