All the feelings – pride and pain.

When the physio discharged me he said that there is a possibility that my back wasn’t completely and absolutely fixed, because the Celebrex would have decreased some of the inflammation in my back as well as the inflammation in my foot, disguising the issue.

I had my last Celebrex on Monday morning, and knew that it would slowly wear off during the week. And did it ever. My glutes and hamstrings complained a bit on Wednesday and bellowed with a vengence on Thursday. I used the Rumble Roller and things loosened up a lot, and I felt relatively normal today, with just a little bit of pain to the right of the base of my spine; it felt like it was related more to the state of my glute rather than the state of my spine. I’ll see how I go this weekend, but I think I’ll book in for Tuesday morning and get a little bit of treatment done.

I jammed my thumb into the side of my foot to see if it hurt any and I got very excited that it did not. We’re heading down to Dawesville parkrun tomorrow to restore my parkrun Statesman status (it means I’ve completed every parkrun in the state) and I’m super keen to try and crack out a reasonably fast one on the course – it’s fairly swift, and the last time I ran it they hadn’t finished the repaving so there is a spare 5 seconds right there.

We had awesome news this evening. When Jeremy got home there was a small padded envelope waiting for him. In it was a medal – when he’d signed up to the Gold Coast Marathon he also entered the Australian Masters Athletics Marathon Championship. He’ll admit to everyone he entered for shits and giggles; because as a Masters Athletics WA member he could. The medal? A gold medal, as he was the fastest 35-39 year old male Masters Athlete at the Gold Coast Airport Marathon. He’s even more proud of his time, and I’m even more proud of him.

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