After seeing the Macmillan Cancer Specialist personal trainer yesterday, she confirmed that I had been sensible doing the three runs from Week 1 again (after completing Week 8 three weeks ago and then having a second breast op), following the surgery, but also suggested that having done one of the Week 2 runs I was probably ready to go on to Week 3 or 4 (especially as I had been walking 5 k for the first week after the op) and reassured me that the pain in my breast would gradually recede given time.
So this morning, despite the mist and dampness I got myself togged up and set off with Laura's encouragement. I seem to have got used to wearing two ultra high intensity sports bras now (and can actually breathe in them), and imagine my surprise when I broke into my first run, when there was no pain from the offending boob. In fact there was no pain from the reconstructed side either and I just felt so good.
I took on board advice from several of you in this forum, and just took it gently, less worried about time and more concentrating on the view . It was a lovely run, and set me up for the rest of the day. I think I must have had a burst of endorphins as for the rest of the day so far I have been relatively pain free (the first time in 3 weeks).
Thanks for all the support and motivation, I'm off to see the breast care nurse this afternoon - and I shall be proud to tell her how well I'm doing.