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Off the IC and back in the room

Off the IC and back in the room

Just a quick one and kudos to _SimonT_ for the tagline :-)

After three weeks of intermittent pain, misery and general IC-ness, I felt okay enough to put my trainers on.

Simple objective today: "Can I jog for a bit without it hurting?"

That meant a 500M walk up to the end of the lane and a 500M jog back. That was going to be enough to test whether everything worked.

Trusty watch tells me it's 700M up to the junction and another 700M back. Walking and a slow jog both fine. Done a bunch of stretches. All feeling good. (I had this fear that I'd have forgotten what to do and was hyper-aware of every single creak and groan from every part of my anatomy.)

Physio appointment tomorrow. Feeling back to normal. Hopefully back on form soon. And no, I'm not planning to get straight back into W3 of ju-ju- 's plan without a decent managed ramp up...

Phew.

Thx to all for their concern and kind words. We'll all get there. Happy running and keep cool today xx

Quick amend: A lot of us will remember DaveB46 from C25K. He's had a whole bunch of issues, but is still out there. Pop over to the C25K board and give him a big virtual hug. We miss you Dave!!

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That’s absolutely fantastic! Well done! Bet you’re feeling great after that 👌🏽

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I've got everything crossed, but felt great to be out there. Bit warm here already though. Wouldn't have done it without you, hon, you know that xx

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Yey! Glad you’re up & off...gently does it though & you’ll be back on top form soon & back on the plan, no rush though, the runs & the plans are always there 😉

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Cheers hon. Fingers crossed we'll be back in the land of lame jokes and bizarre playlists before you know it. Time to get back into "Boom" feather ruffling :-)

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Haha ...cheeky! 😂😉

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Good to have you back Stephen

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Good to be back Steve. Roll on the terrible jokes :-)

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What happened?!? I don’t know, I leave you bunnies for a few weeks and you all fall apart!! My July got totally side swiped by mother in law being dramatically flown off Barra minutes froM death... recovering well but it meant life went on hold! But now back playing again..,,and starting from scratch with great pal who was inspired to start. We are on week 3 and enjoying running round loch an Eilean together 4 times a week....then we will be back where I was, wondering what next!

Mr A I hope you are recovering - I guess Paris is looking less likely? I missed your posts (I lost them as I seem to have managed to reset my -ID ..... chin up chest out manage that playlist! Xx

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Sounds like you've had more than enough to cope with, hon.. hope all's good. Running around lochs sounds fantastic xx

Hastings HM and Paris are still very much on the cards. Even if I walk the blighters. I have time enough to get back in the game and get sorted. Just slow and steady...

You shouldn't go away - we fall to bits without you!! xx

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Great news! Looking forward to more of your massively entertaining run posts 👍😁

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The motors are starting to rev again gently... I'll try to be entertaining again one day xx

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Brilliant news sallenson. So pleased for you! Great to have back :) :)

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Cheers, hon!! You may change your mind soon enough tho when I'm back at my fighting weight :-)

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Nah..I say bring it on back :) :)

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That first run after injury is always scary 😭

Welcome back and fingers crossed the physio is happy 🙂

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"Run" would be pushing it.. More of case of "walking with style" :-)

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Aw, toy story...😊

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Excellent news - take it steady.

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Good luck with your physio tomorrow .

Every best wish, I can feel your excitement and relief, understandable, and we know you will build up steadily.

JuJu’s bus 🚌 for the next class of panther cubs now leaves 17th.Your seat and desk are reserved.🤔💥🏃‍♂️🐆💥

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Oh you must be so relieved! Really pleased you are on your way back - I hope tomorrow goes well. 💪🤞🏻

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I need everyone to stop me charging off into the distance until I'm good and ready.

There may be heavy duty elastic bands somewhere. Or just some restraints... :-)

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That’s fantastic news! Brilliant that you could run without pain.

How are the EJBs? Are they a bit melty? Would you consider a hard boiled sweet instead? I mean, I know one wrong move and you’d choke to death but they are a bit more hardy in the hot weather. 😂

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I need to restock, the old guard are a bit gnarly now... But Basset's or some M&S substitute? Decisions, decisions...

I'm not ready to take on a "hard boiled" challenge. There should be another board for "Running Confectionery" :-)

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Running confectionary.... lol please dont start Jay66UK on more sales missions :D

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Great news, Stephen! Will have everything crossed that tomorrow goes well with the Physio! Just take things steady xx❤️❤️

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I'll try hon. Feels a lot better. I'm about to go and do some foam rolling. Or "painful nut crushing" as I tend to think of it :-)

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Just don’t foamroll so hard that you bruise anything, OK...nuts or any other bits! 😂❤️

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I'm now lying on a shingle beach. So i can roll on shingle. Just need pianoteacher to stop by with a cold drink 😂 xx

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I'm a terrible waitress Stephen! Taken me 6 hours to see this and I still can't bring your drink because I'm at Eastbourne Bandstand 😂

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The St Leonards end of the beach today was like [insert generic Eastern European City here] -on-Sea.

But it was still lovely. And as I did a bit of "Deep Water Running" (is that actually a "thing") I did think of Air Hostess Swimming.

You are always with me.

Even played the piano when I got home and could feel your steely glaze and those "How has your practicing been this week?" words.....

xx

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Haha! I was with some piano teacher friends this afternoon and we were discussing what piano teachers say and what they actually mean...... 😂

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That's great news. Easy does it. I think being on the IC is par for the course and we can learn from it. Things like rolling/crushing. strengthening, stretching and even Pilates! I wouldn't be doing any of those things if i hadn't had nigglettes and niggles.

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If "niglettes" isn't already a word, it deserves to be. And rhymes nicely with "twiglets" too xx

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Yay! Back running! Well done! 😎😎

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I'm not sure it's running as we know it x. Think "reasonably determined forward motion:... 😂

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It's a start!😁😁😁

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And touch wood, not the slightest "niglette" evident so far. Hurrah!!

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Good news!

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Great your back at your running Steven ..Go easy tho ..👍

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I will, hon. Everyone needs to restrain me for a while. Woof!! xx

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Brilliant start back to previous form. Slow and steady wins the race. X

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That's sound thinking!! Bottle of Chianti for the lovely lady by the pool please cameriere.... xx

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🍷 cheers!! X

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"Oi, cameriere!! Call these stuzzichini? This is just a small bowl of crisps and a few olives. If I don't get proper stuzzichini with my Campari Soda/Aperol Spritz, you and me are going to have a proper argy bargy in the car park. Okay? Stuzzichini!! Subito!!"

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😁

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Good to have you back. Take it steady and be kind to yourself. X

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I will hon. Feeling good right now :-)

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Good luck Stephen, we’re all rooting for you. Join us when you can, but don’t try to do too much too soon 🙂👍

Sadly setbacks happen to all of us but you’ve been positive throughout this episode 😀 and I for one am in awe of your attitude. 😊👏👏👏

All the best for your running future! 🤞🤞

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Not sure it's been wholly positive. The good news is that I probably feel better as I type than I have for a couple of weeks. Nothing sore, no niglettes, nada.

Don't be in awe, just buy me a virtual pint :-)

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Consider it bought! 🍺🙂👍

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Great news Stephen 😊 glad to hear your back at it 🏃🏃‍♀️x

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Oh no so sorry to hear you were injured. Look after yourself!! I’m on the IC at the moment too...hoping to be back running by the end of the month. Looking forward to getting my trainers on!!!

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Oh no!! You too!! I got a clean bill of health today from my physio with instructions to keep stretching and rolling my left quad. Hip and knee both fine.

What's been happening with you hon?

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Apparently an ankle sprain. I was doing my graduation runs of 30 mins when my ankle just went nope! Ive been limping about for the last 5 weeks. Went out yesterday for a trial run as I was going nuts, my husbands running and now both my kids are doing junior park run!! I did W3R1 just to see.... it held up just about. Was so good to get my trainers on. Glad to hear your getting back to it take care!

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We're all just an accident waiting to happen sometimes :-) Glad you're on the mend xx

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That’s great news. 😄 Go gently.

Still on the IC myself, but I’m allowed to cycle so that’s ok.

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Get better soon dude! :)

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Clean bill of health from the physio this evening. Just lots of stretching.....

I'm on it!!

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Good to hear it 🏃🏻‍♂️💨

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Cheers tiger!! And you gradded!! Good man!! When did that happen? C'mon, share....

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Erm, hope Oldfloss isn’t listening... 😬 I graduated before I started. 2 runs after completing c25k I went out to see how many times I could run round the lake. My wife came along on her bike. I could tell she was surprised when I started lap 3, and at the end of it I knew she’d had enough, so I did another lap 😬 11.9k in about an hour 40. Not a wise thing to do, but I wanted to know how far I could go if I just kept slowly plodding on 🐌

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Blimey!! Was that okay? I'd have died....

What's next? An Accidental HM?

You are a rogue :-)

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It was slow enough that it wasn’t too bad, I’m a stubborn person, so if I slow right down I can grind it out. Very strange tingling sensations in the legs when you finally stop tho.

Sticking strictly to the program now 😇😉 I’ve signed up for a 10k “race” that starts outside my house in November, so trying to keep sensible to limit the chance of IC

I’m at week 6 run 3, should be doing 9k tomorrow, but also supposed to tile the bathroom floor 🤔

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Running always take precedence....xx

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Yeah, I don’t think the run is in doubt, but the bathroom is on the second floor and the tile cutter is in the garden. It’s the stairs between the two that are worrying me 🤣

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Nice one mate haven’t heard from you in a while, thought we’d lost you!

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I had a little meander off-piste for a while. Back in the game now tho :-)

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