Sunday morning I woke up to this:
There’s a first time for everything and this was my first time running in snow. It was a long run 8.5 miles. I think the cold affected my muscles, making them stiff as I struggled a bit with uncomfortable legs!
Tuesday was 3 miles. As I was leaving the house at 6:30my husband was getting up, looking a bit grumpy and I’m guessing regretting his offer of the previous night to do the school run. It was a good run, marred only by the man I saw coming out of Tesco’s carrying his morning paper ‘You should be careful running at your age ‘ he said. I ask you! how old do you have to look to look too old to be running?
Fauna Singh 93 year old marathon runner
D o I look older than him? No replies please, my ego is bruised enough for one week! At least I went on to do a good mile in 11:30. Too slow to be average but pretty good for me😊
Wednesday I didn’t make it out so I swapped with Thursday’s rest day.
Thursday I didn’t really feel like it either, but I forced myself out and within 10 minutes I was enjoying it. Whilst I was out there was a whole pack ( about 100 people!) of C25k runners, all in reflective bibs with ‘Blackburn c25k’ written on. I managed to catch up with them and overtake them during their walk phase. They didn’t catch me up again. It was nice to remeber when I was like that and to see that I have moved on. I was feeling good until about Mile 3 when I needed the loo. Sadly I needed to walk otherwise I would have been incontinent so I walked the last 2 miles. As the night progressed I came to appreciate that this was not a one off and I appear to have a tummy bug.
Hence I am lying in bed early on a Friday morning doing my blog. As luck would have it, someone (else) made an admin error at work and so I have no clinical session at work this morning so I don’t need to be in so early. Lots of paperwork to do though and I’m well enough for that😊
Hopefully this will settle today and I will get my run in this evening in order to complete a full training week! ( no fingers crossed emoticon! Can that be right?)