What a difference a year makes, last year it Â was cold and dull for the GEAR 10kÂ Run,Â I ran with an injury and it was hard, this year it was sunny and hot, I had no injury and I loved it 🙂
1700 runners took part and the atmosphere was brilliant,crowds of people lined the streets cheering you on at every corner.
Geoff was also there to support me, which really made my day and he took some great photos.
There was a time last year when I thought myÂ Achilles would never get better and I would never run again but eventually around Christmas time I started back with some gentle runs.
Then I joined The Lynnsport Ladybirds running club,at first I found it hard especially as I was used to running on my own,but I soon settled in and for the first time ever I started to meet people from around Kings Lynn.
I was soon back up to running 6 miles but was veryÂ paranoidÂ about myÂ Achilles, it does ache at times but thankfully I have learnt to rest it between runs and the aching soon goes away.
This run was amazing for me, I am so happy to be back running, I want to run longer distance but must confess that I am scared I may upset myÂ AchillesÂ again and I dont want any more injuries!
So for now I will try the Park Run, the Race for Life in July, and the Sandringham Xk in September
and if anyone has any tips on how toÂ strengthenÂ myÂ Achilles then please let me know 🙂
Well done, Sally!
Yes, you have done so well regarding the Achilles injury – you have been patient in letting it recover but have stuck at attempting to run so you know when it is better. And yeah, I know how you feel about being scared it will go again – I remember feeling the same.
As you know, I’ve just gone back to trying the Vibram shoes again (which caused my achilles problem in the first place) and even though I am going easy, I do feel my Achilles the day after. I have found though that if I cycle that sorts it straight out and it goes away. Might be coincidence but just doing a mile or two on your bike might help?
Well done on your fantastic GEAR run. I loved the photos x