Lots of options round here as mentioned above. It's possible to join the South Common into a longer run by linking into Cross O'Cliff down to the riverside path, to Boultham Park then the path along Catchwater Drain down to Hartsholme Park and Swanholme Lakes and back via Boultham Moor.
Thanks for the recommendation of the book - I may well check that out.
I've never mentioned the true nature of the issues I've been dealing with on here but am going to as I'm becoming more open about it. I've been coming to terms with being transgender. A week ago I finally ran my first half marathon. It's something I've found very difficult to achieve due to the anxiety from gender disphoria. So last weekend I spent time with friends in female mode then ran the half marathon still wearing my nail varnish to keep me in touch with my female side. It seemed to wok as I ran a race that I'd had next to no training for with anxiety at manageable levels.
Here's to your recovery plan continue to keep you on the right road.
Your post is remarkable good time as it comes just a few days before I tackle my first half marathon accompanied with some wonderful friends that I have met as a result of discovering this forum that you set up. That has therefore proved to be a decisive life-changing moment for me. Will be thinking of you of Sunday and will definitely arrange a meet up in the New Year.
Good to hear things are good with you. I should point out that I am former 'Lincoln Runner' who finally decided to come up with a proper name - based on orienteering club colours, running club colours and the football team.
Been through some tough times myself but have had some great support and things have certainly been moving onwards lately and for the better. Long way to go though and a lot of challenges ahead though. I am being fairly non-specific here with good reason but will send you a friend request on FB.