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Update on today's Parkrun - with polymyalgia rheumatica

As I said I intended to tackle Parkrun with C25K week three, so I did my 5 minute warmup and then paused the mp3. So off we went.

You all know the regime 1.5 min running followed by 1.5 min walk followed by 3 min running followed by 3 minute walk and repeat. So today I put two of these together back to back.

I was getting pains about the 2K mark in the place where my illness gives me pains and was thinking of going home. I persisted and finished the Parkrun in a tine of 36.54, and am now waiting to see if it will encroach upon my condition as it is is noted to be exacerbated from too much exercise.

Tell you something, after 4 months off, a 3 minute running period felt more like 15 minutes!!! And I have been walking such a lot these days, different muscles and a different pace I guess.

Thanks to all you who replied to my last post - much appreciated 8-)

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Very good time, much kudos for not stopping at 2k

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Sorry I missed your last post Ziggy... !!! Too wrapped up in myself I think!! Huge HUG!

Huge well done to you.. you have had one heck of a time of it... ! BUT..here you are..back with us again!

What a run... do what you need to do to recover from the run and hopefully it may be the start of your comeback :) xx

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Hello Oldfloss - how are you doing (Joey Tribbiani accent)

Few aches and pains today and to be honest it is difficult to discern whether they are 'normal' aches or 'PMR' aches. But, appointment with Rheumatologist tomorrow, and a step down in steroids on Tuesday.

Can't really say I enjoyed Parkrun (even though half of it was walking) but did enjoy the sense of achievement afterwards. I think my best bet is to continue on from week 3 and see how it goes.

Good to hear from you Oldfloss 8-)

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Golly you are fast. 37ish minutes for 5K is pretty awesome. Well done Sir, Chapeau!

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Thank you

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That's an amazing time. Many congratulations!

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Many thanks

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Oh that sounds great Ziggy! And a fab time too considering your time off!

Let's hope you're not in too much pain and you can do it again πŸ™‚

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Not too bad today Irishprincess and I am hoping I can continue and maybe get back to running for 30 mins + continuously. 8-)

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That's brilliant. I'm so pleased for you πŸ™‚

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Second appointment with rheumatologist, who it turns out is also a runner, and he says don't expect to get back to where you were as steroids break down muscles.

Haven't ran since Saturday - life has gotten in the way, top of my thighs have been sore since Saturday 8-)

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Shame about the thighs ☹️ but it sounds as if you can still run just maybe not what you did before. Can you do weights? They build stronger muscles.

Let's hope you can reach some kind of compromise but it's great that the rheumatologist is a runner too πŸ™‚

Keep us updated Ziggy x

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I hope to do weights Irishprincess cause the steroids and the condition cause bone weakness and loss of muscle mass too :-(

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Hey there, oh what a tough time you have had, sending you lots of healing

{{ hugs }} to you. You've done some running and that's a positive start, but just take it easy now and listen to your body. Lovely to see you xx

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