I received a text from the Women on the Run group on Monday informing me that tonight’s run would be starting not at our usual car park but a different one in a different village. This caused me to panic some whats as not knowing the area very well I was worried would I be able to find the starting point?
Much googling was done, much studying of google maps until I was happy I sort of knew where to go.
It was a huge relief to make it there but not a huge relief to find out that I had forgotten my subs. Oops!
I love running somewhere different and this was a particularly a nice route through the woods and back long the river. I hope one day to return and run it on my own if I can remember the route!
About three miles in disaster struck, one of the ladies fell over and apparently those nearer heard a ‘crack’. Fortunately for her and very fortunately for the rest of us there was a Doctor and a Nurse on the run, how lucky is that? Apparently the first thing you should do is take your trainer off so please bear that in mind should such a thing happen to you, I am not sure it is something I would have done. Someone blagged a bag of frozen peas from a nearby house, a lift was organised and we helped the patient in to the car and waved her off. After 15 minutes of standing around in the cold and wind it was hard to get going again and we all ran CAREFULLY back to our cars.
That was the longest its ever taken me to do 4 miles!
Good tip there about removing the trainer. I presume its to do with possible swelling? Anyway, hope I never need to do it-nor you either!
ouch 😦 not nice! I’m surprised about taking the shoe off though, the motorbiker in me says keep it on (but then bike boots are much more restrictive/supportive). Hope the lady’s ok though!
Even longer than when running with me???