Bit of a mixed bag this week. As some know, Roseabi’s HM plan started last week. The plan is excellent and allows the runner to move things around to suit them, but as we were all advised in one of her previous posts - all running requires some kind of sacrifice and the greater the distance, the higher that probability exists.
For me - I have 4 kids in my house and 2 others that are grown up and pop in as and when. I also live on a old farm, and whereas we are not farmers, my wife seems intent on turning it into a small holding - I have a reasonably hectic work life..... all these things combined make for some fine balancing. Add in a 6 weeks post op check for my wife (160 miles away) and a weekend break in Paris (not for the rioting) and an appointment with a podiatrist...... this week has been a little bit mental!
So HM plan in hand/mind/diary - we drive to Chester for wife’s appointment. Get there late, it’s now 9pm, but still need to do my R1 of the plan - an easy 5k..... that turned into 7k - oh well.
2nd run on Wednesday (now I’ll try for an easy 5) - ran too fast and not hydrated etc etc and got delayed at level crossing ended up walking a few times
3rd Run was planned on Saturday morning in Paris...... oh how wrong could I be about that - see photo. Riot police, with guns.... hmm!
In between 2nd & 3rd - Mr Podiatrist says that I need additional padding under my 2nd & 3rd metatarsals as there is evidence of pressure build up on both feet and tightening of the tendons underneath as a result. Has recommended some new shoes more suitable for me, but not before trying to alter my current running shoes to see what happens. Also some additional stretches..... he is a runner too!
3rd Run has been planned in the Paris park run, this changed to just a run in the area we stayed..... this changed to “just leave”, as fast as you can, no run - “you shouldn’t be here”
So went to a Christmas market and walked loads instead!
Tentatively looking forward to week 2, I hope it’s better than last week!