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Trench Foot

Woke up on Australia Day with a throbbing swollen infected foot so a big fat DNS at the Knapsack 3 hour race. The procrastinatingbaker went up to Glenbrook by herself and had a good run completing 6 laps (30km) in 3:20, while I spent most of the day hobbling around trying to find a doctor so I could get some antibiotics. Absolutely no chance of running. Felt pretty awful and fed up all day.

Today was the little man’s 2nd birthday and I took him to his first little kickers class in the morning. He clung to me like a limpet for the first half with his thumb firmly stuck in his mouth, but once he got over the initial shyness he had a great time. The kit is, as you can imagine, extremely cute.

During the day the antibiotics started to kick in and the inflammation gradually decreased to the point where I felt I could try a short easy run in the evening. Managed a slow and lopsided 9km jog to Sydney Park, stopping on the way back to see what was occurin’ at May Lane. Some sort of graffiti going up with a crowd of spectators. As much as tagging pisses me off I have to say I’m quite a fan of street art, especially really good stencils. There was a guy filming with a really strange camera: it looked like a digital SLR mounted on a board with a hard disk drive and a lensbaby on the front. I’m guessing I now feature, red-faced and dripping with sweat, in a very cool arty tilt-shift street art doco.

Hoping that the foot improves overnight enough to do a long run tomorrow. This is going to be a low km week unfortunately, but hopefully I’ll be back to normal next week.

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  1. rob
    2012-01-28 at 9:33 am

    Hi 5% fat,

    I just wanted to say I like your blog. It’s given me a some good ideas for training sessions.

    I thought I should make a comment as I just put la ink to your blog on mine, and you might be wondering why you’re getting a back link for a blog in Spanish.

    I’m actually Australian, but that’s not how I found your blog; I found it through Tom’s blog, which I had found just before that through another blog called Running for France.

    Anyway, I hope that clears up the strange back link (or whatever it’s called), and your Saturday wasn’t too disturbed by getting a comment from a crackpot you don’t even know over the Internet.

    Rob

    • 2012-01-28 at 10:06 am

      No worries Rob. I wish I spoke Spanish – your blog looks really interesting! Might try Google translate.

  2. Tim
    2012-01-28 at 2:29 pm

    Yawn…. boring – C’mon Fatsy no more talk of injury or sore feet, or even some punks doodling. We need more talk of the home brew and the dark stuff. Even get the invites out so we can come and sample the bloody stuff 🙂
    Talk like this will only see your blog go the same way as Enda’s …..and we want you to last longer then 3 months.
    BTW, hope all is well and you are back with us for more Hurt on Tuesday.
    Cheers

  3. 2012-01-30 at 6:55 am

    There should have been pictures of the manky foot also.

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