Sunday, 23 February 2014

Fitness: Couch to 5k: Week 3


What a week it has been if you follow me on twitter you might already know this but I injured myself. GREAT!! not i'm only on week 3 of my couch to 5k training and I've already injured myself how is this even possible. 

Basically I have injured my knee at first I thought it was shin splits because my body wasn't used to running outside but after a while I discovered that it was my knee and it was making it hard to walk let alone run. I had already injured my knee from a few years ago from falling off a trampoline and it had never been the same since.

I went to the doctors but they said I wouldn't be able to see a doctor for a week but a nurse had a quick look and basically said to rest for a week and see how it goes from there. 

This was not the news I needed to hear as both of my jobs (retail operative and sport coach) involve me walking and running. My retail job said that I could go in the fitting room meaning that they wasn't to much walking around to be done but my coaching job said I could sit or take 2 days off but I wasn't going to do that instead I did a lot of walking around while strapped my knee up. I wasn't letting my participants down it just meant that I had to change my session to suit my ability to move around the hall or pitch.

All of this meant that training was a big NO NO!! but I did keep on my feet which i can see people going crazy about I did do one day of full rest and the rest of the week I was going overboard so I think I've rested it to my best ability with my life still going on. I did have a rugby course on Friday which involved running but I kept it to the best of my ability and enjoyed it to much to sit down

My knee seems a lot better so tomorrow I'm planning on doing the sequence of week 2 and seeing how my knee holds up I know I should maybe give it another week of rest but I know if I do I'll find it harder to get back into the training and I don't want that at all.

How do you handle getting injured, what do you do instead?

Hopefully I'll be back next week with a full update of week 3.

See you soon
Love Melissa xx

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