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Week 8 Run 1 and a weird rash!!!!

Week 8 Run 1 and a weird rash!!!!

Hi folks,

That's that one done. I have to say I wasn't sure I was going to get through it to be honest, having said that I never think I am ever going to get through them!!! I DID 5K.........whoop! I can't believe it. Some of it was walking though so not completely running it all.

I won't get my next one in until Thursday as I am off to Essex tomorrow for a couple of days, my other son has a uni interview.

I am having a really weird issue with a strange rash on my shins. Any ideas? I'd post a pic but it won't show up on my camera. From what I've read its a histamine issue but it's a bit of a bugger!!!! It's not itching but is really red and blotchy! If anyone has any advice I would appreciate it!

Love,

Elsie xxx

* How did you get on Saul? x

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Well done Elsie, now the fun begins!

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Why thank you! x

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Well done Elsie, you ran further than I did today! feels great going over the 5k barrier doesn't it? It's a big psychological barrier out of the way, knowing you can now do 5k!

I completed mine as well, posted up just now.

I think you have probably suffered from heat rash. Which uni has he applied for?

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Yeh I think it's heat rash! So weird as I wore shorter trousers so there was no material touching it! Never mind I'll live!!!

He has applied to Essex Uni just outside Colchester so working until 2pm and off for a lovely 4.5 hour drive after that. I think I'll sleep well tomorrow night! I'm going to take my running gear in case I can get out for a cheeky one while he's doing his thing!!!

I'll go have a look at yours now! :-)

xxx

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5k! Bet that feels good. No idea about the rash Elsie, sorry. Hope it clears up quickly.

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Brilliant Elsie , you are going great guns , Yay !

I sometimes get an itchy rash on my shins, mines caused by dry skin. I always rub some coconut oil on them when they start flaring up, works a treat ! :-) xxx

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Thanks PP that's helpful! I've just bathed them in aloe vera! I looked up symptoms and it could be exercise induced vasculitis! Boooo! Oh well whatever it is it won't stop me graduating!!!!!! Haha! I'll worry about it later!

I will get some coconut oil too and see if that works!

E xxx :-)

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Exercise induced vasculitis - Wow, thats mad isnt it ? Fancy that !

I am sure nothing is going to stop you Elsie, youre an unstoppable force ! :-)

Hope it settles down soon xxx

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I must admit I did laugh to myself! You can't bloody win can you? I beat cancer so I'm not going to let spotty legs stop me! ;-) xxx

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Ha ha , Brilliant ! Youre made of strong stuff Elsie xxx

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Go Elsie. Fab run. Well done you. :)

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Well done - feels great to do that first 5k doesn't it!

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Heat rash...causing irritation from your leggings??? Maybe warm weather on the way... VERY unlikely...Ha ha!

Seriously.. sounds odd...maybe try an antihistamine cream.. or good old Calamine lotion! :)

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Hi Elsie. I'm doing my w8r1 tonight so I'm almost caught up with you. Essex Uni has a beautiful campus to run on but it's a bit hilly. If you drive into Wivenhoe a little further you can run the Wivenhoe Trail (a mix of pavement and dirt). I live in Colchester and that is one of my favourite haunts. Good luck to your son!

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Well done on your run, we're nearly there hey?

We are staying in the Rose and Crown which is very nice, just stuffed a huge burger.........whoops.

I think I'm going to be roped into going to the talks tomorrow so might not get to run!

Let me know how you go with the next one, I think mine will be Thursday if not tomorrow!

Elsie xxx

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