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So glad you're being positive about the running. If you stay curious about how you're doing and not judging harshly, you'll improve faster and enjoy much much more. A thought.

Good luck, trolleybags!

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If you stay curious about how you're doing and not judging harshly, you'll improve faster and enjoy much much more.

Never mind all that - just don't get eaten by zombies!

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Sounds like a nice routine!  Keep at it.

 

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Stupid old hip/groin injury that I thought I was done with has flared up. This is balls, and has massively slowed my progress, as I can't really trust it with the running. I'm still going to run, but go for once or twice a week, and do some more strength stuff - I suspect I need to get my glutes working better.

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Hm, that doesn't sound great. Do you have any stretch/exercise type things you can do before or after runs to keep it under control or is it just a thing?

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Bummer, and inflammation during workouts just causes more inflammation.  Try swimming?  Does amazing things for your glutes.

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Hm, that doesn't sound great. Do you have any stretch/exercise type things you can do before or after runs to keep it under control or is it just a thing?

I've got strengthening exercises that I've been lax with, so I'm getting them back into the programme. Really hope it's not a thing I'm stuck with.

 

Bummer, and inflammation during workouts just causes more inflammation.  Try swimming?  Does amazing things for your glutes.

Good idea. Will give it a go. Any particular stroke good for the glutes, or just swimming in general?

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I'm sure it won't be permanent but yeah take it easy and get well. And *sternface* do those exercises!

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First week's not been ideal. Flare up of groin injury has subsided, so I'm getting no pain now, but I've got quite an impressive cough, and not sure it's runnable on. Looks like a run a week might be the best I can manage with this old injury, but as long as I kick in strength training in between, I reckon I'll still be on course.

Yoga hasn't been happening as much - groin pain has meant that even just sitting cross-legged has been off the table. Some upper body stretching each day, but not quite what I had in mind.

I'm getting some quiet moments in, but not the formal meditation that would lead me to a pass on this challenge. Edging forwards on it though.

This weekend is one of household chores to turn what's become a messy flat into a more liveable one. I only moved in a week or so ago, so we're going big on making space for my things, and sorting stuff out after a lot of plumbing and decorating and lifting up of carpets. That, I think, will help with the systems life quest. Other stuff has been going well with that. I'm getting into more of a routine with work, and sorting financial stuff out.

To paraphrase Lincoln (I think), moving slowly, but never backwards.

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Hey Trolleybags,

 

I think with some effort focused on the meditation, you'll get what you want. Slow starts can have that effect on all the goals if you're having a hard time differentiating where the slow aspect is coming from. Compartmentalizing can be real handy when working on several goals at once as we nerds tend to do.

 

The yoga is definitely going to need some tweaking. What other low impact stretches/mobility/physical therapy/physio exercises can work for you in this situation? You might be able to find some answers by treating this like an experiment of what works and what doesn't. Be your own physio. I hope you find somthing.

 

Have fun(?) getting the flat together. Maybe you'll find something you forgot you had and it'll make you dance around the floor to great music for a bit! Dunno.

 

Have a great weekend.

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Anything with a flutter kick will work your glutes really.  Avoid breast stroke with a groin injury though.

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Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.

 

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Bike 207/465 miles

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44.5%

 

Run 44.9/101 miles

44.5%
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*waits patiently*

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*hums a merry tune*

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Hello! 

Sorry I've been away. Groin shenanigans have been massively frustrating. BUT, I've seen an osteopath and things are shifting to the right track. In a nutshell, the kinetic chain that is my left leg is a bit of a shambles. To be honest, it's something of a relief to have someone say, "This is your issue, and this is what you can do about it." My running form needs to change, so that's what's gonna happen.

Basically, my left leg has been coming across in front of my body rather than moving straight forward. Glutes, hamstrings and core all need strengthening. So, I'm concentrating on form, and taking things back several weeks. I've shifted from Zombies 5k to NHS Couch to 5k, for two main reasons. First is that Zombies has a lot of 'free form' runs - longish sections where you can walk or run in the proportion that feels right to you. I very much err on the side of walking. C25k is a bit more arse-kicking and prescriptive, which I need. Also Zombies runs are often upwards of 50 minutes, while C25k are more like 30. That sort of difference will get me out of the door more. 

I've done a couple of C25k runs, and it feels a lot better. I'm getting the odd groin twinge, but not wince-inducing pain, and different bits of my leg are giving me, the I-have-worked-and-this-is-good achey feeling. Also doing strength work, with side planks and single leg glute bridges thrown into the mix. And foot massages with a golf ball. Those hurt! Good hurt, but still!

Meditation's happening, and the flat's taking shape. 

I'm feeling a lot more positive about the running. I've taken steps backwards in order to move forwards properly. Like Lincoln would probably have said. Probably. 

Hope you're all doing okay. 

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Just found your challenge thread here and I love your goals! I started with Zombies, Run! 5K app, finished it, but found it a bit dull. I've recently graduated to Season 1 of the app and find it much more interesting. You should definitely try that out when you finish the C25K. I'm glad you found a running program that works for you! 

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"Groin Shenanigans" would be a great name for a band. I know what you mean about Zombie C25K being long. We quite like the story so we stick with it but a half hour concentrated session seems like a better idea.

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"different bits of my leg are giving me, the I-have-worked-and-this-is-good achey feeling."

I love this feeling. My abs were talking like this for the past week!

 

I am glad you have some answers, it does make a huge difference.

Strengthen up, Trolleybags!

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Glad things are taking shape.  It is a relief to know what is up and then be armed with the info on how to fix it.  Sounds like you have a solid plan and have not let it derail you!  Way to go.

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How's the meditation flat doing? I tried meditating yesterday and it was really nice. I think I'll do that again. Tell us what's what, when you get a chance.

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