Recovery Run and a Diabolical Streak

Today was a 5k recovery run. So, no concentrating on time, pace or distance. Just run, till the nice Nike + lady tells you you’re done!

Today was the first day were I thought “bollocks to this, I just wanna stay home”.
I have a twisted pelvis (sounds a lot worse than it is) and it was niggling at me. Then I remembered today’s run was a RECOVERY run. According to this website my 5k runs should be 2-3 minutes slower than my “race pace” (or my albeit, slow, best pace). So off I went. Again…

During the run, I remembered when I was 60lbs heavier, I couldn’t walk up a certain hill without dying a little inside, and when I began the couch to 5k programme I was hunched over, desperately trying to drag my fat ass up it. I run up it no problem now. In fact, I run up two. My posture is tall, straight and strong. I can look at what’s happening around me rather than the floor. When I was heavier, I was plagued by persistent back pain and went through expensive treatment to give me some ease.

No pain now, except for exercise induced aches…which I cherish, this is the body making muscle. I’ll have legs like the Hulk in no time 😉

5K completed and pelvis pain has somewhat reduced. Who knew? a recovery run actually helps you…recover! I’ve also learned that Jill Tracy’s album ‘Diabolical Streak’ is AMAZING to listen to whilst running especially for a slower run!


And I realised today that in the last 3 weeks, I have ran 4 times each week. This is a big achievement for me and makes me feel like I can keep going.

9 weeks and counting till the half marathon!


About leanne402

A girl who has been lumbered with a disability following a brain haemorrhage and who also has endometriosis. A mum struggling to come to terms with what physical and mental illness has taken from her. Blogging my journey through endless hospital appointments and coping mechanisms I'm using to try and manage chronic pain, fatigue and learning to live with my disability. Trying to learn that I am not defined or confined by my illnesses and disabilities.
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One Response to Recovery Run and a Diabolical Streak

  1. Hey! I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award! Keep up the great work! I have enjoyed reading your blog!

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