well folks - i have done W6 runs 1 and 2 - completed each one - back was sore again but after cool down walk i was fine - again.
however - from later in the day of walk 2, my back ached and steadily got worse - also - and more worrying was the pain in my leg had returned BIG STYLE.
my original back op was done because a vertebrae had slipped and was hitting my spinal column which caused massive pain in my leg - the op moved the disc back and the leg pain stopped - totally.
i do have degenerative disc disease and this won't get any better - but the leg pain was gone and i was delighted.
but.... its back - with a vengeance - so! i stopped running with immediate effect - didnt even attempt W6R3 - I'm 'resting' and taking brufen to keep down any swelling..
I've self diagnosed one of three things ....
1/ overdone it and just need to 'rest' and maybe re-think the running!..but all ends up ok again - or
2/ something in my 'implant' has 'moved' inside me causing probs..- or
3/ 'another vertebrae has shifted and its gonna get worse again!
either way - I've been in touch with the spinal nurse and she agrees i have to go back for an MRI to see whats what.
I AM GUTTED - i really thought i was doing so well - i was dead chuffed with myself but now I've defo stepped back - before this i could walk pain free for miles, on thursday i could barely get thru the shopping at tesco.....
so friends - i would REALLY like to thank you for all the support and comments since i started this wee journey - i'd love to say i might be back and you never know??
but for now I'm afraid its on the Injury Couch for me.
good luck to everyone on the course and hopefully we'll be able to chat and compare 'runs' at some time in the future..