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Week 7, run 3 Done and a pb

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After heavy rain yesterday and last night I didn't do my parkrun. Gutted but the thought of staggering around in the thick mud of a 100+ runners 4 times round the same track with my balance issues.... Daft.

So did my last run of week 7 and hit a pb. Yay.

Not easy but not as bad as Thursday's run.

Roll on week 8.πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚

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Mummycav profile image

Yey!!! Amazing Woman!!!!! Bet you feel on top of the world?? Whoop whoop well done xx

Great run Sillyyak...Well done on the pb, not easy but you are nailing it😊...

Well done - on the run and the PB!

Polly2810 profile image

Well done!!! That is fab! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ still can't decide today or tomorrow for me. See what the day brings.

alpacagirl profile image

What kind of balance issues do you have sillyyak13? I have them too and that's why I can only run on the road in daylight. I try to ignore it as much as I can😬

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Sillyyak13Graduate in reply to alpacagirl

Was diagnosed with Menieres Disease a couple of years ago because I staggered around like a drunk for weeks at a time. Then on top of that bppv this spring. I have really bad cervical spondilitis too which I'm sure is not helping and may even be contributing.

I've been diagnosed with chronic migraines with auras too. Although I rarely have pain with them, they too seem to take their toll on the whole balance thing.

I am so used to being off balance after 8 years that I can actually disguise it, to a degree.

The running on the last run was a bit..h because every time my foot hit the floor my eyes double jumped. Lol. Like the good old days when you hit the top of the telly and it flicks up a frame or 2.

I'm so used to it now it's become a part of my life. So many hallucinations and auras a day. It's like being on an LSD trip on a roller coaster. πŸ˜‰

Like you i have no night vision. I walk around the house with my eyes shut at night because it's less confusing. I could never run at dusk or early dawn.

How are YOU? X

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alpacagirlGraduate in reply to Sillyyak13

Ahhhh that sounds really tough 😁 Mine is more straight forward - over about 5 years I've gradually lost the vestibular system in my ears which has left me with jiggly vision (oscillopsia). When I walk or run everything bounces up and down like a bad amateur video. Makes Laura's advice to run tall looking straight ahead really hard. Not life threatening so like you say just get on with it really and have got used to it.If I walk outside in low light I look really drunk - so not going to try running at night!πŸ˜‚

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to alpacagirl

You are amazing... I am constantly humbled by the courage and positivity of the runners on here,, who, against all odds.. just get out and do it! x

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to Sillyyak13

You brave girl!!! Wow! I am in awe... go you!!! x

alpacagirl profile image

Sorry sent reply before I said well done on PB!

A run is a run is a run, but a run with a pb, that's special

Sillyyak13 profile image

Innit. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Martin_Rose profile image

Excellent run , well done on the PB . 😁

Oldfloss profile image

YeaYYYYYYY ! Well done you ! You are doing wonderfully...:)

Mud is fine... but only in small amounts and when running solo :)

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