Hello all 😊
I started running in May using a similar programme to C25K, I surpised myself with my own ability and was soon running 7KM in 45 mins. I absolutely loved it and was running 3 to 4 times a week, after a couple of months I decided to invest in proper kicks and have my gait measured. In a twist of fate also known as sod's law, I spent £100+ on the trainers and before they were out the box I slipped a disc. I've been out of action for 12 weeks now and have been seeing physios. My only exercise has been walking, around 40-90 mins a day and now I'm finally out of pain been given some stretches and core workouts to do. I've been told I also have over curvature of the lower spine and this is perhaps why the pain lasted for so long. I've been given office workouts by the OT at work and she has suggested my NHS physio should be focusing on getting my stabilised back to running (and kickboxing, my other sport) but first sending me to specialist pilates. My NHS physio looked me up and down when I asked when I could run again and said "there are other ways to lose weight then to run"... Any help or advice from runners who've experienced injury or bitchy physios is much appreciated!!