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W9r2 - finally!

So far, week 9 has taken me 32 days.......

Just over a month ago I sustained a calf injury within the first 3 minutes of w9r1. It was bad enough to make me phone home for a lift as I couldn't walk. It took 12 days until I felt up to trying it again and I completed w9r1 20 days ago, albeit at a reduced speed. A couple of days after that I attempted r2, but had to give up about 12 minutes in as I could feel my calf pulling again.

Almost 3 weeks later I finally found myself in a position to try again. I thought about going back to week 7, but as I had taken a gentle jog around a local lake at the weekend following my 6 year old daughter on her bike and felt great afterwards, I decided to at least have a go at rejoining where I left off. I headed out yesterday evening at a very early 6pm (I usually don't go until at least 9.30) and completed w9r2 at last!!

This could well be graduation week. Fingers crossed!!

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Well done, perseverance pays off.

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YYYEEESSS!!!that is awesome 😊 well done...this week will definately be your week 😊

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Well done! I'll get out the podium polish for you!

Roll and stretch that calf carefully to keep it happy ( & the other one too so you are symmetrical!) 😀

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Symmetrical? I'm wonky all over!

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Oh crikey! That was really unlucky! Fingers crossed for that final run. The weather is a bit unpredictable though. Vile today 🙄. Mind you I was out in it and have to venture out again, not to run though I hope you can get a lull to give you a window of opportunity 👍🏃‍♂️

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Thanks! I'm not due to go again until tomorrow, so hopefully the wind will have dropped a bit..........

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Fingers crossed..well done you!

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