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Razouski Returns

It seems like forever since I've posted, and I put this down to having to take more time on the injury Couch and then losing my mojo. I've tried to keep running, but found it tough going even now I'm back to full fitness.

But I was cajoled into going to Parkrun today as it was the 💯 th Parkrun at Luton. When I got up it was raining, and I nearly backed out, but then a text from a friend had me reaching for my leggings and trainers.

The run was busy but managed to meet up with a group of friends who encouraged me.

Just had my time through, 18th woman out of 173 women, and 2nd woman in my age group. I was hoping to get under 27 minutes and managed a time of 26.55 so I'm pretty pleased with myself. So I guess I'm back, and looking forward to my next run. 😀

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Well done, mrs. speedy legs.

Hope it gives you the boost you seemed to need.

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Well done to you ! Also a well done to your friends !

Got me thinking about even for myself in all sorts of things in life (not just running) that the little encouragements we get can count for a lot. Mind over matter again.

Again well done , No wonder your pleased with yourself running faster into the bargain !!

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Wow Raz, that's some comeback ! :-)

Great to see you back on here , I was wondering where you'd got to .

Really Well done to you xxx

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Brilliant time - I'd say you were back on form.🙂

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Brilliant! 😆🏃

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I was there too today but a few minutes behind you. Good to have you back.

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I hadn't realised it was the 100th Luton Wardown Parkrun - DAMN, but it serves me right! Actually I went to Wardown park today whilst the run was on just to check out the course again without taking part (I have used the course a couple of times to mostly power walk the 5K and wanted to be sure I was getting it right). What a fantastic turnout. How I wish I'd plucked up my courage beforehand and used that barcode I've already got waiting at home instead of just watching ..... serves me right for being a wimp.

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davidhwynn you should have joined in the run. I find it a bit daunting, especially as my hearing impairment means I can't really hear anything that's going on, but it's good fun and people are really friendly.

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I'd have looked a bit out of place in a ski jacket and walking boots! But yes, I must get past my silly self-imposed barrier, even if I walk all the way.

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Great to see you back :) (But now I have that Luton airport song stuck in my head : 0 )

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I didn't know there was a Luton Airport song, Irish-John . Sorry if I've given you an ear worm. 😉

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I'm showing my age LOL :) It was a TOTP favorite back in the day ;)

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I think Razouski is possibly too young to remember *Luton Airport* John!!

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How quickly they forget.... 😂

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That's just brilliant, the rest seems to have done you good! I wish it worked like that for me!

How are you doing with your vestibular problems? Any improvement?

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Vestibular problems are ongoing. Last time I saw the consultant he suggested drilling out my labyrinth! This would eliminate any latent functioning, which only works about 10% and intermittently which is why my brain can't acclimatise.

I can't say that I'm up for having a whole bored in my head to complete the procedure, or the possible side effects of increased Tinnitus. And also the faint possibility of facial paralysis. 🤔

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Oh, that sounds very scary, I doubt I'd have that done....My specialist thinks I have Menieres disease, that sounds plausible as my problems come and go, I'm pretty much OK at the moment. I'm seeing him again i the Autumn when I get back to UK

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Yes, too scary for me. I think I will put up with being dizzy and disorientated. The only think that did test me was that it would eliminate my hyperacusis in that ear, and I could really do without that pain.

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Do you think your brain might adjust in time? Having such an op is very final.

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My brain has done a lot of adjusting. When this first happened I couldn't walk at all. However my consultant explained that because I only limited intermittent functioning of my inner ear, my brain is used to it not working, then when it suddenly decides to work it goes all haywire. That combined with the BPPV and other labrynthritis symptoms is what causes my problems, which they don't feel my brain will adjust to because it's not consistent. But I probably won't go for the op - the possible negatives are just too scary.

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A very good time for your first run back! Well done. There's something special about part of a 💯th run eh:)

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