Perfect conditions and a photo for Phil

Yes this morning had all the makings for a great run.

  • New trainers
  • Not too hot, not too cold, weather wise
  • I remembered the hydration pack
  • I was really looking forward to having my first long run in a while, I love a long slow run
  • The chosen route was flat, scenic and quiet
  • The Achilles are both behaving


there is always a but isn’t there?

It was awful.

Ok so the first half was ok, but the trouble with an out and back route is that you have to get back, not ideal to be 5 miles away from the car and be struggling.Β Yesterday I was not feeling 100% so maybe fighting a bug this might be the reason it was tough. Or maybe its just because todays 13 miles was my longest run since 30 June. Quite disheartened by my lack of fitness. So hard to get fit but my you can loose it so quick, unlike weight which is so easy to gain and damn near impossible to loose, unless you step away from the cake and that is tricky, isn’t it?

Anyways onwards and upwards, that’s the bad run out the way for a while I hope.

Now on to something to lighten the mood. Phil over at notmuchofarunner (he has been quiet for a while, where are you Phil?) has been known to write blogs about an inappropriate apostrophe, featuring photographic evidence. He will also point out my typos and spelling mistakes (he is not even an English teacher) which shows he is reading and paying attention.

Well the in the village there has been a sign, that I have been desperate to take a photo of, with a misspelt word. I am so glad I waited as this morning the error had multiplied and now I can give you two errors………………………………


Tempted to create another sign to hang above with a big arrow, moving a G leftwards!




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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19 Responses to Perfect conditions and a photo for Phil

  1. CeeJayKay says:

    That’s a funny misspell!!!

    Oh god I hope he doesn’t read my blog… Typo minefield!!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  2. CeeJayKay says:

    PS you are strong… Relax into it… You will just as fit as you were in no time… Just don’t panic about it, you will only injure yourself xxx happy running 😘

  3. mawil1 says:

    Not sure what I’d do with a bag of 50 courgettes!

  4. mawil1 says:

    Ps your legs might lose fitness quickly but the regain it again quickly. Heart and lungs I think it sticks with you for quite some time. I think you will be ok😊

  5. Always like the pictures on your blog Sharon πŸ˜‰

    That chap you mention has generally been getting old, slow, injured, and if he’s honest, a bit down on himself.
    He has also taken to referring to himself in the third person rather than owning his statements, which just demonstrates his weakness.

    He is on the mend, however – physically and emotionally, and will no doubt be back correcting typos on petrol station forecourts before long.

    P.S. It was always just to show I was paying attention

  6. Hehe – I hate to think how many errors I make in my posts especially when I’m tired. Oh well. Those signs are funny. Sorry to hear about the not so good run.

  7. OmniRunner says:

    I ran a 10K today. I’ve been injured all summer and taking it easy. I found that my legs handled the race very well, but my lungs were working over time.
    Plus, I’m up 10lbs from last year! Yikes.
    It turns around on us so fast.

  8. runtezza says:

    Courettes syndrome?

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