Overnight I aged by 20 years. I woke with a stiff neck and shoulders, I felt completely fine till I tried to get out of bed then it hit me, I was very tempted to lay back down and stay in bed, yes it was that bad.
That 10K run I have today is going to be fun I thought, but soon noticed that actually moving around was fine, the hard part was sitting and then getting up. I set about the housework and washing.
Killerton was hosting a Relish Running event, where you could run 5K, 10K or half marathon. I will be forever grateful that I went the sensible route and opted for the 10K. Madam did the 5K on her own, this caused me some concern as would she see the 5K signs and follow them or would she get lost. Panic not mother, it was fine, very well sign posted, very well marshalled. Oh my it was hilly though and with its various kissing gates and stiles it is not a course to run if you wanted a PB. I walked an awful lot which is something I don’t normally do but honestly there was no way I could have run up some of those slopes unless I was a mountain goat-which I’m not. Unfortunately towards the end any slight slope had me walking, my legs were like jelly.
Here are the graphics from Mrs Garmin…..
These are the mile by mile gain and losses, mile 5 was my second fastest mile. Why would that be?
I had not realised we were drawing a picture of a man with a very large nose!
I finished and Madam who was waiting with hubby ran the finishing straight with me eager to tell me about her run. We await the official results but she tells me she came 5th!! Will let you know!
Verdict:-hard route, well organised, pretty, I need to do more hill work.
The neck was fine until I stopped, but on the upside definitely can’t paint any fence today, sick note granted. (Hooray)