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Hurrah - Rico Run Walk

GettingFitter
GettingFitterGraduate

So on the advice of Aussie I bought an indoor exercise bike. I picked it up last night and had a 10 minute go on it before bed. Woke up this morning with an odd feeling - no pain in my ankle. Very strange. So look outside. It's snowing (that wasn't forecast). Skins, Shorts, vest, top, windjacket, socks and shoes check. Rico - collar, treats and lead. Ankle is still fine (I may be dreaming). Walk up the hill in the snow for my warm up. Then off I go. Run walk with Rico. It doesn't get better than this. I took it steady and did 5.47k in just under 42 mins. It wasn't about speed, it wasn't about records, it was just for the sheer joy of being able to run again. Lots of stretching when I got back and then thought why not have another go on the exercise bike. I put a spin class on from youtube and did 7.4 miles in 27 mins. Ankle feels good. Now off for a relaxing bath. What a great start to the day.

Happy running all

GF

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Toonlou24
Toonlou24Graduate

Yay!!! That's great! I just saw you had replied to MY and was wondering how you were doing. That's brilliant. Hopefully you are back now!!! Don't push too hard though! Love the photo. Looks a bit chilly but great to run in!! Enjoy the rest of your day!

GettingFitter
GettingFitterGraduate in reply to Toonlou24

Thanks Lou. Yes it was lovely if cold. Have a great weekend

Ullyrunner
UllyrunnerGraduate

Sounds like a great run - how lovely to be out there. Looks chilly though! Hope the ankle doesn't bite back!

GettingFitter
GettingFitterGraduate in reply to Ullyrunner

Me too Ullyrunner.

AncientMum
AncientMumGraduate

Great stuff GF! Who would have thought exercise bikes have healing properties. Perhaps I aught to get one ;)

GettingFitter
GettingFitterGraduate in reply to AncientMum

I think so EpicMum. Ankle is smarting now but I've been putting up mirrors and shelves all day for my daughters following a trip to IKEA #ihateikea ;-)

poppypug
poppypugGraduate

Oh G , I am so pleased for you , that is great news. ! What a relief it must be for you, sounds like youre definitely on the mend now .....

I bet you felt amazing after that run, Yay Go you ! :-)

Love the photo and Rico thinks hes a Huskie ha ha :-D

Fab post , I hope you go from strength to strength now G xxx

GettingFitter
GettingFitterGraduate in reply to poppypug

Thanks PP. Gently does it I think for a few weeks ;-)

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

sounds fantastic, and what a gorgeous picture too...I bet Rico had a fabulous time too :) glad you are making a good recovery :)

GettingFitter
GettingFitterGraduate in reply to ju-ju-

Thanks JuJu just a relief to be running again

Curlygurly2
Curlygurly2Graduate

That's great news GF, a magic bicycle! I bet you were chuffed to get out there again! Take care and happy running xx

GettingFitter
GettingFitterGraduate in reply to Curlygurly2

Absolutely Curly. Walked today again and it smarts but is definitely improving

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