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Running couch to 5k with Lymphodema

natnatlu
natnatlu

Hi fellow lymphies !

Secondary Lymphodema since accident and sepsis in 2014

.So I recently signed up to my first 5k charity run this year ! June 10th .No probs with lymphie leg yet and have managed two runs a week but hope to get this 5k run under my belt so that I can prove to myself and others this condition won’t stop us doing anything we really want to .... 😄

Since my accident I haven’t been very mobile at all . Hope to keep you updated on my progress and hope I can inspire others to challenge their condition too .

Looking for others with inspiring stories to keep me motivated to run ? Cos it’s hard 🏃‍♀️

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Several of my lymphie clients do Park Runs at weekends - they take their dogs, and one girl takes her 8 month old daughter - she’s recently started jogging, having stuck to walking the routes while she was pregnant. I have nothing but admiration for you and them - Respect! 👊

Do your legs swell while you are running/walking? Whenever I walk fast or run my leg swells within 5 minutes and then hardens and takes about 10 days to reduce.

Jenny113
Jenny113
in reply to Health1919

Hi. I jog first thing and wear my (dirty) garments. Then come back shower and put on clean ones. So far I’ve not had a problem.

natnatlu
natnatlu
in reply to Jenny113

Hi Jenny , that’s good to hear !

natnatlu
natnatlu
in reply to Health1919

Hiya . I haven’t noticed any significant swelling . I imagine that might happen when I finish the 5 k though .probably because I am still walking mixed with running . I have to build up to the run gradually 😄

I’m also doing the couch to 5k with my lymphoma. I’m doing it and a calorie controlled diet as I’m really struggling to lose weight. I’ve never jogged before and I’m loving it.

natnatlu
natnatlu
in reply to Jenny113

Are you using the couch to 5k app ?

I love the app 😄

Fantastic to hear of your 5K plans, go girl! Let us know which charity and I will sponsor you xx

natnatlu
natnatlu
in reply to lovesradio

Awww thank you . I will put up the Macmillan sponsorship page soon .

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I have been snow skiing for 8 years i continue to swim 18 -24 laps Olympic pool

trail hiking biking 18-25 miles...... yoga... the more I exercise correctly the more I can do along with a healthy diet....when my leg requires down time I respect that as well

I wrap when I fly.............. in hot weather I a outside between 6 am - 10 am and inside until out again 4 pm to whenever. i respect the sun for my skin as well and avoid

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avoid a sunburn I swim indoors yet outdoor early am or late afternoon pm works

be careful

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