Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Still no running for me :-( so a blog post reviewing Dog Buff®'s by Buffy instead .

Hi everyone my name is Buffy and I'm a ultra running dog in the making ,I'm only still quite young so I can't run to far just yet but eventually I will be .My mum Sarah Gardner-hall is sponsored by www.buffwear.co.uk and is addicted to everything Buff hence my name !! 

As she is injured at the moment I'm not running as much so I have been doing a bit of modeling and product testing of the dog Buff's to keep me and her occupied.

So here is some of the latest designs.
This is the new 2014 Hearts & Stars Buff and one that I Hope my mum gets me soon , 
So the Dog buff not only makes me look cool but it is also very comfortable to wear & when I'm hot my mum soaks it in water and pops it back around my neck to keep me cool .
It's also brilliant when I'm running at night as it has a reflective strip on it so passing cars can see me .

For all my nervous doggy friends this next new Dog Buff is perfect 
Did you know that if my doggy friends wear yellow it might mean they are nervous and need space , so Buff came up with this cool doggy Buff for that purpose. It's a great idea and not many people know about it , so if you have a nervous doggy this could be perfect and they will look cool too . 

It's a hard life been a dog and I have to guard my mum's Buff kit & Im hoping she is running again soon as I need a run a walk is just not the same.

So for now it's woof from me and hopefully my mum will be writing the next blog & then I can also get back out running too & swimming in Chasewater.
But for the time been my job is to guard the house and guard her Buff kit & chew bones ( it's hard been a dog ) .

Just a thought for all my mums running friends if you see her at tr24 at the weekend beware she may be grumpy as she isn't running , just a word of warning from me . 

Monday, 14 July 2014

Resting still !!

Well it's been a good 2 weeks since Endure24 & I'm still having an enforced rest due to a egg like bump on my leg :-(
After finally having some courage to let a physio have a look at it and a scan I now know that it's a slight tear & not shin splints or a broken bone thank god !!
So what happens now ? 
Well I have 19 days till the Buff epic trail race in Spain on Aug 2nd  www.buffepictrail.com 
So it's more rest lots of painful massage to break down the blood which has conjeeled in the lump , ultra sound treatment & dry needling ( not my favourite past time ) as I don't like needles. 
What is dry needling ? 
In between my physio sessions I'm also icing my leg as much as possible. 
So for once I've been told that I'm doing the correct thing by not running & the rest will do me good ( even if I'm not happy about it ) .
But I know that if I don't I won't be able to do my main race of 2014 & I will be absolutely gutted .
So for now it's rest , rest & more rest & lots of physio & ice to get me to Spain.

It's also great to hear that my fellow team Buff uk ultra runner & friend Duane Roberts will also be running with me in the Buff Epic Race so Team Buff uk will be rocking the alps.