I would like to dedicate this post to my running shoes who have been rather neglected of late, but I am now very pleased to say “I’m back!”
Following my tentative run last Sunday, I took a rest day on Monday (during which I did a 6km walk around the village). On Tuesday, I had to wait in almost all day for a parcel delivery, it was a seriously sedentary day. I think I had managed about 1,500 steps on my tracker by 4.30pm, so I was very keen to go for an after school run with my younger son. We were feeling good so kept going alternating 5 minutes running with 2 minutes walking and managed over 5km. Knowing I was going to be restricted in when I could run over the next few days I decided to go out on Wednesday evening as the sun was setting, it was a lovely evening and I soon settled into a good pace.
After a couple of rest days, I was happy to complete my 3rd parkrun alongside my running buddy (younger son) on Saturday and we got a new PB by a massive 2 seconds!
**it would have been more if you didn’t stop for a mid-point selfie mum**
My achievements this week…
- I have been running 4 times
- Total distance: 20.2 km
- And got April off to a good start with my longest run yet, 6.1 km
My target for April is to complete a minimum of 26.2 miles (42.2km) throughout the month, including one run of 10k, as I’m taking park in two virtual races.
One to run the equivalent of a marathon over the month as a tie-in to the London Marathon, and the other is to run a whole 10k to raise money for Parkinson’s UK.
And I am really hoping to have an April free from injury or illness!