Hi from Switzerland
I started c25k in july and went for an run every second day until middle of week 5. Then my two disc prolapses in my neck didn't allow me to do sports since middle of august.
In the end I needed a severe surgery from the front side with implantation of metall and stiffening - done 6 weeks ago and a time of immobilisation and pain followed...
As I was not allowed to do physiotherapie for my neck or anthing else causing vibrations, I asked, what I coud do after some weeks.
I am allowed to go for a walk (sadly nordic walking hurts) - cycling on my hometrainer without using my arms - and happily walking on my treadmill.
As I gained a lot of weight (I was only eating once a day - namely 24 hours...
So I started to walk 3 times a week on our treadmill with a little incline of 4 and speed of 4.5 km/h for 30 minutes. I found a second pair of my running shoes with a super end season price online and ordered them for inhouse training.
Aswell I do some gymnastics for my legs and backside.
After 12 weeks, I hope I will be able to start again with c25k and will be fit enough as I try to get fitness/stamina. As I can't walk a road with a gradient downwards, I hope, the vibration of running will be possible in january (well maybe, because I dont look like an elf or a fairy - more like the marshmello man from ghostbusters)
. What makes me afraid aswell is, that I have to change my posture or my budy during walking totally...
If somebody would have told me half a year ago, that I will miss sports especially running, I would have loughed out loud. But I really miss it and I am looking forwards to be graduated one day - and now ---- small steps --- I hope, that I will be able to run again at the beginning of the year...
Just wanted to say, I didn't give up in week 5 and will go on asap..
Meanwhile walking helps - I hope.
Many greetings from Switzerland