Some of you may know I have been our of action due to a broken wrist. This has been a bit of a shocker after graduating only a few weeks before. I suppose anyone else who has had an injury that has stopped them from running can empathise. It's no fun.
For a week and a half I have been pretty much doing nothing. The consultant ttold me not ti run. Its amazing the things you can't do with an injured wrist! But yesterday I decided I had to get out. The wind was howling, trees were bowing down, it was wild and wonderful. The outdoors was calling.
A brisk walk was in order. I planned this to be a very brisk walk so got togged out in my running gear. I had missed wearing it. Sad but true. Was a bit of a struggle. Dressing has been one of the skills to suffer with a wrist out of action.
So you can guess what happened next? Well, I did have a brisk walk, to my local park run course. There is a particularly short but nasty hill there and I thought it might be interesting to have a go at a light jog up it. That went well. I walked for a minute then ran then walked then ran, walked, then I thought sod it and ran the rest of the way around the course.
It was pretty muddy and I was taking it slowly and carefully, I was so happy I was running. I cant imagine another four weeks of not running when there is nothing wrong with my legs or feet! I know it was wrong but my arm felt okay, don't tell on me. If I had fallen over on my cast it could have been nasty, but I didn't and I've had no ill effects.