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Scree surfing

UnfitNoMore
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Ok... that’s a pastime that I’ve always enjoyed... so in a descent on a walk I made like 15 year old me and got a heck of a speed up... so, ankle went and down I went... huge pain but no broken bones. No snapped ligaments as far as the medics could tell, but I’m looking at a few weeks out of action. Happy running guys, I’ll be with you all in spirit... upper body workout time for me!

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Shelley2310
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Oh no 😱, hope you heal quickly. But make sure you’re fully recovered before you run again.

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Shelley2310

I’m thinking I’m out for the year, but I feel great... had a blast, got hurt, never mind!

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antonioa
antonioaGraduate

What???? :( :( :(

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to antonioa

Bad ankle sprain... could be worse! Now when I get back out there you can tell me I’m now a middle aged idiot, not a teen!

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antonioa
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

I'll tell you that now, if it's ok with you :)

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to antonioa

Hehe... I’m feeling it now! But heck, it’s a few weeks, not 30 years out this time, I’m still smiling!

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IannodaTruffe
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Some people never grow up!

Great fun, but asking for trouble.

When I turned my ankle I took up cycling, on the advice of my physio mate. Once initial swelling had gone down, it keeps the joint mobile in one plane without any major loading issues.

Take care.

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to IannodaTruffe

Maybe I just need to learn that while not growing up I am growing old!

My bike has an electric motor, but I think that will be even better for zero stress on it. Thanks for the advice as always.

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Katnap
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Does this mean you will be buying lycra tights now? 😸

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Katnap

I think it’s compulsory if on a cycle 😂

But then according to my mate it also means shaving the legs and no shorts over the tights 😱😱😱😱

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Katnap
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Your mate must know too many road bike speed junkies!

It's just to prevent loose clothing getting caught by the chain, pedals, wheels etc. No need to shave more areas than you do normally! 😸

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Katnap

Considering taking my hair from 3 feet to shaven... that would surprise little miss UNM after school 😂

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Katnap
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

If your leg hair is that long, maybe you should shave them! 😸

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SANDI_runs
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Oh dear, i hope you wont be out of action too long.

Moving along the injury couch to make room for you x

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to SANDI_runs

Well, at least the company is good! Let’s hope we’re not here long.

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SANDI_runs
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

I certainly hope so, I'm going stir crazy not being able to run! It's amazing how quickly it becomes a part of your life

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JayneNoor

Oh Lordy...do take care. You are an invaluable source of support to everyone here and we need you healed and back to full strength, asap.😘

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to JayneNoor

Thanks. I’m thinking I’ll be a cheerleader until Christmas now!

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ButtercupKid
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Noooo ! On second thoughts, this was probably your cunning plan for getting out of the next few weeks of running in the dark, the sleet, the hail etc etc. We know you and your wicked ways ! Really sorry about it. Hope you’re back to normal soon x

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to ButtercupKid

I’d best not miss the sleet! Luckily when I bought knee braces in the summer I also got ankle ones, so I’ll be walking in the lovely weather!

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ButtercupKid
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

You know yourself too well ! 😄

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cheekychipmunks

UNM - no way!!! 👎👎👎

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

Second sporting injury in 30 years 😂

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

I hope you’ll keep us up to date with your healing/rehab progress? Any good bruise photo or anything to show us?

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Leadfoot
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Oh man, hope you feel better soon!

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Leadfoot

Was gonna say I’ll bounce back, but I discovered that I don’t bounce as well as I once did!

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BlueMat

Get better soon.

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Jell6
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Bloody hell !!!

I hope you cope on the couch, I think you will.

As you have said to others, the runs will be there waiting for you .

Like Antonioa has done, I'm saying it now.

You are "now a middle aged idiot, not a teen!" What a way to nobble yourself.

Take care🤗

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Jell6

Thanks... I needed that 😂

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Jell6
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

I can recommend Bosch on Amazon Prime if you have too much time on your hands 😊

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sunshinefish
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Ah no, that's not good! You were doing so well on your plan and inspiring others. I am sure you will soon have another plan in place, and in the meantime, I hope you aren't in too much pain and heal quickly.

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to sunshinefish

I have found a fitness plan, some of which I will be able to do, and that’s a 4 week job... and hopefully within that I’ll be able to do the lower body work too... and it can have a run a week put into it when I’m able. So yeah, I do have a plan!!

Pain isn’t great but I’ll take painkillers once I’ve done for the morning.

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sunshinefish
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

I knew you would have a plan! You are so organised and good at the keeping going/fitness idea.

Sorry to hear that the pain isn't great and you need painkillers, if you did this recently hopefully this will be as bad as it gets.

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Runner60

Oh noooo I’m so sorry to hear that 😡. I hope you recover quickly and can get back out there soon. Cycling sounds like a good idea.

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Runner60

Well... I had fun... I think that’s the main thing 😀. Just need to get back before I have to do week one again 😂😱

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Jogunlikely
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😱

Wishing you a swift recovery. Take care x

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Jogunlikely

Thanks

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Dave58
Dave58Graduate

Oh no. Hope you get better soon. At least youll have more time to reply to our posts with your great advice. Hope you don't put on any weight what with Christmas and all. Keep smiling

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Dave58

Maybe a couple of pounds on already... A&E is impossible to eat healthily at! Something wrong with that picture I guess!

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Whatnog

Ouch 😖🤕!! Hope you get well very soon!!! It was great while it lasted, to judge by your description 🤣, but it is a pity that ended on the IC. But you have your upper body plan, so as the saying goes: this will not kill you, but make you stronger ( at least from your waist up) 💪💪💪💪!! Take care!!

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Whatnog

The biggest problem is I’d be running about now and daytime TV sucks!!!

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SueAK

Oh dear that’s rubbish 🙈. Ankle pain is miserable. Glad to see your taking it in good spirit though .....better to have run & lost & all that! Hope you’ll be back with us soon. In fact - don’t go away! You can laugh at us from the sidelines, running in the snow & ice & rain & hail .....

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to SueAK

I was reading about positive thinking. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade... the article pointed out lemons are not a bad thing, and life also gave you sugar, and there’s probably better things you can do with a lemon than make lemonade... so it’s not about turning the bad into good... it’s about finding the good in it in the first place. I could probably use the upper body workouts... maybe I’ll crack that sit-up!!!

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hudsondoglets

Oh no, take care. Work that upper body!

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to hudsondoglets

Shall do... gently to start, boxx and me have a love hate relationship!

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Tartancat
TartancatGraduate

Scree surfing - a moment of madness!

Wishing you a speedy recovery UNM. The only upside is that you'll have more spare time to impart your words of wisdom to us all 😊

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Tartancat

Such as... don’t scree surf! 😂

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Tartancat
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Noted and acted upon! See, you are full of good advice!

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Latecomer
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Ouch! Hope you feel pain-free and get well soon UNM. Please keep posting on the forum though - I’m sure you’ll get something interesting out of this whole experience! Don’t want to miss you!

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Latecomer

Shall do... I’d miss you all too much if I didn’t pop on here

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TailChaser
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Oh no UNM, look after yourself and get better very soon (you wouldn’t really want to go out in this weather anyway..!) 🦆🤗

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to TailChaser

The rain isn’t quite as refreshing as it was in August!

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TailChaser
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

True. At least it’s warmer rain today than it was yesterday...

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to TailChaser

No more November rain for me! Hoping to get soaked by a bit towards the end of December

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TailChaser
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Hope so UNM 🤞🤞🤞

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to TailChaser

Me too... I’m working on my 9 month running streak... need to get one in at least in December!

I’m thinking I should stop doing stupid crap and let my next injury be a running one 😂

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TailChaser
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Yeah, there might be lots of snow and ice to skid over in your running shoes once you’ve recovered 😂

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to TailChaser

Ah... so I need spikes!

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TailChaser
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Yup, now they open up a whole new world of injuries 😂😂

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to TailChaser

Need a lot of ice... but I’d love to run round a rink some time! Wonder if they’ll let me?

This is the kind of thinking that gets me hurt 🤪

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Oldishrunner
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Ouch! I won't run now where it's covered in leaves or did you just not see the little/medium/ ginormous (delete as appropriate) bugger?

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Oldishrunner

It was quite insane/deliberate (delete as applicable) I may retire from that activity now though.

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Buddy34
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Hope you get back to usual fitness soon. You've now made this app 5k to couch😁😁😁. Only kidding you'll be out running again before you know it

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Buddy34

It’s got me out of running 8k on Friday... I’d have been delighted with that not long ago!!!

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Bloodhound1

Oh just brilliant😂 that sounds so much like me a few years back when I decided I could still jump from the prom onto the beach. By god sand is hard! and my ankle nowhere need as strong as I thought. 6 weeks in plaster taught me a lesson. Hope you are up and about soon

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Bloodhound1

😂

Nice to know I’m not the only one! Got it strapped up and I’ll have to be as good as I can for a week or two at least.

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AceitGirl
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Oh so sorry to hear of your injury. Hope

You heal sooner. Excited for you that you now got a plan. That’s what I call risilience.

Just for my sake would you be able to keep on posting your running imaginations🤣 as I am sure they will keep me going as your actual running did.

Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to AceitGirl

Thanks. I think my recent revelation of just celebrating that I can run is stronger now. I’m actually thinking while I may not run before January at least I know I can do it, and that I will be back, and that I do love it, and so even while I can’t I’m a happy runner.

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John_W
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Sorry to hear your news - take care of yourself and don't rush back!

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to John_W

I’m prepared for it being 6 weeks plus... hopefully less, but I’d rather be pessimistic to start!

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CatMo13
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Bad luck Unfitnomore 🤨 and it’s not even a running injury, you had to try really hard to get that injury 😁. Good luck with the upper body stuff and stick around here for chats on the sofa 👍🏻

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to CatMo13

You’re right... I had to really work for it! 😂

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Letty111
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Get mended soon

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Letty111

Thanks

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BlueCal52
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Hope you have a good recovery and back to running soon.

You are a great encouragement to so many on here.

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to BlueCal52

Thanks. I love hearing about everyone’s journey, keeps me motivated too.

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Dillyseesee
DillyseeseeGraduate

Scree should be banned for the over 30s, whatever their mental age!! Lol!! I hope you recover soon... or else the biceps and triceps will get HUGE!! But I’m sure you will use your finger muscles to encourage the runners on here and to pass on your tips and tricks!!

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Dillyseesee

😂. I’m certainly not doing that stupidity again!

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LostRunner
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Ouch! Hope you won’t be laid up too long.

Hope you’ll still be cheerleading from the sidelines.

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to LostRunner

Yeah... maybe more so than normal... gotta keep busy somehow!

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Wimborne
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Oh bless you. The things we still think we can do when we reach a certain age😀. Rest easy and do you get out of Christmas shopping too???? That’s not a bad thing some would say. Am so impressed how you are always so positive. IC grumps are hard to bear so my family love to tell me. Mend well and take good care of that ankle.

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Wimborne

Not sure on the Christmas shopping... got a fair bit done already! It’s pretty easy to be positive as a few months ago an out of shape chain smoker arrived here, put that last smoke out and did this thing... even if I have to start over it will be easier as I’m much fitter.

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Nita49
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Personally I think it's just a cover up for vegging out watching Netflix! (other TV shows /channels are available) 😎

This means you'll be keeping a beady eye on us all then! 👀

Seriously though.... Sorry to hear your news, and hope you make a speedy recovery 👍💪💐

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Nita49

Strange thing is if I’m home alone, which I am a lot during the day, I have the TV on but never actually watch it... I can get through swathes of box sets that way.

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lusmo
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I am so sorry! Get well soon!

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to lusmo

Thanks... I’ll be happy when I can reduce the upper body stuff again 😂

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Loubeloo
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Hope you’re on the mend soon!

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Loubeloo

Thanks... I’ll be running with you all again soon

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up_and_running

Sorry to hear of your injury and hope you recover soon. I’m on a break this week as well as a niggling knee pain ended up being patellar tendinitis. Rest and icing prescribed.

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to up_and_running

Well, we can have a good giggle at the ladies hair as they run in this storm and I guess we can test the mince pies to make sure they’re up to standard this year.

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Oldfloss
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Blimey... I missed this... so sorry.... ! I have huge problems remembering that I am as old as I am and do not bounce in the same way...... !!

Take it steady and work that upper body!!!

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks. There’s no workouts to regain our bouncability!

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Oldfloss
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Sumo suits:) Mind.... that would make me even slower:)

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MrsH1969
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I missed your unfortunate news and am sorry to hear it. Hope you manage to do some sort of activity/training to tide you over till you're back to running.

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to MrsH1969

Yeah... I’m feeling the burn in the arms 😂

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GoGo_JoJo
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Just seen this. What a shame but indeed a lesson learned. I can very much recommend seated workouts and seated yoga. Keep positive and it will soon be over...just in time for the worst of the winter weather! 🤞👍😁😉

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thanks and bring on the snow! Seated workouts are strange at first, but they’re good run too.

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Richard7
Richard7Graduate

Ouch. Heal quick.

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Richard7

Working on it... hopefully out walking next week

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kwell39
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Oh man! I Can't believe you went down but happy you had fun doing it. Sorry to hear you will be out of the game for a while. Here's hoping to a speedy recovery for you my friend. I can't wait to again read your quip posts on your running progress.

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to kwell39

It was great fun... and I’m almost able to walk pain free again... I’m optimistic that I’ll be running this side of Christmas

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TheJeneral

Ouch!! Hope you are ok? Wishing you a very speedy recovery.

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to TheJeneral

Getting better slowly, thanks.

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TheJeneral

Good to hear. At least you were doing something fun and adventurous, my hubby managed to get an ankle injury just walking at work. Hope you are up and running soon ☺

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to TheJeneral

😂 I’ve put my back out sneezing once... and heard that someone actually got a spinal fracture that was... dangerous stuff!

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TheJeneral

Blimey must have been some sneeze 🤣 crazy! I keep telling him if he's going to get an injury at least do it in style haha

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to TheJeneral

Yes... I was almost doing jazz hands I guess! 😂

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TheJeneral

😂😂

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