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Running heaven - week 7

Pianism
PianismGraduate

Well, after pushing too hard at parkrun I was in a fair bit of discomfort and spend all weekend worrying that I was injured. Major sulk.

However, then went for an assessment at our sports clinic at work (I work for an University). After a few tests, it was confirmed that there was no injury - just tired muscles from overdoing it.

Ummed and ahhed about whether to take a week off but thought I'd just gently try a run tonight. About 12 mins warm up then 25 mins running - no problem. All discomfort vanished.

Embraced my inner snail.... I was being passed by cyclists, runners, joggers, walkers, mothers with prams, old ladies on Zimmer frames. No matter.

So I'm still in running heaven!

In other news, my Garmin arrived (17 days after order, but that's another story!). Snazzy...

19 Replies
oldestnewest

Great news. I was just wondering how you went on. Very nice watch.

Pianism
PianismGraduate in reply to RunaroundSue

Thank you. Oddly, my legs feel better after the run than they did before it! Thank goodness the watch got here. I'm not supposed to have opened it until graduation but I couldn't help it. Will test it out in Wales tomorrow and compare steps and calories to my Fitbit. :)

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate

Good news! :)

Pianism
PianismGraduate in reply to Irish-John

Thank you Irish-John :)

Well done for getting out 👏👏 glad all of your aches and pains have gone (and old ladies on Zimmer frames).

Like the watch too. Hope you enjoyed the park run.

Good luck with your running. 😊🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️

Pianism
PianismGraduate in reply to Keeponrunning1

Thank you. :)

angelbetty
angelbettyGraduate

It's great to hear that you're safe from injury. Well done for completing a Park Run xx

Pianism
PianismGraduate in reply to angelbetty

Thank you. I'm up to 7 parkruns so far. They are getting a little faster each time but no easier!! :)

angelbetty
angelbettyGraduate in reply to Pianism

Congratulations for all of them xx

Pianism
PianismGraduate in reply to angelbetty

:)

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Lovely photo of your watch Pianism, glad you enjoyed your run, those old ladies with zimmer frames must have been going very fast to overtake you.

Onwards and upwards to run 2 of week 7.

Pianism
PianismGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thank you. We have very speedy seniors here in Stockport! ;)

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Pianism

🏃👍

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSue in reply to Pianism

I hope you don't mean me!

Pianism
PianismGraduate in reply to RunaroundSue

Tsk- you're not a senior! :)

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSue in reply to Pianism

Well my bus pass got further away, I thought I would have it by now. So no, I am not a senior yet.

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato2Graduate

Wow jazzy watch! NOT ENVIOUS... much... well done on getting back on your feet, maybe keep it slow for the next couple of runs to recover. I think I need to as well for the next run...

Pianism
PianismGraduate in reply to Couchpotato2

Yes, I REALLY want to not have to take a break so I'm going to really embrace my inner snail! Speed can wait.

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato2Graduate in reply to Pianism

So today I went for a bit longer than planned and so next run, I am going to take it as easy as possible and not try and break any records. It’s hard when you move further in the programme but we want to be running for years and a few days are not going to make a difference... andante moderato

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