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BirdyRose
BirdyRose

So an update from the other day. I rested my feet up and the swelling around my ankle was gone by the next morning. My foot didn't hurt either. So I think what happened is I slept on it all twisted up in my sleep then ran on it whilst sore and was on my feet all day and that's how the swelling came about perhaps?

Yesterday I continued to rest and keep an eye on it and see how it is in the morning.

From the moment I woke up I wanted to run, but also felt like I didn't want to run today, I was tired and stressed out. I did it though. I ran for 25 minutes straight and then I did a 60 second sprint at the end.

I think running continously is a bit easier for me because I can get lost in the music and the running, but I won't pretend any of this is "easy" there were loads of times I just wanted to stop, from the start all the way to the end I battled with myself to see it through and not just give up just because I'm in a bad mood.

I don't know how I did the sprint. I heard Jo say "sprint" and I thought "oh eff off Jo" but before I knew it my legs were off. I couldn't believe it.

I can't tell you how much I actually needed this today. I didn't even realise until afterwards how much of a mood I was in.

Running gives me such a good feeling.

I can't fathom my life without this now. Its only been a month and a bit. Is that weird?

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ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate

Great to hear it’s going well. Well done for getting out there ⭐️

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Great run... and yeah, it’s tough... make sure I do read the post from you when you get back from a 30 minute/5k run and declare it easy though... I don’t want to miss that, and it is coming. You got this now... enjoy every run

That’s amazing! You sprinted after running for 24/25 minutes?!

😯😲😮

BirdyRose
BirdyRose
in reply to ktsok

Yes i did. I don't know how though. When you get to it, try it, you'll be amazed at what happens 😲

ktsok
ktsok
in reply to BirdyRose

You are right - I will be completely amazed if it happens 🤣

ktsok
ktsok
in reply to BirdyRose

Well, Michael said sprint and I tried, but the increase in pace was minuscule and lasted about 10 seconds! Made it to the end though. I’m very impressed you managed it!

BirdyRose
BirdyRose
in reply to ktsok

I thought a sprint was an increase in pace 😂 well done!!!

Ethelbert
EthelbertGraduate

I need that "running continuously is easier" thing, more than ever now I've done the last run with intervals! I quite like the sound of a sprint finish though in a masochistic kinda way ... I was always a sprinter at school, but could never do distance before.

BirdyRose
BirdyRose
in reply to Ethelbert

Its easier to get lost in it and just forget about counting down the minutes until the next interval. Time is weird thing!

Ethelbert
EthelbertGraduate
in reply to BirdyRose

Yeah, I've seen a few folk say that, I have yet to experience it really. W5R3 was a triumph for me, but I think I'm one of the unusual ones in finding the first two W6 ones easier. I'm totally with you on the "easier not easy" though!!

BirdyRose
BirdyRose
in reply to Ethelbert

😂 I found those ones tough but honestly we're all different, and if your head space is positive it makes all the difference.

ktsok
ktsok
in reply to Ethelbert

Oooh you lucky thing. After the high of 5:3 I have just had to drag myself round 6:1 and 6:2 😂

BirdyRose
BirdyRose
in reply to ktsok

6:1 and 6:2 were savage as f.

Ethelbert
EthelbertGraduate
in reply to ktsok

More "easier" as in I was grateful for the walking interval rather than wishing it weren't there ... which I sort of felt was a backwards step. That's me overthinking again though.

Basically we're probably all doing just fine :)

ktsok
ktsok
in reply to Ethelbert

I think we are! I had exactly the same feeling about 6:2 - kind of a sinking feeling as I knew I needed the walking interval and that doesn’t seem to bode well for 6:3. It’s pacing again. Lots of lessons other learned too. I wrote a long post about it but I don’t think anyone but my faithful twinnie read it. 😂

Ethelbert
EthelbertGraduate
in reply to ktsok

I did read it, honest!

ktsok
ktsok
in reply to Ethelbert

Aw thanks! Was thinking I won’t bother posting. It all went a bit flat after 5:3 but picking up again 😊

Birdyrose, I love to read your posts, you convey so well how running can be transformative for mind as well as body, please keep running, keep posting. (fwiw I also only started to enjoy running when I got to running 25minutes - which I still can't quite believe!). Weird and wonderful, I agree!

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