Graduate-in-waiting: In beautiful Cabo Verde... - Couch to 5K

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In beautiful Cabo Verde 🏝on holiday....but graduation looks like it will need to stay on hold as my right knee has been playing up over the last few days. I've been wearing a knee support which really helps manage the's still not yet unbearable but noticed that the niggle becomes a bit more pronounced while going down steps.😫

Tried attempting W9R2 on the treadmill earlier this evening but had to give up in a mere I was struggling. πŸ˜•

Besides, it doesn't look like I'm a!!! I'm not an outdoorsy person.....but I do love my outdoor running!!!πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

With temperatures set to 30C and humidity at's going to be a challenge but I'm going to give it another go and see how I get on.

Keen not to find my way to IC but also feeling a bit low that this simply means that graduation although within sight seems tantalizingly just outside my reach.

But I keep reminding myself.. slow and steady.🐌🐌🐌

Happy running everybody!!!

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Fabulous450 profile image

Ooh Hotheels sorry to hear about the niggles. Don’t push it but you might just want to have an extra rest day and then see how you feel. Well done for not risking injury. It would be a shame not to experience a pain free graduation run. So take the time you need and feel good about making the decision to have a very enjoyable graduation run!! You will do it! Big hugs! πŸ€—β€οΈ

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HotheelsGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Thanks Fabbie x

Yes....I want to keep running and enjoying being reminded that my goal for now is not simply to run 30mins at graduation but to also have fun doing it too, is exactly what I needed!

Thank you!!xx

UnfitNoMore profile image

Running on a treadmill is so very different in all ways apart from fitness... I always struggled with it. My form was always different to the point that I could tell without being told and my feet didn’t land anywhere near the same. Not looking forward to hitting one on snow days this winter.

Great that you had a go, keep trying, it will maintain the fitness, but I think you’ll really appreciate getting back outside after the holiday.

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BerksroverGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

The champagne is still on ice and won't go off if you have to rest up whilst on holiday (no better time to rest) and then smash it when you are back home in more suitable weather for running, temperature and humidity have a big impact on your ability to run. Stay off the IC, enjoy your holiday, come back refreshed and raring to go

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HotheelsGraduate in reply to Berksrover

Thank you x I'm not known for my this is yet another plus point of C25K programme. 😊

But you're right on all counts.....if I give myself enough time to heal properly, I will get there in the end.

This is only a race with my!!

Runip profile image

Hey, graduation is not outside your reach; the podium will still be there once your knee has had time to recover. Take it easy and listen to your body - I hope you're fighting fit again in no time!

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HotheelsGraduate in reply to Runip

Thanks Ru x

Fingers crossed.....won't be too long!😊

cheekychipmunks profile image

Oh what a shame Hotheels, but hey, not a bad place to spend a bit of time on the IC. You’ll be graduating before you know it and your knee will thank you! πŸ˜€

Your podium space and bottle of 🍾🍾 isn’t going anywhere, so whenever you feel ready they’ll be here waiting!

Have a fab holiday! πŸ˜€ β˜€οΈ πŸ– ❀️

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HotheelsGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Very true! I just needed to hear someone who understands say that out loud.

My husband doesn't understand why I feel a bit! He thinks I'm mad for wanting to run whilst on holiday.......can't say I blame him, as it's not something I've ever done before!!! πŸ˜‚

Thanks Cheeky xxx

sallenson profile image

Have a great holiday, relax, take some time to recover and you'll smash it when you're back.

Massive kudos for running in those heels tho. I couldn't even walk in those.

You're nearly there and there's plenty of bunting and cake (and possibly Manolos) waiting for your grand appearance xx

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HotheelsGraduate in reply to sallenson

Thanks so much!!! It's exactly what I needed to hear.

Haha!!! Heels πŸ‘ πŸ‘ are my only indulgence as it's the one thing that stays the same irrespective of my size and shape!!πŸ˜‰

Deborahchick46 profile image

Relax your knee and enjoy your holiday πŸ·πŸ»πŸ˜‚.

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HotheelsGraduate in reply to Deborahchick46

Thanks....exactly what I'm doing!!!xx

Dexy5 profile image

So sorry that your knee is still playing up hotheels. Why not just enjoy swimming while you are on your hols and maybe see a sports physio if you still have a problem when you get back. The podium will still be there and we will be here to cheer you on . Have a lovely time β˜€οΈπŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸπŸ–

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HotheelsGraduate in reply to Dexy5

Yes that's what I've been thinking I do want to continue with running thrice a week and make it my new lifestyle!

Aqua- exercising it is for now while I'm on hols πŸ€½β€β™€οΈπŸŠβ€β™€οΈπŸ„β€β™€οΈπŸ˜Š

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