One step forward, two steps back - but I'm Not... - Couch to 5K

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One step forward, two steps back - but I'm Not Giving Up!

RuNananana
RuNanananaGraduate

So I graduated on the first Friday of December, and hurt my back on the the first Saturday of December. First my middle back, then I had a fall (and had actual whiplash, and exTremely sore tailbone - walking was difficult), then hurt my lower back... blah blah blah.... So exactly a month to the day, I'm back on the treadmill, and I decided to ease back with week 3. Lemme just say - it was a good idea.

I read some place that signing up for a 5k was a great motivator. I did, and it's true!! I'm running the 5k through High Park in Toronto April 8th raising money for paediatric cancer research. Sooo excited - even if I do have to pay for my own finishers medal! lol

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RainbowC
RainbowCGraduate

What a tough month you've had - but I love the pic you've put up and will share that with Miss Rainbow tonight! :)

Welcome back - glad your reintroduction went well :) And yes, great to have a targettk aim for and keep you focussed :)

RuNananana
RuNanananaGraduate in reply to RainbowC

I bet you 5 that it would have been a longer recovery time if I hadn't been in better-than-I-was kind of shape... All good. This morning was a challenge, but it feels sooo good to be back!! xo

mfamilias
mfamiliasGraduate

Well done for hanging on in there, and congrats for signing up for the 5k! You'll get addicted to the bling :)

RuNananana
RuNanananaGraduate in reply to mfamilias

I'm quite sure you're not wrong! :-)

Hidden
Hidden

Like the photo and great post. "True grit" or what ! I feel like a big wuss now moaning about having to shed a few pounds of weight. Self inflicted mince pie munching !

Well done for getting back into it and ambitious 5K run !

RuNananana
RuNanananaGraduate in reply to Hidden

Thanks!! True Grit? Just call me Duke.

Y'are a bit of a wuss.

lol ;-)

melly4012
melly4012Graduate

Love that quote! Well done for getting back to it! That 5k's calling! :)

RuNananana
RuNanananaGraduate in reply to melly4012

And I'm agonna answer it ;-)

runswithdogs
runswithdogsGraduate

So exciting!!! Can't wait to hear your race report.

RuNananana
RuNanananaGraduate in reply to runswithdogs

me too! lol

Mollydex
MollydexGraduate

Welcome back , I wondered where you had gone . Sounds like a great plan

RuNananana
RuNanananaGraduate in reply to Mollydex

Thanks, Molly! xo

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