...and lizards, out in the midday sun.
Haven’t had a chance to blog since I posted my W9R1 last Thursday. Many thanks to all of you for spurring me on in my last blog. I reread your comments before going out today and they made all the difference.
I was due to do this run on Saturday, but had a terrible Friday, the kind of day you wish you’d slept through (and no exercise done for 5x50, mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa). Suffice it to say, I wasn’t up to running on Saturday, just some Strength&Flex exercise, and yesterday I’d planned to go cycling, so I set my alarm for 6 o’clock this morning, fully intending to get out there. Did I heck! Just turned over and slept ’til 8 (work from home today). So I’d missed my early morning “timeslot”…
Come 12.30 I was really feeling guilty… I also knew there’d be no way I could go running later in the day or tomorrow. So I just donned my kit and went out. Cloudless sky, 25°C. Just about bearable. Though I must admit I kept switching sides of the track, to stay in the shade.
Anyway, the run went reasonably well and, once Laura told me to walk, I even continued running until I’d beaten my bête noir, the hill where I live. Wore my friend’s Garmin 205 and sort-of-understood what it was trying to show me… whenever it could find the signal, that is. I think I averaged about 9.5 min/km (hills!), felt best running at about 8 min/km on the relative flat bits. Way way slower than many of you out there…
So, graduation run looms. Possibly on Wednesday, though I’m seeing yet another orthopaedic guy to get orthotic insoles in the morning, then meetings in the afternoon… Apparently I’ve got a “false longer leg” to quote the physio after he saw the X-rays, i.e. one hip is slightly higher than the other. Hence the pain in my left leg: it gets a real beating, while the lazy right leg sniggers up its sleeve (or should I say trousers). So do I run before seeing the doc or wait until I get the insoles…?
P.S. The nightingales have started singing all through the night, the swallows screeching and bees buzzing all day.