I’ve been running for a few years now, never getting any faster. I’ve done a couple of 5ks and one 10k, but never felt confident. Wheezy, yes. Confident, no
Well enough. I’ve decided to go for it and I’m bringing out the big guns.
Well gun; Adam the personal trainer. Rather than try to coach myself I’m putting my faith in someone who’ll push me. Adam’s a sports rehabilitation lecturer but his background is training, professional sportsmen training no less. He’s trained professional footballers and apparently I’m considerably less trouble. So it’s a project for both of us.
That was in 2011. In 2012 I was diagnosed with early onset osteoarthritis in my left hip. Which explained a lot of things – like why my leg muscles were behaving strangely and I wasn’t getting any better at running.
So now I see a physio a lot. And if you wonder why I talk a lot about arthritis and yoga – that’s why!