Thanks to all you lovely C25K'ers for your support and good wishes, cos: Phew - 5 weeks off and I can still run for 20 mins!

Having had a chesty lurgy thing for 5 (count them) weeks, I finally gave in and went to the GP last Friday and got some antibiotics. 5 days after taking them finally felt ready to try a run. Managed 20 minutes non-stop at my previous pace (which is pretty slow!). But I wasn't a wheezing, puce heap, which is what I feared.

So, even though I have been ill and poorly and non-exercising for 5 weeks, I didn't have to go back to the beginning. and I've managed to keep up the 2 mile walk to work.

Legs are a bit sorely, but nicely so. I shall doubt no more.

Phew, phew, Barney McGrew!

This shit really does work.

And really... thank you all for your encouragement and good wishes and advice - you're the shizznaz!


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20 Replies

  • You are the best, Viv!!! So you think that it does work, huh???? :-) Welcome back!!! I am glad to hear that you are feeling better!! Five weeks is a long time to be fighting the crud!!!

    Gayle and I were surprised at how well things went for us after 22 days off! I am glad that you did better than you anticipated also!!! So does that mean that we will be seeing more blogs by you again?? :-)

    Welcome back!!!

    Keep Running!! :-)


  • Hi Steve

    It's good to be back and glad that you're return after 22 days was good too!

    Don't know about the blogs - it depends what happens!

    V xx

  • You're back!!! :-) I missed my buddy Viv!! :-) So happy you are on the mend and feeling better. Double happy the run went well for you and not as bad as you feared. I've been thinking about you and wondering how you were getting on. Did you notice some of us have teamed and are starting 10K training? I hope you feel well enough in the near future, it could be a possibility if you would like to join in. I know you have already ran/walked a 10K but it would be "just like old times" to have our Viv back. ;-) Gayle

  • Heya Gayle

    Yes, I saw the 10k training - I need to get on board - I've signed up for a 1/2 marathon at the beginning of March - don't know if I've time to train for it - but I'll give it a go.

    It's nice to be back with all you lovely people!

    V xx

  • Welcome back Viv! I have the same lurgy methinks. I am down and out and 5 days into it with antibiotics.

  • Hi Delia - sorry to hear that you've got it, but glad to hear that you're on the antibiotics - hope they've kicked in.

    V xx

  • It's Friday and I began the medication Tuesday -- this is the first time I've actually felt like getting out of bed! And the fisrt night I haven't coughed myself silly. So yes, the drugs are working. Thanks. xox

  • Feel better soon Delia!!!! :-) Gayle

  • Thank you ... this flu is a horrid one!

  • Good to hear you are feeling better. It is certainly a horrible bug!

  • It certainly is, isn't it Ali! V xx

  • Great to see you back and well done with 20 mins.

  • Thank you thinnerandfitter! V xx

  • Showing your age there girl (and mine, come to that).....Cuthbert, Dibble, Grub!! :D

    Its great to hear your voice again and know you are on the mend. Its great isnt it that we know we really can keep running even after illness and lurgy :)

    Keep going, you will soon be back to 10K ;)

    Sue x

  • Sorry Sue, thought I'd answered this! You're so right about the relief of still being able to run even with a break!

    V xx

  • Well done Viv for seeing sense and visiting your doctor when you weren't getting any better. Had this myself just before Christmas-nasty!

    Great thing is because of all the running you were able to pick up quite quickly and get on the move.

    Great stuff Viv. Kepp on Running :-)

    Colette x

  • Thank you Colette - glad to hear that you got yours out of the way before Christmas!

    You too! V xx

  • *Keep

  • good to hear you are feeling better Viv :-) I had 3 weeks with it before Xmas - still trying to get back to 30 mins non-stop again but getting there. You are so inspiring!

    looking forward to hearing about your 10k training, all the best Sue x

  • Cheers, Sue. You'll be there in no time. All the best to you too.

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