Being Sensible

This week there has been two occasions where I have been sensible, if there had been three you would have heard about it on the BBC and the day would be declared a Bank Holiday. Sorry, two was all I could manage.

Occasion Number 1 :- I booked my train tickets to get me to and from London for the marathon. Marathons number three, four and five I have driven to and from the events, four hours driving home after running 26.2 miles, is not a great cool down! Even my Mum expressed surprise at my sensibleness. May be this means I am now officially a grown up! Of course since then I have heard there might be a tube strike that day, but I’ve done my part!

Occasion Number 2 :- The long run had to move to Saturday this week due to taxi duties for Madam tomorrow. I had planned on a long off road run along the coastal path. Then I saw this


running along the cliffs on my own in that would have been madness. Instead I opted for lesser madness and did 14 miles on the flooded lanes of Devon, with conditions that resembled running in to a pressure washer most of the time. Oh and that water not only is very orange is also damn cold.

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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11 Responses to Being Sensible

  1. CeeJayKay says:

    Sharon that was crazy! On your own? Pleased you got through it unscathed! X well done girl!!!!

    • shazruns says:

      Hubby was on stand by to rescue me if. Need be! If water was deeper than waist he said to call the coast guard! Glad I made it without calling him out, the worrying part was the tree debris, amazing how much worse the conditions were on way home two hours later!

  2. Steph says:

    Definitely a good move on the London Marathon front! We drove straight home after father-in-law ran it last year, and even though we hadn’t run it, I was very stiff after having been on my feet. I don’t think it helped father-in-law too much either.

    Isn’t the water lovely?! I had to pick my car up from Exeter (poorly car), and as I was coming home, literally all of the fields on our side of the M5 are now lakes. I can only imagine how muddy and wet parkrun was this morning.

  3. runtezza says:

    Wow — dedicated training effort. Would not fancy wading through a long run of that!

  4. Oh my goodness…I just can’t imagine running in all that water. Truly inspired by your dedication Shaz! You deserve a big fat PB at the marathon!

  5. That’s dedication. What makes the water orange? Isn’t clay?

  6. plustenner says:

    that looks tough.. you are truly hardcore

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