Yesterday ran Edinburgh half marathon! Still can hardly believe it. Was aiming for under 2:40 so delighted with my time of 2:35:45. The start was downhill so that helped and was ok till mile 8 when started to be aware of my hip flexers and then started to feel little bit sqeemish every so often Nothing much but just bit different if you know what I mean. Struggled with mile 9 and 10 but then thought only 2 to go so that's ok . But in last mile every so often left calf felt like it might cramp. Never had any problems with legs before so not quite sure what to do so just really slowed down. Crossed finish line , felt amazing , went to meet up with family and jog scotland leader John , said hello and then wow really sore cramp in calf then quad. So just picture it . I'm lying on grass , John manipulating my leg, telling me to relax . I'm in agony ' politely' telling him certainly no bother , trying to smile cos don't want to upset grandchildren. When really was wanting to scream and use strong language especially at John who must have been torturer in previous life!! Anyway they got me up and walking and was ok. Phew. Grandson Brody ( my junior coach) thought I was just relaxing on grass and thinks I maybe should practice more and and granddaughter Jessie thinks she could run faster. Don't you just love the wee ones All in all great day and already looking forward to next HM
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