Leeds Chiropractor Completes the 2013 BUPA Great North Run

It may have been wet and windy on Sunday but Leeds chiropractor here at Revive was up in Newcastle upon Tyne for the BUPA Great North Run.

After months of training and getting myself into shape I can honestly say all the training was worth it and I had a great day. Admittedly it could have been a little warmer, but the support was fantastic and there was a great atmosphere. Seeing the red arrows overhead as we crossed the start line was incredible. It also showed how far back we started, as TV coverage showed the red arrows flying over the Tyne Bridge, already packed with 100’s of runners, meanwhile we were over a mile behind still waiting to start!

We completed the race in 2 hours and 6 minutes which I’m quite happy with. It is quite hard to run fast with that many people on the road and you can only overtake people on pavements for so many miles before you just relax and enjoy the atmosphere. I soon realised that by weaving in and out of the crowds we were missing put on all the goodies being handed out by the generous crowd. The best free hand-out though has to be beer; although I can’t say it is easy to drinking beer whilst running!

I’m running the Nottingham half marathon in 2 weeks and will be looking to give it 100% and take 10-15 minutes of my Great North Run time. We will soon find out if my confidence is misplaced.

Leeds Chiropractor Completes the 2013 BUPA Great North Run

It may have been wet and windy on Sunday but Leeds chiropractor here at Revive was up in Newcastle upon Tyne for the BUPA Great North Run.

After months of training and getting myself into shape I can honestly say all the training was worth it and I had a great day. Admittedly it could have been a little warmer, but the support was fantastic and there was a great atmosphere. Seeing the red arrows overhead as we crossed the start line was incredible. It also showed how far back we started, as TV coverage showed the red arrows flying over the Tyne Bridge, already packed with 100’s of runners, meanwhile we were over a mile behind still waiting to start!

We completed the race in 2 hours and 6 minutes which I’m quite happy with. It is quite hard to run fast with that many people on the road and you can only overtake people on pavements for so many miles before you just relax and enjoy the atmosphere. I soon realised that by weaving in and out of the crowds we were missing put on all the goodies being handed out by the generous crowd. The best free hand-out though has to be beer; although I can’t say it is easy to drinking beer whilst running!

I’m running the Nottingham half marathon in 2 weeks and will be looking to give it 100% and take 10-15 minutes of my Great North Run time. We will soon find out if my confidence is misplaced.

The Great North Run is This Sunday– Leeds Chiropractor goes for glory!

Finally, after all the training plans, updates and training tales, this Sunday Leeds Chiropractor Alison Eaves to take on the Great North Run. This is the final blog before the big day and includes last minute changes to the race plan and preparations for race day.

I’m a competitive soul and it is with a tinge of annoyance that I have to tell you that instead of running the race as fast as I possibly can to achieve the quickest time I’m going to take it a bit steadier. I’m running with a friend and being the good soul I am, have promised to run it with her. I think we will end up a bit slower than I would have aimed for but nevertheless it will be a great day out and lots of fun.

What isn’t there to enjoy about running with 40,000 or 50,000 others for 13.1 miles? I’m really excited, just a shame that the weather looks it might be a bit on the damp side. I just hope there will be plenty of enthusiastic support and lots of Jelly Babies.

For those of you on tenterhooks following the mystery shower incident (see earlier blog), I’m pleased to say I’m back to full fitness and no further heel pain. I will update the blog on Monday to share photographs and evidence that I actually completed it.

Chiropractor in Leeds Runs Wetherby 10K and Suffers Unusual Heel Pain

What a great weekend! I went into the Leeds clinic for a few emergency chiropractor appointments on Saturday morning, caught up with family on Saturday afternoon and then ran the Wetherby 10K on Sunday. One slight problem…with just a week to go until the Great North Run I’m having a bit of heel pain.

There is some irony in a chiropractor suffering from any type of joint pain but when you have just written blog entries discussing the causes of heel pain it is even worse. If you are a regular follower of the blog for Revive Chiropractic then you may recall a couple of posts about heel pain. Just in case you missed them here are the links (you may need to copy and paste the link into your browser)

http://www.revivechiropractic.co.uk/#/blog-news/4556540902/What-is-Plantar-Fasciitis/5922343

http://www.revivechiropractic.co.uk/#/blog-news/4556540902/Plantar-Fasciitis-–Part-2-Exercises/5962948

Following the 10K I felt some pain on the inside of my heel and it hurt to walk. So I poked my plantar fascia, no pain beyond the usual tightness I’d expect after a race. I checked the achilles tendon and this was not inflamed but when I rubbed a particular spot on the inside of my heel it really hurt. So I took off my sock for closer inspection and found that the painful spot was the exact same point where I had dropped the shampoo bottle on my foot in the shower that morning! There was a little red mark and a small bruise from the impact. Bizarre injury! I have obviously inflamed it a little by racing so I’ve had the ice on it. I’m actually quite relieved that it is nothing more than a bit of local irritation so it should settle fairly quickly with regular icing.

Leeds Chiropractor Alison Eaves can diagnose your cause of heel pain or any other running related injuries. For an appointment call 07828 686026 or visit www.revivechiropractic.co.uk

And for those interested I completed the course in 50.31. A couple of minutes outside my previous best but quite happy considering I’d been suffering with a cold all last week (good excuse!).