Well my New Year's resolution was to give up running- yes give up running,run no more that was it! Got fed up with hurting every time I ran so decided enough was enough. I had struggled with a very stiff leg that prevented me from running for about a month,had physio and it still hurt so running career over (and it only began in July!)
BUT.... After about a week, I began to miss going out in the cold and dark. (Bonkers or what?) I would look wistfully at runners as I drove past them. I found myself running my hands sadly over the drawer stuffed full of running gear and my trainers looked sad and lonely by the back door.😔
I couldn't believe that I actually craved to go out running so I did.! Just decided to run for 15 mins really slowly and would see how it felt and it was ok! Over the past few weeks I have gradually added on the minutes and gently plodded along and now I'm pleased to say I have managed to run 4K twice this week and feeling good! So good in fact I went out today and got a gait analysis and treated myself to some noooo shoooooes! 😄 Yay, I am back to running and I ain't giving up!! Shoes feel like slippers and for the first time ever I don't ache one bit (probably for the first time ever) so really feel it was worth getting some great advice from the running shop to get the right shoes. The ones I had been running in weren't supportive enough for me and could explain all the aches and pains. Obviously the reverse psychology from banning from myself from running worked!