I’m not sure if what I did Tuesday could be classed as running but I was certainly moving faster than I had for the previous week. It was great to be back out, although my toes are still a little sore they have hugely improved with some bathing in salt water (great tip, thanks Tina 👍🏼). It’s going to sound crazy but I’m really not feeling fit at the moment, I guess that is down to still recovering but I don’t like it 🤦🏻♀️. I thought I would be on top of the world for weeks, feeling fitter than ever after completing such an epic challenge but as it turns out there’s a bit of an anti-climax after an ultra. I couldn’t tell you why, it makes no sense to me I really thought I would be feeling just as good if not better than I did after finishing Brighton earlier in the year. I suppose it is down to being tired and needing to spend some time recovering whereas, lets be honest I’d quite like to jump straight back up and crack out a new PB at the weekend.
That’s clearly not going to happen 🙄 but it hasn’t stopped me thinking about my next running aims and I am contemplating deferring my place in the Flitch Way Marathon later in the year. Don’t get me wrong, my love for running is still very much there and I am really looking forward to taking part in the 10k at the weekend and can not wait to get muddy in some cross county over the winter but the thought of running 26.2 miles right now makes me want to cry 😢, and new years eve really isn’t too far away. I’m gonna take on Jo’s advice and give it a week or two before making my decision but, I think she’s hit the nail on the head when she has suggested I run for fun for a few months instead of taking it so seriously. Perhaps I could just enjoy the NYE Marathon, enjoy the route and views and stop for some selfie’s along the way? Surely I don’t have to bang out a load of long runs to get me round, I’ve just done 75 miles in 2 days (sorry to go on about it but I just need to keep reminding myself 😬)…..
Mid-week I get the sniffles, its just the sniffles I can deal with this right? Get an early night and it’ll sort me out. No. Today it’s turned into full on man flu and to be quite honest I am dealing with it exactly as any man would. PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER WOMAN! I didn’t make it to club tonight, I am not planning on making it to parkrun on Saturday, I have no idea how I am going to get round the 10k on Sunday…… I am starting to wonder who I am turning into with just 1 run in 2 weeks, what is happening to me and when will I get back to normal (🤔)?