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Jelly Legs


I’ve had a few distractions today.  Some work deadlines, having my sons home all day (school was closed for the entrance exam) and going out to get a nice new shiny iPhone to play with!

I therefore missed BMF (enjoyed a lie in until 8.30!) and postponed my run to the last opportunity going out early evening.  No kit issues tonight, i grabbed what I took off yesterday (Eeww!) and went to do the same loop in reverse without the extension.  I kept my run to 3 miles tonight because I was feeling very jelly like!  Yes, I really felt like I was running in a jelly body!  I think that was a combination of slight light headed-ness (dehydrated/not eaten enough) with wobbly/weak feeling legs and glutes (I really have to stretch and foam roller more or I’ll get injured again).

My Achilles also hurt a bit today and yesterday.  I think its due to a pair of  inflexible boots I’ve been wearing.  I work from home part-time, so haven’t got dressed out of running kit or PJs much at all this Janathon! (Who needs clothes?  Sshh,  maybe I shouldn’t say that if my hubble or mother are listening!).  But yesterday and today I’ve been out and about and had to get properly dressed!  My normal foot wear, which are far from high-heeled and inappropriate, are however a bit inflexible and my ankles really don’t seem to have liked them at all.  Roll on Summer, they want flip-flops! For the rest of Janathon I’ll stick to my Kinvaras!

3.29 miles  in 31.41 mins

Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

4 thoughts on “Jelly Legs

  1. The second Janathon blog I investigate and I read of Achilles pain (I ruptured mine in 2010) – hope it clears up. Love the daily lego pictures, and it sounds like the running is going really well. Enjoy the iPhone! 🙂

  2. I’m glad I’m not the only one that SOMETIMES runs in the same kit for two days! The washing machine has been on overdrive so far this month. Very sensible to have taken it easy with your jelly legs.

  3. Regarding hydration, I’ve been using up the High5 tablets I was sent to try out (you can get a few through being a Janathoner), and I find them really good at sorting out any hydration problems I might have had (I often get a headache later in the day), it may only be because they make me drink almost a litre of water, but worth a try.

    Ooh yes, enjoy the iPhone!

  4. Oooh! Shiny new iPhone. Just don’t get Tempke Run.

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