SPLAT: Currently working my way through a 4 week... - Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K

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Currently working my way through a 4 week plan (after not doing any running over the summer) in preparation for a 5k in - oddly enough - 4 weeks time.

Today I had to run 1km.

That’s ONE km folks!

Could I do it without incident?

No, I could not.

I was happily running through the woods, on one of our regular routes, with the dogs running around in the undergrowth, when I remembered I’d have to negotiate a gate, which I’d normally have done BUT today someone had a pitched a tent right beside the path in the field beyond. I didn’t know what my young dog would make of a tent that has never been there before, so I turned right and joined the dogs on a narrower, more ‘technical’ trail through the trees. Which turned out to be my downfall - pun totally intended.

I tripped over a tree root, and landed heavily, flat out, on a few more of the blasted things. It’s been a long time since the last time that I’ve wanted to stay down on the ground after a fall, but I was feeling slightly sick so I stayed down for a bit then got up onto my knees. At which point I realised there was a mountain biker coming up behind me, so I shouted out to let him know I was there and - bless him - he braked to halt to make sure I was okay. Which I was by then*. I even managed to slow jog the second half of my 1k(!) after a brief walk.

*I haven’t even scraped my knees or hands particularly much. Though my stomach area feels very tender.

13 Replies

Ouch! Great that you finished. Hope you’re feeling better soon.

Maddee_6333Graduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thanks. I’ll be fine in a couple of days. If a bit bruised

Hope you feel better soon. I fell the other day. I'm covered in cuts and bruises.

Good luck with the 5 k xx

Maddee_6333Graduate in reply to Deborahchick46

Oh no! Take care of yourself x

Thanks, I’m going to be taking the 5k quite easy as it will be my younger dog’s first time doing something like that.

Though, I may have a tough time persuading him to be sensible and not do too much!

Poor Maddee… This running malarkey is dangerous! The signs have gone up about adders near the woods where I run!

Maddee_6333Graduate in reply to helenwheels

I know, right?

Stay away from the adders!

SchofieldGraduate in reply to helenwheels

Oh god..... where’s that?

I’m in rural North Yorkshire😊

SchofieldGraduate in reply to helenwheels

I don’t know what I’d do if I actually came face to face with one 🙈 may make me run faster 🤣🤣 I’m in Leeds so think I’m safe for now


Oh dear!! It is horrible falling over 😕. The last time I fell I bent my little finger back and damaged the tendon, it is taking ages to heal 😡. Glad you are ok.

Maddee_6333Graduate in reply to skysue16

Oh no 😔 your poor finger.

My side is actually black and blue this morning. Thought I would be.

skysue16Graduate in reply to Maddee_6333

Oh that sounds painful ☹️

Maddee_6333Graduate in reply to skysue16

Little bit 👍

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