Urrggghhh !!! Still not clear of the lurgy. Thought I was Ok after last weekend, but Tuesday’s club run – 5.5 miles at a very steady pace, seemed to knock me again and after a shower I went straight to bed – couldn’t face anything to eat or drink so I missed my evening meal. Luckily I’d had a fairly good lunch but not the best way to recover from a run!
Onwards and upwards – a steady week was planned, just over three miles on Thursday, parkrun Saturday but tail runner so walk / run and usual Sunday long run. The long run was fairly hard work and I didn’t end up with as many miles as I would have ideally liked – lesson learnt: don’t make it up as you go a long, I need to decide before I sent off how far I’m going to run. I really had to just accept it though – OH was complaining of pain before we’d even done two miles – so we ran back towards home and then I set off on my own for a few more miles. This run did not go to plan ! It was a lovely day though, so I did stop to take a pic.
Something I’ve really been struggling with is my sports bra’s rubbing – they do fit properly so it isn’t that. One rubs at the front, the other gives me blisters on my back. This week I resorted to sticking a big compeed plaster on my back to try and give the blisters chance to heal. Someone on the Run Mummy Run facebook group recommended zinc oxide tape – and I’m pleased to say that the postman has just delivered the roll that I ordered at the weekend. It may not look great, but I’m prepared to try anything as these blisters really hurt. I will update when I’ve had chance to try it out and see if it works.
I enjoyed my turn as tail runner at Sewerby parkrun – a great way to get a steady run, take my turn at volunteering and be able to encourage the newbies. If you haven’t volunteered before, please think about it – it is rewarding to put something back into a great organisation.
I seem to be suffering with a few niggles at the moment: lack of energy; sore knee; achy legs; achy shoulders……. I’m putting effort into doing yoga more often – the app I use has a great 10 minute class for runners so I have no excuse to not do it. I also want to devise a 10 – 15 min strength routine to fit in to my day somehow.