Runners High

Last Sunday I could not sleep. I was buzzing after The Grizzly. The caffeine gels kicked in and I just could not switch off. Other contributing factors might well have been hubby’s snoring and a blister on my bunion the size of Vesuivus that necessitated sleeping with it hanging out of the bed! If I got fours hours sleep I was lucky, how can I run 20 hard miles and not fall to sleep?

The high continued all week with happy pictures being posted by club members and the official ones, proving that I do enjoy running.

The end, smiling with relief

The end, smiling with relief

Then the stats came through. 22nd old lady out of 80, 678th out of 1401 runners, 137 female out of 491, with a time of a minute over the four hours, yes I was pleased.

I came down with a slight bang on Tuesday morning the DOMS had well and truly set in and I was so not prepared for that. Then I put my socks on and the back twinged. Who knew we had a Thorocolumbar Fascia? Well I do now and it has certainly made itself known this week. An appointment with the Physio was hastily made and Thursday he diagnosed the problem, apparently it is a common muscle to pull when putting your socks on! I was sent away feeling better and with homework which I have been doing. Fortunately he told me I could still run and that it would probably help loosen it up.

The second week in a row has passed and I have not completed the full training schedule, I am trying not to let this worry me, as I am still hitting the long runs but my over all mileage is lower than it should be.

Having recently run 16 miles, 18 miles and 20 miles today I got to use the word ‘only’ and only did 15 miles. 5 miles of this was meant to be at marathon pace, but I got carried away and did all bar the first mile at faster than this! Yes the runner’s high continues!

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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13 Responses to Runners High

  1. Wow! Great stuff. Go Sharon!

    Bloody Thorocolumbar Fascia eh?! Sticking its beak in when you don’t want it.

    Great first photo, by the way. Mud, mud, glorious mud!

  2. mawil1 says:

    You look very happy despite being knee deep in mud! Good going!

  3. Steph says:

    Great photos! You look great 🙂 Bummer about the Thoro-wotsit fascia but good news on the keep running front!

  4. onthelamb says:

    LOVE the pics! But can’t figure out how you got your leg out of the muck!

    • shazruns says:

      Paige the key is keep moving with toes pointing up! Thanks for the tip on salonpas I got some and used them Saturday, back has been fabulous since.

  5. CeeJayKay says:

    OHEMGEE!!!! That mud!!!!

  6. Love the photos. Very well done Shaz! I hope your Thorocolumbar Fascia gets better too….running teaches lots of things we didn’t know about. Never heard of that one before.

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