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Heading back towards that HM

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Off the IC finally and wonderfully a few weeks ago...... building back up slowly... 8K today.....Got a broken toe, since climbing off that couch..... (did not hold me back) .. second broken toe...( not stopping me... and don't even ask) ...Going to take a while..but have hopefully decided which HM I shall go for in March...hopefully with a forum friend as company :)

Watch this space...:)

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oldestnewest

Ok - so you’ve got 8 left - maybe consider bubble wrap?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Outofpuff

I may have to..not sure how I keep doing it... :) I like the idea of bubble wrap though:)

The ‘like’ is for your determination, sending hugs for the broken toes!!!

I can’t even fathom how you’re even running with two broken toes!

Hope you have a speedy recovery 😍⭐️

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to LoungeLizaard

Thanks you.. the first.. had almost healed.. still black.. the second.. I have damaged so many times..it is in love with the toe next to it.. I buddy them up and run as soon as the pain has abated:) usually 48 hours:)

Richard7
Richard7Half Marathon

Great determination - stop breaking your toes though!! Good luck on your training .. I have my fingers crossed for you.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Richard7

Thanks Richard.. I will blinking well get there... I do need to be a bit more careful and put lights on when wandering around upstairs at night!!!

Or proper slippers!😯xx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Yes, Mum xxxx

Tasha99
Tasha99Marathon

Wow! That’s fantastic! What a come back!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Tasha99

It's slow Tasha, but... I will get back on track.. ju-ju- 's 10K plan helps so much... done it a few times after injury! Just a slow build up that focuses me :)

Thank you x

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

Yeah that’s a good plan 😃

I cracked my toe on the coffee table the other day. Gawd it ‘urt 😫. We have to be careful of our tootsies Flo 😃 I always wear my slippers. Well nearly always 😁. The one time..... 🙄

Gentle reintro then 😃👍🏃‍♀️

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to misswobble

It is gentle.. and yes.. I think maybe slippers could be useful ????

It is weird.. the pain of the toe is completely disproportionate to the size of them :)

Thanks you x

Yes! nice big knitted booties!😄xx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Tartan ? xxx

Mine are Paisley...😄x

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatHalf Marathon

Man oh man, 2 broken toes?!? You’re a trooper, plugging along back to that HM. I like Outofpuff’s bubble wrap idea 😄

Or proper slippers!!!😄😄😄xxx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to SaskAlliecat

I like that plan... I have loads of bubble wrap:) I'll get there... got all you folk to follow:) xx

ChrisAllen1
ChrisAllen1Half Marathon

Inspiration as ever Floss x

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to ChrisAllen1

You are inspirational ! Wow!

ChrisAllen1
ChrisAllen1Half Marathon in reply to Oldfloss

I just plod on, I'm not half as inspirational as many on here xx

Fantastic news dear Floss, you don't need any advice you have come back from the IC before...except have you thought about a nice pair of knitted booty slippers to protect your precious toesies...😊xxxx

Well done on your 8k run today...xx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks you... I think maybe slipper are a plan... and I do need to switch lights on !! xxx

Slippers.. hmmm... I need to research some funky ones:) xxx

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon

So well done.

Sorry about the toes.🙈

I have to laugh Floss, the slow and steady lady, then I peep at your Strava 8k splits.Your flying.

💥🏃‍♀️💥🔥😂😂

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Tbae

Thank you. xxx Flying... ? I like that idea xxx

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon in reply to Oldfloss

Its amazing what you are doing.💥

All your knowledge, experience, grit and determination brought to bear on your HM training and the forthcoming event.

Go Floss.Everyone is with you.💥🏃‍♀️💥🔥👏👏

Decker
DeckerModerator

You’re like Evel Knievel! Nothing can stop you Floss!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Decker

Probably as loopy as he .... but all good fun. You can't keep an old snail down for long :) xx

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to Oldfloss

Haha you’ve got that right! 🏃‍♀️💥

Bazza1234
Bazza1234Marathon

I am looking for a HM in around early March - as part of my "intended" training for a full Marathon in early July. BUT Feb/March is HOT here and not many HM's on anywhere.

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerHalf Marathon

Ow, poor toes! 😳❤️❤️

Glad to hear you’re back on track for your HM dreams Oldfloss! 😃🏃‍♀️❤️Hope the other toes survive you escaping that couch! 😣❤️❤️

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to mountaindreamer

Building up again.... and putting lights on when wandering around at night!! x

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerHalf Marathon in reply to Oldfloss

Ah...good plan! ❤️ We’ve got one of those little night light plug-ins that detects when it’s dark and comes on then. I brought it home from my parents’ house, but they’re quite handy little things for landings etc.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to mountaindreamer

Thanks for that 😉

lardofale
lardofaleHalf Marathon

Boy oh boy you go through it don't you! I busted my big toe after kicking a door a few years ago, don't ask!!!, and didn't even feel like walking across my living room so back on the HM trail so soon is fantastic! Good luck, I'll keep my cyber eye on you!! ;0) x

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to lardofale

Thanks you.... I need to look where I am going!

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