Not quite but very nearly.... I did sing along to a couple of bits before I realised I was doing it out loud and stopped. My lovely dr, who is also a runner so very understanding, said “ 2 weeks? Who told you that? If you are feeling good after 3or 4 days you can do a cheeky little 3k and see how it goes”. So this morning, after waking lying on my left side and realising my hip wasn’t hurting and my leg wasn’t numb, I thought “ go on then!! I will!!”. And even the gentle mizzle when I looked out didn’t put me off.
Put my running gear on, trail shoes in case it was slippery ( it was!!), ate my banana, buff round head to protect my headphones and off I went. I’ve had 4 good nights sleep this week ( thanks Nytol), hydrated well and, apart from a slight sinus headache, I felt really good this morning. No niggly ankle, no hip pain.... so I determined to just do a gentle 30 minutes today even though part of me wanted to do a (not)parkrun. And I stuck to it.
The gentle mizzle developed into a proper downpour as I carried on, which was quite fun really, although I was being very careful not to slip on all the wet leaves and debris that we alway accumulate once the visitors arrive.. all the MacDonalds wrappers 2 yards from a bin....etc.
The last thing I wanted was to slip and injure something else.
I just ran round the outskirts of the town and back along the riverside to Rock Park and then around the big loop of the Park and home. 30 mins and 3.6k ( alright it was a bit more than 3k Dr Smit but I couldn’t do less than30 mins could I?). Home now and everything is in the washing machine, I’m stretched, showered, dried, dressed , fed and watered and feeling great. I’m not being too optimistic AND I’m not going to push it too much too soon, but maybe ... just maybe I’m getting past this hip issue now 🤞
Now just need to shift this damn headache !!!