I promised Irish John that I would run yesterday with him, but changed my mind..😨. I have been on the IC with McFitty, drinking tea, eating donuts and just watching everyone else run... I had my foot treated (£55) for a verrucca 11 days ago and didn't want to risk running in case it caused me to tweak my knee or strain something.
I waited til today 'cos hubby is playing golf and I could just go out by myself at my own pace and do as much or little as I wanted. So sorry to let you down John, but I reckon Paul-runs-sometimes would have joined us too yesterday.
Brushed aside some niggly little gremlins and went out with Laura and Stepping Stones. I've been doing intervals lately with hubby so haven't actually done a full 30 mins for a little while and wanted to check that i still could.
Oh.. it felt so good to be running, I was smiling and looking around, Laura's familiar voice 'keep breathing🎵' the music said..
Five minutes done, no problems. Past the golf course and up the horse chestnut lined Holly Lane..lots of leaves and open conker cases now. Starting to gently climb..we are upping the pace says Laura..so we do.
Now the short steep slope..I thought of John and his hill yesterday..he worked them...so I dug in. My chest felt a little tight after that, but soon recovered as I turn down into the agricultural college. All good now. Over halfway says Laura. I feel relaxed and am running nice and freely now. Past the goats, just see one Llama..but is that a pig..yes a big black piggy...
I have a plan..if I do a loop in the car park it will give me a longer course and maybe i will run through the warm down walk and do 35 mins.. Its quarter to 5 and there are lots of students leaving in cars and blocking the footpaths...
Oh well, Im wearing my bright green jacket..so I run down to the college gates on the road...stepping onto the verge to let cars pass, at full speed now its the last five minutes..'dddance with me'. I have something left so carry on running through the warm down to the bus stop (loads of students) where I turn and walk back across the road to home.
I did a 35 min continous run..take that gremlins😄.
Not the 40 mins John did, but I'm very pleased non-the-less. No foot pain and more than 30 mins. Nice and steady.
So looks like all systems go again. How you doing McFitty ? Any news on your strain. Sending you healing thoughts...