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Venturing off the IC again

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Hello everyone

I saw a different physio last week as my regular guy was not available, and he gave me a couple of new stretches to try. He also did some work on my upper back too - and after informing me that 'if we're lucky we might get a small pop' he was delighted when my back produced two very loud ones in quick succession.

Managed another outing today - decided to go back to Laura and week 1, and it was mostly ok. I could feel discomfort during the running parts but it was mostly fairly mild, and eased off during the walks. I think I'll try that again in a couple of days and see how things go.

In other news, my poor cat has joined me on the IC πŸ˜” Seems she's injured her ear and it's now full of blood, which makes a delightful squelching sound every time she shakes her head. She got mega stressed at the vet's, and nearly impaled herself on the needle when they tried to take a blood sample, despite the death-grip the second vet had her in. The 'cat bag' was not going to work, so they ended up gassing her to knock her out. Even that didn't go smoothly, as apparently she just sat in the box and glared at them for a quite while before she finally passed out. Think I needed that run to recover!

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Glad to see you back out ❀️ Slowly but surely!

Hugs for the 🐈 cat.

EiralasGraduate in reply to LoungeLizaard

Thanks LL! I went and read about your time on the IC, and what you went through was pretty major. I'm impressed at your determination to get back to running, and that now you're not just running 5k but are well on your way to 10. If you can get back after something like that, then surely I can manage to do the same from something much less severe.

I gave the cat your hug (a very careful one so as not to bother her ear) when she finally crept onto my lap - got a little purr 😊

LoungeLizaardGraduate in reply to Eiralas

Thx - we all have a journey to make, mine was just a little longer.

The main lesson I took from my wilderness years was that your body knows what it can and can’t do. I had a couple of false restarts earlier this year where I wasn’t really ready mentally or physically.

When I did - I just made sure I didn’t stress my knee to much to soon.

Now, I don’t really think about it, I just have a couple of knee warm ups that I do as part of my routine.

When are you going out again?


EiralasGraduate in reply to LoungeLizaard

Good advice, and great that you don't need to really worry about your knee any more.

I had hoped to go out yesterday evening, but then work happened. Tonight I meant to go juggling, but then work happened again. So maybe tomorrow, provided work doesn't keep putting a spanner in the works...

LoungeLizaardGraduate in reply to Eiralas

Good luck, look forward to the after report!


Good to see you back out there. Take it easy and have fun.

EiralasGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thanks UnfitNoMore - I will certainly be taking it easy

Glad to hear you’ve been able to get back out there. Slow and steady. Hope your recovery continues to go well. πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

EiralasGraduate in reply to owmeknees

Cheers - I'm being encouraged by your progress and hope to be following in your footsteps. Hope your recovery keeps on going well too!

owmeknees in reply to Eiralas

Thanks Eiralas, I’m keeping everything crossed for you! 🀞🀞🀞

EiralasGraduate in reply to owmeknees

Thank you - and likewise 😊


Aah Eiralas! I’d be quite distressed too with the injury and the vet saga! Poor thing. 😒 I’m sure you both will have been glad to get home 🏑😍

I’m glad to hear that there’s been more progress with the running and you’re being patient and careful! ! Each run is a win Eiralas! Keep going! πŸ€—β€οΈ

EiralasGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

She was very woozy all day yesterday - did a lot of sleeping. I think I was finally forgiven in the evening πŸ˜‰

It is indeed Fabulous - just doing a week 1 run again felt good ❀️

Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Eiralas



Oh your poor cat! Vets bills are so high! Glad she made them earn their money! πŸ˜‚

Glad you are gradually getting off the IC. Take care.

EiralasGraduate in reply to _SimonT_

She's very anti-vet. Fiercely resists any form of treatment. I could say she's just a cantankeous old lady, but she's always been like that πŸ˜‚ How are your kittens doing?

Thanks for the good wishes - I definitely plan on being careful.

_SimonT_Graduate in reply to Eiralas

My kittens are just right thanks! They are soo naughty and cause chaos wherever they are! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ they are also soo sweet and adorable! I had both of them sat on my lap last night!

You are doing really well to keep going and keeping your spirits up! You’ll get there!

EiralasGraduate in reply to _SimonT_

Ah they sound adorable! Two on your lap at once 😍

Cheers - need to make sure I get out again soon...


I bet the run seemed like a breeze after the cat issues! Poor little cat!

Well done you though !

EiralasGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Cheers! Yes it was good to get that space and let my mind focus on what my body was doing, de-stress a little. She was (and is) not happy - an ear full of blood must feel very uncomfortable.

Are you still waiting for your MRI results? I hope you've been able to do lots of swimming and painting in the meantime.


Glad to hear the run went well - πŸ€— to your 🐈 - animals eh?!πŸ™„

EiralasGraduate in reply to Equi-geek

Thanks Equi! I've passed on the hug, and she sends you back a purr 😊

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