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Still can’t run but did a nice long walk


Well came out of hospital on the 31st of December I am still unable to run but I can walk as long as I don’t go stupid and build up the distance when I go out last week I managed to walk 3.5 miles and today I have got to 5 miles hopefully I might be allowed to run after I have spoken to the consultant but I will probably have to start at a mile.


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Glad to hear you’re up and about. Walking is lovely I reckon. I do it all the time with my borrowed dog. I walked miles to the shops and back yesterday, hauling loads of shopping over each shoulder. I don’t advocate you do that just yet though 🙂

Good luck with your recovery. I hope you’re back to running as quick as possible. 🙂💪👍🏃‍♂️

MichaelH070862Graduate in reply to misswobble

I thought about doing something similar to you but I am not allowed to do shopping yet but might try to do it on my next walk.


Brilliant! Sounds as though your recovery is going great.

Maybe upping the pace of your walks would be a good next steps. Thats what my daughter did following her kidney transplant, grew the distance then tried a little faster each walk.

Just be patient and listen to your clinical team.

MichaelH070862Graduate in reply to Millsie-J

I did think of doing something similar will probably do that on my next walk. I have got to do nothing tomorrow as I am going to see the Doc tomorrow.

Fantastic, I am pleased to hear you are doing so well.

MichaelH070862Graduate in reply to CallyL

Thank you I am taking my time with what I do and thinking about what I can do to keep me fit and healthy.


Getting back out again lifts the spirits and I am sure that a run is not too far in the future.

Take care.

I will. What helps I think is we know what we can do but also we know what we should do in order to not put our health under pressure or cause us any pain.


so glad you’re back on your feet MichaelH070862 ...sounds like you’re on track for a full recovery...walking is fab, breathing in the fresh air, taking in the sights all aides recovery...looking forward to reading your running posts again & I am SURE it won’t be that long a wait x

MichaelH070862Graduate in reply to Mummycav

I am just taking my time and doing everything slowly it will be interesting listening to what the Doc says tomorrow.


Lovely to have you back Michael. Take it steady, and follow advice. Surgery can really take it out of your body. I hear your impatience but there’s time, there’s time

MichaelH070862Graduate in reply to helenwheels

I got shown a shot of my head after the tumour had been removed because it was only small it didn’t look much but I have atleast until the 31st of January before I will ask to go back to work.


Welcome back Michael! Great to hear from you I hope you had a lovely Christmas. You'll be running about in no time, but there's no hurry. Slow and steady as our Oldfloss says.

MichaelH070862Graduate in reply to VictoriaRuns

I did have a lovely Christmas and I came out of hospital at 1pm on the 31st of December but did not do anything on New Years Eve or New Years Day as I spent most of those days in bed adjusting to what I could do.

VictoriaRunsGraduate in reply to MichaelH070862

Yes I bet it was an adjustment. It seems you are well on the mend though =)

Glad to hear you are up and about. Lots of time.

MichaelH070862Graduate in reply to ancientrunner

I go out and about three days a week spending a few hours walking about. I do feel quite good but am not being silly with anything I do when walking.

Walking is a much underrated exercise and will undoubtedly help you. Fingers crossed you're running again soon


Hello Michael !

Good to hear it all went well and youre up and about .

I bet youre glad that's over with ! Take care and its good to see you on here :-) xxx


This is great news!!!

Walking is good... very good... and you are doing wonderfully! having small runner in training in her buggy has upped my mileage enormously! She cares not if the weather is inclement.. off we go.

Well done you, steady and slow and enjoy this return journey:)


Good to hear you're progressing well..

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