After a very long night shift and covering a delightful 14km in 12.5 hours I dragged my sorry behind to physio for my appointment at 8am this morning. My physio was lovely and listened to what's been happening in regards to my left knee, what I have been doing and what my goals are. After checking out my legs she can see muscle wastage on my left leg which could be down to a few factors, one being my ankle surgery three years ago and the other possibly down to my knee and the issues I'm having. My knee cap on my bad leg is loose and after examining my other joints using the Beighton hyper mobility scoring it turns out I do have hyper mobility. This is mainly displaying in my shoulders, elbows and knees so I walked in there with a knee issue and walked out with a whole list of things I've got to focus on. The good news is I can continue on my C25K journey as long as I go to the gym to strengthen up everything to help support my frame.
I have just completed W6R2 and in the last three minutes I had a visitor from the gremlin but proud to say I pushed through and made it to the end of the second 10 minute run! I'm trying to stay positive even though the walking intervals will no longer happen but I did focus on breathing again and found it much easier today.
Eight weeks in to this journey and I'm seeing results! Today I've lost a total of a stone in since I started, I now have answers and a plan to get my body more stable (I swear I'm going to be a squat queen by the time I go back to physio in 4 weeks), dropped a whole dress size, feeling totally amazed at myself and I know I CAN do this!!
I have been tracking my progress so I thought I should share how far I've come. I may not reach the 5km by the end of this but I don't care, running for a whole 30 minutes will be amazing WHEN I do it.
Happy Friday people! 😊