So I mentioned that I am running a marathon. I have run the Great North Run, a half marathon, three times in various states of fitness so for some reason I decided to enter a full marathon. I was always half crazy so I may as well go full crazy? Who knows but I am now all signed up. As a Christmas present from the Husband. Yeah that.
I have embraced training since Christmas. Well I have since I could get my trainers on over my broken toe. Don’t kick the solid base of a divan bed as you walk past it and then have the Husband stand on it, all on Christmas Eve. That also meant that I couldn’t get my brand new, shiny Stan Smith trainers on for a month after getting them. Still now, six weeks on my toe hurts in pointy shoes. Hmph.
Anyway, I digress. I have so far made it up to 12 miles and am comfortably running 5 miles as my shorter run. The 12 last Monday was ok. I set off myself once J was at school and F had gone to the in-laws and quite enjoyed the route aside from the killer hill I had to go up at one point. Compression socks on in the afternoon and a play in the park with the kids and I was feeling ok. Skip to Wednesday and a little 5 miler made my knee hurt. Apparently it is not runner’s knee as mine hurts on the inside. Ice and 48n hours rest and it felt ok until I did another 5 mile run. Oops. Although I did get my fastest pace yet. At 10.52, Mo and Usain are quite safe but I was pretty pleased with it. So now I am resting and icing again. The in-laws are away on a cruise so I am pretty limited for enough childcare to do any long runs so here’s hoping three weeks of shorter but regular runs can help my knee and keep my fitness up. I am a little worried that if I leave it too long I won’t want to get back out there again even though I do enjoy it. Wish me luck!
F is quite taken with the idea of being a “wunner girl” and likes to pull her socks up to her knees and run around. It’s her birthday soon so some little trainers, running tights and a hoody will have her looking the part. We’ve found a virtual run of 1 mile where she can earn a troll medal so she will be pleased with that. Look out, this little girl is going to run the world!