May has been a misery, last night I clocked a 3.85 miler around the park in an ever so steady 32:43 to record a whopping 15.4 miles for the month!! I've had no pain after the run at all and only felt a little twinge once or twice when running. So, hopefully, if I can continue with slow pace and steady increase in the miles I can have a more productive June and then really get going again in July.
The frustration of not running is bad enough but I hate those first few runs back because you feel every little thing in your legs and wonder if there's still something wrong. My right leg (injured one) certainly does not feel anywhere as good as left leg but is that due to needing time to build up again? I've also decided to get onto the road for my next run as the park is good and soft but it is very uneven. I took receipt of new trainers yesterday too so I want to try those out and see if they help. So fingers crossed this is me on the way back.
I'm a bit p'd as my six monthly diabetic check up is due and the doctor is always very interested to know how my running is going. This last month I have seen just how much running helps me with my blood sugar levels and in reducing how much insulin I need to inject. It allows me to pretty much eat as normally as anyone else, and to enjoy my preferred portion sizes..... big :) Anyway, the hospital have not sent an appointment and when I phoned they are running late! I fully intend to give my doc a wonderful sob story on my injury and how not running has had a negative impact on my diabetes. The hope is she will offer some advice on the injury itself and maybe give me a referral to a physio. You can but try :) Whatever you read in the press about the NHS and their "poor" level of service to diabetics, I have never had anything but excellent care.