I have suffered from nosebleeds all of my life and had them frequently since I was a wee lad. In the last 2 years though I have got them in what can only be described as ‘clusters’ you know, 3 or 4 in a day for a couple of weeks and then back to normal.
It’s really annoying, I got so many on Sunday that I had to miss Monday at work and didn’t feel good again till about 4pm. I really wanted to have a fresh, nosebleed free start today and hit the pool but NO! Another big nosebleed on Monday night.
I’m getting a referral to see a specialist tomorrow from my doc to get to the bottom of the issue. Cautery has been suggested and I may go for that but reading up on the horror stories gives me chills! Hopefully by this time next week I have some answers :(
Pics from track on Thursday. The stopwatch on my G-shock hasn’t been touched since I ran the London marathon last year but I had to erase it before the session! Boo!
We did 8 x 400’s at a steady pace. I experimented going around the third bend, it was so tough but I’m alive!
Times: 1:25, 1:24, 1;25, 1:24, 1:23, 1:23, 1:16, 1:15.
Have a great Saturday people :)
Breaking The Cycle
In the last 5 or so weeks I have been in a massive rut. I have ran roughly the same amount of distance every week and not been doing my military training. Living in a cycle easier, I think it’s always easier to sit down rather than get up. Easier to do the same rather than change. That’s fine for some but not me. The problem is that as easy as it is to sit around and be bored it’s really, really hard to drag yourself up. Hard to make that change.
I want to break it though. I am nowhere near my peak. I know that I can run faster, swim stronger and work harder, I just need to make those important steps in the right direction.
I did it before in August of 2010 to be exact which was when I created this blog. I can get out of this cycle. I lost five stone in the process last time. I know that I can do it again and lose more weight, get stronger, get faster and be happier. Lets do this!
Write This Run…wow!
I didn’t know what to expect from the event but I am so glad that I went there. I got to learn about blogging, running and hear inspirational stories from some remarkable people.
I feel like I was invited to the event rather than a customer, everything was so personal and done the ‘right’ way. It was filled with people talking to us bloggers rather than at us like with a PR or brand event.
I get to come away from the event with more direction in my life, I feel like I can be a better blogger, runner but more importantly a person because of Write This Run.
I can’t wait to simply do more with my life now! Onwards and upwards.
I got to speak to BBC London Radio yesterday about Boston
They were discussing the bombs in Boston and asking listeners what effect this had on their thoughts and plans for this weekends London Marathon.
The link is here, skip to the 2:18 mark and hear what I had to say. I just wanted to get the message across that us that we are all together and will help each other when the time calls for it.
I Love Wednesdays
As you may or may not know, me and Shameek started our own running crew in Hackney Wick on Wednesdays. RDCY Hackney.
There’s been ups and downs but I know that I want to make it work and continue to see and run with my friends every Wednesday. For the last couple of months I’ve had really bad days on Wednesdays but when the clock strikes 6 it all starts to get better. The anticipation grows and I can’t wait to lace up with my crew.
We’re small, there’s about 6 regulars including myself and Shameek but so much quality there. Lemara and Ounie (above) took to the crew in the best possible way and keep it going now. They’ve never let me down! It’s with people like this that the foundation for an empire are made from.
Charlie Dark, founder of Run Dem Crew often reminisce of the early days of his crew, where him and 6 friends would meet in his kitchen and then run a small loop of Victoria Park. I now know what those memories are like too. I experience it every Wednesday when we’re all chatting pre-run in my living room.
We’re only just getting started, I can’t wait to see what the year has in store for us.