Oh dear!!!: I think i have a problem!!!today is... - Couch to 5K

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Oh dear!!!

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HiddenGraduate
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I think i have a problem!!!today is my rest day...tomorrow i begin week 5...its not even 8 am & i am already thinking about tomorrow's run & (mentally) twiddling my thumbs!!!anybody else this addicted to this programme or is it just me haha πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ (this is VERY uncharacteristic behaviour for me being a previous non runner & all πŸ€”)

Have a lovely day all 😊

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Wonderful..this addiction:) I was up getting ready for arrival of small runner in training, but managed a quick( relatively speaking..) 1K before she arrived:)

It is fantastic isn't it :) Go you..have a good day :)

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HiddenGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Loving it 😍

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WhatsappGraduate

Good to see you are enthusiastic. Yes it gets addictive and before you know it you realise you are a bit obsessed.

Your body will thank you for taking the rests, and you will be a stronger, better runner as a result.

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HiddenGraduate in reply to Whatsapp

My knees are telling me its definately a rest day !!!

MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate in reply to Hidden

Your knees seem to like the sound of their own voice :)

MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate

It's not just you. I'd never really run before. I get itchy feet on run day, get really annoyed if I have to miss a day and after the run I want to do more. Being forced to take time out of the programme is really getting me down.

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HiddenGraduate in reply to MikeJones68

Glad its not just me!!!is this because of your leg injury the other day?is it still painful?i really feel for you πŸ˜• i started doing this beginning of september then became really unwell with a nasty sinus infection the drs kept missing.i wasnt able to run for 2 months & it was driving me crazy!!!i wss only a couple of weeks in but had the running bug already!!!

I hope you are better soon & able to get back to it ASAP 😊

MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate in reply to Hidden

Thanks Claire. Yes, the calf problem. It's not painful as such now, but it feels tight if I walk too quickly or go up stairs. I'll leave it another few days before attempting anything and will take it slowly.

2 months off must have been a mare, as just 3 days is driving me mad. Glad you are over the sinus infection. I know those make you feel awful and can go on for weeks.

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HiddenGraduate in reply to MikeJones68

I have heard that foam rollers are good for tight calves...might be worth a try?you are probably doing the best thing by not rushing into another run even though its very frustrating!!!hope it sorts itself out very soon 😊

MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate in reply to Hidden

Foam rollers as in the ones you use for decorating? I could paint them with fake tan while I'm at it. LOL :)

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HiddenGraduate in reply to MikeJones68

Haha πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ no not those ones haha πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate in reply to Hidden

Heehee, I see them now on Amazon :)

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HiddenGraduate in reply to MikeJones68

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MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate in reply to Hidden

Pretty colour :)

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HiddenGraduate in reply to MikeJones68

Haha...you cab get more manly colours πŸ˜‰

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

It seeps into your DNA 😁.

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HiddenGraduate in reply to misswobble

So it would seem haha πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

Haha, it's got you! Bit of core work on rest days to keep the thumb-twiddling at bay? Or cycling and swimming are both good cross training. Xx

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