After following people's advice yesterday I managed to contact my Gp who was running an early morning clinic today. She has given the all clear to continue running because of the positioning of the stitches but I was under strict advice that if I feel any pulling or stinging that I must stop immediately and rest until fully healed.
I have just arrived home after my wk4 r1 run and I feel absolutely brilliant! I was cautious about what I wore so to avoid rubbing and took a slow and steady pace throughout. I thoroughly enjoyed my run, my breathing is becoming a lot more relaxed and I had a real
sense of being able to get through those more challenging 5 minute runs. When Laura told me I was half way I just focused on the road ahead and before I knew it she was telling me I only had 1 minute left, I knew I had enough left to carry on to the end. I could have hugged Laura when she said that I had done it, and when I completed the last run a jubilant "yes I did it!" Came out lol!
I have 2 runs left of this week, 1 at home in very flat Hampshire and the last run of week 4 in hilly Yorkshire which I have mixed feelings about because I am not sure how well I will cope with it. Does anyone have any tips for running on inclines/declines?