Just arrived back from seeing the physio at lunchtime today ... and the good news is that I've been given the all clear to begin running (sort of) next Monday.
I've got to start with alternating 5 mins running with 5 mins walking and after a couple of weeks hopefully I can begin gentle runs of around 6 to 7 km (3.7 to 4.3 miles). That will follow a return to the physio on 11 January.
So, on Boxing Day I'll be doing some training outdoors for the first time since 16 November. Fresh air at last. Not far at first, I guess I'll be out for about 40 minutes. And then I'll gradually add more outdoor time and I should be up to 60 to 70 minutes by the time I report back to the doc.
The visit to Rome University at the weekend went well and Keir was impressed with their history department but on the flight home he quietly confessed that he would prefer to study at Queen's University in Belfast. Was it worth going to Italy for the weekend I ask myself ...
And finally ... congratulations to Jen Salter and Sharon Gayter.