Half marathon and sciatica

Half marathon and sciatica

Well today my friend and I completed the Tewkesbury Half Marathon in 2:28:09. Not as quick as my debut in Cheltenham two years ago, but today, at 4 miles, the sciatica that I was struggling with 2 weeks ago returned. All that pounding on pavements I guess. So a disappointment, as we were hoping for around 2 hours 20, but it looked at one point as though I was going to have to stop completely. Just goes to show what sheer bloody mindedness and determination ( and a good friend) can do! Resting up, and now I'm not running, the pain has subsided.

I'm the short one in the photo!

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  • Congratulations! Nice bling and still smiling.

    That took some guts to carry on.

  • WOW! Well done Caj. I am extremely impressed with your grit and determination. KABOOM!!

  • Congrats and well done for persevering. The bling looks like it was wort it though.

    Hope you take a bit of a break and get that back into full working order.

  • Oh well done! - I am full of respect for anyone that does a HM, let alone with sciatica!

  • Excellent, thats a great time, CONGRATULATIONS ! ๐Ÿ˜Šwell done for running through the pain, true grit! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Congratulations and well done that is a great time even in spite of you sciatica. Rest up and happy healing.

  • Well done ladies! Fantastic. Half marathons are not the easiest of distances so hats off and respect to you both. To run with sciatica must be very scary as you'd be afraid of seizing up completely. I wonder if it was the pre-race anxiety. We get very tense about things, the build-up, the prep the night before, not to mention the hours of training. You don't start getting nervous though til the night before though when you start doing your pre-race checks. Maybe it was that what caused it to put in an appearance. It just shows how we run things off though doesn't it.

    You get a well-earned rest from running for a few days now. Enjoy it. Pain free I hope

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