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Back on track - yippee! 😁

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After resting up for four days due to dodgey knees, I ran w5r2 today, and the knees behaved themselves! So relieved and happy to be able to carry on with the programme! Huge thanks to everyone on here who gave advice (to me and to others with knee problems). I ran today armed with new shoes (after gait analysis), knee supports and compression socks, and I went super slow and landed as gently on my feet as I could. I have been doing knee strengthening exercises and yoga on my rest days which seems to have helped. I feel like I have gone from heavy footed hare to light footed tortoise, but I am very happy with the transformation!

My heart goes out to those stuck on the injury couch for a long time - I found waiting 4 days very frustrating! I tried 2 days initially but the knee pain started up again so decided to rest for longer. If it still hurt I was going to rest for a week but thankfully haven't needed to. Never thought I would get so addicted to a running programme!

To celebrate my return to the fold I thought I would change my username to reflect my new speed (very slow) and my loyal doggy running partners - I will henceforth be known as Mutley Shuffle πŸ˜πŸ•πŸΎ

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Well done you... back on track :)

MutleyShuffleGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you Oldfloss 😊

Like the new name and so pleased with your progress.πŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸ‘

The other Mentor issued a link in a reply today that you would just love.πŸ€”πŸ‘πŸ‘

Maybe see if I can give you post reference.πŸ€”πŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸ‘

Lisavic4438. πŸ€”only 1.6 miles wk8.1πŸ€”

MutleyShuffleGraduate in reply to Tbae

Thanks Tbae. I think I have seen the reply you mean - about slow runners living longer - love it! 😁


Great user name! :) I had dodgy knees and I started taking glucosamine with chondroitin which seems to have worked a treat for me. Good luck getting back out there :)

Tbae in reply to Fishypieface

Yes I used to take this.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Until Trust me I am a Doctor presented some discouraging research. Basically did nothing for your expenditure.πŸ€”

Great believer if it works for you.πŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸ‘

FishypiefaceGraduate in reply to Tbae

They do say the placebo effect can be as strong as the real thing.... I had read it works for some and not for others....I am swapping to hyaluronic acid tablets as these do the same thing apparently but also help with wrinkly faces!!! :) :) :) It's probably all a load of old tut to be honest!!

Tbae in reply to Fishypieface

You have got a good attitude.πŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸ‘

cannot remember the programme well , but I think that good movement was key.πŸ‘

One minute one thing the next minute anotherπŸ™ˆπŸ€”πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Of course being a Scot I was happy to drop the expenseπŸ€”πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

MutleyShuffleGraduate in reply to Fishypieface

Thanks Fishypieface - I give my dog a supplement with glucosamine and chondroitin in, maybe I will pinch some for myself! 😁

FishypiefaceGraduate in reply to MutleyShuffle

Good thinking! :) Although doesn't it cost 50 times more than the human version?!! Ibuprofen for my cat for 5 days cost me Β£60!!

MutleyShuffleGraduate in reply to Fishypieface

Yes you're right, human version will be cheaper 😁


Welcome back! Just came across the name change! πŸ€—

MutleyShuffleGraduate in reply to Flaraflarkin

Thank you! 😊

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