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Tell me it gets easier!

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 12:50

Hi all,

Welcome Searow, the more the merrier, and welcome back NickyMmm!  I've had a few days off myself due to a bug as well, am hoping to get back into running tomorrow morning.  Am going out for a walk today to see how I go.  My last run was pretty good so I'm hoping I haven't gone backwards in my few days off.  

I also bought a foam roller but I haven't the foggiest what I'm doing with it!  I googled some exercises but I still can't seem to get the hang of it.  For example, when I'm rolling my calf muscles, I need to support my weight off the floor with my hands which I find difficult after a few seconds.  Am I doing this right or is my upper body strength just really pathetic?!  Some of the exercises seem to have you keeping your weight on the ground from what I can see, but then I can't get a lot of room for the rolly movement.  I quite fancy getting a tennis ball to roll out the wee bits around my ankles because the foam roller doesn't really get into them.

Will be back tomorrow with, fingers crossed, another run done (in a new park - woo!) 

First 10k done

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 09:32

Congrats Mrs Chev, amazing time too!   Marathon next? 

Tell me it gets easier!

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 16:40

Fab news Em-68!  Sounds like you did really well.  And great time too, I'd love to have a time like that when I do m first 10k!

Went out running this morning - it's now 10 down, 17 to go!  Started the dreaded week four today with the 5 min runs that I thought would kill me, but it was totally fine and a lot easier than I thought!  I'm so chuffed with myself.  I was walking around with a huge grin on my face all morning!  Knees are better too so feeling pretty good at the moment.  I did almost swallow a high speed wasp but catastrophe was averted at the last second.

I'm still really scared about week 5 - up to a 20 minute run!!  I'm nowhere near that yet!

Hope everyone else has had a good weekend, running or no running 

Favourite time of day to run?

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 22:11

I think the mornings because I feel more energised afterwards, but mostly because I get to feel smug the rest of the day once I've done a run and I feel all proud of myself! 

Tell me it gets easier!

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 17:49

Hello all,

Went for a run this morning after nearly a week off trying to get my knees to heal - they weren't too bad but my ankles are sore now!  Just at the back of them, on the sides.  Is this what everyone else is getting too?  Any tips for getting them to heal too?  

I didn't count my run today because I just repeated the run from last week before moving on to week 4 on Sunday (aaarrrggghhh!!!!) but it was actually fine, probably the best I've had in terms of stamina and not feeling like I wanted to die at the end of each run, especially the last one.  I love a good run like that!  Hope everyone else is plodding along nicely.

Have a good weekend everyone 

Tell me it gets easier!

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 17:45

Definitely want to see a photo!!  Glad you enjoyed it, sounds like a lot of fun and very very messy!

Tell me it gets easier!

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 10:29

9 down, 18 to go

First of all sorry to hear about your dad KattC, hope he gets better soon and you're not stressing too much x

Completed week 3 today - the runs were ok but I felt like crying with frustration with my knees.  They seem to be sore all the time, even when I'm just walking about the house.  I'm going to take a week off and do some knee exercises and give them a bit of a rest from running.  I hate having to do that but I couldn't keep going with them like they are.  I hope any (tiny) stamina that I've built up doesn't disappear by the time I'm running again.  So feeling a bit deflated today 

Hope everyone else has a good weekend, enjoy your mud run KattC and of course let us know how you get on!  Happy running everyone 

Tell me it gets easier!

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 18:52

Right, just caught up with all the new posts, sounds like everyone is doing really well!  I know what you all mean about people looking, I am so self-conscious about that too .  But I suppose whenever I see a runner I just think "good on them" so I tell myself that people might be thinking that too and not actually laughing at me!  I am getting less bothered by it the more I run though.  

Knees are still sore, it's doing my head in!    Thought that rest would help but it seems to flare up again whenever I walk too much or run.  I have no idea what is causing it or if I should keep pushing through in the hope that more runs will strengthen my legs and get them used to it.  I wish I could just tell them that there's no point in being sore because the running isn't going to stop so they might as well be quiet and not complain!

Ankles are a bit sore also, same sort of pain as knees so I'm hoping it's just tight muscles or something and not actual injuries.  I bought a foam roller today so will be giving that a go.  

Hope everyone is having a good week and enjoying their runs 

Tell me it gets easier!

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 14:52

8 down, 19 to go!

Sorry for disappearing - I've been away and also had a few days off to give my knees a chance to recover (they did, until I started running again!)  Did my 2nd run of week 3 today, found it just as ok as the last one.  Will pop back in later with more details.

Glad to hear your dad's on the mend KattC x

Good runs everyone else 

Tell me it gets easier!

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 11:17

7 down, 20 to go!

Today was the dreaded 3 minutes runs - and it was fine!  On the last run I got a bit out of breath but I had a hell of a hill in the middle of it.  The only problem was my knees are sore.  It's right below the kneecap at the front of my knees, on both legs.  Anyone any ideas what to do?  It's sore when I walk too.  

Well done everyone else on their runs and hope you have a good weekend of running if you're out today 

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