Finally out of the IC?: Well, I had my first 2... - Couch to 5K

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Finally out of the IC?


Well, I had my first 29 minute run today since my first Parkrun nearly a month ago. I didn’t time the run I just ran for as long as felt comfortable: my Fitbit says I ran for 29 minutes! My lovely husband joined me today and we had a good natter, so I know I still have all that fitness because I can still run and talk at the same time 😁 We even had a little race at the end!

The hip bursitis has definitely calmed down and so now it’s just a matter of managing it so it doesn’t inflame again. Got home and stuck a big freezer block on it for 20 minutes (wrapped in a tea towel) then rubbed some ibuprofen gel into it (found that works better than tablets), and so far so good.

This all came about because on Wednesday I had a lovely 20 minute run on the treadmill. I’d forgotten to put a gradient on and found that it was a lovely, gentle run and didn’t cause any problems, so today’s run was as flat as I could make it.

All being well, I’ll do two further treadmill runs this week and if they go ok then it will be back to Parkrun on Saturday. As it’s as flat as a pancake by the riverside it should be ok 🤞🤞🤞

It’s so nice to be back 👍🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🎉🤸‍♀️

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Pleased to have you back!! Have missed you!! Glad everything is moving in the right direction 😊

TailChaserGraduate in reply to Flaraflarkin

Thank you Flaraflarkin, missed you and everyone too. Fingers crossed it carries on like this 😀 I’ve got some catching up to do to with you, you’re doing amazingly!!


Welcome back! 😀

Yes, it absolutely is wonderful to be back - I am relishing that too!

If I could, I would turn a few celebratory cartwheels for you! 😄

TailChaserGraduate in reply to Elfe5

Wow Elfe5, my journey has nothing on yours. Well done getting back out there, it has to be done doesn’t it? No giving in, not when we’ve got so far! We’ll do some of these together: 🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️, they’re much gentler 😁

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