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Disappointing run but I still ran!!

limberlou profile image

After Monday’s happy hopeful post I was all geared up to run this morning. I’d intended to run yesterday by MOTs and general life got in the way so I laid my gear out ready last night before bed. This morning I was up and in my gear and downstairs before I could change my mind. I had to untie the sitting room door ( tied to the coatrack in hall to stop the cats opening the door and coming upstairs at night).

I fed the cats, giving Luna her meds in her Lickelix ( stupid name but it’s the only way I have found to get her to take them...only one more dose tomorrow and that should be it 🤞). Then I took my tablets, did my inhaler,had a banana, set up my headphones and I was off!!! Walking at first till I got clear of the town I was looking about, enjoying the morning, cool, slightly damp/Misty which is usually my fav running weather, hardly anyone around -just the recycling lorries..... and then I was running..... and it hurt!!!!

The back of my thighs hurt, my feet were stiff, and my legs weighed about 6 stone each!!!! It was horrible. My breathing was ok but I think that was because I couldn’t go very fast. I ran for 2 and half minutes and had to walk for a bit. Then I tried again and managed about 5 mins before I had to walk. I nearly gave up then but I was determined to make it worthwhile being out and I managed to struggle on to 18 minutes total- with 2 more little walks. I was so useless I could barely walk home. And I have absolutely no idea why!!

I’d eaten well last night, rump steak, potato gratin, sprouts, carrots, peas. ....hydrated well yesterday and had a glass of water before I left home this morning ...had. 7 1/4 hours sleep which is pretty good for me ... no idea at all. I’d not had a particularly strenuous day yesterday - just Pilates and a gentle stroll in the afternoon.

So I’m just drawing a line under it and I will be out again on Saturday - new day new run 😄

11 Replies
Bluebirdrunner profile image

Shame your run was a bit of a slog Lou, you had prepared everything so well.🤗

Well done for getting out there, I hope your next run feels better.

Are you part of the COGH Ultra relay team cos' all runs count!

Better run next time 🏃‍♀️xxx

limberlou profile image
limberlouGraduate10 in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Oh no I’m not. How do I join?

Bluebirdrunner profile image
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to limberlou


Here is the link Lou, just ask to join and you will be added and given the link to the web page. x

WillowandSola profile image

And those runs just happen for no reason, let’s hope your next one goes well

And feel good that you ran

Oldgirlruns profile image

But you were out there Limberlou so feel good about that! And having broken the ice so to speak, I’m sure the next one will be much better for you!

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limberlouGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Hopefully yes. 🤞

Frenc profile image

You still ran so well done you! I had one of those runs on Tuesday, it was horrible. I drew a line under it and have just come back from a much nicer run. All the best 😀🏃‍♀️👏🏼.

limberlou profile image
limberlouGraduate10 in reply to Frenc

Yeah I’m hoping next one will be. Monday’s run was lovely too ☹️

Just one of those things

limberlou profile image

That’s how I’m thinking now

Just did a Pilates class to loosen up afterwards and feel much more positive now

Fionamags profile image

Like others have already said - you got out there and gave it a go! The next one will make up for it no doubt.

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