Reboot days 102 – 103: A weekend of mixed results

Day 102: Saturday

On saturday I ran… I didn’t only run…I did other things too like have lunch and clear up and stuff. FOr the purposes of this post, I ran, I just didn’t want to give you the impression that I ran continuously for the whole day…

Anyway, after much procrastination (I just can’t help it I just procrastinate) I got out for a run! I ended up running 5.5km in 4 and 5 minute run intervals. I made it through almost all of the run intervals with no sneaky walking and I felt I could have gone further but I ran out of path and daylight… It was a pretty slow run, but contained more actual running than others had!

So I left this run thinking “yeay improvement” I was optimistic and actually looking forward to going out again on Sunday πŸ˜€

This is a lot of progress for me!!

I need to get a little bit more consistent with my pace…consistent, and faster…but progress is progress!

Day 103: Sunday

On Sunday morning I woke up at 5:30am with a sore hip. It hurt to move my leg and all the muscles around my hip seemed to be complaining violently about some sort of mistreatment! This was surprising to me as I hadn’t felt bad after running on Saturday, quite the opposite in fact!

However they were complaining so much that I was forced to get up at 6ish and go and lay on a foam roller and poke at them with a spiky ball and such to try and ease them off!

It didn’t really work.

I spent the day hobbling about and taking ibuprofen. It seemed to get better with movement and worse after sitting so I thought I’d give more running a go…

In retrospect this was optimistic… I did the first two run intervals after a fashion. There was a lot more walking then running really and I could feel the muscles getting tighter and tighter 😦

So I turned it into a walk πŸ™‚ It was about 5km in the end and very pleasant as it was sunshiney and I live in a very nice part of the world. I cheered myself up by taking photos.

Needless to say I was extremely grumpy about this! I was just getting the hang of this running business I can’t take a break from it now…

As soon as I got home I sent an emergency text message to Matt the trainer who is also Matt the Sports therapist and told him I need fixing.

Luckily he had an appointment at 7am Monday morning! This was extremely helpful and a massive relief!!

I will tell you all about it in the next post…

**spoiler…I am already well on the way to being fixed…**

By Sam Catchpole

She/They | Aspiring Strongperson, Photographer, Artist, Writer,


    1. Poking thinks with a spiky ball doesn’t sound like much of a cure…but it is remarkably effective most of the time πŸ™‚
      No I don’t want to be hobbling that isn’t appropriate Superhero behaviour!

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  1. Nice photos! No, really, they look super! What a lovely place to run – or walk, of course. Don’t knock procrastination, it has it’s place. Mostly in my day to existence. Mind you, so has gin.

    Glad recovery is under way.

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    1. thank you πŸ˜€ I love taking photos and it was the perfect evening for it!
      The downs link is lovely too, it goes all the way from Shoreham on the coast to Guildford. I have walked all of it, but not all in one go!
      Procrastination with added gin sounds ideal πŸ˜€ I might not actually get any running done mind you…

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      1. Well, it’s a lovely path. I always think something like that needs walking, rather than running. Personally, when I used to run (reconstructed feet make it difficult now) I used to stick to places I knew well so I didn’t miss any new sights.

        Or get lost.

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      2. You are probably right to be honest. It is nicer to actually see things along the way!

        The main reason I run on the downs link is it is (almost) impossible to get lost! My sense of direction is sketchy at best and even worse when I am running! that and I can’t run and make decisions about direction at the same time!

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      3. Well, in the not to recent past I went for a run, got lost in the woods and had to ring my husband to be rescued…
        In my defence, it was dark and raining and there were hundred of crows!

        I have learned from this!!

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