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I'm baaaack!!! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘ŒπŸ½πŸ‘ŠπŸ½πŸ˜‰

Some of you may recall I broke my tibia & fibula ( 21st Sep 2015) & was told 9-12 months to be walking properly.

Well today will be week 2 day 1 yay. I finally got the nod ( small crack left but healing nicely) so the very next day ( night before was like xmas eve for me) I woke up, pulled on my familiar yet strange running gear, strapped my leg, laced up trainers, felt the cold sloshing water in my water bottle as I pulled the door closed behind me. Walked into the garage, dusted off the treadmill & switched it on, heard the comforting whirr as it booted up, plugged in iPad and heard the amazing voice of My old coach & running companion Laura .......I didn't know if I could walk fast let alone jog but 31 minutes later I had completed 2..4k. The euphoria was overwhelming.

I am hoping by redoing c25k I will be able to rubuild my fitness so I'm back at 45 minutes by August but whatever happens - I'm relishing the running of feeling again. I was by no means fast - 45 mins = 4K for me but I loved that feeling of freedom.

So to all the newbies - every time you complete a session, it's a step closer to freedom and just remember your journey isn't going to to be easy some days but it will be so worth it....

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  • Oooh welcome back! That break looks nasty but you can run again so all is right with the world. Enjoy your return.

  • Thank you so very much

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  • Oh my goodness me! What a ruddy thing to happen. I'm so sorry! That must be such a blow

    Enough of the commiserations, celebrations are in order. You get a big

    yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeha from me! Well done on getting back to fitness and putting one foot in front of the other with Laura again

    Spring is busy springing outside, so with care you could be back out there real soon. The variation of undulating surfaces outside might be less relentless on that leg than the treadmill. Are you still having physio, as you could ask the questions about your safe return to running

    Take care, don't do too much will you

  • Hi misswobble and thanks for the note.

    Defo still having Physio, I wasn't allowed to consider running until with i could move my foot ( flat on the floor ) 13 cm from the wall with knee bent touching it. I started at 1cm πŸ˜‰

    The treadmill I have has 40% less impact than rod running so fanatastic for heavy overnight recovering runners like me.

    I am considuring joining a running club eventually but I'm very scared of my pace being exceptionally slow ( even at my fittest 6k would take an hour)

    But that's for the future right now I'm just excited to be moving again whopper

    Thank you thank you

    Xx

  • What a trooper!

    Glad to hear things are getting better x

  • Hello and welcome back! I remember your accident and am so glad for you that you can now get back out there! It must feel so amazing to be running againπŸ˜€! Take your time and good luck!πŸ‘

  • Ouchhhhhh!

    That looks horrid.. but go you!

    Nothing, is clearly going to stop you!

    You clearly know what you are doing, so hope it is not too long until you are up and running on top form again...( see what i did there...up and running? Well I thought it might make you smile :) )

    Inspirational post.. brilliant!!! :)

  • Thanks ever so much ☺️

    Week2 day 1 completed wahoo

  • You have to take it slow but it sounds like you're up to the task. Patience pays! You'll be back stronger than before!

    Getting back into exercise generally should dust out those cobweb corners and spring clean any feelings of winter injury bench lethargy

    Things can only get better, tra la .............

  • This is fantastic news to read, Dolphin, I am really delighted for you. I just read your last couple of posts, about how you did it, the surgery etc. Those are some serious bits of metal in your leg! I understand the pain of a broken bone as I'm on the injury couch myself, with a fractured pelvis. I did it five weeks ago yesterday, so I am right in the middle of the healing period. I can't weight bear yet, but it's more frustrating than painful at the moment.

    I have no advice to give apart from have you considered doing Pilates - if you have access to a good class? I started doing the variety using the machines (Reformer, Cadillac etc) a few months before my accident, it's brilliant for strengthening the core and working on flexibility and specific muscle groups. My instructor works with a lot of injured ballet dancers, some post-surgery, and the Reformer allows them to practise things like jumps without having to weight-bear fully. I am really looking forward to going back to doing that when I get the green light from the medics, because I'm sure I'll be slightly wonky when I'm healed.

    Oh it's wonderful to read that you are getting back to running after such a horrible injury! Take it gently and easily, I really look forward to your updates.

  • Thank you so very much for taking time to write and I'm so so sorry to hear about your injury - it's got a be so frustrating for you.

    Thanks for advice about Pilates - I need to find a newbie class and really think about it.

    Good luck to you too and keep me posted on your recovery - wishing you a speedy recovery

    Xx

  • Hiya Dolphin , Welcome back !

    Wow, that was some serious injury ! Massive respect to you for getting back out there again .

    I wish you all the best on your continued recovery and success ! :-) xxx

  • Thank you so very much

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  • Hi Dolphin, welcome back. Well done on your recovery to getting back to running. I know that it's a long struggle getting back to fitness after an injury like that. Your photo brought back memories of my ankle break over 20yrs ago. The pin, plate and screws they put in, and then eventually took back out again looked very similar :) I still have them in a jar :)

    Take it gently. Happy Running :)

  • Thank you so much.

    I'm a bit worried about having them out in case it sets me back again so I'm hoping at 48 I can live with them

    Well done you - it gives me hope.

    Thank you thank you

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  • I'd recommend having them out if you can, if you plan to continue sport. If you have another accident with the metal still in then it can make a real mess of your leg. I did'nt find the recovery time after having them back out was too bad. It was a long time ago though.

  • Thank you - really appreciate the feedback. The physio said it I would have the holes in my leg that would then need to heal πŸ™„ Consultant reckons it's nonbiggie either way. I think my sports days are behind me as long as I can keep running.

    48 and stopping netball isn't too bad a compromise - I can take up cycling πŸ˜†

    I will see where the bone is in 3 months.

    Thanks ever so much

    X

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