Well, I've been AWOL from this forum for the past couple of weeks, glad to be back! When I last posted, I was getting ready to run in my first charity 5K after completing Week 6, and I'm glad to say that the run went so so well! I've never taken part in anything quite like it, the atmosphere was amazing! Didn't manage to run the entire 5K, but ran 4.5K and walked for 500m at about the 3.5K point just to make sure that I would be able to run the last kilometer to the line! Ah well, I'll aim to get the 5K before I graduate, I was more concerned with finishing the race rather than setting a new record! But, on the plus side, I was the first 5K runner back for my charity (Bipolar UK)! The event had 2500 runners, and between us all we raised just over 4 million pounds in sponsorship money- very proud to have been a small part of that Also, having combined my running with a healthy new diet, I've managed to shed 12lb recently!
However... as misfortune would have it, I had made it through the run injury-free... but on my way home, I took a tumble down some steps at the station... and my right ankle didn't seem too happy about it and decided to swell up like a balloon over the course of the afternoon- I iced it when I got home (thankfully the OH was with me and went and got the car to save me the walk/limp home) and rested it up for a bit. I've been exercising gently this week and treating it gently and it seems to be ok again, just bumped and bruised a bit I think!
Having had nearly 2 weeks off, I think that I'm going to repeat Week 6 and try and ease myself back in gently rather than heading out for a 25 min run straight off- time to dust off the trainers and get out there again!