It’s been almost three weeks since I last ran and if I wasn’t so exhausted I’d be going mad. Three weeks ago I was suddenly struck down with an almighty back ache. It seemed to come from nowhere and totally floored me. As it subsided I was left with an ache that went from my lower spine to my left hip and deep into my groin. Gradually the ache worsened.
This week I finally braved the doctor. She was thorough; besides the back/leg problem I was also experiencing dizziness. She diagnosed Labyrinthitis and (tentatively) bursitis of the hip. The combination of the painkillers and antibiotics has left me feeling sick and worn out. To be honest, I’m just getting through a day’s work, if I can, and just sleeping when I get home.
Ironically my Great Winter Run number arrived in the post this week, reminding me that in six weeks I have the hardest 5k of the season to do. And, not only that, Mo Farah is meant to be competing at the Cross Country Championships held at Holyrood Park after I’ve run! I have to be there. I have to!
Hopefully the pills will do their magic, the swelling on my hip will soon subside and I will no longer fall over whenever I left my head like this…..