'I've shortened my return from hamstring injury by 2-4 weeks'

'I've shortened my return from hamstring injury by 2-4 weeks'

Ambassador Caithy Walker blogs about how she confounded all predictions to return to running after a hamstring injury, in just four weeks.

Five weeks ago, my marathon dream came to an abrupt halt, or so I thought…

Wednesday 18th January (and just 2 days after burying my Grandad) I felt a searing pain in my left hamstring and immediately knew something wasn’t right. Physio confirmed I had a hamstring tear and other than stretching, the only way to recover was to rest. For someone who has run almost every day for the last 2 years, I was consumed by what I could only describe as grief! Like a bad break up with an ex I guess!

Fast forward 4 weeks and I was amazed to be out running a slow 5k and then again the following day!

How is this even possible I asked myself?

Then I remembered…

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BLACKCURRANTS BLACKCURRANTS BLACKCURRANTS BABY!

Over the past 5 months, I have documented on social media and through a couple of vblog posts, the many benefits that I have found from taking CurraNZ supplements daily.

However, no result has been quite as astounding as the most recent one!

Yesterday, after 4 weeks of no running and only one week of training, I managed to run my second half marathon.

I put this accelerated repair down to using CurraNZ, which increases blood flow by 20% and aids healing.

At 1.49, it was never going to be a PB, but it was more about finishing lines, not finishing times!

I am crediting this rapid recovery to these supplements as they help to increase the blood flow, pushing more nutrients to the blood cells, resulting in much faster repair of the tissues.

WHY CURRANZ?

They're rich in anthocyanins, considered 'superfood' plant pigments that offer broad-spectrum health benefits. 

They're anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidants and increase blood flow.  

Their anti-microbial and anti-viral properties can help ward off coughs and colds by boosting the immune system

Not only do they help reduce DOMS the days following (allowing you to continue to train), but I've personally found them to decrease injury recovery time - in this instance with my hamstring tear, by at LEAST two weeks.

I honestly never imagined that this time five weeks ago, I would be sitting here writing a post having competed my second half marathon and all I can say is at £19.99 a bottle, they are worth trying for yourself.

I recommended these to my #runfam running extraordinaire friend Garry @SuperBlue623 a while ago and as he is a long distance runner and training for his first Ultra marathon. He said they had helped protect him from any colds and infection, until he ran out this week and then was struck down!

‘Garry the gif’ as I have named him (for his ability to make me truly chuckle with his choice of gif’s), is a true inspiration and genuine gent. We were brought together through the power of Twitter and Uk running @UkRunning1 He ran the whole way round with me and we loved every step!

Even the howling winds couldn’t deter our smiles when we crossed the finishing line!

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This is turning into one of those really long blogs that I know people get bored of reading, so I’ll leave it there for now and update more soon!

Thanks to http://www.xtramileevents.com @GreatTriathlons and http://www.asics.co.uk @ASICSUK for organising such an enjoyable event.  I will truly treasure these memories as a comeback from a setback!

Take care and have a great week.

Caithy xx

PS I am loving the new bling of 2017!!!