Still running, still learning

Ten years in to this running thing and I am still making mistakes and still learning. Here are the latest lessons learnt

  • Rain comes in all shapes and sizes and during one run you can experience them all
  • Running in the tail of hurricane Bertha makes for a windy wet run, but this can be fun
  • It’s dark at 5 am
  • Chafing occurs when running 16 miles in wet conditions, this does not hurt till the post run shower, then it REALLY hurts
  • Don’t wear a loose vest in the rain or the above happens
  • No-one else goes for a run at 5 am on a Sunday, when the tail of a hurricane is passing through.
  • No-one else goes out in their car at 5 am on a Sunday, when the tail of a hurricane is passing through.
  • No-one else goes for a bike ride at 5 am on a Sunday, when the tail of a hurricane is passing through.
  • People in Devon are sensible, just me that is mad.
  • When madam says no she does not want to take a drink on the club run, this means she does not want to carry, but is happy for you to!
  • Take a drink when running with madam, carry it for her, take a spare for after the run, because she will drink it all before the finish.
  • Madam can run 6 miles well but only when she is with others if it’s just the two of you best to wear ear plugs.
  • Every club run involves a bog.
  • When Bruce says it’s all down hill to the car he is undoubtably lying
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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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4 Responses to Still running, still learning

  1. CeeJayKay says:

    *giggles* oh boy, i also braved the bloody hurricane, thought i’d toughen up… after around 4 minutes, turned around and went back to bed still dry, but within a few minutes of opening the back door the black clouds what were looming just let loose! *phew* no chaffing for me, thanks for the heads up! 🙂

  2. Red Hen says:

    You’re a great woman for the early morning run Sharon. It’s a skill I have frequently admired but can never emulate!

  3. fortnightflo says:

    HAHA – defo number 4 – ouch!

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