Feeling a bit fed up. After graduating on 18th Feb and sticking rigidly to the C25K plan I then started on the post 5k podcasts - so did the speed session on the wednesday. Foolishly (No one told me!) I ran on grass and hurt my ankle/foot a bit, but it wasn't too bad so I did another 30 min run on the friday and it hurt a bit afterwards but eased off and then a slow steady 35 min run on the Sunday - at which point my sore ankle said 'you are a fool trying to run through this and I am protesting and going on strike!'
So I have now not run (or ridden my horse!) since then. 9 days ago. This means a week and 2 days without running or riding AND I missed my big horse show (£70 entry, no refundable even with gp note!!) so feeling a bit fed up.
I am hugely impatient so went to physio on friday gone (day 5 of injury) and she advises I have aggrevated tendons, so a weekend of rest and ice and ibruprofen. It is feeling a bit better now but not up to running on it yet... hopefully another week and then I can get back to it! - I'm thinking just running a minute/ walk a minute to start to ease back into it, and maybe some slower runs. Now I've cracked my sub 30m 5km goal I feel less pressured to run faster every time... I'm a bit scared that if I leave it too long I'll lose the love... and I have really enjoyed running so far!
Anyway - sympathy much appreciated, although I accept self inflited and probably a valuable lesson in not running if it hurts, or pushing yourself too hard too soon! (BTW please don't say I told you so... even if you did!)