After being consigned to the injury couch a couple of weeks ago, I frequented my local running shop and picked up a new pair of NB shoes, a knee support and... Waited.
This evening, despite some niggles and a massive dose of 'blah' I decided to go out for a short run, just to test things out, see the lay of the land, so to speak.
Initially, I had some grumbles, some confidence issues, but managed to have a warm up walk, start the run and managed to accelerate through the toxic ten quickly, getting past a dog walker and managing to shut my knee firmly up. After this, it was a pretty good run but I have one question: Why the hell didn't anyone warn me that running shoes with support would make my feet hurt?!? I had to stop a little after 1k and shake my feet out, I must have looked like a right idiot! 😂
Having said that, it was lovely to get out again, and I'm hoping I'm alright to take part in my next 5k race on the 9th. It's in my home village, so I've got some work to do. I also know the area, so that's given me an advantage over my last race, which was run route blind. I'm not expecting a new personal best, but less than 36 minutes would be a big confidence boost for me.
Next time out is Monday, so feet permitting I'm gonna ease up to 4k or so, and try and make 7 by the 5th.