Up and running again.... post achilles pain - Couch to 5K

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Up and running again.... post achilles pain

After nearly two weeks on injury couch (with a bit of cycling, and lots of cleaning to do to keep me fit and busy), I found myself pacing the lounge desparate to get out... so at 10pm I braved the dark (in lovely moon light) and went out with my two bouncy 'guard' dogs (not) and ran a super slow 2km which nursed my achilles back into the running groove.

It's weird how ones body can regulate the 'ideal' speed, as my Personal Best 5k was at a pace of under 8m/km but last night I was doing (slow japanese running style) 10:30m/km PERFECT!

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On a side note, have been expecting an order of running shoes for weeks now, only to find that Hermes 'can't find my address' in portugal, and have sent them back to the UK. I'm really annoyed, but I wouldn't have been able to use them this week anyhow ... just hope when they re-send they can 'find' me! - I will show you my shoe Porn when they arrive!

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Happy day (night?) for you! Our bodies are clever machines and slow really is the way to go isn't it? Don't want to be straight back on that IC. Lovely that you had some bouncy companions to help you along too. Look forward to seeing the new shoes :)

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My doggies loved it. I expect their night vision is better than mine too!

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Nice to hear you’re back out there. Good pacing on that run, easing back into it is definitely the way to go.

I didn’t know Portugal didn’t have sat nav 🤣. How crazy that they couldn’t find you... fingers crossed for the second attempt.

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All other couriers seem to find me ok! GPS works here pretty well!

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Hermes, god of travellers, cunning, and roads amongst other things... they need a name change! Wonder if the Greeks had a god of incompetence.

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Glad you’re on the mend and back to done gentle running x

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Thought of you when i ran slowly. X

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❤️

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Well done! Let’s hope that Achilles Tendon behaves itself! By the way, you were only marginally slower than my usual pace! 😳

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Bless. It’s a good pace.

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Unless you want to get anywhere in a hurry! 🤣

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Except for the injury couch!!!!!

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Good point! 😱

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