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Back in the IC - Amazing Timing 🙄

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10

Warning: Sorry, miserable, fed up, post alert...

Six months after my last stint in the IC and I’ve strained my back again. Working in freezing conditions lugging bags of garden rubbish around...yes, it’s my own silly fault. I really thought I’d got it sussed as the running, the yoga, the strength exercising - it has all been going so well! And it’s two days before the Santa Scramble, my first chance at some bling 😩. I suppose I can walk it and avoid the obstacles - not really right though is it? Delicate Pilates exercises for me and possible visit to the Osteopath again. Yay. 🦆🦆 🦆

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Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Ooh TailChaser that’s such a shame. Hopefully a few days rest will help you. But you must dress up as Santa, even if you have to walk it. Hope your back is better soon. 😘🏃‍♀️🤶

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10
in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy, I’m going to go no matter what! Just probably won’t do the obstacles, which is a shame as I was looking forward to acting 30 years younger! Got a freezer block on it at the moment which is doing much better than any paracetamol or ibuprofen has done so far. 🤗🤗🤗

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to TailChaser

Well we’ve been asked to a Royal Navy Christmas Ball, the night before our Santa run. We originally weren’t going because we didn’t want to compromise our run. But a friend has had 4 people back out on his table of 10 at the last minute and has said tickets are already paid for please come and join us. So we are going for the dinner and a bit of a bop and try not to stay out too late or drink too much. Good job the 5k is the last race 🎅🏻🤶😴😴

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10
in reply to Dexy5

Oh wow, that’s going to be a challenge! When Katnap had his special long service meal a few weeks ago he swore blind he’d be up for Parkrun the next day. I ended up driving him home the next day as he wasn’t even up to driving let along running 😂. Sounds a fantastic thing to go to though, I hope you have a fantastic (& fairly restrained) time! 🥂🍹☕️☕️

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to TailChaser

The first challenge was finding a dress in the wardrobe that fits. Luckily I’ve lost a bit of weight with running. We will be putting the Santa run first though - we owe it to those who’ve sponsored us.

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10
in reply to Dexy5

Good for you, I hope you have lots of fun at both events 🤗🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️🎅🏼🤶🏻

So sorry to hear this TC, just hope that all the positive work you have done will aid a quicker than expected recovery 🤞

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10
in reply to uncle_wiggy

Thanks uncle, I’m hoping so too. It’s been a while since this last happened. 🤞🤞🤞

Irishprincess
IrishprincessGraduate10

I feel your pain as I've done exactly the same thing. First time it was lifting a big garden pot and the second time it was lifting a dog. Don't. Ask. 😩

A few days' rest might sort you out, fingers crossed.

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10
in reply to Irishprincess

Gardening is just a dangerous job...as is lifting dogs! Actually it’s partially our old cat’s fault that I have a dodgy back in the first place - she tripped me up on the stairs years back! So maybe it’s gardening and pets??? 🤔 Thank you IP, actually the ice block I wore for about an hour earlier today has done a brilliant job and it’s starting to ease. Still going to be very careful though 🤞🤞🤞

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10
in reply to Irishprincess

Lifting dogs is a risky operation. Sometimes unavoidable at the vets. Our Old English is small for the breed but weighs 35k! Don’t know whether she is getting heavier or I am getting weaker...sadly probably a bit of both!! The hazards we live with...🐶🐶 good job we love them.

Irishprincess
IrishprincessGraduate10
in reply to Beachcomber66

It was my mum's and was only a Shih tzu! But he was old and had arthritis and was struggling to walk down the stairs so I stupidly lifted him from the ground to walk him downstairs to put him in the car. At the time my back was fine, it was only on a run the next day I realised my mistake 😩😩

Sadly, he's now in doggy heaven 😥 but I've learned my lesson. No doggy lifting for me from now on, weights are safer 😏

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10
in reply to Irishprincess

Fewer teeth too!!

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10
in reply to Irishprincess

My cat will be tripping him up in heaven then, bet she’s done it to everyone by now 😼

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Sorry to hear that TC - hope the IC is short-lived this time

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10
in reply to JonathanP

Oh I hope so JP, thank you 🤗

MutleyShuffle
MutleyShuffleGraduate10

Noooo! How miserable and frustrating for you TC! Gardens are dangerous places, I often get carried away out there and risk doing myself an injury. Hope the ice does the trick and you are back on track soon...

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10
in reply to MutleyShuffle

The ice did a fantastic job thank you H. I was really surprised as it’s never really had that good an effect in the past. I really should know better than drag big garden rubbish bags around but it’s been such a long time since I last had a problem. Going to go on a long walk tomorrow to collect the Santa suits, so we’ll see how that goes 🤞🤞🤞

MutleyShuffle
MutleyShuffleGraduate10
in reply to TailChaser

Good luck for tomorrow, hope you can still be Santa!

Gran4z
Gran4zGraduate10

So sorry, hope it feels better soon. Thank goodness for osteopaths, I have a brilliant one that keeps me mobile. Had a fab., sports massage last month...it was excellent. Might be worth trying; maybe? Rest, relax...it will get better. 🎄

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10
in reply to Gran4z

Thank you! I’m going to see how it goes over the weekend but a sports massage does sound a very nice idea (which is an improvement on yesterday when I didn’t want anyone near my back 😅). It is slowly getting better now though Gran4z, long may it continue 😊🤞🤗

Gran4z
Gran4zGraduate10
in reply to TailChaser

That's good to hear. Hope it's muscular and not a disc thing. My massage included hot stones, which is so soothing to tired sore aching painful muscles...the warmth was majical. Wishing you well, be kind to yourself, and enjoy the walking at the event. Keep warm. 🎄🙂🌻

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10
in reply to Gran4z

Oh that sounds sooooo nice Gran4z, I may just picture it in my head when I go to the Osteopath 🥰 It is mainly muscular I think but I do have a dodgy L3 that flares up occasionally and I think it’s been irritated by a bug I’m fighting off (as well as the gardening work). I will be so wrapped up tomorrow I will look just like a small, beardless Santa 🎅🏼🤶🏻🎅🏼😁

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate10

🤦‍♀️Noooo! Flippin heck TC! Sorry to hear that, what is going on with us?? Ouchy bums n sore backs just like the old C25K days 😫 Mr Flara has done his back in too, been on his back since Sunday 🙈 Can only echo ice and rest ~ Grandmother 'n eggs 👵🏻🥚 You know what to do 🤗 Happy walking at your event, sure it'll be great day 🤗🤶🏻🎅🏼 Take care 🦋🏃‍♀️🦆

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10
in reply to Flaraflarkin

Thanks Flara, I thought of you and your ouchy bum yesterday and thought maybe my back had come out in sympathy 🤭 My theory is that as newbies (& Mr Flara?) we’re all getting very tensed up because of running in the cold and wet, and it’ll be easy next year as all our muscles and joints will be super strong and flexible 💪💪💪 (well...I can dream...). Roll on the Spring, that’s what I say! 🌞 Santa will be fine, just got to be careful and resist any temptation to throw myself at an obstacle 😂. Hope there’s enough ice to share in your house, sounds like you’ll going through the mill at the mo. You both take care too 🦆🏃🏻‍♀️🦋🤗

Katnap
KatnapGraduate10

I'm sure you'll find something to help carry you around the course. 😸

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10
in reply to Katnap

You? 😉

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Oh no TC, that isn’t good. 👎👎👎👎 I hope you’ll be up and running again soon. There’s plenty more bling out there waiting for you. Chin up. 👍👊

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks Cheeky, I am going to get this bling, it just won’t be the same if I walk it. Osteopath booked for Monday, so some severe body crunching & pummelling coming this way 😱. Going to sleep on the floor tonight see if that makes a difference... Whatever happens, there will be photos tomorrow (not of me sleeping on the floor obs...)😁

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to TailChaser

Good for you TC! You’re a trooper that’s for sure. Looking forward to your pics! 😀

Hope you have a restful night on the floor - if that’s possible! 🤔 💤

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10
in reply to cheekychipmunks

The floor really helped cheeky, pics on their way 👍👍👍

I have absolutely no medical knowledge but when I suffered minor sprains, I've used patches like Voltarol. You can keep the patches on for 12 hours and it might just be a placebo effect but they've helped me in the past with a back and calf strains. You shouldn't take ibuprofen or aspirin if you are using this type of patch. The Santa Scramble sounds like great fun - good luck.

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10
in reply to whibbles

Thanks whibbles (I love your name btw, have you got pencils up your nose and underpants on your head?). I’m using the ibuprofen gel that’s supposed to go on my hands, but that doesn’t make as much difference as just sticking the ice pack on my back (the ones you put in a freezer bag), that has been brilliant so far.

Santa suits are sitting next to me waiting to get wrecked tomorrow, and we’ve managed to book our slots with the gap in the weather by the looks of my weather app 😀👍👍👍

orangeguy
orangeguyGraduate10

I know how you feel, just back from over a month on the IC myself, there's never a good time, this running lark is so addictive. . . . take care and feel better soon.

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10
in reply to orangeguy

It’s a pig isn’t it? Really missing the endorphins and it’s only been a few days. Thanks 🤗 slowly on the mend now. Hope you’re getting back to it ok 😊

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