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Coming back after an injury

Well I did a very silly thing at the beginning of January. I sprained my ankle. Little did I know that it would throw such a massive spanner in the works with my running plans!

I had planned to run/walk a 25km run in June, and I now feel it's not really feasible.

I haven't been able to run and only just started back yesterday. It was such hard work, but I was SO glad to be out! I have started from scratch with the Couch to 5k again, so I can ease myself back to where I was. I can't believe how little it takes to lose fitness!

My new plan is to be ready for the Run Norwich 10k in July. I can't wait!

This time I know what's ahead, and I know that I am capable. It's going to be interesting to see how I get on, knowing how the programme progresses, and knowing how I felt about certain weeks last time!

If I can do the Couch to 5k and re-do it, you can do it too. Keep going you guys!

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Well done for keeping positive & trying again. Onwards & upwards you can do it!

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Thank you!

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Welcome back. 25k is a long way... still possible for run/walk but I agree that 10k is a safer bet. Ankles are funny things... although you won’t have lost much fitness, I think coming back gently and gradually is a very intelligent decision. You know you got this, and more, enjoy!

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Ah thanks. I just wish I could turn back the clock and not sprain my ankle! It's been a real pain in more ways than one!

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Yeah... but if we could turn back time, none of us would have never needed here... and we wouldn’t know each other. Also, as I thought to myself when I stupidly did my knee... it was a sporting injury... I hadn’t had one of those in 30 years... I almost loved it 😂

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It was my first ever sporting injury, and hopefully my last! My first interest in any sport was running at age 41. Better late than never, eh?

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It sure is... I’m actually enjoying it now... when I was 14 it was something I had to do... now I choose to. I know I’ll have to sit out some weeks and maybe months recovering from an injury... but I also know I’ll be back every time.

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