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Andrew and An Unfortunate Acronym

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10

[Younger and sensitive forum members should look away now....]

As many of you know, I've been battling with what to me has been agonising pain, but to most of the physios I've visited has been "just a scratch". No real running for a few weeks. Niggles in my left knee, hip, IT Band and (latterly) arse.

I have been through the assorted advice (and Sports Massage facilities) of my local sports physio.

Enter Andrew. He of the Nuffield Centre in Tunbridge Wells. A new physio in a new place, courtesy of health insurance.

Andrew is taking me through what can best be described as a Physio-Enhanced Niggle Improvement System.

Yes.

Andrew is using his PENIS on me.

I arrive in Royal Tunbridge Wells. Well, High Brooms, which is the decidedly rougher bit of town. A gym and treatment centre next to a multiplex cinema, a bowling alley and a branch of Frankie and Benny's. Classy place.

Andrew's prognosis on Friday was "Probably 4-6 weeks before we're back on track, but let's do a gait analysis on Tuesday to see if there's anything we can do there. Come in your running clobber. In the meantime, do these exercises with religious fervour."

He also set out his measurement scale of pain vs complexity of underlying problems. In order for numpties like me to understand he uses a ruler as a metaphor. On Tuesday my PENIS was around 5 inches. Room there for considerable improvement.

The new accursed data privacy legislation means that they can't any longer film me on their iPads, so I'm under instructions to bring my phone with something called Hudl installed. Some video capture and movement analysis app. Beloved of golfers allegedly. Tho I'm not called Brian and don't habitually wear beige.

I turn up for my appointment suitably suited and booted. Where's my phone? Ah. Charging. At home. 40 minutes away. Own goal then. I explain my predicament, but undeterred I'm shepherded onto a treadmill. Complete with knobs. And Sky TV. We set the thing going. Nice and slowly. I jog for the first time in, well, weeks. I wait for the pain. The awful, searing pain. There is no pain. I just sweat a bit.

It's seems like Andrew's PENIS is going its job.

I jog for 10 minutes. I stop. Andrew has been walking around the treadmill, eagle-eyed, looking for horrific gait issues. There appear to be none. He suggests increasing my cadence. I know about cadence. I've written sodding posts about cadence. We go again. I remember "Patter, patter, patter." I sweat a bit more. I wait for more pain. No pain. Gosh.

We head downstairs to a treatment room. I get to do some one-legged calf raises. Andrew says that doing these is really for the benefit of the muscles in my feet. I'm inclined to believe him. He's not given me any exercise I've not heard of or haven't done before. But understanding from a human being why they're important and what they're doing feels like a big step forward. And better than any YouTube video. Or even, heaven forgive me, an actual book.

Andrew gets out his ruler visual aid. On the effectiveness scale I'm now a whopping 8 inches.

Top Banana.

I am overwhelmed with PENIS envy. I want to get to 10 inches. I intend to grasp it in both hands. No matter how long it takes to extend that far.

Another session booked in for next week. Bring my phone. Working on feet and ankles next.

But best news?

I can run again!! I'm allowed to run again. Keep my cadence up around 160 BPM. That means accursed Podrunner. And no more than a couple of kilometres. No particular horrors with my gait that need correcting. Andrew just wants more of a forefoot strike for a week to see how it goes.

Woohoo!!

At this point, while I don't quite skip back to the car, I feel human again. And grateful to Andrew for his Unfortunate Acronym.

And guess who's going to run up and down a bit in the morning? But do his enlargement exercises with sweaty abandon before then?

Yeah. Me. Brandishing my 8 inches with pride. Thankfully it's a quiet road and no-one will see me. Possibly apart from one of the neighbours and he walks around stark naked most of the time anyway. East Sussex is kind of weird sometimes.....

Welcome back to my bafflingly peculiar world of polysyllables and innuendo. Missed me? Nah, thought not....

xx

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LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10

Words fail me, and its not often that happens! But I for one, am glad you are back on the road again!

Take it easy tiger, I'll try not to get envious!

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to LoungeLizaard

It was kinda time to shake the place up a bit lol :-)

Who doesn't enjoy a good old-fashioned innuendo?

tony_a
tony_aGraduate10

🤣🤣🤣 I cannot find the words to respond to that post

Great to see you’re back off the IC though 👍

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to tony_a

Is "Words fail me" a good thing?

I'm back in the game baby!! :-)

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10

🍆 😂😂😂Good news in all seriousness. x

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Good news? Brilliant news!! And I'm just loving the aubergine. You are a norty lady Alka :-) xx

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate10

Can I just LOL?!

😂😂😂😂

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Tasha99

You can LOL or even push the boat out to LMFAO hon. We're all grown ups here enjoying the holidays :-) What's an innuendo between friends?

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to sallenson

😍

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate10

Welcome back. If you're tempted to wave (your new found manhood) at any other runners you see, think very carefully 👀

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10 in reply to telford_mike

🤣

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to telford_mike

I've usually made do with ferns..... we country folk.....

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10

I love an extended innuendo taken all the way to what can only be described as a logical conclusion! And oh boy, you took that innuendo and ran with it. 😂

But seriously good news by the sounds of it, Sallenson - am very pleased for you. Keep up those exercises now.

Sadie-runs x

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Sadie-runs

I will hon. I will be a total zealot. And starting posting YouTube links. And become doggedly dull. xx

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10 in reply to sallenson

Dull?! Never?! A runner with fewer niggles? Yes!

I used to hate strengthening exercises; I love ‘em now as they have kept me running niggle free (touch wood) for almost 5 months. 😁 You got to service the car before you take it out for long spins. 😂

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Sadie-runs

We may need to do some Springsteen detours if we get into cars.... that's no bad thing mind.... xx

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Sadie-runs

One needs to run with care when brandishing one's innuendo though, or one might trip over it, or might endanger other runners.

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10

Awesome progress!!! Just looked up Hudl and downloaded it - might be useful for horse and rider too 😁👍 So glad you’re off the IC again - happy running (well, except for that neighbour, anyway!) 👊

What great news. 🍻🏃🏻‍♂️

Sometimes you just gotta suck it up, ignore the pain, take it like a man and push on through.

I only have only question, did the arse niggles start before or after the visit to Andrew? 🤔

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to YoureDoingGreatPet

😂😂😂

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to YoureDoingGreatPet

🤦🏻‍♀️

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to YoureDoingGreatPet

Only you, Michael, would have asked that :-) xx

YoureDoingGreatPet
YoureDoingGreatPetGraduate10 in reply to sallenson

Sunday name 😬 I must be in trouble 😆

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10 in reply to YoureDoingGreatPet

OMG 😂😂😂

In the words of Dick Emery (appropriate for the post) “you are naughty but I like you” 😂

I’m going to email you the entire contents of my junk mail folder - there should be something in there to get you to 10 inches 😂😂

Great news Stephen! Boom 💥💥💥👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to _SimonT_

😂😂😂

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to _SimonT_

🤩🤩🤩

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to _SimonT_

Is that like the weird Ice Cold pants thing that we all got lumbered with a while back?

Meanwhile, don't you have "sheep" to attend to?....

DeeRunning
DeeRunning in reply to sallenson

Ice cold pants? Don't knock them 'til you've tried them.

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to DeeRunning

It's YOU!! It's YOU!! Be still my beating heart!!

Oh wowsas!!

My beloved Dee is back again!!

How's my distant lovely?

DeeRunning
DeeRunning in reply to sallenson

Hi! 🖐 Good to hear you are becoming niggle-free! You're back on track, lad. 👍

I'm ok! Running a few times a week, stuck mainly on treadmill still, so that is what it is.

Still investigating icing stuff... put my buff in the freezer (oooh, matron!) for outdoor run on Monday (sigh, I just don't learn) but that was a fail. As was the run in the humidity. Same same, my friend. Nothing to report here.

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to DeeRunning

Aww honey!! Glad you popped your head over the parapet. I miss the old times tho.... xx

DeeRunning
DeeRunning in reply to sallenson

C25K is the age of innocence, isn't it. Good times.

Nah it's all good here! Had a fab run today, getting fitter and running further so life is peachy. Just rather be doing it all outside ☀️

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

I would like to say here that I have PENIS envy, but the thought of running around sporting 10 inches is curiously repellent in a woman, so I will confine myself to saying how pleased I am for you. And remember, size doesn’t matter (though that saying could only have been coined by a man with a very small PENIS)

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to FlickM3

Or someone re-enacting Spinal Tap with a foil-covered cucumber.....

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to sallenson

Lol

Is Andrew’s Number like the Borg Number 0-10.🤔.

Is their hope after 10.🤔

That is great news Sallenson.

Another session booked , the mind boggles.🤔

No wonder poor Jay is concerned about the size of the boat. 🤔

Please note someone got rid of the train.Not sure if that was on a cost basis.🤔

Keep healing and posting.

Don’t miss the boat/flotilla.

I do not even know where it leaves from on the 17/08/18.

There is no harbour at the Nuffield is there.🤔

Take good care of you.💥🏃‍♂️💥

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Tbae

I think there was a bus last time. No loos. The DVD player got a sandwich stuck in it. And some of the boys emptied bottles of IrnBru on the back seat to stop the girls sitting there. And then there were fights. And someone stole my cheese.

It was like Made in Chelsea really. Only less real. :-)

Tbae
Tbae in reply to sallenson

Yes your right it was a bus.🙈😂

I had forgotten all of that.🙈😂

But that’s par for the course with me.Just a silly old fool really.🙈

Yes the loo thing was awful, come to think of it, I do remember not seeing the latest sign in loos , you know the one the 3 P’s

All that goes down here is pee, poo and paper.

Great that you are making good progress Sallenson and thanks for a good laugh and the fun.

More to come.💥🏃‍♂️💥

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate10

Good news - innuendos aside I’m really pleased for you. Not feeling quick enough for innuendos right now so here’s a 🥕. 😆🏃👍

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Dizzysmum17

Nothing beats a carrot. Except an aubergine. I dunno. Ask Ripcurlrana71. Beats me :-)

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10

I am pleased you have your recovery in hand!! Welcome back sallenson :) ;)

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Lorijay

Hang on, let me check....

* looks down *

Yup. There it is.

Now. Where did I put my trainers :-)

PaulBrad
PaulBradGraduate10

Sounds like there’s a happy ending on the way at least 🤣

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to PaulBrad

It was "touch and go" there for a while... :-)

PaulBrad
PaulBradGraduate10

😆

Brilliant news Stephen and a great post to boot!

Congratulations and welcome back to the happy world of running 🏃‍♂️👍👏👏

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to David_G

Let the madness commence!! xx

Gran4z
Gran4zGraduate10

Welcome back, and thank goodness for Andrew and his acronym ! You must be delighted with the 8 inches 😱😂

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Gran4z

At least my shorts won't fall down again. Hopefully....

Gran4z
Gran4zGraduate10 in reply to sallenson

Well thank goodness for that! What would Bedgebury locals say😂

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10

😂😂🤣🤣😂😂

Glad things are looking up - good to have you back! ❤️🏃‍♂️

Welcome to the forefootstriking side of life then,

I guess...😃

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to mountaindreamer

Is forefoot striking good? I have no idea. I know heelstriking isn't. If only someone could post a YouTube video :-)

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10 in reply to sallenson

I think they keep changing their minds, and it depends who you ask. Some people now say you’re best doing what comes naturally, even if that’s heelstriking. Some say fore to midfoot striking is better for you. Forefoot strike is natural to me (even if I do it badly! 😖) and I find it best for shock absorption for my spine. 😊❤️

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to mountaindreamer

Maybe wearing red lycra is the way to go...

Baffling this stuff. I'll listen to my Inner Andrew for the next few weeks... xx

Sadie-runs - the only logical conclusion for this innuendo must be a happy ending... 💦 😂

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to _SimonT_

Oh, there's always one isn't there. Always one who takes the gentle innuendo in hand and thrashes the life out of it and leaves it soft and leaking on..hang on...stop now.... :-)

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10 in reply to sallenson

Squeeeeeak! Guffaw!

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10 in reply to _SimonT_

No no, stop it, it’s too much 😂

YoureDoingGreatPet
YoureDoingGreatPetGraduate10 in reply to Sadie-runs

That’s what they all say when faced with the Mighty Medically Enhanced Member (of this running forum)

amanda2463
amanda2463 in reply to _SimonT_

Enough simon.. really 😂😂😂

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to amanda2463

He never used to be like this. I can only apologise for his feverish contributions to what has been a measured and sane set of responses so far... :-)

amanda2463
amanda2463 in reply to sallenson

Absolutely its all Simons fault 😂

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to amanda2463

Brexit too? Bit harsh. I'm still _SimonT_ 's buddy.... 😁

We've got history...

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Great news on the 8, even better if you can get to 10, Andrew certainly is top banana, but where are the pics?

_SimonT_
_SimonT_ in reply to ju-ju-

😂😂😂

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to ju-ju-

You're a very visual person Julia. But on this occasion at least, pics are likely to induce either nausea or envy... xx

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator in reply to sallenson

!!!!

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate10

I have clearly been focused on the wrong thing for the past few months! I never realised that strengthening exercises could have such dramatic results 😁😁 good to have you back

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Berksrover

All these side benefits should be picked up and run with....

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate10

Well you sure know how to make a (re-)entrance Stephen! Glad it's good news x

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Saartjie

Sure do, hon!! I saw the opportunity for a bit of light banter and, well, just completely over-cooked it. Again. :-)

😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

JaySeeSkinny
JaySeeSkinnyGraduate10

Well obviously everybody needs an Andrew. I’m glad he’s working wonders for you - and am really actually quite jealous that you’ve found a way to get rid of niggles. Not too sure my husband would be too chuffed if I told him I was trying the PENIS method with Andrew. Food for thought🤔

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to JaySeeSkinny

Wearing my "slightly serious" face for a moment, Andrew's being great. Probably best not to mention an alternative treatment plan to hubby tho :-)

Definately missed you! And so glad to have you back on top form, if not running yet then absolutely posting top form.

Love that you are now feeling a good 10 inches 👍. Look forward to your next post! 😂🤣😂

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to SandieF

Aww, hon. Ta!! It'll be back to trees and squirrels and stuff for me now. Hopefully. xx

orangeguy
orangeguyGraduate10

😂😂😂 !!!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10

Welcome back!

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Jay66UK

Me arriving late to the party and then breaking the doors down....

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10 in reply to sallenson

As long as it’s doors and not your legs you are breaking them we’ll be fine!

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Jay66UK

I'll try not to, hon. There's part of me that's a bit excited about getting out there at lunchtime. I might well drop a post onto the C25K forum. A whole set of people who can be alarmed by me :-)

W1R1 Redux here we go, 2-3-4.....

Aim for 10inches and not 5k it will be a much more rewarding experience for everyone 😘😘😘 great news xxx

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to amanda2463

I'll see if I can run for 10 inches today and see what happens xx

icklegui
icklegui in reply to amanda2463

Hmmm, I think we've had this discussion, and slower and longer is usually better for all concerned.

I'm saying, if you aim for 10 inches, I fear disappointment.

... what were we talking about? 🙈😅🍆

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to icklegui

I was in the mood for a quickie today....

Oh, Stephen, for heaven's sake, just STOP THIS!! :-)

Mummycav
MummycavModerator

I have held in my giggles while reading your post sallenson ...I am an hour in front of you lot & poss a bottle of wine too...8 inches is something to be proud of but grasping 10 inches with both hands, well, this is certainly no mean fete!! But I am sure that you will manage...I want to move to East Sussex!!! Lol x

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Mummycav

Giggles and wine? Woof! My kinda lady!! xx

Richard7
Richard7Graduate10

I now need to go and have my stitches removed!!! A great read and sounds like you are doing well.

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Richard7

Slowly sloughing off the IC and getting back down to business :-)

Kar43
Kar43Graduate10

Fab read as always there Stephen 😊😁🤣

Even more fantastic is you can get back out there 🏃🏃‍♀️🏃🏃‍♀️let's do this 😁 are you going to take it easy easy? Or attempt ju ju's new plan?

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Kar43

My wife looked sternly at me last night and said "Slowly..." I think she meant the running, not the improved wotsits :-)

I'll do a run from each week of the C25K every other day and see how it goes. ju-ju- will be patient and wait for me :-)

Kar43
Kar43Graduate10 in reply to sallenson

🤣😂🤣

Good plan 👍🏃🏃‍♀️😊

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator in reply to sallenson

You will get there...

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to ju-ju-

Yup. I'll have a wander out at lunchtime and see how C25KW1R1 feels. 60 seconds of running? Is that even humanly possible? Wowsas... xx

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator in reply to sallenson

Good stuff.... you need a mantra- inspired by Andrew perhaps?!

Tbae
Tbae in reply to ju-ju-

What a Brillant idea Ju-Ju.

Endless possibilities.🤔

Perhaps Stephen could open it up to the forum to come up with suggestions for his mantra.

Perhaps not.

But how about Our Wullie Runs Again.🙈🤔😂

Be careful this might bring a whole new meaning to 10 the magic number the 10K plan.🤔

💥🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🐆💥

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to Tbae

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator in reply to Tbae

clearly 10 really is the Magic number for sallenson !!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10 in reply to ju-ju-

Head full of lyrics from The Beautiful South...

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Jay66UK

My own personal Beautiful South was in fine shape when we went out at lunchtime. Next time I'm expecting a podium or a flagpole or other suitable erection :-)

Tbae
Tbae in reply to ju-ju-

I have suggested to Sallenson on your post that he brings his seretary to take notes at a group session of the panther cubs , so he can participate in formulating his own mantra as you suggest.🤔

Also suggested leave the top banana, Andrew at home, maybe he may complicate things. Perhaps not.🤔😂

💥🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🐅💥

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10

🤣🤣 Missed you terribly! Wishing you lots more improvement. Welcome back!! ❤️

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

Good to be back, hon xx

I promise no more silliness, honest!! xx

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to sallenson

Oooh don’t do that! I absolutely love the “silliness”! 😍❤️

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

I don't think I'm genetically capable of not being silly. You've been warned....

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to sallenson

You never fail to make running sound like so much fun and that’s inspired me to have so much fun along this journey. So thank you!! ❤️

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

Careful.... You know what I'm like with spontaneously bursting into tears....xx

Tbae
Tbae in reply to sallenson

Just a question mentioning tears 😭.

If Andrew’s measurement shows 0-1,does he offer treatment or does he just leave his patients on the couch.🤔

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Tbae

Not sure. Maybe he just asks the people milling around the building to come in and have a good laugh...

I just had people swooning in anticipation lol xx

Tbae
Tbae in reply to sallenson

I guess Andrew calls the shots.

It is the garden of England after all and maybe it’s the top banana growing region.

Maybe Andrew could drum up more business else where.

Perhaps he is looking to expand into many different fields.

Why am I bothered about Andrew’s business,

Oh yes, I remember he is successfully repairing Stephen.

Atb 🐅, Go you 💥🏃‍♂️💥

Tbae
Tbae in reply to Fabulous450

I do not see your name down on the list for the boat 17/8/18.🤔

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Tbae

No Tbae! Thought about it a lot (🤪) and I’ve decided to leave it for now. It doesn’t seem quite right for me yet. I’m going to get regular 5k’s under my belt and then will see what’s next. ❤️

Tbae
Tbae in reply to Fabulous450

Whatever is right for you.👍👏👏

Whenever you are ready, jump on.

Go you Fabulous.💥🏃‍♀️💥💃

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Tbae

😁 Thank you!! ❤️

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

Wise as well as fabulous.....xx

So just seen your comment on one of posts and thought I’d read your latest to get to know you a bit better! Wow that was an insight and then some 😂😂😂 hilarious mate, really made me chuckle x

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Dee_N

Oh Lord!! Someone else who thinks I'm a complete nutter!!

I do have sane moments from time to time. Honest!! xx

Dee_N
Dee_N in reply to sallenson

Haha please don’t justify! Bloody amazing post 😊xx

Dee_N
Dee_N in reply to Dee_N

In fact you’ve gained a follower...anyway that can make me laugh gets a 👍🏽 from me!!

Anniemurph
AnniemurphGraduate10

Thought I'd strayed onto Tinder for a moment :O

Not of course that I know what goes on on Tinder. My daughters tell me about it.

Erm...

I'm very pleased you're back, with your 10 inches :)

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Anniemurph

It's good to be back. I'm under strict instructions to take it nice and easy and Andrew knows best.

C25KW1 here I come - deja-vu all over again eh?

Tinder? The very idea :-)

xx

Hidden
Hidden

Oh my word, how I laughed!! So glad you’re back on the road though, brandishing your 8 inches with pride :) remember it’s not the size, it’s what you do with it that counts! 😂

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Hidden

I'm going to brandish it at C25K W1 at lunchtime. Just to see it proudly vanquishing those 60 secs of running.

Deja-vu all over again. But with added innuendo... :-)

Wow!!! I was looking forward to coming back to C25k and it appears it’s been renamed C210ins in my absence. Can’t remember the last time I saw........

But I digress.. glad you’re back Stephen. I’m just off to the hospital for an X-ray on my errant wrist. It got jealous of the attention the ankle got and has been jumping about shouting “ look at me mummy, I can hurt too!!”.

Still at least it won’t affect my running.... just every flipping thing else!!! Except texting ( done with one finger)

I want an Andrew, Emma’s ( my physio) good but she’s not like the real thing 😜

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to limberlou

Blimey hon you're in the wars - big hugs okay?

I seem to have lucked out with my physio. But he's the third in what seems like as many weeks. Sensible guy tho and is doing me the world of good.

I've got my EJBs all packed and ready for "The Return of C210ins - W1" just to see how I get on. Fingers and toes crossed xx

limberlou
limberlou in reply to sallenson

Well another 5 and a bit weeks and I’ll be back there again too. Still THIS time I KNOW I can do it

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to limberlou

Time to start ticking off the days and planning your re-inaugural outfit!!

What's your plan to get the show back on the road, apart from nice and gently?

limberlou
limberlou in reply to sallenson

Well ive been doing core strength and was doing arm stuff too till wrist got worse. And I’ve done gentle ankle exercises and then walking every day ( for my 50 mile August Challenge - 12 miles left to do), and I’ve bought a wobble board to build ankle strength.

Then doc suggested speedwalking the last 2 weeks before I run and then I’m going to start at week 1 and work my way through again.

I know I’ll be tempted but im planning to do the whole 9 weeks and not suddenly belt out a 5k or two midway........ but I’m not promising. I’m hoping for stronger and better after this injury.🤞

Oh and I’ve already bought the flamingo leggings.

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to limberlou

It'll be fantastic. Cos you're fantastic!!

You'll make a whole new set of running buddies and you'll go in with your eyes open and full of incredible wisdom and advice.

This is going to be absolutely brilliant... xx

Those leggings sound like the best thing ever xx

limberlou
limberlou in reply to sallenson

I’ll post pics when I start. Flick will be soo jealous!! 🤣

Hope your lunchtime 'quickie' goes alright!

Personally, I don't have PENIS envy, but I am hoping that my Niggle and Injury Prevention Strategy remains sound. That's right, I'm counting on effective NIPS.

If anyone wonders, it's all about Taking It Tortoise-Slow ...

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to icklegui

There is the start of minor epidemic of saucy acronym building :-)

Get in there!!

Hidden
Hidden

Can I just add that, faced with a 10inch "improver," I would probably set a new PB over 10K, which is saying something as I'm on W5R1 on C25K.

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Hidden

But you have a great pic on your post Ian!! Good luck with W5 - sure you'll smash it!!

Sarararara
SararararaGraduate10

Brilliantly funny! I just wrote “Do you come on audible?” But had second thoughts, given the general tone...

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Sarararara

That was a wise decision. You know what they're like on here. Tongues will wag. And maybe That was the wrong thing to type. Gosh, this is complicated..... xx

I'm feeling a bit envious now... Both my physios kept their PENIS under wraps - no 10 inches for me!

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Eiralas

It's probably a Kent/Sussex thing. It's very weird down here xx

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Can't believe I missed this!! Fortunately canteen was largely empty so one weirdo giggling at her phone was pretty much ignored!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣

😂😂😂

(Can’t speak as laughing so much).

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