Off to the physio tomorrow

I haven't been able to run at all since graduating, very frustrating!!! Got an appointment with a physio who is working at our GP practice (it's a pilot scheme until the end of July). Hope she can sort out out my dodgy ankle. I think trying to finish w9 hasn't helped it, but I want to up and running before too long.

I'm worried that I may at be losing fitness, even though I'm trying to walk every day. Cross training isn't an option as I don't have a bike and no access to a swimming pool....Any advice welcome!!

10 Replies

  • Yoga as cross training? You can skip moves that bug your ankle. And you can do it at home following YouTube

  • I found it takes a surprisingly long time to lose physical fitness. It is far quicker to lose the gremlin-fight though :-).

    Not sure when you graduated but a couple of weeks won't make much difference. Just take the first run back slower than usual and give yourself permission to walk if you need to.

    Being on the IC sucks, but worrying about your drop in fitness isn't necessary.

  • Sound advice.. are you going out for your run soon? :)

  • I have a nice relaxing 5K@Bradgate Park planned for 9.00pm when I come back from daddy-taxiing duty this evening :-).

  • Go you.. I will be right there... along with the rest of the gang! :)

  • Good on you yetesco! Be spurring you on..from my bed.. lol..

    I done mine nearly finished me off!!

    Have a good one :)

  • I agree.. yoga is really helpful... you should not lose fitness too quickly..strength and flex, but avoiding ankle exercises...:) Sitting exercise, Pilates type exercise.. loads of links online.. :)

    I am sure there will be a lot of very good ideas from our chums on here:)

    Hope it gets sorted out for you..fingers crossed x

  • Have you got any dumbells? Do some arm work

    .. lay on bed and do some leg lifts.. some squats and stretches.. all keep your fitness up :)

    Hope you are pain free and off the IC asap x

  • Thanks for all the replies, you are all so encouraging, I'll let you know what she says. I think longer off running, but commit to stretching and strengthening more than I'm already doing. I googled it, but got quite confused and discouraged. Perhaps instead of running to get out, I have to get fit to run. Oh well.🙅

  • Even running to get fit. Why does this machine put words in my mouth.

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