Hello lovely runners
So, it feels like a lifetime ago that I was C25k-ing with the rest of you. I started in August and made good progress all the way to W9R1 when I got hip bursitis and had to stop. Weeks and weeks of physio, rest, patience (and impatience!) ensued, and life got in the way. I tried a couple of tentative trots out and am cautiously optimistic that I'm good to go again
I'm sorry for abandoning the forum - I found it a wonderful source of support and inspiration and loved reading how others were getting on, but I found I was getting all too tempted to run and suffered set-backs in my recovery. Now I'm in the right place mentally and, I believe, physically - so here I go again!
My initial thoughts were to go right back to the start, as I reckon the early weeks will be a useful warm-up/injury barometer. Last time I tried C25k I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly my cardiovascular fitness kept up with the increasing demands, so I have no worries there. My concern is my muscles and joints, so I'll be keeping a closer eye on that side of things this time around. I intend to keep up with the strengthening exercises I've been doing, and improving my flexibility. I'm also considering spreading out the runs slightly more - taking extra rest days if I fancy them. Last attempt I was keen to push on through and progress. This time I want to really enjoy the journey.
It's good to be back
So, W1R1 tomorrow - wish me luck!