Hurray!!!!: After several weeks on IC and a... - Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K

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Montymum profile image

After several weeks on IC and a couple of attempts at running again I finally managed an enjoyable, comfortable W1 R1 this morning. A few weeks ago I tried W5 R1 having graduated in September. Thought it would be fine but I ended up limping home in agony with miserable pain in L knee and both buttocks. It was obviously too much too soon!

So I've decided to start from scratch and hope I escape any more injuries.

I've finally realised that it doesn't matter how far or how fast I go. I'm simply going to enjoy it.

Reading this forum has been a real life saver during the weeks when I couldn't run. Can't wait for Tuesday morning 🤗

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UnfitNoMore profile image

That’s the spirit... run for fun! You know you can do this, and you’re probably impressed how much easier it is second time round. Have a good rest period and enjoy Tuesday.

Goforitmama profile image

Good for you! Glad it’s working out for you again.

I used to belong to a running group and they had a saying ‘finish upright and smiling’. Whether I’m running in an organized run or running from home I always just want to finish upright and smiling because the alternative sucks! How fast or slow really does not matter.

Tartancat profile image

Welcome back and good to hear you're fighting fit again. It sort of sounds like fun starting again - less pressure than the first time round!

Montymum profile image
MontymumGraduate in reply to Tartancat

You can't imagine just how relieved I am to be running again, especially as I'd only just invested in a pair of Hoka One Ones! I was wondering if I'd ever get my money's worth 💰💰💰

Tartancat profile image

Well that's that then

You'll need to keep running for at least 6 months to get your moneys worth, so no more injuries please!

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