The registrar asked if I had seen my x-rays, and I shook my head in the negative. Her face dropped and she said, “Ooooh!” rather ominously, then asked us to follow her into a consulting room. I looked at my sister with wide eyes, and whispered to her, “That’s not good. Not good.”
One minute, you’re walking along making to do lists in your head and planing out the rest of your day, then suddenly you’re falling down a drain and sprawling forward, unable to even get your hands up in time before your head kisses the concrete. That was my Friday.
I am not a distance runner. Never have been. But my mate, Mary, has signed me up to do my first ever running race – a 3.5mile (that’s almost 6km!) – and today was my first day of training. So this is a BIG DEAL for me.