Well hopefully today was to be my last physio appointment and although I ran yesterday I needed to do a run before the appointment to let my physio see what was going on.
So off down to my lovely gym this morning, 50 minutes of low impact aerobics first then running gear on and off I would go!!!!!!
Who turned the blizzard machine on then? Out of the gym door with snow coming at me horizontally, thankfully onto my back, oh no I forgot my cap and no warm hat in the car either. Anyway, I'm not a whimp (just a plonker at times) so I kept going. Turned right at the bottom of the road, yikes, hail stone, damn thats sore on my face, awch, that hurts my ears. OMG why am I out here? Then the wind blew the chattering monkey off my shoulder and left me in peace, to my music and the elements. Up onto the beach esplanade, some sleet now, lovely its on my back as I run north, no correction its down my back as I run north slowly!!!
Well that was slow going so now I have to turn at the standing stones and reverse my run, OMG again, thats the sleet turned to snow. Oh jeepers creepers my slow run at the best of times has been reduced to a crawl like lope along. Then the elements decided to see if I was really made of the hard stuff, hail stone, they felt like golf balls hitting my face, awch, ouch, I want my mummy!!!!! Well that I'm afraid reduced me to walking along the bottom path twice in the next 1.5K. Had to take my glasses off too as they were getting covered and they don't have built in wiper blades! (I must not do this again without my Ronhill running cap) This is by far the hardest run I have ever had weather wise.
Oh thank goodness I'm back at the tunnel which takes me under the road, just 1K to go, then 500M almost there now, the snow, hail stone sleet has stopped, I'm almost out of the wind. I turn up onto the road the gym is on, 300M to go. Who turned the sun on, thank you who ever it was, I love you
This was the last recovery run, it was 5K, it took me over 36 minutes, slowest 5K run I've ever done, but heyho thats what can happen up here in the far NE Scotland, 4 seasons in one run! And best of all physio says she doesn't need to see me again unless I have any further problems, so fingers crossed for the future.