What a difference a year makes!

On the 15th of May 2015 (I noted it in my diary!) I was running up hill at the end of my 5K when I developed the most ghastly pain in my left knee. By the September it was still niggly when I was out hiking. I finally started back running on the 16th of December 2015 with week 2.

Today I ran my one hundred and sixty first 5K of 2016...my cousin is married to an orthopaedic surgeon and he gave me the following advice 1. Buy good shoes 2. Avoid hills 3. Avoid torque on the knees. OK, this might limit my running routes but at 62 I'm just happy to be getting out there at least three times a week and staying injury free :)

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  • 62!!! Congratulations on your 161st 5k!

    If good shoes & avoiding hills keeps you running, sounds good to me!

  • Thanks - plenty people running my age and a lot older - I didn't start the C25K until I was in my late 50s - before that the only thing I'd run was a bath! Now I'm like a caged animal if I can't get out for a run.

  • Congratulations, sounds like sound advice as here you are having completed your 161st 5k. That's a lot of K! 805K in fact! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  • Thanks Flossie22, touch wood I've kept my injury free knees this year. I do 90 toe stands on the days I run so I think that has helped strengthen my ankles which in turn has helped my knees.

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