The sun was so bright in the sky, the sky was as blue as my eyes and the call from the outside was too tempting to resist. I decided to try a gentle short run and see if Larry Leg and Betty Back could stand it. Did my pre run exercises extremely gingerly and made sure I didn't do anything to heroic. Once completed, I donned the lycra and went downstairs.
Mrs Dan ; "Ooooh! Are you gonna go for it then?"
ME ; "Yes I damned well am!"
Mrs Dan ; "How far you gonna go?"
ME ; "Just to Twickenham Bridge and back. About 2K."
Mrs Dan ; "If you get ANY twinges, turn round and WALK HOME yer great stupid lummox. OK?"
ME ; "YES SIRRRRR!!"
Once I'd saluted and snapped my heels together, I was off out the front door. Shades on, acics feeling comfy I started my warm up walk. I was praying there'd be no "incidents" and my brain was alert to any weird twinges down in my lower back. All was well with the warm up walk. The sun was gorgeous and I crossed the road to get ready to run.
Off I went, slowly and gently. There were no issues on the first 100 metres which made me calm down a bit. It's amazing how my confidence has taken a thwacking, even though I've not been away THAT long from running, but I was aware that in my head I wasn't as "punchy" and "assured" as I normally am. Before too long I'd reached Twickers Bridge - exactly a kilometre from Dan Towers. Time to turn back...
Felt fine on the way back too. Didn't measure my speed or anything this time as I just wanted to get out and back in one piece. Reached my lamp post "finishing" line and slowed down to walk home. At a building site nearby, the demolition workers had all but totalled a gigantic old nunnery which had been there for well over a 100 years. I felt sad watching the giant metal arm thing bring down tons of Victorian laid bricks. Some geezer had laid those bricks back in the day and now they were being loaded into the back of a lorry, soon to be replaced by snazzy new homes which will sell for stupid amounts of money no doubt.
I digress. Soz...
Back home and had a hot and bubbly jacuzzi. Lovely. I felt glad to have nipped out and had a run, as a feeling of well being came over me, like the sun from behind a cloud, drenching me in it's endorphin quality light!
Podiatrist tomorrow afternoon to check my bio mechanics. Costly, but worth it to keep everything in check I suppose.
Happy running guys