After last week with all the ups and downs of having to cancel the Charity event and giving refunds (some kind friends donated their money to the charity) I could have just given up on training BUT unlike the normal me I stuck to my plan.
I did one run with the beautiful Skyke – I can’t do more at the moment as she causes my foot to swell to much as I bang it trying to keep myself from falling over, I did another on my own but it was very very icy and this time I ended up with a painful foot again – I was more like Bambi on ice than anything elegant.
So Saturday I rested it and Sunday took to the treadmill and opted for 8.5 miles of boredom rather than stress my foot any further. Three miles in though I wasn’t expecting such an early case of chafing – wrong underwear or a very warm gym? Either way I had 5.5 miles to go and it wasn’t going to be comfortable?
I had Christine Aguilara on my phone belting out some tunes and kept counting down the half miles – UNTIL the bloody machine STOPPED with 1.5 miles to go. I didn’t want to start again, my legs didn’t want to start again – but I did but it was the longest time ever.
Finishing was a relief but to get my longest run to date finished was a joy. This week my plan shows me pull back this week but try to get a little speedier (fat chance)
Even though I haven’t got the event on the Raffle is still being drawn on Saturday HALF the money to the winner HALF to the charity, already in the pot £220. If anyone wants to buy tickets they are £2 a strip. Please PM me for bank details.
This weekend is going to be a little quieter – no event but I am going to do Park run in Skipton with Elaine Chandler and then give her a guided tour of Yorkshire – training of course still goes on.