The Jelly Battle of Wounded Knee

Like many a Welsh person, I went out last night to celebrate our rugby glory. I took a tumble (on jelly believe it or not) and have badly twisted my knee. I have just been to a and e and nothing is broken but I have damaged my ligaments and need to stay off my feet for 7-10 days (dream on! I'm a mother, dog owner and a farmer).

I will definitely not be running for a while though which is very sad (and the dog will be well annoyed). I did Week 5 run 3 on Friday and loved it.

What are the guidelines for when you go back after injury? Has anyone else had about 2 weeks off and how did it effect their fitness? Are there other things I can do to keep fit? Will I die of boredom? Will Laura be disappointed with me?

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  • What a shame! But jelly...????

    How about swimming, provided you can get to a pool?

  • Yes, the nightclub I went to were having a jelly-wrestling championship (god knows why) but the wallies taking part got it everywhere and it wasn't being cleaned up by the staff which created a blood or rather jelly bath. I'm quite annoyed at them really but you can't not laugh at slipping on jelly.

  • Bad luck! I hurt my ankle in late November, didn't get back to running for about 8 weeks. I used an exercise bike to keep my fitness up. When I got back to it I found that I had kept some of my fitness and the first few weeks were really good. Walking, swimming, cycling - whatever fits with your life. Good luck and hope it gets better soon.

  • Thanks but I can't cycle or walk either at the mo which is a bugger because I commute on a bike :). I'm going to have to sort out some life logistics. I may try swimming once I am able to drive again and see how that goes.

  • It may ease your mind some to know there are no documented cases of anyone dying from boredom. In any case, sounds like you have a busy lifestyle being a mother, dog owner, and farmer. Hopefully you'll find a solution to keeping active while taking care of your knee. Any chance there's someone in your family you can talk into doing the C25K program, for the dog's sake?

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