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First pain free run last night since Christmas when I hurt my achilles. I've been working on the stretches since then and they seem to have worked. Only did 5km on my treadmill but that's 5 more than I could have managed a week or two ago.
It,s been ten months since I got the hip resurfaced and I,m going out for my first run tomorrow.
I,ve entered the Dublin marathon so hopefully three weeks training will see me round.I,ll be using the walk/jog method,but it may be twenty six miles walking followed by a sprint finish. Looks like I,m finally getting off the bench after two years and ten months.
Hurrah Jim, that's fab! Enjoy Dublin.
I can't remember when I last posted on here but my injury was *finally* diagnosed as pes anserine bursitis at the beginning of March and all I needed was a steroid injection to clear it up and I was off again! A very frustrating 6 months of all manner of scans but there you go.
2 years and 10 months is an incredibly long time to be patient Jim, really admire you for waiting so long and I bet you can't wait for you first run! Hope it goes well, I guess you might be back now?
I'm doing my first marathon since my injury in 7 weeks, Newcastle Town Moor, can't wait!
Hi Siance, the hip feels good,leg length is ok which was one of my worries before the op.
Tutu good that you are injury free,enjoy your marathon.
Went for my run this morning, it was a bit fresh but very sunny.I was hoping to run for ten minutes as I wasn,t sure how I would feel after such a long lay off. I managed to keep going for twenty five minutes followed by forty five minutes of jog/walk.I actually think I might just manage to finish in Dublin.I didn,t really realise how much I had missed running until today.I just can,t believe how good it felt to be out running and to feel " normal " again.
Jim - absolutely fantastic!!
Really pleased for you, I'm amazed you could do so much, that's brilliant. My first run after 6 months was a very slow and painful 20 mins which felt like 20 miles.. but huge sense of euphoria even so, and sounds like you must have felt the same!
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