4 Year Runnerversary - still not running YET...... ๐Ÿ˜€

I was going to do a big positive post about the fact it is my 4th runnerversay this week. 7th June to be precise. But I'm still not running after the op yet and it's getting to me a bit. I try not to let it as I just have to look at MrRfc and see him bounding about with energy and looking and feeling so well and I know I would never make any other decision, I am having a little trouble keeping up with him and his steroids ๐Ÿ˜€.

My 12 weeks healing has finished but now I have to work on recovery. I have lost a lot of core muscles due to the bigger op they had to do (6.5 hours instead of 3) so my physio has put me into a special six week core rehab program which I start on Monday. Once a week but lots of homework, she also want me to start swimming up to 3 times a week along with my walks. But no running. She is worried if I start running I will Boom and Bust and my recovery will take Even longer, due to my lack of core stability.

So this got me thinking about what running has brought to my life over the last four years and it has to be without doubt. Patience and moderation, two things that I wasn't very good at before. This is really helping me to take the time to get over the op and do it properly. I know I will run again but when the time is right and on the days when I'm feeling petulant about it all I remind myself time is all I need and I have that. I will be ready for my HM next March, my physio has assured me if I do this right it will be no problem.

I would just like to take this opportunity to say thank you for everyone for the wonderful support over the last couple of years as we got ready for transplant, you have all been amazing and it has made life so much easier. Four years running and four years of support and friendship, thank you my friends. โค๏ธ Rfc xxx.

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  • Slow and steady........but you know that. You will get there.

    All the best. Keep planking, keep smiling.

  • Thank you, I will ๐Ÿ˜€

  • You know that your physio is talking sense - they know their stuff!!

    Follow the plan and you will get there when your body is good and ready.

  • Thank you. I'm lucky my physio is lovely and really wants me to run again.

  • That's good. If they get what is important for you, then you really feel you can work with them ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Your physio is right - don't do too much too soon or it will set your recovery back. It is hard not to run because the desire to do it is there but not running will get you back into your running shoes more quickly. xx

  • Thank you. Your right slow and focused is the way to go.

  • Hard to be patient I know RFC but it'll be worth it! I'm glad Mr RFC is doing so well it must be amazing to see the difference in him,you gave him the ultimate gift. Good that you have a great team looking after you, swimming will be enjoyable and will give an exercise buzz. take care and keep us updated xxx

  • Thank you, hehe I forgot how much energy he can have. I'm looking forward to swimming, I'm lucky as I have a 50mtr pool within 20 min walking distance.

  • Patience indeed, has its own rewards.... and you look at those every day :)

    Huge congratulations on your 4th Runniversary... a truly amazing journey, in oh so many wonderful ways.

    You are doing incredibly well and you will get there...as ever, slow and steady...it does work :)

    Love Floss x

  • Thank you.. slow and steady, your right it will get me to the finish faster ๐Ÿ˜€.

  • Hey RFC - all I can say is that after my 6 month enforced break from running I've come back to it with renewed vigour and can now run further and faster than I ever did before. I'm sure it won't be too long before you're running again - and when you are you'll appreciate it even more. ๐Ÿ˜Žx

  • Thank you. That's great to hear. I'm looking forward to starting again but this time with the knowledge I know I can do it.

  • Hang on in there. Good that you have a physio who is looking directly at what you need and hopefully you will get boost from starting your programme. That was a tremendous thing you did.

  • Thank you. I am so lucky the way my appointments have gone, I even think they have added some extra in for me which is so nice.

  • I'm loving the bit about you being on course to run a half marathon next year even though it still means you're not running... yet. It's also great to have a goal to ensure you absolutely definitely get back to where you were before. Happy 4th runnerversary :)

  • Thank you. Hehe I'm very much a carrot and stick sort of gal. It's a brand new one two weeks before the London Marathon but run by the same people.

  • Yes someone else mentioned it - it's the marathon route in reverse - Tower hill to Greenwich. Sounds fun (as fun as running 13 miles can be that is) :)

  • Oh I had not realised that, I think it will be fun and I was only ยฃ30.

  • I think someone at my running club mentioned it. I presume it's the same one! Sounds like a good one, if only I was confident I could run 13 miles I'd have considered it too :)

  • Every day is a day nearer to you running again Rfc - you WILL get there and we will all be cheering for you, pom poms aloft for sure! In the meantime, as you say, you are doing all the preparation work so are already on that journey really. Hang on in there - and really glad that MrRfc is doing so well๐Ÿ˜€ X

  • Thank you. I will be looking out for the Pom poms on my first run (when I'm ready) . ๐Ÿ˜€.

  • Like Arnie- You will be back. Did you give your husband an organ? That is absolutely and truly amazing and you should be so proud.

    The other thing that running has given to you is access to this forum and here, you also show your kindness ever day with the advice and support that you give to novices, like me. So thank you, take care, be patient and come back to running when you are really ready, and then we can cheer you on!

  • Thank you. Yes I donated one of my kidneys as he needed it more than me. I love this forum so much it truly is a special place. I promise to be patient.

  • Happy Runniversary to you our lovely RFC and thankyou so much for your unfailing support and encouragement you give to us all .

    You are the very heart and soul of this forum , and the glue that holds us all together xxx

    Hang on in there , you will return fitter and stronger and ready to take on the world :-) xxx

  • Awwww thanks Pops, that means so much to me.

  • Congratulations on your 4 year runniversary, RFC. I have absolutely no doubt that you'll run your HM next year. If anyone has the determination to get back to full fitness, it's you. x

  • Thank you, hehe my Mum used to call it down right stubbornness ๐Ÿ˜€.

  • Happy Runniversary RFC. You are such a central part of this forum, and you are very special to me as one of the people that has supported me all along my running journey the past few years. You're tough as nails, and your determination to get out there ASAP is so admirable. I know it won't be long now, there's nothing - absolutely nothing that can hold you back.

  • Thank you. Back at you too on the determination front. We will both get there, slow and steady. Rfcx.

  • You're so right on the patience thing. I read a quote when a started C25k and it's carried me through ( I'm just about to start week 9 ). "It's not about goals. It's about waiting and being patient and trusting that things will slowly get better. Change takes time, but time is all it takes."

    Wishing you all the best with your recovery xx

  • Swimming sounds lovely RFC...and will be really good for your whole body.

    Running will stll be there when you get the go-ahead.

    Its so lovely that Mr. RFC is doing so well, thanks to you..thats real love that is..๐Ÿ˜Šxxx

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