So earlier I felt stiff. I took on board some advice about making my warm up a little more brisk. I did just that and I do think it worked. According to the stats this is my best run yet. Further than Monday (even though I turned my tracker off 34 seconds earlier) and faster paced. Strava likes to pick out segments and compare you against yourself and others who’ve done the same segment. There are 2 in my route and I got PB’s in both! If I’m being honest with myself I know why I was stiff but that’s a confession for my graduation post. It’s nothing saucy! 😂 but I know it’s linked to stress as my son has a chest infection again after getting over a stomach bug. Some of you may remember me talking about him, he was seriously ill with pneumonia in January and any chest infection puts him high risk of it happening again. He is also ‘high-risk’ asthma, as he’s only 18 months old they can’t give any firm diagnosis but he basically is treated as if he has it as the medications work for him. So it’s been another stressful week. But maybe that helped me today, who knows. Maybe the cool air and slight rain (timed it perfectly) has cleared my head a little. I certainly don’t feel as stiff as I did earlier. Maybe it is the endorphins. Who knows. But I feel good and now there is just one run to go!
Tell you what though, it’s shocking how many people don’t allow you space to run. I almost collided with parked cars and walls on a few occasions today where people were strolling 3 abreast and looking at me like some sort of neon yellow alien. Maybe my top blinded them.