Seems like I spend more time injured than I do as a runner. After two months nursing a torn calf – it still feels torn and lumpy but I felt it might hold up to some light running – and inspired by the wife and friends running the half marathon of Buenos Aires on Sunday (while I was giving my online workshop), I finally managed to trot out for 3km last Friday and 4km this evening (unaccompanied by the wife whose quads are still suffering :).
As always with my numerous comebacks, early thoughts are always on trying to keep form and not overstress any muscles and I’m consciously trying to lift my quads a little higher and so have a longer bouncier stride this time round. The softer style new shoes I got from Run&Become back in June help with this and seem to give me better protection that the previous harder ones I used to use.
But I was also thinking about IHTOC3 and the call for papers that I have to get out by the end of the week. It’s an exciting time of year as we start organising a new conference, especially since this one is going to be open to all and not just limited to IH teachers. Let’s hope we can do some solid marketing over the next two months and pull the EFL crowds in on the 2nd and 3rd of November.
So many things to think about – the rooms, the speakers, the sessions, the moderators, my own contribution, exciting times ahead. Let’s hope I can keep injury free for these two months so some fresh air and lively muscles can help me to organise the conference even better than the previous two. Let’s get it on!