First, have a bunch of woodland rhododendrons on me! 10 stamens, so definitely not azalea. Nothing to do with this post; just a bit of cheer.
I had the second appointment on my physio' s re-opening day. Full PPE for her and face mask for me, but it was all handled really well. Verdict on my knee which has been troubling me since 6th April was positive (for a 68 year old). I reckon I lost 12 runs ( 24 days) over that period. Good news was that I had done everything right following an e.mail consultation and there was no structural damage. There is some wear and tear around the knee cap which will need management going forward. Just a question of doing the right exercises and keeping up the heat treatment; all in all not a bad outcome. She loosened off a tight quad and hamstring too; compensation injuries really. A video containing demonstrations of my rehab exercises will follow tonight. Fantastic service. She did give me a glimpse into the future. There may come a time when the knee will dictate shorter/ easier runs, but there is nothing there which should stop me running at all. Plan now? carry on as usual, probably without the speed challenges! I am due to do 8k tomorrow and she said that this and getting back to hills will be fine, step by step. So easy does it; but will I be able to stick to it? I think so this time; had enough of IC - time to post some serious mileage and let pace look after itself.🙂 Healing vibes to all on the comeback trail and welcome back to physios; you are all appreciated 👍
Lovely pic Beachcomber66. It’s great to hear that your physio is back in action again and that you able to get a hands on appointment. Onwards and upwards for you now.
Wise to ignore speed challenges if it means by doing so it will keep you running for longer .
I agree, the IC sucks, and I for one am glad to be off it.
Thanks Dexy 5. She agreed that the longer stride length with "sprinting " was probably a cause, but I think it only exposed existing wear and tear. So, back to shorter quicker strides. I managed that on my last run, so I have a base to work from. Really I have had a poor 5 months when you throw in the pre and post Christmas chest viruses. Just need to clock up a few steady k's. Your progress has been amazing; so glad to see you back! 🙂