'I'll never run again'... I meant until today, that is!

'I'll never run again'... I meant until today, that is!

After my latest injury (knee injury caused by running, one painful month to heal) I said I'd never run again. I had been running downhill when the injury first happened and since it didn't hurt, I carried on. BIG MISTAKE. There followed several painful weeks of hobbling around and anti-inflammatories.

I didn't intend to run today, but thought I'd go for a gentle walk along the river as I'd been unable to do that since the injury... well, 10 minutes into my walk and it was perfect conditions for a little jog so I just couldn't help myself... just lovely!

My energy levels are settled and I feel so well again. And no new knee problems, no ankle problems, no back problems. I still did a lot of the route walking, and only ran in the areas where the ground was level - but it was so lovely to be running a little again! Ok, in future 'No running on the slopes...'

Fitness hope after thyroid hell!

I hope you've had a blessed weekend too, whatever you've been doing.

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  • well done lisa. what are you on ?

  • Thank you Anuska.

    I'm on levo. Luckily this suits me, at least for the time being.

    I wouldn't say it's been easy tho' as by the time I was diagnosed, I had been hypo for some time and untreated so a lot of damage had been done.

    However, I count myself very fortunate, that 18 months on, I have responded well to T4 treatment and have been able to get well again. The T4 has been the key although I've also had to look at and improve nutrition, exercise and stress levels.

    Liza

  • how much do you take?

  • Hi anuska

    I'm on 50mcg at present.

  • Good to hear that you are well enough of T4 to be able to take up what you obviously enjoy doing. However, even if I could run (which many of us here can't...) I would probably prefer to take my time on a leisurely walk along the river in the sunshine and witness the wonders of nature at a slower pace. You can't appreciate the beauty of a dragonfly or the magic of a mother duck and her little ducklings taking their first foray out onto the water at a million miles an hour and sometimes all you need to feel really good is to take the time to watch... and if you can share it with a little child (in my case grandchildren) that adds even more to the magic!

  • Thanks Zephrbear. I have been so ill that even walking has not been possible for a long time, so I know what it is like to be really ill. For the first time in years, this year I'm well enough to run as well as walk.

    I do a lot of slow walking, as I did yesterday with a small amount of running added in and I am still capable of appreciating the beauty of nature. I have spent over 30 years sharing this magic with children/now grandchildren. :)

  • THAT IS SO GOOD. I WAS PUT ON 25 AND ANTIDEPRESSANTS GOING TO SEE A NEW ENDO BUT EVEN MY ANTIBODIES HAVE DECREASED BUT I DONT SEEM TO BE BETTER YES I COULD RUN FOR 5 MINUTES AND THAT IS ABOUT IT I STILL GET TIRED

  • I don't run non-stop! I run up to a minute, then walk a bit, then a bit more running! It's taken 18 months to get to this point from diagnosis.

    Good idea to see endo, maybe you need more levo, or maybe you don't convert T4 to T3, or maybe you have a vitamin deficiency... there are so many wildcards with thyroid issues.

    I really hope you get well again. xxx

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