I made my way back, slowly and painfully, to just where the climb up the grassy hill begins and a second BOOM!! Not a leg to stand on and down I went again on both knees. This time I knew the hamstring had suffered something really bad and parkrunners stopped, took an arm each and got me back up the hill..... where I was greeted by a round of applause! But how embarrassed and in pain was I!!
A decision was made for me and without my knowing anything about it : message sent to the doctor who had finished his run and had left to do surgery at the practice. And so it came about that I was driven off to the surgery where the doctor saw me immediately and did a magnificent job in bandaging both bloody knees! I had a script for painkillers and a referral for an ultrasound on the hamstring; he also arranged for me to see him after ultrasound results next week.
So now I'm fully expecting time off and terribly disapponted! I loved the new program I'd started 2 weeks ago and was running so well at Parkrun on Saturday before my leg buckled under me...twice! Nevertheless, how good were the parkrunners who stopped, gave up their run and got me back to the start. I feel truly blessed to be part of such a wonderful group of people who I might never have met if it hadn't been for Bowral Parkrun!
|Still able to do plank! 1 min. yesterday; 1.5 min. today...Easy!|