Yes just running. I’m gradually getting over my injury and I have run about 4 times now. I started with a route that’s about 2.5 miles but I built up to a 4.5 mile run on the weekend. In the dark, in the freezing cold. This is how desperate I am to run right now. For the following days I had DOMS but I welcomed it. I haven’t had DOMS for so long, that deliciously painful twinge in your quads as you walk downstairs. Usually I would curse it but it was a sign that I had managed to do some exercise. I wouldn’t say I’m ‘back’ yet but I feel like I might be getting somewhere. The only thing now is that I can’t stop thinking about running, where I’m going to run and when I’m going to be able to run.
She Runs Windsor
As I’m starting to get back into things I decided I needed a running goal to focus on. For months I’ve been in a running limbo. A running no man/woman land. March and April races were far too close so I looked for something in May and this race came up. It is long enough away for me to get some training in but not too far away for me to flounder and become demotivated. It will hopefully encourage me to stick with rehab and training.
I didn’t fancy signing up for a half marathon or marathon right now as confidence is still low but this 10k in Windsor Great Park in May looked like a great re-introduction to racing. I’ll be able to take the family and it should be a nice course. If you’re in the market for a women only race then go to http://www.sherunswindsor.com and sign up. Hurry up though, until tonight it is £25 to enter, after midnight it will be £29. Excited!
I sing in praise of Physios. Yes I am a physio but this is about being on the other side of the plinth. NHS physios, Private physios, sports physios, to you us runner’s are grateful for listening to us, treating us and never saying I told you so when we fail to follow the advice given. Three cheers for all the physios out there who get us back out the door running.
Asics Gel-Noosa Tri 8
Imagine you bring home a pair of pure white Asics Trainers. Imagine you have left an open case of felt pens in the room. Imagine your children got hold of the pens and attacked the pure white trainers. I think you’d come back to something like this!
I am OBSESSED with these trainers A little chat on Twitter revealed that even though they are stated to be Triathlon racers there are a lot of runners who have these. If I could have these I think I’d be tempted to take up triathlon. I think they’d be fab for the St Lucia Triathlon I’ve just heard about. So Asics if you can hear my thoughts send me these and I might consider taking up triathlon. Honest, I would. I’d even go and buy a bike.
The post race interview that Mo Farah gave with a US TV channel exploded on social media after his record breaking win in New Orleans. The poor woman interviewing clearly has never heard of Mo. Or the Olympics possibly. I also wonder whether she was aware of Google. But anyway despite the clear lack of knowledge by the interviewer Mo was polite and styled it out, showing again what a nice guy he is. He even defended her on Twitter after the poor woman got trolled. Good for him!
His Twitter feed also gave me giggles in the week. Being a double Olympic champion doesn’t protect you from the mishaps of parenthood. He managed to fall asleep with all his children on the sofa while his wife was out. Comical panic ensued on her return. If you’re not already following him on Twitter then you really should.
Running Blogs and Runners on Twitter
I am loving the world of running blogs and the running people I’ve chatted to via Twitter. So much so that I signed up to the running blogging event Write This Run. It’s looking to be a great day of listening to experts talking about running and blogging. Via the organisers Liz and Laura I’ve come across some fantastic bloggers and Twitter people. Marathon Widow Diaries, Mind Over Matter and Flake and Cake are only three of the blogs that I’m really enjoying. Check out my blog roll for other great exercise and running blogs.
The social media running chat is also addictive. It varies from interval sessions, miles covered, advice about training kit to hysterical chats about toilet habits during long runs or races. You probably had to be there eh!
If you’re looking to follow some runner’s on Twitter just check out the people I’m following or search the hashtags running or runchat. Do it. Do it now!
Here endeth my running obsessions this week!