Wk6 runs 2&3 - abandoned start to wk7 :-(

I had posted last week but it disappeared so thought I'd post a wee catch up. Second run last week was ok - run 10 walk 3 run 10.

Friday's run was 25 minutes solid - when Laura told me that 5 mins was up I was really struggling - but dropped the pace a wee bit and managed the whole 25 mins!! I was delighted :-) I covered 3 miles exactly in the 5 min walk 25 run and 5 walk - so by my reckoning I was only about 160 metres short of 5k!

Was looking forward to this morning and starting wk 7 but got 5 mins in to the run and turned around to run home. Had cricked my neck caddying for my hubbie at golf yesterday and stupidly thought running would sort it. No chance.

So week 7 run 1 delayed until at least tomorrow :-(


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  • :-( One thing about getting active is it triggers all the things that were quietly waiting for you. Tell yourself the cricked neck would've put you in a neck brace for months, if it had had time to develop for a few more years? Might as well. Then you'll at least have something good to say about the injury couch.

  • I've had it a couple of times - it'll be fine in a day or two - usually caused by stress and doing too much - last time it was changing the bed covers - this time by carrying golf clubs - on top of stress at work :-(

    Ibuprofen gel and ice cold bean bag will do the trick :-)

  • Running with a cricked neck must be misery - let alone for five minutes. Ouch. I try to sort mine with heat - hot flannels and warm air from the hairdryer. You've got the run to look forward to as soon as it gets better :)

  • Thanks for that encouragement. I was miserable at having to give up but didn't want to do more damage. Even had to come home from work it was so painful :-( I have cold spray and ibuprofen gel so fingers crossed. I know heat makes it feel better but doesn't it increase swelling? Fingers crossed for good sleep and miraculous recovery overnight 😞

  • Thanks. I'll send you positive vibes across the channel to get your neck better too. I don't know about swelling, I just know that it's the way I always deal with it. It happens to me regularly (stress plus keyboard job). The NHS say something similar on their site - have a look at this, it could give you a few ideas. nhs.uk/Conditions/Neck-pain...

  • That's a great page - thanks for the link. Ok - away to dig out hot water bottle 😃

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