Hello Dear Fellow Runners
It's been 8 days since my super duper 27'30 5K which rendered my legs utterly useless. So I've rested from running in the hope that I'd get back to my old self. For the first time in ages I've got a two day weekend off (Friday & Saturday) , so I thought I'd celebrate yesterday morning with a 5K run. On awakening from my less than complete sleep Mrs Dan took one look at me, as she strutted around the bedroom in her gym gear, and said "Don't run today Dan. You are knackered!"
I did as I was told. I'm very good like that.
So, this morning (Saturday) I decided to try again. Still feeling totally exhausted from this very taxing film I'm on, I made the decision to NOT run my usual distance of 5K but to do a round the block loop which worked out at 3K. Decided to not time myself this time around either because to be honest I wasn't really in the mood for this run AT ALL. I set off though with my speciality two pairs of pants holding everything in place and after my 5 minute warm up walk, went for it.
After about eleven paces I wanted to stop. Man, my legs felt ridiculously heavy and every step was a nightmare. I pushed on though, thinking to myself "I can't give up after three minutes???"
My head wasn't really in the right place for this run but I did it because I thought I really should. For my body's sake really. I reached the end of the 3K mark and stopped, puffing and blowing like a horse and remembering JuicyJu's amazing 21K story the other day. "How the heck did she do that?" I thought. "That's 7 times more than I just ran!!" My shin was really hurting once again and I thought that perhaps I'd not given myself enough of a break for the old pins to repair. All in all, a less than satisfactory outing this time.
I sloped home feeling pretty crap and Mrs Dan said to me "You're back early?". "I was rubbish sweetheart" I said. "I can't do it anymore". "But at least you did it! I'll run your jacuzzi for you". (Err.....I've got an amazing wife!)
So I decided after a post mortem (as I lay there in the bubbly water) that my body is just fatigued from working silly hours, my legs need more time to recover and I need to stop boozing every evening. A couple of vodka martini's with angostura bitters will be hard to say farewell to. So will the delicious glasses of beaujolais!
Wish me luck cos I wanna get back to the old danzargo - the one with no injuries, good run times and feeling excited to get out there!