tick... tock... tick... tock...

...  BONG!

That’s 2 016 hours of stress fracture rehab in the bag, 12 weeks of no-running done and dusted. Today I went for my first proper run in three months – a very gentle but steady and continuous 10 whole kays, and I’m happy to report I can officially be called a runner again.

This 10k epic was by no means easy: my lungs complained continuously, but my legs loved it and my mind was in heaven.
I felt alive again!

So now it’s Operation FitSpeed – I’ve got 10 weeks to blow the cobwebs out these lungs, pack maxi fitness into these legs and load a good dose of speed into this body in time for a Salomon showdown in September. Watch this space!