So, today was my first run for a fortnight, testing out the calf. I've been doing some sessions on my cross-trainer to keep myself active-ish, plus a few gentle exercises to strengthen my calf muscles.Having learned a lesson from my previous unsuccessful run, my plan was to run 5mins walk 5 mins, running at tortoise pace for no longer than 20 minutes in total.
Rather than go my usual route I decided to run around the quiet part of the cemetery (the bit where the dog walkers don't go!) which is only 5 minutes walk away. I set off at an extremely slow pace, probably the slowest I have ever run since I started the C25K because there's no point in rushing this. If I overdo it, I'm back to square one. A couple of times I found myself speeding up but forced myself to slow right down and I managed, I think, 3 sets before I felt that I'd done enough for the first day and so far, everything seems okay.
I say 'I think' because having got home and plugged in my Garmin, it seems to have died! No display, no nuffink! It was fine when I took it off, I heard it beep before it went into shut down mode, but having tried it in the laptop and plugged into the mains adapter it's just blank. Can't even switch it on. I've had a few problems before with it not connecting but after jiggling it around it's always connected eventually.
I'll leave it plugged in for a bit and see if it decides to come back to life, otherwise it'll be back to Burrows I suppose.
Anyway, I'm pleased that I've managed to get out at last and will do the same again on Wednesday and try to build back up slowly.
EDIT: No sooner posted than Garmin sprang back to life! Errmmm..... not sure how or why but pleased it's back with me!