Haven't ran since Sunday 4th November, have had pain and soreness in my hip which has stopped me running. I have tried to walk each day and have done a bit of swimming but I can't tell you how much I missed my running.
This monday it was feeling better but decided to give it a few more days before I attempted a short run, just to test the waters. Woke up this morning, there was no wind and it was sunny and calm so I decided today was the day!
I was so worried about getting out of breath right away, or getting aches and pains, so I planned to go back and do week 5, did run 2 which was 8 minutes running, 5 walking then 8 more running. I was surprised at how wonderful I felt as soon as I began running, just knowing I'd taken the first step to getting back into it. My legs and hip felt fine and I didnt get out of breath right away like I thought because I was so out of practice.
Ran the whole podcast fine and feel so much better for it now. Made sure to have a proper stretch when I got home, and a nice warm bath, and I'm hoping that I don't get any aches or pains as an after effect tomorrow.
Haven't been on the forums for ages so it's good to be back and hopefully now I can work my way back up through the podcasts