What a faff of a run

Monday I had a bad run in that my left ankle was so achy painful with my new neutral trainers that I had to walk every mile for a short while and I only managed 4 miles. It is an issue that is getting worse with my new trainers 😭 This is clearly not good when I have been running 6.5-10mile runs. I decided today to go back to my old stability trainers and risk a blister. I went out earlier with a 4.5 miler on the agenda so no water faffage needed. Onwards I ran towards 0.5 miles and my ankle ache started on the left. But it did not get unbearable which was a good sign so I carried on my run until the major traffic lights. I had to wait so popped my Garmin on pause. Off we went over the lights pressing my Garmin as I go. Down a slight decline through the university for 0.5 miles and ankle wasn't too bad. Quick check of the garmin and it's flipping off, Noooo. I turn it back on and curse the lose of data recording. Down a large hill and back up the other side, round the church to the zebra crossing. A car went straight over then I crossed but the ambulance, realising I am on the crossing, screeches to a halt, as do I waiting for a thud. Alas I was lucky and went on my way again. Along streets, passing a man pushing a wheelchair and others going about their day until I reached a busy road to cross. I waited patiently until my time to run across and then continued round the bottom of the common. I have a choice to go along the cemetery road or a new road I don't know. Feeling brave I opt for the parallel new road. It is a nice quiet residential street meandering away from the common, where am I going? I continue to the bottom of the street and assume turning right would be correct. I come to another unexpected crossroad and now feel lost. I recognise the road name but not sure how far away I have run. Oh well I try the right turn (gut instinct) and i follow the path up the gradual incline. At the top I finally see the road I was after (Thank goodness for that) and turn into familiar grounds. Another 1.5 miles of streets and pass the school and I am home. In total I ran 5.6 miles but my Garmin only picked up two runs totalling 5 miles, grr. My ankle pain went once I dodged the ambulance was better in my old shoes rather than in my new shoes. Back home I had a drink, some tea and a banana but whilst faffing with trying to merge my Garmin files unsuccessfully. All of a sudden I hit a sugar dump with headache, shakes and nausea so I ate more food pretty pronto, very odd. Then I went to get changed a realised I had run with my leggings on back to front! What a flipping day of running!

18 Replies
oldestnewest

Blimey, it's all going on on that run isn't it? 🙂 Seems to be the day for Garmin problems 😏

Why did you change from stability to neutral shoes?

Reply

I changed from stability to neutral because my left is neutral (with issues evidently) and my right slightly overpronated. I was recommended neutral at the running shop but will be taking them back for some stability shoes. They are great in the toe area and no blisters but the ankle is suffering more with each run!

1 like
Reply

Right decision after your little experiment 🙂

1 like
Reply

Ooh, I’m the same - neutral on the left and over-pronated on the right.

1 like
Reply

What to you run in gabby08?

Reply

A bit of both! Asics GT 1000 5s, which have plenty of support, or Brooks Defyance 9s which are neutral. I chop and change depending on surface and distance...

1 like
Reply

I'm the same too: neutral on one side, some over pronation on the other. I've always had neutrals, as the single pair of stability shoes I tried on felt awful. Horses for courses I guess. :)

Reply

Loved your post, but just snorted coffee across the table in Starbucks, at your penultimate sentence. 😂😂

It sounds as if the Garmin Gremlins are out in force today.

2 likes
Reply

I can now laugh about it! I wondered why I couldn't find the internal pocket on my leggings, it was round the back lol.

2 likes
Reply

It really does seem to be the day for Garmin problems!

Glad you found your way home all right.

2 likes
Reply

I had visions of having to ask strangers or phoning hubs to find me lol.

1 like
Reply

Asking strangers wouldn’t have been so bad if you’d had your leggings on the right way round!

1 like
Reply

Phew, I felt like I was with you, especially waiting for the thud of the ambulance. Glad you made it back in one piece!

1 like
Reply

Well I suppose it the ambulance takes me down, they can carry me off! And the a&e is 5 mins from my home so saves me running back home! Damn those gremlins.

1 like
Reply

It’s a worry that you’ve thought this through!

1 like
Reply

Looks like you got a little bit of every strange thing on that run! One of those days! Glad you got through it safely.

1 like
Reply

Blimey! What a day! Never a dull moment with running, is there. :)

1 like
Reply

A really tricky and mixed up run... pesky Garmins!!!!

Go you though!

1 like
Reply

You may also like...