Ice, ice baby

Ice, ice baby

Next run was due to be today. It won't be today. My legs feel done in. It didn't help that it took over 4 hours to get home yesterday (it usually takes 2 hours tops) and I spent the whole time pushing the clutch in and out due to the stop start traffic. I tied ice packs to my legs last night for 20 minutes because if the throbbing still. Currently got them on again after not even being able to walk round tesco without wincing every now and then. And to add insult to injury I've started with a head cold this morning which I could do without to be honest. I'm going to continue to rest and see how it goes. I'm not starting up on week 3 when I get going again though, I'll repeat the last week 2 run to ease me in. :(

Feeling low because I had a great sense of achievement completing week 2 and now I feel like this stupid body is trying to stop me. Well I won't let it. As soon as I can, I want to be back out there. I want to prove to myself that I can do this. And prove to my legs that they can too! Still doesn't stop me feeling grouchy right now though. 


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6 Replies

  • Grouch away, sweetie... then take a big breath..keep on resting and get yourself psyched up for the next round!

    Let it sort.. and then go out... we all know what happens if we don't listen to our bodies. ( she said wryly)...Big hugx

  • In EXACTLY the same boat as you. My ankles (both) managed to sprain on week 2. I haven't walked properly, let alone run for 2 weeks and doc thinks I have at least another week before I can start to speed walk again. He thinks I have a gait issue. It is so disheartening when you want to do it so much and your body just says no. I haven't lost my enthusiasm, just going to take me a bit longer. I hope you feel better soon.

  • I've been icing and ibuprofen gelling my legs. They are significantly better but I don't know how I will fare when I come to try again. I might try tomorrow. It will be a week since my last run. I will know by the end of the first running section whether I am up to it or not.......

  • Right, I have been pain free when walking yesterday and today. I'm going to give it another day and then have a go at repeating my last week 2 run on Tuesday evening - REALLY REALLY SLOWLY!!!!! On Wednesday, it will be 2 weeks since I last went out and it's driving me nuts now and I'm feeling frustrated. I don't want to go back to the start in terms of my physical ability, but I also don't want to go out too soon. I think starting back up on a week 3 run might be a bad idea, so I'm repeating a week 2 run to see how I get on. I've bought some shin compression sleeves for when I'm out to see if that helps. If it starts hurting whilst I'm out then I'll just head home (and sulk) but I'm hoping that given the amount of ice I've been putting on my legs, as well as the ibuprofen tablets I've been taking (I've alternated between tablets and gel) in combination with 2 weeks of being a couch potato that they will be ok. The last 2 weeks I've been doing 5k to couch, not couch to 5k haha. Fingers crossed.....

  • Gosh , reading through your posts I have such admiration for you. When you try your next run, take it ridiculously slowly. If you can run on a softer surface, do. I find running on grass surfaces much easier on the legs than road running, or if you have an off-road track, that's also better than tarmac and pavements. Good luck, looking forward to your next post.

  • the only grass around here would only be suitable if you didn't mind smothering your shoes in dog poo. And I guarantee heckles from teenagers. I will take my chances on the pavement. I am going to attempt a cross between a jog and a shuffle I think lol.

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