Life is on the up

This week was the Running Club AGM. I wasn’t going to go as not feeling very social but an email came out saying they were voting on a new committee and there were more volunteers than posts, so thought best I go along to place my vote, never one to shy away from voting after all is that not what the suffragettes fought for!?

The AGM coincides with the yearly prize giving. Most Improved Runner, Cross Country Award, Monthly Handicap winner, etc,

Truly amazed and somewhat embarrassed to receive Captains Women’s Best Performance Trophy.

NEVER been awarded anything before. AND its got me name on it! Just goes to show its never too late to achieve great things!!!!!!

On the running front. Things are improving. Running itself is actually not too bad, its the recovery that I am struggling with a bit. Serious DOMS. I have been very frustrated and grumpy, in fact even my Grumps have been grumpy. Then it occurred to me that the achy leg/calf thing that was happening might be due to the new insoles. The lady in the shop said to introduce them slowly. Slowly is such a relative word. After all slowly means something different to a tortoise than to a cheetah. Maybe 20 miles over two days last weekend could not be classified as ‘slow’! Having had this Eureka moment I felt better about the legs and have opted to run every other day, with lots of stretching in between.

Friday I went to the physio to contribute towards his next mortgage payment. He ran the laser over my legs looking for a trigger point. Its a bit like a metal detector, he runs it over my limbs and if it finds an injury it omits a loud noise, the louder the noise the worse it is. A couple of minor bleeps but nothing too bad. Good news.

Saturday I did a sunrise run

18 miles along the coast. A real test on the legs as tough terrain.

I drank a banana protein shake directly after the run and stretched before I jumped in the car. Today the legs are not too bad, they know they have done a long run, but can still move. Its going to be slow, its not going to be pretty, but I will get there.

To me Daffodils are a sign of better things to come, very apt that I include this pic of the lovely yellow flowers taken in Seaton yesterday. (right after I discovered the public loos were not yet open-alternative arrangements were made!)

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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9 Responses to Life is on the up

  1. CeeJayKay says:

    You ABSOLUTE STAR!!!! Congratulations!!!! You have truly had an epic year!!!! So well deserved my friend!!!!!
    You’ve had an injury… you will be back to your usual kickarseself soon! Patience!!!! Xxxx
    Beaut sunrise!!!! Wow!!!
    I can’t wait for BlueBells!!!!! They are my fave!!!!

  2. OMG Shaz Congratulations!!!!!! That is awesome and I’m thinking the timing couldn’t be better….what a huge boost and so well deserved!!!!!! Proud as punch from down here in Oz xxxx

  3. After I read this I was reminded of this post of goes from last year. I take it you never got your tacky trophy from that one, then. Book tokens, was it?

  4. shazruns says:

    Sadly Phil, I did not even get a book token at that time! Still hoping for tacky trophies in my future, ones I can keep forever. Sadly this one is mine for just a year, but it does have my name on it!

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