Running through treacle

Weirdly that is what my run felt like today. I have no idea why because I had a rest day yesterday, but perhaps my legs got stiff with all the travelling?

Yesterday the Grand Prix was fab, and we were lucky with no rain (although we were hoping for some rain to help some of the British drivers)- our seats were great- we got a fab spot to see Webber overtaking Alonso (and trying several times before that), and the McLaren drivers waving to all the fans at the end too. Plus our seats were near to the park and ride, so by 3pm we were back on the bus, and 4pm back on the road (whereas last year we got stuck in a massive queue for the buses, and then the bus got stuck on the way back to the car, and then we got stuck on the motorway!)- so we got home in time to see the final 2 sets of the tennis.

Anyway, today the plan was 5 miles, but I ended up cutting it short. I had to stop and walk a few times because my calves felt so stiff- I stretched a few times but it didn’t help. 4.65 miles, so I was close, and at least I am upping my distances in the midweek runs too.

Look what came in the post the other day! The Butter London website was having a 30% off, so I treated myself to a summery colour, and a cuticle care kit too.

I was also sent a package from the lovely people at American Soda. They have all sorts of American goodies on their site (including pumpkin puree, how exciting, and pretzel flipz) and they sent me some goodies to use in my baking- brownie mix, cookie mix, butterscotch chips and peanut butter chips πŸ™‚ I look forward to baking with them.

Also thanks for all the comments about my training for the GNR. I am feeling really positive about it. I have wanted to run it for years, as I always watch it on TV and it looks like such a great event. I will be running it for charity (and it is a charity that has close links to my family), and not for a pb (even though I can call it a “come-back pb” whatever time I get). I think we get back from holiday 2 weeks before, so that is playing on my mind a bit, but for the first time ever I am going to take a running kit with me, and even if I run once or twice a week I am hoping that will help.

Plus when I look back even a few months I can see how far I have come. I was only allowed to start running at the end of April, and so I have really been back training for a couple of months. I did start with the 1 min walk, 1 min run intervals, and built up really slowly. I must credit the Sweatshop runs (I know I keep on, but they are fab) because they have helped me see what I am capable of- because people run at different paces of course I can go at my own speed, but there is the incentive to try and not be too far behind, and of course they got me out of needing walk breaks too so helped with that psychological barrier.

So if you fancy signing up, then have a look at the SRC webpage and see if they are near you. And I promise you they have not even paid me to write that! πŸ™‚

Β What is the last thing you received in the post? It is coming up to the end of term so most things that have come have been presents that I have ordered, but I love anything in the post! πŸ™‚

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17 thoughts on “Running through treacle”

  1. I’ve just done a Liz Earle order so I’m hoping that will arrive in the post soon!

    I’m really inspired by your Sweatshop runs, I looked to see if there’s one near me but it’s a bit of a journey to make it worthwhile sadly. I’m so jealous!

  2. The nail polish is lovely! I don’t really do so much shopping online because I like to see it etc but it always exciting to receive parcels when I do! πŸ™‚

    1. I am the opposite- I never have time to go shopping it seems (or on a Saturday I would rather do something else) so I order lots online!

  3. Bleh. I know the ‘running through treacle’ feeling only too well. If it helps I was a mess this morning despite having another ‘rest day’ so I had no excuse! I think this awful humidity doesn’t help though – I feel like a water balloon on legs.

    Actually the last thing I got in the post was the timing bar for my London Marathon medal (it was so late as they had a huge backlog). So that was quite nice πŸ™‚


    1. I saw Rose post hers- I didn’t even know they did them- it is a really nice idea. πŸ™‚

  4. Runs like that make me so frustrated – I usually feel so into them and ready to run and my body is just not having it.

    I think the last thing I got in the mail was either a new bathing suit or a magazine.

  5. Don’t worry about your run. There are always good days and bad days, sometimes for no reason whatsoever! It’s disheartening but they’ll always be better runs next time πŸ™‚

  6. Sorry to hear about your run. I love getting mail! I think the last thing I got in the mail was a bunch of letters from my Mum! The last package I got was my back support from Amazon!

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