I thought I was just tired and that I would be right as rain after a run. Today was my 'short run' day and I had new trainers (aka foot clouds) to break in so I'd already planned on slow and steady.
So the foot clouds first:
Plasters are no longer an option so all that was protecting my poor bashed feet with the blistered raw skin. Was body glide and running socks. My feet survived. No new blisters, no worsening of the already bashed areas
The bouncing I will get used to, aren't road trainers squishy. It's odd after being in trail trainers, but I liked it.
Warm up walk and my head is pounding, it's like every footstep is a hammer pounding on my head. But it starts to ease. Somehow though I managed to get naughty Ferd this morning rather than good Ferd. Oh well. Start the zombies run app I keep the volume low. Off we go. I feel heavy almost straight away a zombie is after me, I couldn't do the chase but that's ok, I wanted a slow steady pace, new shoes after all.
Run up the trail. Erm Ferd where are you?
Double back call for Ferd, it's ok he was having a wail of a time swimming in the canal, out he comes eventually.
On we go. Slow.
I get half way round and I have to slow to a walk a swan is up ahead and Ferd needs to go back on his lead and then we have to get past a fisherman. On we go. Oh poo is the lady and the really angry ankle biter, slow to a walk again.
On I go. I'm not feeling too great. Onto my nemesis. I make it up the first part of the incline and I slow to a walk again. I am really not feeling well.
Shuddenly I become aware of the A610, it runs pretty much parallel to the country lane I am walking up. I can hear the rush hour traffic and it has me clutching my head and folding over in pain. Noise overload with earache thrown in for good measure.
On I walk. I just want to get home now.
Not far. I walk the flatish bit of my nemesis and then run up the very last bit. That's it mission done.
I really don't feel great.
Walk the rest of the way home, by which time I've started to feel sick. I forgo water and head straight to the orange juice. Feed the mini zoo. Grab some pain killers and head straight back to bed. I could barely string a sentence together.
I still don't feel well now. I am tired. I have a headache and I am hot. Oh and my feet are throbbing.
I don't know if I have a mild virus or if maybe infection has set in, thought my feet don't look infected, I have been very careful at keeping them clean and using germolean.
So back to resting for me. But that's ok, rest now and I will be able to go out and play another day.
Av pace 9.21 min/km
Zombie chases 3 (2 failed)