Its been weeks since my last run. My shoulder started to feel stiff and aching mid-January and I eventually went to the doctor in February. Frozen shoulder was diagnosed and I was referred to physio.
My left arm is painful and I can't do much with it. I even took a tumble and fell heavily when out on a walk a few weeks back. I have got exercises to do and have had a couple of acupuncture treatments but not much change in my arm. Also sleeping is difficult as I can't get comfortable enough.
Thats my reasons for not running..BUT this morning I checked in for a browse on the forum and saw that Irish John had completed a 10k run a few days ago.. wow😊 I was so pleased and excited to hear this as John had almost given up on trying to do long distance...
Having read of his success it started me thinking... maybe I should try a shortish run myself..the worst that could happen would be I would just manage a few mins but then at least I would know what I was capable of.
So put on my kit (had help with sportsbra😆) and with no Mp3 which was flat so no Laura or music I did a nice long warm up walk then started to run....
At first I felt my left hand go tense and rigid, but I relaxed my shoulders and ran nice and slow and steady and..it felt great. I stayed on the flat and just ran listening to my breathing and feeling empowered. I ran for about 25 mins which felt like enough and had a nice warm down walk with a big smile. At last Jan-now-runs has run again.
I would like to dedicate this run to Irish John, without whom I would not have tried a run today. I'm back..and will start building up again. Slow and steady..but winning...😄