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Loved my run this morning w5r2 I even ran the last 5 mins on cool down I'm ready for the big r3 but going to rest up for the next 2 days xxx love this programme

Just wish I didn't have sciatica it gets me down xx πŸ’•πŸ™Œ

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Glad to see that you are out and running. It was only yesterday that you were posting about pain in the upper leg, wasn't it? At least it looks like your pain is a controllable niggle (we all get them) rather than an out and out show stopper. Take care though, and ease off for a couple of days if things really flare up. Make sure you get enough rest between runs - at least a day to start off with. Enjoy your running!

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Thanks Adam x

I think it's more of a niggle like you say. I felt ok when I woke up this morning so thought lets get out there but half way through it started to pull a little I will do some stretches 3 times a day the ones I use for my sciatica that should help

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Excellent idea, I rested well before the day 3 run. Just took my time on the day, you will do it!!

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well done jennie :D definitely enjoy the 2 rest days , you will be just fine with run3 , slow and steady as always :D believe in yourself and you will do it :)

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Thanks Rob x I'm amazed how far I have come already never ever thought I'd be able to run for 8 mins and now I'm about to venture on 20 just shows you how good this programme is.

I know my head and heart are there all the way I just wish my stupid legs were I'm hoping that running will help with my sciatica πŸ™Œ

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It is pretty amazing when you look back to where we all started :) 1 min was an eternity !!

That is why the rest days are so important, probably more so in your case :)

have you looked at doing any other strength and flex type exercises to help ? know there page or link on the NHS choices C25K page might be worth a look

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Yes I do 2 kettlebell classes a week plus a spin class x I've found over the past 12 months a selection of stretches have really helped i need to get back into the habit of doing them x

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You have it well and truly covered :) yes getting into a routine of doing them is a good thing :D

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Just double checking, I see I've probably got mild sciatica (no pain, but numbness that comes and goes). Mine is caused by a herniated disc, which the neurosurgeon I saw said I would aggravate by running. The worst case is that they do an op to fuse the vertebrae, and that leads to the next vertebra up the spine suffering similar damage in time. That's a bit scary.

So have you had yours seen to by a doctor/ neurosurgeon? If they say you're good to run, I'd be interested to know the details. (And if they say you're not, maybe you should listen? Not a pleasant thought, I know, but if one has to, one has to.)

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Hi Gary sorry to hear you suffer too x one tip never sit still do not let it get the better of you keep active.

Yes I've seen a few doctors over the last 4 years I've had injections in my spine lots of physio and the best thing that's helped is acupuncture direct into my bottom and a stretching programme which really helps

I saw one doctor who introduced me to meditation which is AMAZING I meditate most nights it really relaxes your body and mind and gets rid of all negativity.

This same doctor also gave me a very good bit of information and this was this condition will not kill me it's a chronic pain that's not going away so you must learn to live around it and to help myself keep active and do something every day but know when to stop pushing listen to your body and be kind to it xx

I've not checked with the doctors to see if I'm ok to run but I'm listening to my body and I'll know if it's not for me xx

Meditation and stretching is the future good luck xx and keep posting you are very inspirational

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