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Week 9 Run 3 I DID IT !!!

So this afternoon I got on my treadmill and managed to do my graduation run.

Nothing fancy, no special plans made, just me and my treadmill watching the next episode bones as normal. I thought just be normal and get the job done.

9 weeks ago I was a little worried about even starting this journey again, I now remember why I used to like running. My knee has stood up better than I thought, I have cured my slappy left foot, my muscle definition is returning to my broken side and I can cope with the ache the following morning. So from being told I'd not run again to completing the program I have shut the Dr's and physio's up. A private sports physio is worth the money if you can afford it!!!

Thanks to all who have given me advice and commented on my posts :D

Onward to keep on running ........

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Fantastic!

One of our club volunteers had spent 18 months rehabilitating after being told he would never run again.

Yet about 4 weeks ago he did parkrun as a pace maker for 25 minutes run time and received personal thanks from those using him to smash their PBs.

It was worth the specialist physio help to him.

And I'm sure you will look after yourself and have many happy years of running ahead of you.

Keep running! Keep smiling! Keep posting! 😸

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Great inspiring story Katnap!! Thanks for sharing. We may not have an injury delaying progress, but it does make you realise the gift that running is and even a little is better than none! That person should be so proud too!! 🤗❤️

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Oh yes. He said he was very tearful when he was told he wouldn't be able to run again.

GPs are excellent but they can't know everything!

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Katnap I'm not going to stop running now

Is it 10% every week ?? so maybe a 33 minute run tomorrow ??

Then an appointment with the foam roller ;) OUCHIES!!

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Good shout! Guess what my 1st grad run was...? 33 minutes 😁😁😁

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Very well done indeed! You know your body best, so between your sports physio and you, you’ve smashed the programme and should be very proud! 👏👏👏

Enjoy your time on the podium. 🏅🎉🏅👍🥂

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Thank you , I was feeling pretty pleased with myself yesterday :D

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Many congratulations on your second graduation fellow runner.

This guide to post C25K running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...…….what-next

Keep running, keep smiling.

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Thanks I'll have a look

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Massive congratulations 🥇⭐️⭐️⭐️ !

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Thank you

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Congratulations... hope that you had a good celebration. Enjoy your future running.

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I'd love to say Yes, but I just felt a great sense of achievement :D

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And rightly so. To paraphrase coach Bennett here... your next run is a celebration... it’s a celebration of the journey you made to get there... it’s not a run, it’s a party, relax and just love it.

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I'm going to relax and just enjoy, this time last year all I wanted to do was go for a run but I was 8 months after my break waiting for union (the bones just didn't want to!) So what a difference a year makes!

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It certainly does... this time last year I bent over to pick something up, was out of breath and sweating... now I can slow run 30 and be better than I was then!

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Wow Norabzil!! Just wow! It seems these 9 weeks have flown by really quickly. I’m so pleased for you!! Absolutely fantastic!! Well done to an amazing determined runner!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🏆🏆🏆👊🏽❤️

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Thanks Fabulous, to me those 9 weeks seemed to drag but I did it!!

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You certainly did!! 🤩❤️

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That’s AMAZING!! What determination, you’re inspiring x

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Thank you :)

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how amazing well done what an inspiration You are to us all keep up the good work x

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