I always struggle with running in December, this year with the looming VLM in April I have managed to keep on trackish…..until last week went it went pear shaped, or more accurately, flat lined!
But I have a valid excuse……
January we are having a new bathroom fitted, actually we are getting rid of the bath, just having a shower instead and while we are at it, replacing everything. In prep for this on Monday. The plumber came on Monday and told us the lack of water pressure was due to the boiler, the boiler man came later and said the issue laid with the pipes, Tuesday the plumber returned changed a pipe and said the issue was now the boiler, Wednesday the boiler man retuned changed a part and said now the fault was definitely the pipes! So you can see between waiting in for either party to arrive, being involved in long discussions about flow and pressure there was little time and even less motivation to go running.
Christmas Day passed quietly, relaxing at home just us three and although I could have run, it would have jeopardised my marriage if I have suggested it, let alone done it!
Today (Boxing Day) we bravely ventured in to Exeter as Madam wanted to shop the sales. Hubby had a shirt to return, he is many things but never a 42″chest man! We also returned a duvet cover that although very practical (in that you could throw up on it and it would not notice kind of way!) but was not quite to our taste! That done we spent a leisurely few hours wandering the streets of Exeter, popping in to coffee shops for refreshments and even managed to purchase three cabin suitcases for our holiday this year, not that we have booked one yet!
Oh and one other purchase for me, a hydration pack, can’t wait to try it out on my, long run in the morning.