Well, isn't this a turn-up for the books? Years after retiring my Blogger blog, I've decided to migrate it to a new platform, retaining as much old data as possible, and start it up again. I'm still migrating all the bits across, but hopefully by the end of August 2016 it'll all be here together.
My original blog, Confessions of an Obstacle Runner, was supposed to be an insight into the motivation behind trying to get back in shape, finding OCR and my experiences along the way.
Since last updating this blog, I've started two businesses in OCR and attending over 100 obstacle course races, eventually selling one of the businesses to spend more time with my family. Married to Ali for over 9 years now, Oscar is 5 and we have a new addition Emma who is now 9 months old. I've made a whole host of great friends and lost a load too. While new family members have arrived, rather inevitably, some older family members are no longer with us.
I (had) really stepped up my training, taking a keen interest in nutrition and mobility rather than power and pain management, which was making me a better athlete. I'd say that last year (2015) at the age of 33 I was the fittest all-round that I've ever been, training 6 times a week across sprinting, endurance trail running, strength, calisthenics and HIIT (Through Parafit Bootcamps).
Unfortunately at the beginning of this year I broke both of my wrists, without realising. Carrying on for a few months with increasing pain, decreasing mobility and passive treatment doing little to fix long term issues, I went to see a specialist. A wrist Arthroscopy later and I now look a little more like this...
So, I'm basically back towards starting all over again. Training around the injury is tough, due to the 12-week minimum rehab after which my right wrist will be operated on. I can't risk running due to potential injury if I fall and don't really fancy getting the dressings too sweaty.
So, I figured the blog would be a good distraction from the boredom, and help me to focus on my plan of attack for 2017. Here goes...