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Back after vertigo and enforced running break! πŸ€—

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My Lockdown running had been going really well initially. I had also started doing yoga again for the first time in many years, as well as using a great work out app to build up strength. Sadly, four weeks ago, having just finished a fairly enthusiastic workout, I got up from the floor - only to have to drop back down again as the room starting swirling! I knew immediately what it was (BPV - Benign Positional Vertigo), as I have had it a couple of times in the past. Not nice. Another similar episode occurred the following day, after which I was left with short bouts of slight swimminess from time to time. So no upside down yoga, no workouts and saddest of all, no running!!😒

The last few weeks things have very slowly improved - some days better than others. I have managed work (in a school) and was able to use the exercise bike when I felt better.

Saturday was my first run in four weeks 😱 - went with OH and we ran our local Parkrun course together ( the hill still hurts!πŸ˜‚) I took it slowly, but felt good - getting out for a run again was soooooo nice! πŸ˜€πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ

Not running, was horrible, as it always is - so thoughts as always to anyone stuck on the injury Couch for whatever reason. Stay strong and here's hoping you are soon back out there too! πŸ™‚πŸŒˆx

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Well done for getting out there again!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ These are strange times we’re living in, and not being able to run makes things far worse!😳 Good luck with your next run!πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to David_G

Thanks David - yes, the running helps massively at the moment ( it always does!) so very glad to be back out there.

roseabi profile image

Awesome xxx

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to roseabi

Four weeks felt like an age not to run! So good to be back!πŸ˜€πŸ‘x

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Buddy34 profile image

That sounds horrible Sandra39 it really does. Great you got out for a run and you sound so happy. Hope you continue feeling better πŸ€—πŸ€—

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to Buddy34

Thank you Buddy!πŸ™‚

Grannyhugs profile image

So glad you have overcome your recent bout of vertigo, how awful for you. Hopefully you will be back to normal running form soon. Happy running πŸ€—

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

Thank you Grannyhugs - my fitness doesn't seem to have dipped too much! πŸ€žπŸ™‚

Oldgirlruns profile image

Vertigo is horrible Sandraj - I’m glad you’re feeling better now. And glad that you’re back out enjoying your running again!

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

So good to be running again! Thank you.πŸ™‚

Dexy5 profile image

So glad you could get out and run Today Sandraj39, and it’s great that your OH came out to support you too.

Take it easy and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Do you know, me and OH don't usually run together Dexy, but decided after that run that we should do it more often! There is a local beauty spot (a short drive away) where we like to walk and it is next on our list...St Martha's Hill. It has a little church right at the top of a huge sandy hill. It will be a killer!!!πŸ˜‚

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

Yes I like it when we go somewhere different to run. Sometimes together, sometimes at own happy speed and meeting at the end.

That sandy hill sounds tough!

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

I have walked it many times and am under no illusion - it will be hideous to run ! (I will walk when I need to! )

cheekychipmunks profile image

Oooo nasty Sandra. I’m so glad you’re on the mend now and about to get back running. Well done to you and your OH. πŸ‘πŸ‘Šβ€οΈ

MartinKH profile image

Sounds like a very unpleasant experience, but very glad to hear you’re heading in the right direction and have been out running again.

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to MartinKH

" can take the girl out of running...."πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚ !

Runsome profile image

Great to see your able to get back out there. starting C25K I never realised how important running would be for good state of mind

Hope all keeps going well and until they invent magic running shoes I think the hills will always hurt us πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to Runsome

So true! I have looked hard for those magic shoes!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚

Irishprincess profile image

Yeah! So pleased to read this Sandra. I can feel your joy to be back from here πŸ™‚πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Happy running to you x

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to Irishprincess

Thank you your majesty! Went out again early this morning too!πŸ˜€

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IrishprincessAmbassador in reply to Sandraj39

Ooh you’re definitely back !

limberlou profile image

Oh I feel for you I had a viral form of vertigo January last year and I can remember lying in bed clinging to the mattress while the room whirled round. The most frightening bit for me was my first attack of it came partway along the Link Road to the Motorway and I managed to pull into a lay-by and sat there sobbing. I didn’t know what it was at that time and thought I was on my way out!!! I was on my way to a course and I ended up ringing my son. His mate brought him to me and he drove me home. A couple of weeks later he had it too!!

Took me ages to feel safe driving on my own again once I was better.

Glad you’re back to running again now though

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to limberlou

I agree - very unpleasant and pretty scary the first time you experience it! So good to feeling so much better now though! 🀞x

linda9389 profile image

Glad you're back running again, but how horrible. I have a friend who gets it too often and I'm sure it must be awful. Take care 😘

skysue16 profile image

Oh that sounds horrible! I had concussion once after falling from a horse and when I tried to sit up from a lying position the whole room moved round πŸ˜• I am glad you have managed another run, it is awful when we can’t run!

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