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Another post-grad run in the bag

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HiddenGraduate

Morning all :-)

I'm very happy to report that I've just had one of those runs where it all felt really good. It's a frosty morning, but it didn't rain much over the past 24 hours, so no nasty ice puddles, just a lovely crisp morning. I ran my old route along the canal, and it was glorious.

As I'm still working my way back from injury, I did just 20 minutes, and at a much more sane pace of about 7.3 minutes per km this time. I felt good, I felt like I could have run further, but I wanted to end feeling could, so as not to give myself an excuse for bottling it next time.

Slightly related note: my right knee and left calf hurt. Not from running though. I was carrying concrete blocks to the car at the local builders merchants, and somehow managed to trip and go flying concrete block in hand! Ripped my jeans, grazed my knee and left hand, badly dented my pride :/

On the plus side, none of that has damaged my ability to run, thankfully, and I didn't seem to have any issues from it. It's all good.

Thanks as always for your support and wisdom. Happy running!

Neil

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Well done Neil, another great run. I’m so pleased it’s all falling back into place for you 😊 Good time too (makes me feel even more of a sloth than I already knew I was) 😂

Not so great news about your concrete block encounter 🙈, but glad it didn’t cause any lasting damage.

Have a lovely (accident free) Sunday 🤗

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HiddenGraduate
in reply to HeadInTheClouds

Thank you! Yes, I was pleasantly surprised than 20 minutes went ok, and was also pleased I managed to pace myself.

Beware though, I'm digging more turf out, and moving some blocks into place for my shed base today, so I may be back on the IC if I don't watch it!!

How are you getting on HITC?

HeadInTheClouds
HeadInTheCloudsGraduate
in reply to Hidden

Oh bloody hell Neil, do be careful ...!!!...

I’m kitchen fitting at the moment and yesterday I managed to twist my ‘iffy’ knee and pull a muscle in my sternum (??? 🙄 ???)..!!

I’ve only done one post-grad run (last Tuesday), which was 36 1/2 minutes of pure bliss. I should have run yesterday BEFORE commencing with kitchen (that’ll teach me)... now I’m going to have to wait until it’s all feeling a bit better 🙈

... so go careful today ... That’s an order..!! 😂😂

Hidden
HiddenGraduate
in reply to HeadInTheClouds

Hahaha! I did finish the digging, shifted an awful lot of soil, realised I had not bought anywhere near enough limestone chippings, then went community litter picking with church for an hour! Been an outdoorsy sort of day :)

HeadInTheClouds
HeadInTheCloudsGraduate
in reply to Hidden

I was just replying to your last reply (which I missed earlier) 🙄

Crikey, you've certainly had an outdoorsy sort of day - I hope that knee has coped with all the excitement..?? 🙈

Hidden
HiddenGraduate
in reply to HeadInTheClouds

I have indeed! The knee has been fine, which is a big relief. And I do feel better for not just sitting on my butt all day to be honest. :)

Richard7
Richard7Graduate

Well done Neil glad you are back on the run. Stay well and keep off the IC. Don’t know about you but I am finding these cold mornings seem to take a lot longer to warm up. Tried a few stretches at home before going out but still took a while to “warm up”. Look after those legs you will need them for the next run. 😀

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HiddenGraduate
in reply to Richard7

I'm not so bad at warming up. I have thought for years I have poor circulation, but I wonder if in fact, it's just that I wasn't active enough. I fint the 5 minute warm-up walk, which is mostly up hill, is enough for me to get my muscles and body warmed up. But we are all different!

Actually the legs are doing well thanks. This was the first run in a while where, apart from the graze, my left knee felt perfect.

Elfe5
Elfe5Graduate

Great!😄 Good for you!

and

Oh no! 😦 Hope you mend quickly.

Hidden
HiddenGraduate
in reply to Elfe5

Thank you - and yes, I'm OK. The cut on my hand is quite painful, but nothing a glass of bedtime whisky won't fix :D The main thing that was dented was my pride I think!

Elfe5
Elfe5Graduate
in reply to Hidden

Yes sympathy- we adults don't take kindly to such afronts to our dignity.

Hope that whiskey was a good single malt!! 😀

Hidden
HiddenGraduate

EDIT: A response to HeadInTheClouds

Oh dear!! This is why we should never ever do DIY or gardening lol! I hope you feel better soon.

Right I'm off outside. I'll take heed of your sage advice, but if I'm not back in two hours, send out a search party :P

helenwheels
helenwheelsGraduate

Well done Neil, I was out in the frost this morning too. It was beautiful :) Take care with those flags and building your sulking shed :)

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HiddenGraduate
in reply to helenwheels

Thank you helenwheels, I must say sunshine and frost are a great combination, plus I didn't come back from my run soaked with sweat. Sorry, TMI! :P

Mummycav
MummycavModerator

Oh no Neil? So glad you’re ok...but what a place to fall?? You were lucky that concrete block didn’t hurt your hand by the sounds of it too? Sounds like a perfect run this morning so that dented pride should be all straightened out now...happy Sunday my friend x

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HiddenGraduate
in reply to Mummycav

Why thank you Mummycav, yes, I did feel a bit silly :) It's all good though, a lovely run this morning put it all right, and I got on well with the digging and stuff this afternoon. How are you getting on?

quirkybee
quirkybeeGraduate

Ooh, glad you're okay there, that could have turned out quite nasty otherwise. Glad you did your run and enjoyed it, that's what we love to hear. Good for you lovely 😊

Hidden
HiddenGraduate
in reply to quirkybee

Thanks quirkybee, I'm learning that running can fix most things :) Apart from, maybe, most running injuries!

quirkybee
quirkybeeGraduate
in reply to Hidden

Aww, bless you Neil x

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsAmbassador

Good work, Neil. Glad to hear that you are taking it nice and steady – at this rate you will get back up to 30 minutes again no bother. More importantly, glad to hear that you enjoyed your run. Yikes to the little accident though! Hope you are not in too much pain?

Sadie-runs x

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HiddenGraduate
in reply to Sadie-runs

Thanks dear Sadie. I think I might try the full 30 minutes next time, slow and steady of course. I'm pretty sure I can do 30 minutes as 20 was perfectly manageable today. Everything just clicked into place really.

The pain is ok, hand's a bit painful, pride a bit dented, but the knee, apart from the graze, is all good happily. How are you keeping anyway?

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsAmbassador
in reply to Hidden

That's good to hear!

All good my end thanks. Still getting out and about happily pounding the streets and the parks 3 x a week. 😀

TJMazz
TJMazzGraduate

Well done on a good 20 min run 🏃‍♂️ Hope the knee heals quickly. New jeans may be in order 🤦🏻‍♀️

Hidden
HiddenGraduate
in reply to TJMazz

Thank you - I enjoyed it. The knee is just a graze fortunately, it just stung a bit at the time. And yes, I will have to buy some new jeans. I'm not good at buying clothes. Now that I'm single again, I need to learn to go clothes shopping on my own. Scary places, clothes shops you know...

TJMazz
TJMazzGraduate
in reply to Hidden

Well, you've learnt to run so you can learn to shop 😀

Hidden
HiddenGraduate
in reply to TJMazz

That might just take longer than 9 weeks :P

TJMazz
TJMazzGraduate
in reply to Hidden

😂😂😂

DIZZIC
DIZZICGraduate

Good news from the IC puts a smile on all our faces...feeling really pleased for you :)

Hidden
HiddenGraduate
in reply to DIZZIC

Thank you DIZZIC, it's always good to make people smile, or in this case, probably laugh at me :P Thank you though!

DebJogsOn
DebJogsOnGraduate

Sounds like a great come back run! 😊

Hidden
HiddenGraduate
in reply to DebJogsOn

Yes, it did feel really good thanks, I was just glad to be free of that knee problem, and the weather was perfect. Thanks for your concern as always :)

Nice to see the recovery continuing, but you seem determined to knock that knee of yours...

Just avoid any/all of the following -

DIY

Gardening

Housework

Car Maintenance

Hidden
HiddenGraduate
in reply to Jancanrun

Now that's the best advice I've heard in ages!! And once this project is finished, I will avoid them all :D And the knee? I'm just testing it to make sure it's strong now :P

Sadeskin
SadeskinGraduate

Lovely to hear from you Neil, great to read that you were sensible too. Kodus on your willpower, it will pay off! Impressed with the concrete blocks too.

Sadie xx

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HiddenGraduate
in reply to Sadeskin

Thank you Sadeskin, that means a lot. My theory on being sensible is that you have to be irresponsible first, to appreciate how to be sensible. The concrete blocks are a pain though. I need to buy more as well, unlevel ground, shed, it's complicated!!!

Well done Neil, I'm really pleased you got out there and had a good run 🏃

Hidden
HiddenGraduate
in reply to Cornet-Carolyn

Thanks Carolyn, it really did feel good to get back out there. How are you getting on anyway? Are you still enjoying it?

Cornet-Carolyn
Cornet-CarolynGraduate
in reply to Hidden

Still loving it and doing different runs, hills, shorter runs and a slightly longer one on Saturday. Weekends getting busy over next few weeks so I don't think I'll be doing any park runs 😊

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