It's all gone a bit Pete Tong :(

So sadly I've given up!! 

W8R1 sadly was not attempted as my knee was still really sore. I head to Lanzarote on Saturday so am not going to think about how disappointed I am at not graduating 2 weeks ago. My goal was to do it before my holiday & run whilst there but now I'm going pick up when I get back. I should blumming well hope I'm off the IC by then!!

I'll probably start W5 again to get myself back into it & hope that 4 weeks of not running hasn't undone everything I achieved

Good luck to you all x


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20 Replies

  • Aw, that is so frustrating :(

    I think a wee break will help and it is a good idea to rest completely and get back to it when you return.

    Have a wonderful holiday!

  • Thank you feeling very disheartened at the minute :( x

  • Have a great holiday Vicky.

    You will be very keen to get back to running when you return all rested and relaxed. x

  • Thanks Jan, feeling rubbish about it all. I was just starting to enjoy it & now I'm worried about starting over x

  • You haven't given up! You are just taking a break due to injury - it happens to us all. You are determined to finish when you get back, so in my eyes you're just postponing graduation. Giving up would be saying "I can't do this and I'm not going to try again". Enjoy your holiday, come back refreshed and raring to go. You'll smash it!

  • Thank you :) x

  • Running is really about doing something positive and healthy for yourself. It doesn't matter how long it takes to get to the end of the program, its the doing it that counts..😊

    Running when you have an injury is a bad idea, so I would assume that you need to consolidate week 7 anyway, so maybe step back to week 6 after your hol and start with the walking intervals.

    Have you got the right running shoes?

    Are you just running at a gentle jog.. these longer runs will have more impact on your legs so slow and steady is best.

    Anyway...forget about running and enjoy some r and r..x

  • Thank you. I wouldn't even call it a run, more a speeded up walk hahaha

    Have the correct trainers etc but I am going to have my Gait done again just to make sure

    Thanks again all x

  • You've NOT given up xx

    So sorry you've had to halt things but you'll be back on it xx

    Enjoy your holiday and just get back on here when you return, we'll help you get back out there xx

  • Thank you x

  • As others have said- sorry to hear of your set back. Relax, enjoy your holiday, no mental pressure on yourself. A great many people experience issues which stop them from running for a while. You won't have to go all the way back to the beginning by the sound of it. Even if you did have to do that, it would be easier second time round.

    so, your plan to have a break on the IC, enjoying your holiday, and going back a couple of weeks sounds like a great idea! Chin up! :)

  • Thank you for the kind & positive words x

  • This may be a setback - but it is *not* a failure! I hope you have a lovely restful holiday and you feel refreshed when you return.

  • Thank you :) x

  • Don't worry, running will still be here for you when you get back and are recovered. You are going to be a runner for the rest of your life and that's a mighty long time. A couple of weeks is less than a drop in the ocean.

  • That's not giving up. That's being sensible.  I've just got back to week 9 after an illness break.  It must be the fifth or sixth time since graduating that I have had to go back a few steps.  I usually go back to the beginning of Week 6.  That works for me even after a three-week break, but I do the same if I've had to stop for anything more than a week.  Better safe than sorry.  And on shoes - I buy the very squishiest I can afford.  The ones they sell to marathon runners.  Again - it may be over the top, but I'm over sixty and I need to look after my bones!!

    Have a great, guilt-free holiday and come back refreshed and ready for the next campaign.

  • No, not giving up, just a bit of a blip. Running is for life so a few weeks here or there don't really matter!

    Enjoy your hols!

  • I am with JaySeeSkinny  , you are not giving up , you are having a break due to an injury , that is very different.

    Don't be to hard on yourself , enjoy your holiday, hopefully the rest from running will give your knee time to heal fully. 

  • Enjoy your holiday. We've all been there - and come back from it. Not Lanzarote!!

  • Have a great holiday and come back happy and fighting fit to finish the programme. A couple of weeks off is really not a big deal. Don't worry about it. 

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