First 10k since my 'summer of injury'!πŸ™‚

..and how sweet it felt to be out there on my favourite route today!πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ Although this was far from a PB timewise (!) today was all about the distance and just enjoying the trail.πŸ˜€ Some of the route I had not run for months and it was a little bit like seeing an old friend; trudging across a hilly field and ambling up a path still overgrown with nettles and brambles (that took a while to get through!) Muddy tracks in shady places and leaves coming down in the gentle breeze πŸ‚πŸπŸ‚ - this is what I love about running and these long, 'lonely' runs are what I have missed. After sciatica left me with nerve damage in my leg, I am at last running without feeling weaker in one leg and have moved on from those 'compensatory' niggles. I just felt good and happy and so very, very grateful to be out there! Happy running everyone!πŸ˜€πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ

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  • You have done brilliantly Sandra, great return to form at last πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸΌ

  • It has really tested my patience at times πŸ˜«πŸ™ and has been hard work...but worth it now. ThanksπŸ™‚

  • Great job, lovely to see you back to the long route; take it steady now and enjoy the sweet, sweet, feeling of success :)

  • πŸ™‚ Thank you Helen.

  • You can't beat a good old 10k for lifting the spirits.

    I am still building back up and it is still a few weeks off, but everything is looking good.

    Well done Sandra, it is almost worth getting injured for (not).

  • ...not! But yes, hard work always pays off.πŸ™‚

  • Great news Sandra😊

    Back on your trails. x

  • Thanks Jan - happy meπŸ™‚

  • Lovely! So glad you're back out there, with a great 10k to celebrate :)

  • I'm really pleased to read this Sandra. You've had a hard summer but you're now back where you belong πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ

    Enjoy the winter πŸ™‚

  • Yay - brilliant, good news that you had a lovely run back out on the trails πŸ˜€

  • Sorry, only just found this post! So glad to hear that you are much better and back on the trails. I love being out in the woods in Autumn, the colours are lovely and I like the noise of the crunching leaves as I plod along 😊

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