Triple exercise

Saturday is parkrun day. We went we did it but no PB’s this week, I was 24 seconds away but funnily felt like I was faster which just goes to show I have no idea what I am doing! Madam struggled big time and walked a lot but she finished so hats off to her, the good news is we are back to the official Parkrun site at Killerton House next week, hooray.

I dropped Madam off at home and headed out for a further 3.5 miles as I knew I was in danger of being a running slacker this week if I didn’t. I went across country and visited my pig friends.


Madam thinks I should name them in which case this one is Boris…


After lunch we headed out to Branscombe, as the sun was out (hooray)

sea beautiful.

As we sat having a drink hubby who is a ‘tomorrow’ kind of guy said ‘we should go up that hill in the summer’hill

I am a ‘today’ kind of girl so said ‘why cant we do it today?’ so we did! It was steep but the view so worth it.


Disaster almost stuck on the downward journey when we came to a stile and I decided in my wisdom to step off the top part of the stile backwards to the ground, rather than to the next step down. This would be fine for those graced with long limbs but just b***** stupid for those of us cursed with stumpy ones. The drop was larger than I thought, the consequence of which saw me diving backwards ‘a la Tom Daley’ very gracefully too I might add, Jo Brand would have given me a 10 without a doubt. During the fall the one thought that jumped in to my head was ‘Virgin London Marathon’ (not that I am obsessed honest). I landed flat on my back, across three stairs, head downhill, feet uphill. The men in the party missed my performance but Madam and Middle madam saw it all! They were concerned. Me? I was laughing, lying there stranded unable to work out how I was going to get upright again. (Hubby later kindly likened me to a beetle on its back.) Within seconds I was lifted to my feet by hubby, a quick check over, hat replaced on my head and all was well. Phew I was lucky.

My shoulder might have taken the brunt of the fall and is a bit stiff and I had a headache later but am so lucky it was not worse and fortunate indeed that I was not airlifted off the hill! I have an appointment with the Tiger Balm at bed time which should help my aching limbs and clear hubby’s nose out so no snoring tonight. Win win all round.

Fingers crossed am running fit for a longish run in the am!

About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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7 Responses to Triple exercise

  1. emmarossruns says:

    Oh you have to be careful for the next 2 weeks! No more hill climbing until you’re safely over that finishing line!

  2. Red Hen says:

    Maranoia! I remember it well. Stay away from hills and dogs on leads for the next two weeks please!

  3. ilovelucca says:

    love Boris and that hubby did something today:) not tomorrow….

  4. zoecakes says:

    Fab views! Hope you weren’t too achy after your stile escapades.

  5. fortnightflo says:

    No Shaz you must remember that you are a short ar$e!!

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