Last week I had been planning to run 40+ miles, but after the running club on Wednesday I decided that I’d take it easy as my ankle/calf/knee/ITB* was playing up. I partly thought I’d be sensible and have a few days off, but mostly I just didn’t fancy running. Which annoyed me.
(* delete as applicable when I can figure out which one is causing the problems!)
Aaaaanyway, today – despite feeling a bit coldy – I got my kit on and went out, telling myself I’d see how I feel and run appropriately. As usual, that didn’t work and I ended up doing 10.3 miles and coming within 3 minutes of my 10 mile PB on what was supposed to be a gentle, relaxing run! I had quite a few random thoughts while running around, so I thought I’d write the ones I remembered down
- It takes my ankles a surprisingly long time to wake up when it’s cold – about 2 miles!
- Trail running is so much more fun than road running
- Autumn leaves make for beautiful paths, but can hide some hefty tree roots.
- My running and breathing hardly changes over reasonable hills now – I guess my fitness really is improving.
- I love running over the wooden bridge into Upton Country Park.
- I was within 30 seconds of running both under and over passing trains on the railway tracks I run past
- As a society, we really should move away from selling 2 pub meals for £8.49. That can’t be real food, can it?
- The decorative, twirly railings on Poole’s new Twin Sails bridge look lethal if you fall into them!
- I stopped to peer at the second hand £34,000 Evora in the Lotus garage. One day…
- Running on the road is dull (see 2)
- I really should see if some people at the running club fancy a head-torch trail run once a week.
- When the run gets tough, think about why – what specifically is making it imperfect? Then do something about it! Simples 🙂
- I need to work on my memory techniques, as there’s a lot I’ve forgotten.
It’s funny what you think of when you run. I enjoyed this one, and am looking forward to another tomorrow.
In other news, I also booked myself a sports massage for next week, and I’m hoping to make it a regular thing. Hopefully my aforementioned ankle/calf/knee/ITB issue can be resolved this way.
Until next time…