Here We Go Again

The last time I attempted Couch to 5K, I was about to start week three when I sprained my ankle. I was unable to run for almost three months because of it. But finally it is all better and I can turn my foot in all directions with no pain, I can jog, walk, star jump and cartwheel (I'll grant badly) with no pain. So it's time to start again. Because of having a bad foot my exercise levels dropped completely as my fitness likely did. Which is why I am starting again at week one. If my maths is correct I should Finish September 4th. So let's mark that date.

I am a little nervous about restarting because of the number of failed attempts I have had with Couch to 5 K. However, as soon as I got myself on HealthUnlocked tonight and started writing this post I realised I am actually also excited. Running helped me out of a bad place in the past and I'm hoping it can do it again. I will be back in an hour or so to let everyone know how the run went.

Wish me luck.


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  • Hi and welcome and hope your run went well :D

  • Thank you, Rob, it went amazingly.

  • Hi, good luck with your run, and hope that it goes/went well! I too started couch to 5k on Valentine's Day, I got to week 6, then pulled a quad. After many attempts after that, I totally rested for about 8 weeks and have just done my first run tonight. Like you, felt that I had to back a bit, so I've started at wk3r1. Felt strange just running for 90 seconds and then 5 minutes. But all too important to take it very steady for us both. Lots of luck and hope your ankle behaves, keep me posted how your run went. 😊

  • Thank you for the support. It's devastating when you're really into it and an injury happens isn't it. The run went well though, no pain from the ankle, a bit of a headache by the time I finished but a drink and snack put that at bay

  • Aw, well done, let's hope we can both keep running now πŸ˜ƒ

  • Good luck!

  • Thank you. It went well.

  • I think few of us probably finish without having some kind of problem that stops us running, injury or otherwise. I seemed to be an unmitigated disaster,hurting my ankle at week 2, falling off a ladder just as soon as I got back to running and then having re-started for the 3rd time went and fell down the stairs. Doh! I thought it was him upstairs telling me I oughtn't to be running

    You have to keep climbing back on the horse as it were

    Go for it and enjoy yourself!

  • Completed couch to 5k last spring and was planning to carry onwards and upwards. Problem with my knee and back stopped me and I got out of the habit of exercise and have put on weight again. Back on a diet again and started the c25k again last night. Surprised myself about how easily I got back into the runs. Still a fat sweaty mess at the end but committed to finish c25k again and go on from there.

  • Keep going with the running and healthy eating. Don't quit or you will keep going round in circles. Finish this!

    Good luck!

  • I was really encouraged reading your post as someone who recovered from a sprained ankle. Could I ask, did you have any physio or anything or did it get better on it's own.? I sprained my ankle 7 weeks ago and was only 2 weeks into the programme. I think I am being impatient as I tried running on it at the weekend but ended having to stop again as it became painful. I can walk on it and hop on it but not attempted a cartwheel! ( not done one of those since I was about 12 lol) I noticed yours took 3 months but good to know you have started again even if you had to start again. Your post has given me hope but perhaps I need to wait a while longer before I start.good luck and hope the programme goes well for you this time. 😊

  • Sorry for the delay in answering this. I didn't go to a physio or anything, my Doctor said that I just needed to keep walking on it but not run until it was better. It's been pretty much find since about the three month mark, but there has still been the odd day where it's sore even just walking.

    I hope you are able to get back into it and that your ankle gets better soon :D

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