Once again my route to running awesomeness has been a bumpy one. Following a good race at Caernarfon last Sunday I had to wait until Thursday until my legs had recovered enough to chance another run. Physio appointment on Friday where we again targeted this problematic tendon and she massaged it into submission meant that I was good for parkrun on Saturday.
The UK, at least my corner in the North West, has seen a lot of rain over the past few weeks which means that parks and fields are rather waterlogged. After some consideration of where to parkrun, I opted for our local course at Ellesmere Port. I knew it would be muddy, I didn’t anticipate quite how muddy! Ellesmere Port parkrun is two laps of Whitby Park with the majority of the course being over grass or woodland trail, only a small section is on tarmac paths. It was very hard going as each step required us to pull our foot from the squelchy mud, and at some points the water was deep enough to come up to my ankle. Muddy, wet, and tiring I finished in 36:26 which I was pleased with considering the conditions. Next week we’ll be back at Ellesmere Port as is their 5th birthday run, the course will be reversed and there will be cake (although probably not vegan cake) meaning I choose to experience the mud again and hopefully beat this week’s time.
At the start of the year I signed up for a virtual run challenge of completing 300 miles over the year, there have been many times when I thought I didn’t have any chance of achieving it, but I’m now on 270 miles so am guessing I’ll get there by mid-November.
That’s all for now, have a great week, K x
(* image not from parkrun)