So I’ve not blogged for a couple of weeks and part of the idea of this blog is to keep a journal of sorts of what’s been going on.

Firstly after the City Bay the only “injury” I suffered was some  plantar fasciitis that finally has settled.

I’ve done some new exercises to help with that, but I’ve also discovered a new sports tape Rocktape rather than being a ridged strapping tape it’s a  Kinesiology tape.

What this really means is it’s a great mix between stability, comfort and support and not so much restriction that you’d get from your ridged tape.

I normally have to use hyperfix under normal tape .Rocktape is non laxtex and I’ve found I tolerate it well. It’s a single use product as in you apply it without any sort of underwrap.

I bought 2x 5M (5cm width) Rolls and I’ve gone through one, I’ll probably buy the practitioner roll  next which is 32M.

This stuff is about twice the price of standard tape, but when you factor in that you don’t have to also buy and apply hyperfix it’s almost cost neutral.

I’ve been in a bit of a dark mood the past couple weeks I had some complications from a regular podiatry appointment which kept me out of the pool and sidelined from most exercise.

I’m back into it now, got back into the pool tonight doing stroke correction. I start off a bit too quick and tired myself quickly.

I also managed to swallow so much pool water I made myself sick, not fun at all!

About 12 months ago I virtually failed a glucose tolerance test my fasting was 6 and after2 hours of the sugary drink I was sitting at 7.8 mmol/L not good.

Happy to report I’m now sitting at 4.9 and 6.3

The other awesome thing is I just bought my first ever pair of running shoes.

A pair of Brooks Glycerin 8s

They make such a difference when your foot hits the ground.

Anyhow it’s very late in the evening and I really should have been in bed ages ago.

I’ll post this now and go back and fix any obvious errors out later.