I completed the C25K in the spring and then went on to do a few Park Runs. I carried on running 3-5k’s through the hot summer months and was looking forward to starting the bridge to 10K. However, fate had other things planned for me. In late September in the baggage hall of Gatwick airport I took a step back to look at an overhead information screen and tripped backwards over a wheelie bag. My knee exploded in pain and I could hardly walk. In November I had an arthroscopy to repair a torn meniscus in my right knee joint. Shortly after the Op. a Baker’s cyst in my knee ruptured causing my lower leg, ankle and foot to swell up and become very painful. I rushed off to A&E thinking I had a DVT. Fortunately that was not the case. Now five weeks after the Op. i am on the mend, I can walk a kilometre with a bit of a limp and cycle slowly. I am looking forward to start the C25K all over again in February, I can’t wait to get running again!
Off the road at 76: I completed the C25K in the... - Couch to 5K
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