so, after what seems like an eternity, but is really only about 7 weeks, I am finally allowed to get back out and tread the light fantastic. So to ease myself back into the swing of things I went for a celebratory inaugural run today at the Rock Solid Obstacle Race at Escott Park.
Was only 10k but the 50 obstacles en route stretched it out to beyond 2 hours. Half a dozen 8-a2 foot walls, a 20 ft cargo net, mud waist deep, neck deep and a couple we had to go right under the surface of to get under beams etc... what else? A giant skip full of icecubes to wade through and duck under another beam - total brainfreeze, an aquaslide followed by a 15 foot jump into a lake follwed by a swim to monkey bars over more lake and a balance beam ditto... hills, mud, climby things, gladiators with pugel sticks, mud, more mud, oh, barbed wire, lots of barbed wire to crawl under, in foot deep mud, of course, drainage pipes to crawl through, mud.. I can't rememebr any more, it's all a bt of a muddy blur. And just to cap it all, a sharp wind to leach any remaining core heat away from your soaking clothing as you ran.
Strangely, apart from bruises on the protrusions of ankle, knee and elbow, I feel pretty good at the moment. I daresay tomorrow morning I may feel different.
It does feel great to be back in the game though. Sitting out injury is bad enough, but sitting out enforced recuperation when you fel better is absolute purgatory. But all that is behind me now. Going to keep to fairly easy runs the next couple of days as I have a 5k night time Obstacle race on Thursday night, which should be quite exciting, and another 10k one next Sunday. Aroo!