Bouncing back from the injury couch!

I had met with an accident on March 9 which resulted in a wrist bone dislocation and while the healing process will take north of 3 months atleast, I am very glad I could come back and may I say with a bang! Things that helped me:

1. I strictly followed the doctor's advice about taking enough rest initially, and he did say he didn't have a problem with me running after a week or so, if I felt alright.

2. I kept on waking up daily at 6am and continued on with my morning walks, and didn't let my body forget how it felt to be just out there. This also helped me explore different routes nearby my place of living.

3. After 11 days, I started with a run from week 3 and found that I was comfortable, and also my breathing had improved from before. I did a run from week 4 next, which is where I'd left of before my accident, and it felt good.

4. After a day's gap I started with week 5 runs, and I am extremely glad to be announcing that I have already entered week 6 and ran the first run today.

Immensely thankful to all ye wonderful people and your motivation. I read up on a handful of injury related posts (a lot of older posts) and how people surged forward after.

it's all in the cerebrum!

P.S: Excited about the new pair of shoes that just arrived yesterday

8 Replies

  • Great news! What an inspirational recovery

  • Great read! Well done you for maintaining such a positive attitude. It won't be long before you have that graduate badge (and you are right, so much of this running lark is in your head!)

  • Great post...but where's the shoe pic? :)

  • Fab news! Well done on getting to Week 6 :) Onwards and upwards!!

  • Forget all that..what colour are your shoes lol!, Well done on getting back out there..I had to do the same and you are right in saying that posts on the forum really help😀

  • Well done you for getting back to it after an injury. The hardest part for me was taking advice and stopping running for a week to overcome a knee injury I picked up early on in the programme. But it really was the best thing. Massive congratulations good luck with the rest of your runs. xx

  • Wel done for staying on top of what sounds like a painful injury. Good luck with the running - and well done for completing week 5!

  • So glad to hear you are on the mend and back on the programme. That kind of determination will see you through no bother!

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