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First post injury consolidation run! πŸ˜„

Gannet1
Gannet1Graduate
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So happy to say, that after 3 long weeks on the IC, finally managed to do my first post graduation run this morning! 😊 Delighted beyond words, have been a totally miserable g*t! 🀣 Have had inflammation and sporadic, sharp pain on the top of my left foot. Beatlesforever pointed me in the direction of a runners blog, (thank you! 😊) and there’s several causes, so who knows.... I hadn’t really noticed it till I made it worse on week 9, run 2. Managed to graduate but knew I couldn’t risk running till now. Have been green with envy at every runner that’s passed me in the street recently, so it’s fantastic to get my mojo back! Thanks for your β€œwhere are you” message Busylady1, it was really appreciated!😊 Went back to week 8 and did a respectable 28 mins. Bit of a slog in places but absolutely loved every minute! Really chuffed! πŸ’•πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈ

So, happy days and happy running everyone! πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’

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Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate

That's great !

I did my first run today after 16 days on the injury couch, I know what you mean when you see other runner's out and about .

I hadn't reached Graduation, my last run was week 8 run 1 on the 10th .

I was back at it today and completed week 8 run 2 .

A bit sore now though so will take at least a couple of rest days 😁

Gannet1
Gannet1Graduate in reply to Instructor57

Aw, thanks and I’m really chuffed for you that you’re back too! 😊 It feels so long doesn’t it! I did my usual stretches before I left the park, then some post run yoga ones (YouTube) when I got back, just for luck. πŸ˜„ I think you’re wise to take the extra days’ rest, especially when you’re so near graduating! My happiness levels definitely dipped too when I wasn’t able to run. Kept up with some yoga but definitely missed the running endorphins! Look forward to reading your victory post in the not too distant! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ I’m off to buy some post graduation running leggings! πŸ€£πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Gannet1

Thank you for your reply , and yes, I can't believe how miserable I was not being able to run !

Hmm....maybe I should look up some yoga !

Enjoy your leggings shopping πŸ˜‚

Gannet1
Gannet1Graduate in reply to Instructor57

I find yoga and Pilates both wonderful! 😊 Personally love Yin Yoga, as it’s very restorative but there’s plenty others to choose from. A good class will also give people alternative poses to do, to suit different abilities. Would definitely recommend. πŸ‘

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Gannet1

I'm really quite interested in this but wouldn't know where to start .

There is so many yoga tutorials on YouTube .

I have been looking at some specifically for the pirifomis muscle which is the reason I couldn't run .

I will have a look for yin yoga πŸ™‚πŸ‘

Gannet1
Gannet1Graduate in reply to Instructor57

In an ideal world, it’d be great if you could join a live class. A bit tricky just now unless anyone is doing outdoors stuff in your area. Otherwise, teachers in your local area may be doing live classes online e.g using Zoom. If you end up trying a pre-recorded one, just make sure you listen to your body and go at your own pace. If the exercise is too advanced, I sit out that pose or do a gentler one till I can join in again. 😊

Birdlady64
Birdlady64Graduate in reply to Instructor57

Yes - sounds sensible to have a few days rest. Fantastic you were able to pick up from where you left off though πŸ‘

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Birdlady64

Thank you !

Yes it was πŸ‘

Wasn't sure at first though

I thought you'd been quiet for a while.

It's horrible not being able to go out, especially after just graduating! That's pretty impressive to be able to go out and do that after a break. How did your foot feel?

So happy for you that you're back out there πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸŽ‰

Gannet1
Gannet1Graduate in reply to Brunsamarathon

Yeh, sorry for not keeping in touch, was too miserable to post! πŸ˜„ At first I was thinking of only doing 20 mins but then I remembered IannodeTruffe’s advice, about not losing fitness for the first two weeks! So then I thought, well really it’s only a week I’ve lost, so stop being a big Jessie and try 28 mins and see how you get on! πŸ˜„Foot felt fine thanks and have also rubbed in some Arnica massage balm for good measure, which smells amazing. 😁 Will now have to catch up on everyone’s posts! πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’

Brunsamarathon
BrunsamarathonGraduate in reply to Gannet1

Lol love that smell, that and deep heat πŸ˜‚ Glad the foot is okay. What causes it?

It's good to know though, about the two weeks and fitness thing. That's what I like about this place, the advice is pretty spot on! I have been a bit slack with getting things ready for work but went out the other day and it was like I'd not stopped.

Good luck with the catching up lol πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Gannet1
Gannet1Graduate in reply to Brunsamarathon

Well, last I read, you sounded on it, up it, down it and enjoying it, so good on you! πŸ€£πŸ‘Seemingly can be anything from tying your laces too tight, to tendinitis, to nerve damage, to something else I can’t remember! Not really sure what caused mine but have changed how I tie my shoelaces, just in case! πŸ€“ πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€ž

Brunsamarathon
BrunsamarathonGraduate in reply to Gannet1

Ahh okay, who knew there was so much to this running lark? Lol

I had to change my trainers, go up a size, because I was getting knee pain. Change the shoes and no problems.

Lol thanks, yeah it's been good since graduation. It's been good to mix it up a bit πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘

Gannet1
Gannet1Graduate in reply to Brunsamarathon

Interesting about the trainers! Glad you got rid of the knee pain. Mine are a half size up but they feel fine. You do realise we’re going to become hives of running information before long. πŸ˜„

Brunsamarathon
BrunsamarathonGraduate in reply to Gannet1

Hahaha yep, fountains of information! Crazy...I think I have become a little obsessed πŸ€£πŸ™ˆπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

I kept an eye out for your posts. Glad to see that to know all is ok and hot back it there! Well done 😁

Gannet1
Gannet1Graduate in reply to wobbles_when_runs

Hey, thanks so much and so sorry to hear you’ve been through such an emotional roller coaster recently. I was so pleased to read that you’ve managed to keep running! It will literally keep you on track and everyone on here will definitely have been rooting for you all the way! πŸ’• x

Birdlady64
Birdlady64Graduate

Wondered where you'd gone to!

Sorry you've been injured but fantastic to hear you are back out there again πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Oddly I had pain and swelling on top of my right foot last week - but I definitely know the cause. I dropped a cold can of Stella Artois on top of it!😱

Gannet1
Gannet1Graduate in reply to Birdlady64

πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ™ƒπŸ‘ Thank you! Hope your foot has recovered! Did you have a split second quandary .... should I use it to ice my foot or will I just drink it?? πŸ˜„

Birdlady64
Birdlady64Graduate in reply to Gannet1

No contest. Drink it obviously 😁

The foot's fine thanks

58soon
58soonGraduate

So please for you that you're back out there! Me too, have been on the IC (but nowhere near as long as you - just 5 days) with a bad left hip - so panful that it hurts to walk let alone run. I've done 3 consolidation runs since graduating, have only reached the 5k mark once which took me 36mins, and then I felt like dying! So going o keep to the 30 mins at whatever pace for a while. Gingerly going out this afternoon. You're an inspiration!

Gannet1
Gannet1Graduate in reply to 58soon

Wow, that sounds far worse! So sorry to hear that 58soon, really hope it heals well for you. Is there anything you can do for that apart from rest? Have you seen a doc? 5K in 36mins sounds awesome, shame about the β€œdying” though! πŸ˜„ Seriously though, I totally sympathise with the frustration of injury but I would go really carefully for now. Wish you all the best!

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate

That's great news! It's horrible not to be able to run, glad you weren't on the IC for too long!

Gannet1
Gannet1Graduate in reply to Roxdog

Thank you! 😊 Felt like 3 months, not 3 weeks! 😬C25K has kept me sane these last few months and also triggered an unexpected passion, so to have to stop straight after graduating was so frustrating! Anyway, glad to say, it’s onwards and upwards now. πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate in reply to Gannet1

Good luck! I'm just back after 6 weeks out. It was a bit miserable, but once I got the running bug, I wasn't going to give up easily!

Gannet1
Gannet1Graduate in reply to Roxdog

Yeh, it’s so surprisingly addictive isn’t it! 😊 Never thought I would ever think that, you know, in my β€œprevious” life.... 🀣 Then, as you experienced better than me, to suddenly stop makes you doubly appreciate how lucky we are to be able to do it in the first place! πŸ‘

Woohoo, you're back!! πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ‰πŸ˜ƒ Great to hear from you again, so brilliant that you've managed to complete a whole 28 minutes - you'll be back at graduation level in no time πŸ‘πŸ‘ looking forward to hearing more about your progress, we missed you around here πŸ™‚ happy runningπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŒ»

Gannet1
Gannet1Graduate in reply to Beatlesforever

Aw, stop, you’re making me blush! 😊🀣Thanks so much Beatlesforever, so good to be back. I’m guessing I’m going to be reading a lot of your consolidation posts! πŸ˜„ That site you told me to have a look at was really informative. One suggestion was I may have been tying my laces too tight and not just my trail shoes! Looked at Professor Shoelaces website and am now tying them in a different step ladder way, which feels comfier and looser. They look OK on some boots but a bit messy on my trail shoes, which have different eyelets. Was wondering about trying elastic laces. Have you ever tried them? πŸ€“

Beatlesforever
BeatlesforeverGraduate in reply to Gannet1

Glad you found it useful 😊 I've not tried elastic shoelaces but do let me know how you get on with them if you do give them a go πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Gannet1
Gannet1Graduate in reply to Beatlesforever

Will do and thanks for both of your messages! In reply to your other one....Yeh, everyone seems a bit lost in consolidation. Think you’re wise to move onto JuJu’s plan. Like you say, for the motivation as well as the joy of it! πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’

chrissie589
chrissie589Graduate

Happy days, happy running ! 😊

Gannet1
Gannet1Graduate in reply to chrissie589

Thank you chrissie589! πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’

Grannyasbo
GrannyasboGraduate

So pleased you’re off IC and back out there with a good run u see your belt again. Take care and happy consolidation running. πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘

Gannet1
Gannet1Graduate in reply to Grannyasbo

Thank you, much appreciated! πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’

Busylady1
Busylady1Graduate

Well done and great to see you getting back out there - hope the injury behaves so that you can get out for many more!! πŸ€žπŸΌπŸ™πŸ’ͺ🏼

Gannet1
Gannet1Graduate in reply to Busylady1

Thank you! 😊 Really great to be back and, yes, everything I can cross is crossed! πŸ˜„πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’

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