Four 6km runs in four days and no knee pain and very little ankle pain. I am back!

I don’t want to celebrate too soon because who knows what will happen to my legs tomorrow, but I can’t help but be excited. I am so close to being able to do what I could before things started to go wrong. My speed and stamina need a lot of work but I have managed to run consecutively for four days and have no limp!

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Me with Martin, my physio after he told me I can start running again

If you follow me on Instagram, you will see that almost every other photo I post is of me doing some sort of HIIT training at home. If you don’t follow me on Instagram then let me tell you that while running has been out I have been HIIT training my heart out. Partly to build strength in my body and partly to do something – anything – while healing. I am used to running almost every single day and when that stopped I was at a loose end.

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If I ever write an autobiography that will be the title. With my twisted ankle and constantly-in-pain knee, running has become little more than a beautiful dream. I can’t remember the last time I ran without pain. In fact I can’t remember the last time I ran 5k! Usually when the joints get a little too painful I rest, let them heal and then start running again. Only to repeat the cycle. This time I have decided to get them better properly. So that meant physio and a Profeet 3D analysis.

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Since I ran the marathon a month ago (I can’t believe it’s already been that long) I have run three times. That’s not because I lost motivation as is what happened after Berlin in 2013 but because I damaged my knees so much that I couldn’t walk without limping let alone run. My knees have been injury prone since before I started running and I knew that the marathon would hurt, I knew it would, but until they started hurting it was an abstract concept, something I really didn’t think would happen.

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This is an old adage I actually like because I believe it to be so true. Knowledge is almost always better than ignorance, no matter how blissful the ignorance might be. As many of you know I am training for a marathon and training was going really well until I damaged my knee so much so that everything had to stop. And not just the running, the walking too. And when I could finally walk again it was with a heavy limp. All of this was terrifying. I had no idea what was happening or why. Some googling gave me ideas on how to manage and mitigate the pain which worked because soon I was walking without pain or a limp and able to run 5ks, but I knew I had to see someone. I hadn’t cured it – in fact I didn’t even know if I could cure it and I was scared. Scared because I had no idea what was happening with my body.

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