Hi and welcome back to my running
Unfortunately, I have had a blip in my weekly running routine
due to damaging my knee ligament three weeks ago (getting out of
The good news is that just before my knee injury I managed to
run my first 10k, which was not my intention when I set out on my
run. But on reaching 5k I realised that I had to turn around and
either walk or run home and chose the latter. The exhilaration when
my phone app declared I had run 10k was the most fantastic
You can imagine how disheartened I felt when I visited a local
physio to be told that if I had any thoughts of getting fit enough
to run the 10k in May I had to rest for five days, and that my
training routine for the following two weeks would be weights for
my upper body and the cross trainer only - no running!
However, what this experience has taught me is the importance of
including in your training a range of fitness activities. As I have
been using the gym and going swimming in addition to my running it
has allowed me to build strength and stamina, essential for overall
I am pleased to say that with the physio treatment and ensuring
I listen to advice given in respect of not participating in sports
that would hinder my progress has helped my knee ligament to heal
much quicker than I thought.
With less than two weeks to the 10k in Manchester I am a little
apprehensive as to whether I will be able to run with ease but am
determined to give it my best shot. I have a programme to get me up
to 7k a few days before the event and fingers crossed no more
injuries. Even if I am hobbling over the finish line, it will be
worth it if I can raise funds for the NSPCC.
Please use the attached details if you wish to donate to this
very worthy cause. And watch this space to find out how I go on in
the 10k on the 20th of May!
If you can spare any money at all, no matter how
small, please donate here:
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