Saturday, 4 February 2012

I like to ride my bicycle.......

Last January I had ran 190 miles in training and raced in two fell races.
This January I have JOGGED 28 miles and WATCHED two fell races.

I'm in despair regarding my injury. I have spent over 200 quid at physio and not feeling that much improvement.
In desperation I visited the doctors again and asked if I could get referred to a Groin Specialist.... she is going to send me for an ultra sound scan. Suppose its better then the hip x-ray they sent me for last time!!!
The groin problem I have had since the BGR but I have been able to manage it myself. The bigger problem is in the lower stomach - almost like a muscle tear but becomes very painful if I over exert myself. Sometimes it hurts to get in and out of a car or lie down in bed. The physio thinks its all connected with the groin.
I have found a groin specialist in Bradford but at 190 quid for a consultation im holding back for a little longer.

To keep me sane and I have been cycling to the odd fell race to take photos. It allows me to keep in touch with my fell mates and also helps keeps me a little bit fit, but nothing is a substitute for running.
I have entered the Fred Whitton Challenge so at least I have got something to focus on. Not sure it was the right thing to do after seeing them hurtling down Kirkstone pass last year!!!
Im still enjoying reading other folk blogs and hopefully this blog will start being a RUNNING blog again soon, but in the mean time I'm afraid its still a photo blog.

Ullswater

Martindale Hause

cycle miles



Blakes winner Ricky Lightfoot

Carl Bell chasing Kim Colinson

congrats



Bassenthwaite

River Lowther - Askham

Kirkstone

Snowy Blencathra

Ullswater

9 comments:

kate said...

those photos are lovely, don't apologise for posting them! good luck with the fred training :)

Stuart Stoddart said...

Kate
you not meant to wish me good luck your meant to give me advice!!!!

ultra collie said...

those pics are amazing stu
good luck as you seek out the cure

Chris said...

Hi Stuart. Fantastic photos. I've checked you out on blipfoto. I had a similar problem to you with a torn adductor giving shooting pain into my groin for about 6 months in the first half of 2010. I had to give up attempting to run, and just stuck to cycling for about 6 months. Good luck with your recovery.

Mountain Kat said...

Stu really great photos. Just seen your comment - sorry I missed you at Blakes' - I was obviously too focussed on doing my job! Thanks for the good wishes too - still getting used to the change of pace!

Stuart Stoddart said...

cheers UC - good to see your going well.

Chris - It hasn't slowed you down!!

Kate - I must of been stood right beside you!!!

Nick said...

Stu, your injury couldn't be what Desert Racer was suffering from, could it? I think it was called Gilmore's Groin. Here's his blog. You may need to scroll back a long way and do a lot of reading.
http://www.desertrace.co.uk/
I hope you can get yourself sorted out.
Best wishes, Nick.

Stuart Stoddart said...

A million thanks Nick -
I have left Richard a message - I have known about this injury for a while but hoped I never had it, but after reading Richards blog it sounds identical :-(

Nick said...

Best of luck Stu. I hope you get yourself fixed.