Had a good weekend last weekend and graduated with a first parkrun. Ran on Monday and used the follow on speed podcast and that went well. Tuesday I went back to work. I run a day nursery and we expect Ofsted to turn up anytime so I am rushing in early to make sure I am there if they turn up and then this week I had to do the late shift as well as a member of staff had holiday booked. I went out early Friday to try and run and had to stop after about 12 minutes feeling weak and feeble and achey. Had to go to work and Ofsted have not turned up yet so the stress continues. Yesterday I was a bit hot and a bit cold and a bit achey as well. Nothing completely flattening just not 100%. Some of you may remember that our house is in bits, due to a major leak. Yesterday was earmarked for re organising the kitchen so I was up and down ladders, steam cleaning while things were emptied out and tidying up after the new ceiling etc. I felt better this morning and went out to try and run a local circuit. I have just got back and it was a washout. My right calf cramped up and felt like a brick whatever I did. This is a completely new phenomenon but I certainly did not want anything to go pop so I walked around a truncated circuit and covered about 4k in total.
So, it might be a comedown from last week's success, it might be a subtle virus wearing me down or the fact that I can't find anything anywhere in the house and still have to finish the kitchen or it might be the stress of waiting for Ofsted to arrive any moment. Anyway, do you think that is sufficient excuse for a couple of dodgy runs in a row? Having written it all down I am coming to the conclusion that it probably is!