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One of those weeks...

DoozerMcDooze profile image
DoozerMcDoozeGraduate

Hey Folks,

This time last week i went for my run, about half way through my legs started really hurting, so I stop and limped back.

It was the first time since doing starting this I hadn't posted on here. I didn't for a couple of reasons.

1) I felt like I had failed

2) I didn't want to put up something negative.

I was advised by some friend to take a rest and I might have pulled a muscle, and that it was really common for people who have just completed this course to Injury yourself. Guessing it's being cocky.

Anyway I'm sure you have seen my partner in crime against the arts, the Famous Artist Birdy Rose, has started this Program. She suggested I come out and try the first run again to see how I get on. That was a couple of days ago.

What got me was how easy I found it, I remember only a couple of weeks ago it being one of the hardest things I've ever done. I ran straight through a lot of the walks. Still took it easy though.

Well today I thought I'd try out another past run, it was W6R2 which is the last one with a walk in the middle. I've just finished and completed it with out it killing me. So I'm gonna give it a days rest then got back to the 30min run next time.

I think what happened was cramp... It hurt like hell, but it's not a bad Injury. I hope... I was frightened that I would have to stop running, even for a bit. It's become so important to me.

Anyway I managed to catch the last of the daylight today

Cheers

Dooze

3 Replies
UnfitNoMore profile image
UnfitNoMoreGraduate

You never fail if you lace up and cross your startline. Sometimes we don’t get the run we set out on, and you did the sensible thing stopping and then doubly so taking it easy for a couple of runs. Happy running.

ButtercupKid profile image
ButtercupKidGraduate

UnfitNoMore is right. Remember the First Rule of C25k: The only run you fail is the run you don’t go for x

Tartancat profile image
TartancatGraduate

So good to hear you're back on course Doozer 😊

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