Hi all I'm new to this site and this is my first post. I had my stroke in June , an ischemic stroke/blood clot which affected my left side.
Prior to my stroke I was running 5k on a regular basis, on the roads and on my tread mill - I'd joined a running group 8 months before and loved it. It's been 4 months now and thankfully I'm recovering well. It hasn't been plain sailing, I've had to chase and follow up appointments; my 6 week review, on going physio, GP appointments, requests for talking therapies etc.
I also requested a referral to NERS at my local sports centre (National Exercise Referral Scheme) and I'm convinced this plus the support from my family and friends has played an integral part in both my physical and emotional recovery. Along with a great dollop of determination and a somewhat 'skewed ' sense of humour! I now have more confidence and believe that a 5k run is achievable again! I've signed up to couch to 5k over 9 weeks and wonder if any like minded people would like to join me! If meeting isn't possible (hot chocolate obligitatory after), what about virtual runs and support? I'm intending to road run where and when possible but will use treadmill at home and in the gym due to weather and dark nights. No problem if it takes longer, sometimes unexpected things happen.
In an ideal world I'd love to be able to achieve this goal and raise money for the charity too down the line.
Let me know your thoughts or ideas on this ??