Running like a car

Not a finely tuned sleek, brand spanking new sports car, more like a very old, clapped out Reliant Robin. I’ve not blown a gasket, (yet) or sprung an oil leak, I don’t have a slow puncture, I’ve not run out of petrol or back fired, nope none of that. In fact I have listened to my engine intently but cannot pin point where the issue lies. The suspension is playing up and the boot must be full of building supplies as the auto is dragging. My dashboard is flashing a tiny warning light, I might just get hubby to hook me to his machine to see what is causing the error message is (mind out of the gutter please this is a PG rated blog!) the one that is saying  ‘hang up your trainers this is feeling awful’.

Two bad runs this week, truly @£$%^ awful runs, they were both meant to be over 9 miles and neither of them were. Two bad runs where I was up at before 5 am. Should have stayed in bed.

I have consulted the service manual, if I am reading the symptoms correctly the book indicates a rest (I’m sure it says on a tropical island) followed by a focus. I am not talking Ford Focus either!

Yes I think that is it. I don’t have an aim, I need a challenge. I need to take this old wagon on a road trip.

To be continued………………………………………….


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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5 Responses to Running like a car

  1. Mum says:

    To all bloggers – Shaz comes from good literary stock – like father like daughter!! Loved it!

  2. CJ says:


    Roadtrips are always a good idea and great motivation xxx

  3. mawil1 says:

    Road trip! Sound exciting! Thinking Sandra bullock and that other woman in the mid west! Please don’t drive over a cliff at the end though!

  4. Pingback: Road trip planned | shazruns

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