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A (tentatively) lovely run!๐Ÿ™‚

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First run for me in 12 days ๐Ÿ˜ฎ having prescribed myself a running break to try and improve energy levels and help my niggly hip. Set off on my favourite route up on to a local bridleway. My plan was to maybe just do 3.5/4km but once out I couldn't resist the temptation to go a little further and so did a steady 5k in the end๐Ÿ™‚. I was still a little aware of my hip at times but it does seem much better for the rest. Will see how it is tomorrow, but think the key is to keep working on my glutes! I won't do any longer runs until it has settled (promise!!) Oh, but it was SOOO good to be out again - and I definately have more energy again. Hope everyone has good runs this weekend๐Ÿ™‚

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Ah that's really good news Sandra, I am so pleased for you !

I am so glad your hip didn't give you any pain, the rest has done it good by the sounds of it and long may it continue !

Well done on your run today, Flying Sandra is back - Oh yeah ! :-) xxx

Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to poppypug

Well maybe not 'flying' too fast just yet - but definately a steady cruise! Will have a couple of extra rest days now and focus on my strengthening exercises but feel good this morning๐Ÿ™‚


Great to hear you are running again. Sometimes a rest is the best thing to give the body a chance to mend and to re-energise us. Hope the hip improves very soon ๐Ÿ˜ŠX

Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to farawaytree74

Thanks farawaytree, you are so right about the rest. It was definately what I needed. Now to focus on some serious glute strengthening exercises!๐Ÿ™‚

I've been tentatively running again, a 3k, a 4.5k, and a fast 3.5k (I needed to work through some frustrations on Thursday evening - and running fast seemed to help!) I'm also, like you, being careful with my hip, so I'll be building up as gradually as I can. Just 3 runs in a bit over a month doesn't feel too impressive, but so far I'm not getting that niggling pain anymore, so hopefully tentative is working well for me too :)

Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to Ruth_canal_runner

Hope you continue to improve too. It's so important to listen to our bodies I think, and mine was definately crying out for a rest. Now to focus on those weak areas so that I can gradually get back to where I was. Good luck!๐Ÿ™‚

Ruth_canal_runnerGraduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

Yes, got to remember not to get too laid back about the stretches. I have new stretches that need to be done regularly now, it all seems to help. I still think a gait test may be due too... maybe when current money tightness has passed a bit - as I'm imagining 'proper' shoes (i.e. not Karrimor ยฃ25 ones) might be a bit expensive... Basically we know what we need to don't we! Good luck slowly getting back to where you were, and beyond :)

OldflossAdministrator in reply to Ruth_canal_runner

The running fast bit, I can totally relate to that at the moment.. it works doesn't it...? The trouble is, going downhill.. it was a tad scary.. but I got rid of the hassle in my head !



So pleased to see that Sandra. And yes, strong glutes are the key to happy running!

Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to Irishprincess

Thanks IP, another lesson learned eh? "Don't neglect your glutes"!๐Ÿ™‚


Great news, Sandra :) I'm so pleased to see you've been out and about again. I think it's very sensible to take breaks, but what a good idea to go back to your favourite place, and what a great result!

Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to Anniemurph

Thanks Annie, still going to take it nice and easy for a bit, but so far so much better!๐Ÿ™‚


Well done... And I struggle with my hip but I've found this regime very good.


I always do the leg swings and hip routine just before a run and it really helps.

Also great your rest has done you good... Well done! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to ju-ju-

Thanks jj - I will take a look at those exercises.๐Ÿ™‚


Only just seen this Sandra!glad you're out and about again, that's great news๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜† !it's sooooo got today! I'm supposed to be out later I tho I it'll be a short one when the sun goes down more x

Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to aliboo70

It has been warm Ali, but I think the next couple of days are set to be hotter๐Ÿ˜ฉ! Having a couple of extra rest days now but feeling really good after Friday's run. Have been out on my bike the last couple of days and working on my glutes!! Fingers crossed that the weather cools before my next run!!๐Ÿ™‚

aliboo70Graduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

I'm hoping to get my bike out too.had a hip twinge at run club but it wore off after a day luckliy๐Ÿ˜Šget out flutes sorted before GSR! I'm just off out with dog but it's still really hot!!! X


Well done you... and your niggly hip :)


Nice to hear you enjoyed your run Sandra, injuries aren't nice are they, hope everything in rehab goes to plan for you. Keep smiling. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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