As I previously mentioned, I have committed myself to do the Townville fun run in August, and began the Couch 2 5k program a few weeks ago. The first week went really well, and I was feeling good and confident and had more energy. On the Tuesday of the second week, I was jogging along and my foot started to hurt. And suddenly, the words from the orthopaedic surgeon I saw after I broke my foot last year, came back to me. “You’ll probably never be able to run after an injury like this.” At the time I thought to myself, “well, I’ve never really run before, so it’s no great loss!”
I think, because I was compensating for my sore foot for the next few days, my knee started to hurt. A lot. So the last 3 weeks, I have just been walking a 2.5km route 5-6 times a week, and things are feeling better. I’m going to give the running another go, starting next week, and hope that I’ve built up enough muscles in my feet/legs to support the injury a bit better.
I knew it wasn’t going to be easy! It will make the success even more sweet though!