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Tendergroin Please, Medium-Rare

That just looks painful!

So today I finished my 5th - 30 minute run and I’m happy....I think?

Not to bore you with a mountain of stats but already I’m running faster and harder with each run. I’ve increased my pace and distance from 2 miles in 30mins to 2.7miles in just 5 days. ‘You should be jumping for joy’ I hear you say......well I would, if I could!

I was expecting general aches and pains, I’m an ex-rugby and American football player so I have done my fair share of training once upon a time (in a galaxy far, far, away). But this was different, even in my 18 stone days training never really consisted of much cardio. I was just expected just to get on the pitch, grab the ball and run in a straight line with 5 guys hanging off my ankles....and I loved it!

But this running malarkey is different, especially when you're carrying around enough extra meat to feed 3 generations of Ethiopians.

The pain in my knees, shins and quads I can deal with....but not my groin, anything but my groin.

I can’t ever remember having a groin strain/pull before and this is coming from the guy who had 2 FULL brown envelopes of X-Rays by the time he was 16, but Jesus H Christ it hurts.

Move my leg - It hurts. Make a cup of tea - it hurts. Move my left eyebrow - it hurts.

I don’t think it’s serious because my ‘Holy and Sacred Land’ all looks normal but just to make sure I’m gonna have a rest day tomorrow. Do some stretches the wife has kindly shown me and hopefully I’ll be back to super shape in a day or too.

So with that I’ll leave you with the wise words from the ancient philosopher Rocky Balboa:

“It ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!”


'Dude, why do you have a frilly shirt?!

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