So, some of you may recall me posting about a month ago, about to go off on an epic holiday for three weeks and worried about my ability to run during that time. You all were very encouraging, and I packed my gear and set out with very good intentions.
Sadly, my fears were justified. I just couldn't do it, folks. We did 9 days in Florida where we did every theme park there was and I was on my feet in the blistering heat for 8-9 hours a day. At the end of each day, all I could handle was sitting in the hot tub and soaking my aching feet!!!
Then we did a six day road trip, during which we did hiking and caving and all sorts, plus between 4 and 9 hours of driving a day (all me). At the end of those days, all I wanted to do was sleep!!!
Then we reached my mother's house. I started out very well there, completed W3 R1 on her treadmill and was all set to at least do one week while on holiday...
Then disaster struck. I managed to trip over a fence my mother keeps in the living room (!!!) to keep the dog off the couch trying to climb over it. I went down hard, face first, with my legs, knees, and ankles taking the brunt of it. I was a tender mess of bruises for the rest of the time there, and I couldn't face the idea of running on it. So, the best laid plans fell apart completely.
I'm now home and my bruises have faded enough that they don't hurt all the time, and I was back on the trail today and W3 R2 is now under my belt.
I got a heck of a calf cramp during it and had to stop to do a brief bit of stretching during one of the walking bits, but other than that it went fine. Running for three minutes is apparently within my capabilities, much to my surprise.
In other news, running for the bus last night, I kept up with my husband for the first time in our lives. Normally he sprints ahead and gets there so it doesn't leave, then I toddle in after him. Last night, I was actually sprinting and was right on his heels! Go me!