*shamefully shuffles back to forum*

*shamefully shuffles back to forum*

.. testing, testing, 1,2,3 - it's been a while since I've been on here and my blogging skills are just as rusty as my leg muscles. Despite not blogging much lately I've read this forum every day and it seems a lot of us graduates have recently managed to peel ourselves from the couch back to the roads & paths, pounding them and wondering why we stopped running. For me I had a lot on in my life from November, then I contracted flu with an addition of hand, foot and mouth disease which was really serious & suspected meningitis which turned out to be really bad immune system because of the combined flu & HFMD and severe dehydration - this resulted in my runs being sporadic. Also the dark nights and mornings just put me off. I've started running properly again, building myself up to fitness after being ill and I'm managing 20 minute runs, I'm working my way back up to 30 minutes slowly.

I invested in a long sleeve running top today and some running gloves so I was toasty when running this evening. I also ran today without music for the first time ever and I didn't do too badly - average KM = 6 min 40 sec. I will improve but even running is good and I'm not too hung up on stats at the moment.

It's good to be back & thank all of you for keeping me motivated over the past few months, your blogs remind me how much I love running and want to keep it up.

Happy jogging folks!


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  • Wow! You have had a tough time of it you poor thing :( Glad to see you are doing ok now though and back to running and blogging; welcome back! You sound really positive so you will be fine and back up to speed in no time! :) Enjoy your runs!


  • Well done you and welcome back, I know the feeling about dragging my sorry carcass off the couch and back out there. Your right, great to be back out running again

    Well done an happy running

    James :-)

  • After all that it's fantastic that you're back out there. i think it's probably not as hard to regain a tiny bit of fitness and it was to start out running way back at the beginning of the programme. I've been ill, but less seriously, and I'm a tad slower but I can gradually feel it getting easier again. Stick with it and good luck!

  • Welcome back! It sounds like you've had a really tough time so it's great that you're back into it - I hope it all goes well from here on.

  • Glad to see you back laj! Sounds like you've had a rough few months but I'm sure you'll soon be back on track. :-)

  • Sounds like a tough time has been had but good to see that you are back and out there again. I bet you'll suprise yourself how quickly you get back to post illness fitness.

    Happy running!

  • tis good to hear that you are back to running again. sounds like you have been really poorly. good luck. shelley x

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