Three runs in two days makes for a tired Shaz.
Yesterday saw me back at Exeter parkrun, where I managed to get a PB! 30 seconds off my best time at this parkrun. It was nice to slay those demons left from last weeks run where I had the feeling that all speed in my legs had up and left for a vacation! It was a total shock having left my technology at home, I had no idea what the time was, all I knew was that I had gone all out.
Madam and I went out for my second run in the afternoon where we had trouble with a Labrador puppy who was gorgeous, but really wanted to join us rather than walk with his humans and Madam would have preferred to stop and play more with them.
Today was run three, this meant an early start to make the hour journey to Dartmoor for an off road 10k. I wasn’t going in to this run for a PB, or to ‘race’ which was just as well really as it was Tough (please note the deliberate capitalisation). It wasn’t just Tough because of the elevation
Although that was a contributory factor, obviously! No it was Tough because of the rocky paths, bracken overgrown tracks, fields with marauding cows with calves, miles of trainer sucking bogs, oh and the stepping stones built for people with long legs and agility. In case you are wondering I have neither long legs or agile ones and the marshal’s words “no one has fallen in yet” did not help me at all. I was very glad to get safely to the other side, it seems miracles do occasionally occur! The scenery was amazing of course, when I would lift my head long enough to take it in!