Having graduated last December, and run 5k thrice weekly through the spring, I woke up on Easter morning in the recovery ward after emergency surgery for bowel blockage. I spent a week in the Gastro-intestinal ward moving from nil-by-mouth to fluids only (who knew jelly counted as a fluid?) to real food.
I marvelled at wonderful staff doing a (literally) shitty job while remaining efficient and above all kind. I’d lost quite a bit of weight, and I’ve had to build myself up again, starting with a really low fibre diet and working back to normal. Rushing things put me back in hospital twice! I’ve been slowly building up my strength again - the abdominals take a real hit from major gut surgery - and have now completed W1R2. Again. Jumping in any further on didn’t seem realistic.
I’m not as fit as when I first started C25k the first time, I’ve been rather inactive for 14 weeks, so it’s going to be steady-as-you-go. But I know how slowly I should run this time (big mistake last time).
Looking forward to being a runner again!