Turned the corner!!

I am now fairly confident that I have turned the corner of my long 6 months slump. I "ran" - parkrun in 44 minutes this past Saturday and walked briskly with a friend for one hour on the next day. No pain or discomfort at all really either during or after. I can still feel the fracture in my foot and during my run I did take it very very easily running a little and walking - listening very closely to it. :) I am planning on a two pronged approach over the next couple of months - limiting my outside running to only parkrun and slowly increasing my time by a minute each week while running a little on the treadmill twice a week increasing form the 10 minutes I can easily do right now by a minute each week. We are going to have a hot and humid summer this year so this slow progression suits that and I do have a 10K to do ( to finish one way or another) in early April and parkrun in Southampton in May :) - plus a jog across the Brooklyn bridge in New York in June - after that, I am sure that I will be ready to go!!! - 12 months after my accidental fall.

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Sounds like you are on the up! Nice to hear you planning ahead and making progress. Southampton is my local parkrun so let me know if you are coming and we could meet up for a run.

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It will be Sat 02 June - that is a bit ominous because it will be exactly a year from the day of my fall. I was supposed to be going to the Salisbury parkrun on that day but because we were a bit short of time to get from Wells to do the pr and then get to friends house in Portsmouth ( and parking looked difficult for the Salisbury run) , I decided to just do a gentle jog instead up into the Cathedral district of Wells from our hotel - bad decision!!!!!! :(

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A new year and new ambitions! I will note the date. It is a busy parkrun here on the common with the usual parkrun atmosphere. By June you will be back to where you were.

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Back on track again! Well done you!

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No - definitely not back on track!! :) but I can now see where the track is!!

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... and that really is all that matters:)

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Good news - and exciting plans to keep you at it.

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Ahh, good news Bazza! Glad to hear that things are improving. You sound like you have a good plan :)

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Thanks - another 10 minutes on the gym treadmill this morning and no problems at all - I will slowly build back to 5k non-stop running over the next 9 weeks but won't force that if anything arises along the way. I will ask my GP for another x-ray in January and see if we can assess what the fracture is doing . Feeling better now - although I have to admit that in spite of the cardio I have been doing at the gym on the rowing machine and stair walker and riding my bike outside, I have lost quite a bit when it comes to actually running, even as slow as I am doing it :)

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You are being very sensible and taking care of yourself. I am sure you will get back to your fitness soon enough - you are doing all the right things :)

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Great news Bazza

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