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Still poorly & no running...WAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!

Good Morning All 😊

Well here I am...stuck in my bed...wishing I was out runnung!!!

Glands are up & I ache all over but most of all SO fed up that I havnt been able to run since Monday!!!I am REALLY missing the mental aspect of a run...easpecially with things the way they are in my house atbthe moment!!!

I have had to continue working all week as I am self employed & at the moment cannot afford any time off...every time I have been on my to or from a client I have seen people RUNNING!!!

I never thought I would be so envious of somebody running!!!

Somebody send me some magic medicine 😕

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Poor you! Many of us have been there, it's all part of being a runner and we have to learn patience which we're not great at 😕

Injury/sickness is temporary, running is forever. As Elfe5 knows this is just a blip and you WILL run again.

When I've been unable to run (many months 😩) I've planned new routes, looked at races, read up on running related articles and kept coming on here to keep in touch with my running family. It all helps.

I hope you get better soon but please don't start running too soon and ease in very gently. You might feel cra* for a while.

Keep the faith. You will return 🙂

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Thankyou 😊 funny you should say that because i am sat in bed registering for the London Colour Run in June...looks like so much fun...more of an obstacle course than just a run but good fun all the same 😊 enjoy your weekend 😊

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Those colour runs look like a blast! I'm glad you registered. You need some fun in your life. I wish I lived closer (on the same continent 😆), I'd come run it with you. I'll be with you in spirit instead.

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It does look like fun!!!ah that would be awesome 😊

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Oh bless you. You poor thing, you've really not had much luck this year with the lurgies.

Get well soon x

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Ah thankyou 😊 it does feel as though someone up there really doesnt like me very much 😕 hey ho...x

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Poor you - no fun being ill. But do try to rest up well and don't rush things, as it will just end up dragging on for longer. Sending get-well vibes in your direction. xx

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Thankyou very much 😊 at least now i am stuck in bed i cant actually see people out & about running around & feel jealous haha 😂🤣

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You will get better and you will run again. I am still having to wait for better health too so I really sympathise with the frustration. But.. we are runners and this is just a blip. Take care and rest. X

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Oh bless you...its rubbish isnt it!!!seems like i can never reach my potential as i get better for a bit...my running improves a bit then i get something else & have to take several steps backwards again 😣 hope you feel better soon 😊

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Yep, very rubbish! I think for now, I have laid aside “potential” and will just be grateful to be well enough to exercise- walk first, then run. I had a point a few weeks ago when I was getting very frustrated about how my running plans were getting further and further away, so I decided to abandon thinking that way and when I get back to it, I will just “grow” into each running phase as it comes along. Rest & get well soon. Don’t knock yourself back by running too soon. 😘

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Sounds like you are doing a great job sorting out your thinking 😊

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Oh, I know that feeling. 🙁 Get well soon Claire. x

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Thankyou 😊

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Sorry to hear that Claire; your luck and fortune have surely got to improve soon. I hope you are back out there soon.

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Thankyou...lets hope so!!!

If not my luck & fortune then at the very least my rubbish immune system 😁

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Yuksters.... poor you! How hard we find it on the IC.. as her majesty says...new route planning... new techniques...reading running stuff... and even a tiny bit of sale shopping for running gear.. :)

Heal soon and make sure you are properly well before heading out x

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Thankyou 😊 i most certainly shall 😊

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You are going through a lot, aren't you? I'm sending positive vibes so that you get better for good. Sleep is the best medicine but perhaps check with your GP if you don't need vitamin D (just like vitamin C, it does have an impact on our immune system) as you've already had quite a few bad colds in the past months. Take care xx

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Ah thankyou 😊 i think its mostly stress that killing my immune system...along with that comes the lack of appetite so not eating the right things!!!

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Precisely: stress can also affect your level of vitamin D (for lots of reasons apparently, one of them is that you don't assimilate well when your level of cortisol -the stress hormone- is high). Considering that you've had a really big shock, I would check with a GP. On the alternative medicine side, check the ravintsara oil (not the raventsara even if it's extracted from the same kind of camphor trees): it's my remedy whenever I feel my glands are swelling and a cold is in preparation. If you can't find any at Boots, try the Internet (I'm in France and we have special aromatherapy chemists) but make sure you use the oil (preferrably organic, especially if you have sensitive skin) diluted with another body oil (or if you don't have any, a bit of olive oïl will do) because it's very strong. I use almond oil and put it in massage on my throat or chest if I'm coughing, or on my wrists for prevention. It's known to boost your immune system and apparently it's also great to fight against stress. I love the smell (green peppery close to eucalyptus) but some people think it's awful. Have a look at those webpages for more info:

healthyfocus.org/8-uses-for...

anandaapothecary.com/ravint...

A bit of reading to keep you busy ;-)

Sending more good vibes xx

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Ah thankyou very much...i will take a look 😊 x

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I am so sorry you are sick again. It really has been a tough year. All the stress you're experiencing isn't helping you to heal. I know I can't seem to shake this cold with the stress I'm also under. Take it one day at a time and try to enjoy a quiet day in bed (hard to do with a young one at home, I know!).

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I think it is largely due to stress...i am making sure i stay in bed today despite the fact that my daughter's father is apparently not capable of doing anything!!!😣

There are so many nasty lurgies flying around at the moment here!!!Scarlet Fever is doing the rounds in my daughters class at the moment...i am so hoping she doesnt catch it!!!

I hope you feel better soon & that you are resting up too xx

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Poor you, hope you get better soon!

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Thankyou 😊

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Ohhhh, poor you?! I’m sending you some MummyCav magic medicine...I want to make you a bed on the sofa & make some chicken soup & toast, that would make you feel better...hopefully it won’t be too long until you’re out there running like the others...I know what you mean though when you see a runner & you can’t run. I ran yesterday & it was the park run opp my house this morning, torture!!!

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Ah bless you...thats so sweet 😊 its vetu frustratung but it can't last forever i guess!!!fingers crossed this is the worst of it 😊

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My fingers are crossed

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Thankyou 😊

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Poor you. Been there myself several times. Take care and get better soon. I find it is best not to run until you feel 'human' again. Good luck.

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Thankyou 😊 i am going to behave myself & wait until i am feeling much better 😊

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Oh @ClairePottruff73, poor you. As everyone else has said - you will run again.

I'm on the IC myself - last weekend an unexplained groin injury (I didn't hurt myself) caused me to hobble round for 5 days in pain and I even had to lift my sore leg into the car - at least I could work the clutch,

Leg nearly better, when yesterday I had a twinge of pain in my shoulder in the morning (no cause either!) and by 5 o'clock I was driving my daughter home and had to change gears with my right hand as I couldn't move my left arm at all without tear-making humungous pain. Daughter was a tad scared (as was I). Upshot is, a bit less pain, a bit more mobility this morning (touch wood). Big question, why is this happening????

Claire, you make sure you get completely well before going back to running, relapses tend to be worse than the original illness!

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Sorry to hear you're still in pain Ziggy. Have you had that groin pain checked out?

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Hi Irishprincess (bows appropriately)

A little update. My leg mobility improved over the weekend of the 17th/18th, still a little twinge of pain at the top of my leg/groin area, and occasional weakness in the joint, but by Tuesday I could walk more or less OK, and could climb into the car without having to lift my leg. So, I decided it was on the mend - and I would wait a few days before trying a wee run.

Saturday last I was volunteering at Parkrun, and had a bit of shoulder pain since rising, just hoped it wasn't frozen should onset as I have had two bouts of that! I had to drive my daughter to see her grandmother in the afternoon and by the return drive my whole upper arm felt like it was on fire, I couldn't even change gears - had to use my right hand for that - fortunately it was a shortish journey. Pain got worse - I could hold a mobile phone to my ear. So I spent the night sitting quietly trying to move my arm as little as possible. Getting undressed was a long slow process. Sunday morning found a lot of mobility had returned - though a fair bit of pain remained. My Monday I could change gears Ok.

I was persuaded to see the GP so got an appointment on Tuesday. He examined my leg first, said it seemed a bit stiff, checked me out for hernias (none), then he manipulated my arm and tapped my upper spine. He didn't say what had happened my leg, and said my arm could have been a virus, or the way I lay on it or a draft. He said I could run, but advised using a small circuit in case I had to stop. All in all I would have been better off talking to the wall for all the use the GP was. Just hoping that it was all mend OK and that that is the end of it! 8-)

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Blimey you have been through it! That GP sounds hopeless, why don't you get a second opinion? The amount of pain you were in was obviously caused by something and for the doctor to put it down to a virus, maybe, is not really reassuring is it?

Apologies ClairePottruff73 for hijacking your post.

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No worries at all 😊

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I was thinking about a second opinion @Irishprincess , I am new to the practice, I joined it over a year ago and this was my first visit. Unfortunately with the bank holiday I will be lucky to get an appointment next week at all. My pain was approaching being nearly teat inducing at times. GP didn't impress me much/

I plan to go and try a wee run tomorrow. My leg is still a bit sore as is my arm, but I will take it easy.

Apologies @ClairePottruff73 from me as well (now why didn't that link work????)

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Hope the run goes well and pain free.

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Fraid not, after a five minute warm up which was starting to cause niggly pains in groin/upper leg junction , I started a slow run but stopped after 3 minutes as the pain was getting stronger and I didn't want a repeat of a fortnight ago. Will continue to rest it over Easter, then see what happens.

Thanks for your concern O'HRH Irishprincess - enjoy Easter too 8-)

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I'm really sorry to read that Ziggy. There's clearly something amiss.

It might be better and quicker for you to see a physio rather than a GP if you can. Hope you get it sorted.

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Oh you poor thing...that sounds awful!!!

Its so frustrating when these things just seem to "happen" with no actual cause!!!i really hope you are feeling much more comfortable soon 😊

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Poor you, you've suffered so much recently, I really hope you are up and running soon. Big hugs xx

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Thankyou 😊 i am finding resting tricky as i am so used to doing everything here!!!

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I really feel for you. I've just started to get back to it after a bit of piriformis trouble... and that's not gone really, it's just a bit better than it was... guns yesterday I spent all day in bed with a sickness bug that one of my lovely little cherubs at work had passed on. It's very generous of them, but I really would have preferred to pass on this one. Maybe the extra break will do my piriformis injury good.

I hope you are well enough to get back to it soon.

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Oh you poor thing...thats not nice!!!i used to get sciatica all the time before i started running but weirdly it seems to have totally sorted it out which is a huge relief!!!i really hope it sorts itself out soon & that your bug disappears quick sharp 😊

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