Since my epic event on 13 April Marathon and being 50 - I thought I and got away with things pretty unscathed. Took a week off to recover and then felt I should get back out there. However, interestingly enough after being as fit as a flea for well over a year- I had a horrible week, of malaise, feeling really lousy living on pain killers - and a cold sore of cold sores. (People kept telling me I had something on lip - 'yeah a cold sore' 'oh its hardly noticeable' they replied - really!!) .
I started the 30 day plank and squats - surprisingly hard and gave up. Anyway I took another week off - I also had to fit in some more birthday celebrating . Finally three weeks later I felt like running- my feet started getting itchy and I was checking the weather. I also noticed I started feeling very maudlin - a sure sign I need to get out there exercising.
So I have done a couple of small 5 k runs - quite honestly they felt enough- but I am keen to do some more. It is good not to have training regime hanging over my head - but I also miss the focus.
I am sort of re-oreintating myself- with a series of mini goals. I am entered for the Oxford half marathon in October - with 7 other girls - three of whom have not run before. I say blushing -They are inspired by my efforts and feel they want a target to aim for. They have nothing to prove - but they are very excited. I have of course told them all about C25k.
I have some plans for another Marathon - I have entered the London ballot. If I am not successful - I will do another - not sure where. Lochness Marathon looks good. A friend has suggested NY- maybe. we shall see what the year brings.
Meantime I am kicking my heels - running all my fav familiar C25k routes- Fantastic.
Happy running everyone