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1st Run In 4 Weeks Due To illness

dindy profile image
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Hi All. Came down with a bad chest infection 4 weeks ago.Any who have had a chest infection will know there is no way on this earth you can go running.Had the usual antibotics & steroids and after 2 weeks I thought it would be gone but it was not. IT took 3 weeks before I could lay down to go to sleep without coughing.

The 4th week to be honest I could of started but what with loosing sleep over "friendly" neighbor trying to pinch our land and stop me opening my garage window I have done for 40 years + lost motivation I decided to give it another week.

In all honesty as I am not training for anything it did not matter and was n ot going to get stressed over not running. Went onto treadmill Monday but only for 10 mins and felt OK. Today I decided to go outside and set runkeeper for 15 min run 1 minute walk & 15 min run. I ended up walking for about 2 mins at the break as my throat was burning & another 1 min during the last 15 mins as my legs were like lead.

I was surprised I was able to run for almost 30 mins non stop be it slug pace. I thought after 4 weeks back on the couch I would of lost a lot more fitness. My breathing settled down as normal and not ache from calves like we used to get at start of c25k. I do not think I could do 5k at the moment unless I did run/walk. Today I run 2.57K which I am pleased with.

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Irishprincess profile image

Chest infections really take it out of you and the effects can last for ages afterwards so you were right not to rush back to running. Lots of good food, sleep and perhaps walks to build up the fitness again slowly. But take care because these things can trick us into thinking they've gone and then can reappear taking us back into sickness land.

Andante, andante as Abba says 🙂 (just been to see the second Mama Mia film) and I've now got this earworm..... but good advice for all of us.......

Tbae profile image

Sorry about your chest infection.

Not sure what can be done about the stuff that decides to challenge us.🤔

Learning to lay down quick enough , strangely is a problem for me .🙈

Seeing the brick walls coming and not trying to run right through them is something with hindsight is easy.🤔

A skill perhaps like me to be recognised and honed.

Neighbours expectations are in a different category I feel, unfortunately I am not surprised any longer, and with hindsight and reflection nothing surprises me any longer.🤔

Hope you recover well and get back to your magic of running.

It is a tonic in itself when you return to your happy pace.👍Well done for taking your time and making your return.👍

Take care of you and Atb.🌟👏👏

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misswobbleGraduate10 in reply to Tbae

Sorry you’ve been feeling crook. I hope you’re now on the mend and can get out for some runs. It’s good to escape into the wide blue yonder and leave our worries behind 🙂👍🏃‍♂️

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Tbae in reply to misswobble

Thanks mw.👏👏

Yes I am considering going through my routine just now and going for a gentle run before my MOT with practise nurse this afternoon.

Your so spot on as with many things.Stood on the scales this morning, first time I have been 12 stone in decades.Got to be careful with self inflicted crook/episodes, that I do not lose muscle.That is not what it is about. 🙈

Take care of you, woman of steel and thanks for your concern.💥🏃‍♀️💥

I’ve got to get up and at it.👍

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misswobbleGraduate10 in reply to Tbae

I failed my last health MOT 😁. Shakes head. I was stunned 😳

Cue doc trying to flog me statins I declined 🙄

💪😃👍🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ I felt/feel as fit as a butcher’s dog

Tbae profile image
Tbae in reply to misswobble

Well done you mw.

I am no medic, but take a 10 mg simvistatin for safety and cholestral.I think I could stop it, but not the anti platelet clopidogrel.Too high risk following loss of right eye central vision 27 years ago.

Interesting on the cholestral community on here lots of info and views on other solutions for some to be good without the need for statins.Not for all perhaps.

Hey mw I am more interested in running.👍👏👏💥🏃‍♀️💥

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misswobbleGraduate10 in reply to Tbae

The doc who was pressing me over the statins rejected running as being bad for the joints,so it was always going to be a personality clash 😃

He retired apparently and I got a different response entirely by his colleague who said my good cholesterol was great, and the bad was so low as not to be a concern. Doctors ey 🤷‍♀️

Tbae profile image
Tbae in reply to misswobble

That is unbelievable.That is interesting information and a huge trust issue.Such ignorance 🙈 best retired on a lovely fat pension.

Yes the ldl is critical one in simplistic terms.🤔It is complex as illustrated with dialogue of retired well informed GP’s over on the community.

Just as well that is not the norm.🙈👍👏👏💥🏃‍♀️💥

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